LaPlace: An Unforgettable Cajun Experience
Beautiful LaPlace, LA sits on the banks of the Mississippi River. Located just 25 miles from New Orleans, it is a part of St. John the Baptist Parish in the New Orleans Metropolitan Area. The place is known for its Andouille sausage and was proclaimed as the ‘Andouille Capital of the World’ in the 1970s. It also hosts an annual Andouille Festival every October. Enter the city through the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, conveniently located just 19 miles from LaPlace.
Best Time to Visit
LaPlace, Louisiana is best visited from February to May because of the favourable weather conditions during these months. It sees the most visitors from May to August. Visitors also pick up in October and September. Off season runs from December to June. For the best LaPlace, LA hotel rates, visit the area in the off season. You will be able to avail of the cheapest accommodation rates and there will be smaller tourist crowds.
What to Do & Area Attractions
Aside from sampling the local food scene, you can start your LaPlace by going on the Cajun Pride Swamp Tours, a narrated boat trip. Other nearby attractions includes famed Bourbon Street in New Orleans. You can also check out the Esplanade Mall for a break from sight sightseeing and some well deserved retail therapy. You can also go hunting and fishing at Bonnet Carre. For more outdoor fun, do not forget to check out the Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area, a wetland forest with camp sites perfect for a family trip. When you are through checking out all that LaPlace has to offer, rest and relax at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites LaPlace or at the Best Western La Place Inn.