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New Iberia, LA
Travel Guide

New Iberia

In south Louisiana is this laid-back town, which charms with its historic Main Street quarter, antebellum architecture and vibrant festivals.

New Iberia is an interesting place to visit when touring the state of Louisiana. The town dates back to 1779, when it was settled by a group of Malagueños in the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun Country. Today, New Iberia is a town that blends Creole, French, Spanish and Native American influences. Visit museums, sample Cajun and Creole cuisine, explore gardens and be part of colorful community celebrations.

Start in the downtown neighborhood, set on the west banks of the Teche River (Bayou Teche). Find a collection of peaceful, oak-shaded streets lined with boutiques, cafés and galleries. Downtown’s Main Street Historic District was awarded the Great American Main Street Award in 2005. Its trilingual — English, French and Spanish — street signs give an idea of the town’s cultural diversity.

Retrace the town’s history at Shadows-on-the-Teche. Learn about the importance of the Teche River at the Bayou Teche Museum. Visit the former home of author James Lee Burke. Browse work by the town’s artisans at galleries such as A&E Gallery.

Hang out with locals at Bouligny Plaza, where musicians give impromptu performances. Shop for homegrown produce and handcrafted art at the plaza’s year-round Tech Area Farmers’ Market. Take a tour of Conrad Rice Mill, one of the oldest-operating rice mills in the U.S.

A short drive from the town center are opportunities for outdoor entertainment. Discover botanical treasures at Rip Van Winkle Gardens and Jungle Gardens. Close to the latter you can uncover the secrets of Louisiana’s famous pepper sauce at Avery Island where the Tabasco® Visitor Center is based. Spot myriad bird life at Spanish Lake, where the town’s first settlers lived.

Watch the flamboyant Mardi Gras parades held in either February or March. Celebrate the town’s agricultural heritage at September’s Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival and Fair. Feast on gumbo, a meat or shellfish stew, at October’s World Championship Gumbo Cook-Off.

New Iberia is about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south from Lafayette and 135 miles (215 kilometers) west from New Orleans. Amtrak trains connect the town with various destinations across Louisiana. Come and see why locals call their town the Queen City of the Teche.

Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham New Iberia
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham New Iberia
2 out of 5
611 Queen City Drive Highway 9, New Iberia, LA
The price is $42 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 4
Situated in New Iberia, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Iberia Extended Care Hospital, Iberia Medical Center - Main Campus, and Rip's Rookery. Zoo of Acadiana ...
3.5/5Good! (334 reviews)
"Was not happy, I reserved a nin smoking room with 1 king size bed. Was not what I had when I arrived. Was very disappointed, this has never happened in the past. Was not told at check in that there would not be any breakfast 😡 got up early for nothing. Place was very clean 😊 staff very nice."

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham New Iberia
Motel 6 New Iberia, LA
Motel 6 New Iberia, LA
2 out of 5
2714 Highway 14, New Iberia, LA
The price is $45 per night from Jun 19 to Jun 19
Situated in New Iberia, this motel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Iberia Extended Care Hospital, Iberia Medical Center - Main Campus, and Rip's Rookery. Zoo of Acadiana ...
3.5/5Good! (119 reviews)
"It was a convenient location to the region. Lots of pot smoking in the halls and stairways. No fault of the hotel though. It just makes everyone uncomfortable when people hide as someone comes out of their room."

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2021

Motel 6 New Iberia, LA
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham New Iberia
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham New Iberia
2.5 out of 5
611A Queen City Dr, New Iberia, LA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $59 per night from Jun 24 to Jun 24
Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Iberia Extended Care Hospital, Iberia Medical Center - Main Campus, and Rip's Rookery. Zoo of Acadiana ...
3.9/5Good! (380 reviews)
"This Hotel is the best in New Iberia to me"

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2021

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham New Iberia
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Choo Choo Lofts, 3 br, 2 bath, Full Kitchen - Lafayette, LA
Choo Choo Lofts, 3 br, 2 bath, Full Kitchen - Lafayette, LA
3.5 out of 5
107 Lee Ave, Lafayette, LA
The price is $115 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Located in Downtown Lafayette, this condo building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Children's Museum of Acadiana and University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Cajundome ...
4.4/5Excellent! (60 reviews)
Very Pleasant Stay
"Everything was clean and the beds were very comfortable. Kitchen was nicely updated and well equipped. Conveniently located within walking distance of downtown area."

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

Choo Choo Lofts, 3 br, 2 bath, Full Kitchen - Lafayette, LA
Bayou Chateau, A Cajun Oasis Downtown New Iberia on Bayouteche. Pet Friendly!
Bayou Chateau, A Cajun Oasis Downtown New Iberia on Bayouteche. Pet Friendly!
New Iberia, LA
This family-friendly New Iberia cottage is located on the waterfront, within 3 mi (5 km) of Iberia Extended Care Hospital and Iberia Medical Center - Main Campus. ...
5/5Exceptional! (66 reviews)
South Louisiana Luxury
"This B&B was immaculate! The design/style is lovely. The property owners have thought of everything! It is centrally located for South Louisiana drives or simply for touring New Iberia. We definitely intend to stay here again!"

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

Bayou Chateau, A Cajun Oasis Downtown New Iberia on Bayouteche. Pet Friendly!
2/2 Home Minutes From I-10
2/2 Home Minutes From I-10
New Iberia, LA
Situated in New Iberia, this vacation home is within 12 mi (20 km) of Rip's Rookery, Zoo of Acadiana, and Arceneaux Park. Kart Ranch Family Fun Center and Parish ...
2/2 Home Minutes From I-10
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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