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Summer Cool Downs

It’s summer in Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou and that means things are heating up! But that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of sweet treats and refreshing drinks to help keep you cool on the bayou. Our safe and social distancing friendly options are here to help you make the most of your summer road trip, staycation or day-trip.

Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou is in the heart of sugar country -- Louisiana produces 13.5 million tons of the sweet stuff each year. So of course, there’s plenty of tasty (and cold) treats on just about every bend of the bayou. When you are driving along Highway 1, stop at the Goal Post in Raceland for some of their rich and thick ice cream that’s hand dipped onto the cone and sure to make a satisfying mess.
And you can’t come to Cajun without trying a snowball. Maggie D’s Snowballs in Thibodaux is just the place! They have the perfect combination of shaved ice and plenty of flavors to choose from. For a little “lagniappe” add condensed milk to top it off. Visit Places to Dine to discover more treats in Lafourche Parish.

What is summer without a fresh, hand crafted cocktail? Our restaurants serve not only the most authentic Cajun delicacies, but they can craft a pretty mean cocktail as well. Cuvee is the newest addition to Thibodaux’s culinary scene. This charming new eatery has a beautiful bar and a large selection of wines, which you can also buy by the bottle to go. Their seasonal drinks, like the Grand Isle Sunrise Punch, are crafted with the freshest ingredients and always served with a smile.
For a southern bistro that cannot be compared to anywhere else, visit Cinclare in downtown Thibodaux. Their mixologists are always concocting something new. Try “the Robichaux”, a refreshing blend of bayou satsuma rum, ginger ale, lime, angostura and a simple syrup. This drink is literally the essence of summer! Cinclare is also a stop on the Cajun Bayou Food Trail, so be sure to get your passport stamped when you go.


We have all experienced a change in our travel plans this summer, but that does not mean that you still can’t safely enjoy a relaxing escape. We look forward to spending our summer with you in Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou!



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