If you had a war emblem, would it be a crawfish? Indeed it would, if you were a Houma Indian. Named after this venerable tribe, Houma, Louisiana, is an incredible destination that just happens to be an hour south of New Orleans. In addition to delicious crawfish, the town is brimming with rich Cajun cuisine like etouffee, jambalaya, shrimp po’ boy. Let your taste buds wander through all Houma has to offer as you explore a heritage full of Native American traditions, sugarcane plantations, and even some bayou voodoo.
The closest major airport to the city and the many welcoming Houma, LA hotels is the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Leave your bags with the bellhop if it saves time—you’ll be busy being a stranger in a new city. Roar through the mysterious swamp and wetland on an airboat, reel in a king mackerel on a chartered fishing boat, and brush the scaly back of a baby alligator at a wildlife park. Let the drama of the South enfold you and whisper, “Frankly, my dear” while leaning on the white rails of Ardoyne Plantation’s Victorian Gothic porch. Are you transported to another time and place? We hope so. At night, you’ll dream of spicy Andouille sausage and elegant blue herons as you rest at one of the hotels in Houma, LA.
Let your joie de vivre lead you outside the city and book one of the rental cars in Houma. Pack up for a day trip to Lafayette, the unofficial capital of Cajun Country, or spend the night at one of the many New Orleans hotels to dance in the midst of a rowdy festival or sip an espresso at a quiet café by the Mississippi.
Whatever adventures you seek, Travelocity can help you get the best deals on hotels in Houma, LA. And if you bundle your flight and hotel together, you’ll save even more money. Safe travels, wanderer.