Sunday – Dallas Baton-Rouge
We drove for 8 hours to reach our hotel at Baton-Rouge
Monday – Baton Rouge
We spend sunday morning at Atchafalaya Basin. Nice walk around the lake before our swamp tour, one of the greatest river swamps. It was a really good swamp tour, different from the one I did ( 3 days in Louisiana), but interesting also. The boats are bigger but the river also. ~20$
McGhee’s Landing, Inc. http://www.mcgeeslanding.com/home.htm
After our tour we stopped at Baton-Rouge to visit the capital of louisiana.
Stop at the Louisiana State Capitol; you cannot miss it it’s the tallest building 137m. We also stop at the louisiana state museum, really good museum that explain the history of louisiana and the cajun culture. Well explained. ~6$
Then, we drove around 2 hours to reach News Orleans in the beginning of the evening.
Tuesday – New Orleans
10:00 a.m. – Visit of the Treme quarter.
A really nice quarter just buy walking and losing you in the narrow street with colourful houses.
10:30-12:30 p.m. – Visit of the French Quarter.
- Jackson square nice central place of the french quarter with street muscician, souvenir stores and an important statu of andrew jackson.
- Saint Louis Cathedral which one the first catherale of north america.
- French Market, nice market with lot of souvenir of new orleans to buy.
12:30-2:00p.m. – Lunch time in the French Quarter at the french market : aligator sausage and smothies.
2:00 p.m. – Visit the Aquarium of the Americas, one of the top five aquariums in the U.S.
4p.m – Coffee break at Café Du Monde for coffee and beignets in the French Market near Jackson Square. Nice ambiance, it’s been from 1862 that they served the famous french doughnuts with sugar on it. Really cheap and traditionally accompagned with coffee. ~3$
6. p.m – night at Bourbon Street. You can enjoy live concert of jazz, blues or other kind of live music. Just walk and enter in any bar you want. You will find something nice !
Wednesday – Plantation
Nottoway Plantation Restaurant & Inn, the largest plantation home in the South. Built in 1859, this Greek Revival and Italianate mansion boasts 53,000 square feet.
Thursday – The coast
On our way to Houston we made few stops, we stop at Lake Charles by hoping to find a nice beach but it was not the nice beach you can have in Florida. It’s next to the highway and not clean.
We stop later on at Holly Beach and this was unexpected nice white sand beach ! No clear water because of the floor but nice place to relax. Must go if you want to see some ghost village and have a stop on your way.
Houston, we reach houston during the afternoon. We stop at down town district. Houston is not a touristic city, you have few museum but nothing amazing to do.
We ate in a nice fish restaurant with the form of a boat. The food was really good and the portion were big.
Friday – Houston
Let’s go Nasa center 1h from Houston and discover the nasa museum. Nice place, well explained but maybe too much for the children. Must do the visit of the real installation of the nasa center. Take around 4 hours to do everything.
We spend the night in Houston in a nice hotel.
Saturday – Houston – Dallas
Drive back home .