A Family Fun Itinerary
Adventure for the whole family begins at Louisiana's Cajun Bayou. Check out our sample itinerary below for just a few highlights of all that you can do here together!
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Day 1: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS
Your adventure begins at the Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou Visitors Center. Explore exhibits and learn about our local culture, food, outdoors, and events. Travel counselors will be standing by to point you in the right direction for your family activities.
Authentic Cajun cuisine is our specialty! Download or pick up your Cajun Bayou Food Trail map and passport to locate the best family friendly Cajun food stops on the trail. (Don’t worry, your picky eaters always have the kids’ menu.)
Take a swamp tour! Sure, to be a highlight on your family adventure and fast or slow, we have your speed.
Travel through bayous, waterways and swamps as you encounter alligators and wildlife while enjoying the beauty of our natural landscape.
Head to the Center for Traditional Louisiana Boat Building and let the local boat building master teach your family how to make wooden cypress paddles. Next tour the Center and enjoy the different bateaus, pirogues, and skiffs on display.
Walk next door and tour the Bayou Lafourche Folklife & Heritage Museum. This make-believe guided journey illustrates specific routes that boats took when traveling Up and Down Bayou Lafourche and portrays the ancient customs of the people.
Day 2: DISCOVERY TIME
Take the kids to the Bayou Country Children’s Museum. Let them learn about the agriculture, food, and music that makes the area so unique. Drive a sugarcane harvester and fish from a Gulf oil rig through fun interactive exhibits.
Head to the Jean Lafitte National Park / Acadian Cultural Center and learn about how the Acadians settled along the banks of Bayou Lafourche. Take a walk along the boardwalk where you may spot an alligator in the bayou.
Get the creative juices flowing at the Purple Penguin Art Company. Paint pottery, create a mosaic stained glass piece of art or start with a blank canvas. The entire family may choose to work on one activity together.
Explore the early days of sugarcane and plantations at the E. D. White Historic Site. Set among ancient live oaks and sugar cane fields, the historic site features the history of two of Louisiana’s foremost political figures, Edward Douglas White, Sr. and Edward Douglas White, Jr.