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September 23, 2012

heading south: suggestions sought
posted by soe 2:49 am

Rudi and I will be heading south to Louisiana next month, when a former student of mine will be getting married. It will be my first trip to the state and a much needed vacation for us both.

My friend will be getting married in Baton Rouge, and we’ll be flying into and out of New Orleans.

Obviously we’re aware of Bourbon Street and know we should eat beignets and listen to music in clubs in New Orleans, and several people have recommended that we see the historic plantations that are en route between the two cities. But short of that, we’ve not yet done any research into what we should see/do while we’re there.

What would you, dear readers, suggest we catch during our week in the Deep South? Nothing is off limits, provided it’s within a reasonable drive of either city.

Thanks for any tips you’ve got!

Category: travel. There is/are 5 Comments.

so yes, there are the more traditional plantations but in baton rouge there is magnolia mound, a bit different as it is creole architecture. and of course in st. francisville (40ish minutes from baton rouge) there are other plantations like Oakley House (Audubon’s home) and the infamous Myrtles. driving a bit past St. Francisville you’ll come to Natchez, MS – a charming little town.

in and around new orleans, you might be interested in the Abita Brew Pub and possibly a cemetery tour…those are always fun 🙂

Comment by amanda {the habit of being} 09.25.12 @ 12:47 pm

My New Orleans info is quite old (must return) but I really enjoyed seeing the Laura Plantation (also Creole) since it was a working sugar plantation, and not just a showpiece. Plus I visited in a combo swamp tour. But yes, New Orleans is a city that lends itself to wandering and sipping and eating and people watching.

Comment by randomranter 09.28.12 @ 1:42 pm

@amanda: Thank you! I was hoping you might have suggestions for me.

@randomranter: Awesome! I’ll put Laura Plantation on my list. Thanks!

Comment by soe 10.02.12 @ 1:42 am

Have you seen Treme??

Comment by Nan 10.04.12 @ 2:13 pm

@Nan: I have not.

Comment by soe 10.04.12 @ 5:52 pm