A Day In Louisiana's Cajun Bayou

24 hours in Lafourche Parish!

Spend a fun filled day exploring the bayou.


10:00 am

The best way to start your trip in Louisiana's Cajun Bayou is on the bayou itself! The Jean Lafitte Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center in Thibodaux offers an amazing Boat Tour on Bayou Lafourche.

The hour long boat ride takes you up and down the bayou and offers a great opportunity to learn more about the historical importance of this waterway. Glide along the water with a park ranger and take in the many sights and sounds. Don't forget to be on the lookout for bald eagles and the occasional alligator!



11:30 am

After hanging out on the water, head to Downtown Thibodaux, rated by USA Today as Louisiana's Best Small Town Food Scene in 2021 & 2022. Visit Spahr's Seafood, a local favorite and family-run institution of Louisiana's Cajun Bayou for decades! Enjoy a fantastic lunch of their world famous catfish chips and don't forget to wash it down with a bloody mary!

1:00 pm

Travel just up the bayou to explore some local history at the ED White Historic Site. This property sits along Bayou Lafourche and is surrounded by sugarcane fields. You’ll learn about how sugarcane is harvested and the stories of the families who lived there. The enormous live oak trees are an attraction of their own and the perfect backdrop for photos.

3:00 pm

Once you’ve taken in some culture, head to Downtown Thibodaux and get some shopping in. Check out the local boutiques and shops offering great gifts unique to the town. You’ll also get to see beautiful, historic architecture that lines the streets of downtown.

5:00 pm

Time to check in to your hotel and clean up for dinner. We have a variety of options to accommodate your overnights stay. Enjoy a quaint B&B or hotel. Either way, our hospitality will make you feel right at home.


7:00 pm

Head back to the downtown area for a mouthwatering dinner experience.

You've got to try the amazing craft drinks and the alligator and andouille rangoons at Cinclare! A modern and contemporary environment welcomes you with their seasonal menu handpicked by their expert chef.

Finish the night off with a relaxing cocktail at one of the many spots just around the block.


10:00 am

You can’t leave the bayou without filling your belly one more time. Cuvee in Thibodaux serves up a scrumptious brunch! Enjoy a selection of handpicked brunch specialties including the Cuvee Breakfast Plate featuring scrambled eggs, bacon, buttermilk biscuit, sausage gravy, and cracked potato herb de satsuma! With bottomless mimosas, this is an experience you won't forget! 

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