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.
Grand Bayou Noir
1143 Bayou Black Dr.
Three-room B&B in a grand old house. All rooms have private baths. Rates from $120.
301 Midland Dr.
Three homey, colorful rooms, including one studio with a kitchenette. Property includes a pool and hot tub. Rates from $75.
1522 Barrow St.
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.
Family-run and decorated with portraits of blues musicians. Hosts occasional live music and biker nights. BBQ Pit Plates from $7.
The Jolly Inn
1507 Barrow St.
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.
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.