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Day Trips from New Orleans

Get out of town a bit and see the swamps and wildlife of Southern Louisiana, the historic plantations of River Road, the lively dancehalls of Cajun country, and more.

Cajun Mardi Gras - Five Things You Need to Know
Learn all about Cajun Mardi Gras traditions, as they are celebrated in rural Louisiana, including how you can see them for yourself -- or participate!

Eunice, Louisiana
Visit Eunice, the heart of the Cajun Prairie, if you're interested in traditional Cajun music and culture.

New Orleans to Breaux Bridge: A Day Trip Itinerary
Want to loop a Cajun Country trip into your New Orleans itinerary? In just one day, you can get a taste of beautiful Breaux Bridge, on the Bayou Teche.

Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
This quaint, historic town is known as the Crawfish Capital of the World and is home to great food, good antiquing, and fabulous live music.

Mamou, Louisiana
Visit tiny Mamou, Louisiana, an old-fashioned Cajun Prairie town that is the home to one of America's most unique bars, Fred's Lounge.

Lake Martin, Louisiana
See thousands of migrating shorebirds and songbirds, as well as alligators, turtles, snakes, lizards, frogs, nutria, and dragonflies at the Lake Martin Nature Preserve, one of the most accessible swamps in South Louisiana.

One Night in Lafayette, Louisiana
Can't make it to Lafayette for more than a night? That's okay -- you can get a lot of fun in, even if you just have an evening to spend.

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