The best travel advice we’ve ever received is to throw our map to the wind and let our noses lead the way. That usually means we end up seduced by Creole flavors all the way to N’Awlins. You, too, can find yourself in a delicious haze of Cajun spices and Southern charm on your next vacation. Book a trip to Morgan City and you’re halfway there. The riverfront town is just 90 miles west of New Orleans and was once called Tiger Island. These days, Morgan City does less roaring and more purring. It’s where you want to be when the term “unplug” comes to mind. Leave your phone at one of the top Morgan City, LA hotels and explore the Gulf Coast.
By the time the sun rises in Morgan City, the angler catching your dinner has been up for a while. But you’re on vacation, so your only job is to sleep in and slowly come to life over a steamy cup of coffee in the 19-block historic district. Once the sleep is out of your eyes, it’s all aboard a Cajun Jack’s Swamp Tour. The Atchafalaya Basin and its bounty of wildlife, including gators and birds, is a rousing place to carve your way through still waters while a captain regales you with local history. You can also climb into a kayak in the basin, slithering through the water at the pace of one of the reptiles you just may encounter.
After your day in the life of a Crocodile Hunter, make quick work of your trip to Morgan City Main Street. The plates of catfish and cornbread here are the stuff of legends, and an after-dinner walk past historic churches and homes will have you imagining yourself in a sleepy rom-com movie. Hotels in Morgan City, LA are just as charming as you’d expect.
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