If you go: Houma, La.

February 13
IF YOU GO
GETTING THERE

USAirways offers nonstop flights from Reagan National to New Orleans. Southwest offers nonstop flights from BWI Marshall, and United offers nonstop flights from Washington Dulles. Houma is about 58 miles from New Orleans.

WHERE TO STAY

Grand Bayou Noir

1143 Bayou Black Dr.

985-873-5849

www.grandbayounoir.com

Three-room B&B in a grand old house. All rooms have private baths. Rates from $120.

Crochet House

301 Midland Dr.

888-483-3033

www.crochethouse.com

Three homey, colorful rooms, including one studio with a kitchenette. Property includes a pool and hot tub. Rates from $75.

WHERE TO EAT

1921 Seafood

1522 Barrow St.

985-868-7098

Casual atmosphere, good for kids. Specializes in local shellfish. Seafood platters from $12.95. Half-dozen oysters $6.

Big Mike’s BBQ Smokehouse

3034 Barrow St.

985-876-4477

www.bigmikesbbqsh.com

Family-run and decorated with portraits of blues musicians. Hosts occasional live music and biker nights. BBQ Pit Plates from $7.

WHAT TO DO

The Jolly Inn

1507 Barrow St.

985-872-6114

www.thejollyinn.com

Bar, restaurant and traditional Cajun dance hall with live music on Thursday and Friday (8-11 p.m.) and Sunday (3-6 p.m.). Dance hall admission $5. Cajun entree specials from $7.50.

Southdown Plantation House

1208 Museum Dr.

985-851-0154

Restored 1858 sugar plantation house and museum offering daily tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $10, AAA members $9, seniors and college students $8, ages 6-18 $5.

INFORMATION

www.houmatravel.com

J.M.

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