Cajun Coast, LA

Website: cajuncoast.com

The Cajun Coast is a sampler of everything Louisiana offers, in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Drive along the Bayou Teche Scenic Byway and explore the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area through an area once called “hauntingly beautiful land.â€Â Along the way, you can enjoy a swamp tour into the Atchafalaya Basin, the largest overflow swamp in the US and home to myriad wildlife. Birdwatchers or wildlife watchers can tour one of the many birding trails or hike on one of the trails located at the Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge. Tour historic homes in Franklin, named one of the most beautiful cities in Louisiana and unique museums – including the Chitimacha Native American Museum or the Wedell Williams Aviation Museum. Shop along two Main Streets. Golfers don’t want to miss a round of golf at the Atchafalaya Golf Course, named the best course to play in Louisiana by Golfweek. Half wildlife sanctuary and half golf course, you’re able to enjoy outdoor beauty and while planning this gentleman’s game. Enjoy some of the greatest freshwater fishing throughout the year. Sample great Cajun and Creole cuisine. Game at two casinos. Celebrate our culture at one of our 16 festivals including the award winning Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival. We’re the perfect place to start your Louisiana adventure.