Rayne, LA
Rayne, LA

Experience Cajun Country – The Top 8 Essentials of a Trip To Louisiana

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There is so much to see and do in our neck of the woods. Cajun Country is unlike anywhere else – the food is bursting with flavor, the scenery is beautiful, the history is rich, the music is soulful, and the sun is always shining. Everyone should experience an authentic southern getaway at least once in their life. What are you waiting for? Choose your favorite of our charming Cajun Country cottages near Lafayette, Louisiana, and start your adventure! Here’s our list of must-dos:

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1. Embark On a Cajun Country Swamp Tour

Cajun Country swamp tours are a local favorite. Let your tour guide share insider information on some of the native creatures and vegetation. Keep an eye out for alligators, a variety of different types of birds, other wildlife, and more. (Don’t forget your camera and a pair of binoculars if you have room in your suitcase.)

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2. Savor Authentic Cajun Food

The ever-popular Hawks Restaurant (open February-May) is an absolute must for any travelers interested in authentic, bold flavor. Famous for their boiled crawfish, this local gem will quickly become one of your favorites. Although many nearby restaurants serve delicious crawfish, Hawks is innkeeper Lyn’s favorite and the most flavorful in her opinion. She says she welcomes guests from all over the world who have already made plans to eat at Hawks when they arrive. (Try our Ragin’ Cajun special for the full Hawks experience. Available for a limited time only.)

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3. Grab a Fork & Take a Cajun Food Tour

Dedicated foodies, look no further for things to do in Louisiana. Hop aboard a customized tour bus and let the locals show you around. During the Cajun Food Tour, you will learn about the area’s history, get a special insight into what makes the Cajun Country culture so special, and will of course taste the flavor of the region in all its best forms. This tour features six unique stops. Enjoy!

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4. Dance the Night Away at Blue Moon Saloon

Spend the evening at one of America’s premier venues, famous for its honky tonk music and its down home roots. A favorite amongst locals and visitors alike, join for a night of singing and dancing to incredible live music. View the Blue Moon Saloon’s Calendar of Events to see what will be happening during your stay.

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5. Get a Little Spicy at Avery Island

TABASCO® brand products were first created on Avery Island in Louisiana in 1868. Visit the place where everyone’s favorite hot sauce came from and tour the factory and museum. Be sure to also visit the restaurant and indulge in something delicious.

Cajun Music Hall of Fame & Museum

6. Visit the Cajun Music Hall of Fame & Museum

The Cajun French Music Association exists to share the joy of music and history with those who visit. Visiting this great museum and Hall of Fame will give you a unique look into the rich Cajun history and culture, and everything that makes the Acadian Heritage so interesting and beautiful.

best craw fish in Louisiana

7. Celebrate Crawfish Season

Here in the Rayne region of Louisiana, we love our crawfish! Each spring, these tasty freshwater crustaceans come into season and our guests look forward to savoring some fresh local dishes. To celebrate this special time, the Crawfish Festival is held on the first weekend of each May in Breaux Bridge. Hear lots of live Cajun music and of course, eat lots of fresh crawfish!

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8. Unwind In Your Cottage Each Evening

When you stay in one of our charming cottages, you will always have a comfortable place to relax after a day (or night) full of fun in town. Luxuriate in your comfortable bed, enjoy a cold glass of lemonade or some chilled wine on the front porch, or take a pampering bubble bath.

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