Houma: A Relaxing Southern Retreat

Founded in 1834, Houma is a historic city in Southeastern Louisiana. Though it is a relatively small city, it is no stranger to pop culture. The city and its surrounding areas were the setting for DC Comic's “Swamp Thing” and “Suicide Squad." Movies have also been filmed in this small, charming Southern city including  “The Skeleton Key," “The Butler," and “Fight Club." Ideal for exploring nature and the arts, residents of Houma will enjoy swamp tours, the Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum, and the Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge. If you’re a seafood enthusiast, you will have access to the freshest fare at Nancy’s Seafood Shack, 1921 Seafood, and Cajun Critters Seafood & More. And if you adore pizza, you are in even more luck. Pick from some of the best pies in the state: check out the shrimp and crabmeat creation from West Main Pizza and Spaghetti House, the gumbo pizza from Redfish Pizza Company, and the lasagna pizza from Peppers Pizzeria. Best of all, the city is bedecked with charming antique shops so your every desire to shop will be satisfied. Here, you have the best of both worlds: Houma is a tranquil bayou town, but you are a mere 75 minutes from New Orleans, the South's favorite entertainment destination.