- Take a swamp tour Get to know the wetlands surrounding New Orleans and Baton Rouge on a boat ride. The area is home to alligators, snakes, nutrias, and more.
- Visit quirky Abita Springs Head to the home of the Abita brewery for an afternoon day trip, and check out the Abita Mystery House museum.
- Jam to Cajun and zydeco music Ensembles of fiddles, accordions, and guitars produce eminently danceable folk music, with songs sung in a mélange of English and Cajun French. Zydeco, closely related to Cajun music, adds washboard and drums to the mix to create an R&B-infused jumping rhythm.
- Marvel at plantation homes Stately homes will have you reenacting your favorite scenes from Gone with the Wind; some are beautifully preserved, others in ruins alongside bayous, testifying to the clash between old and new.
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