Top things to do in New Iberia

Park in New Iberia

Jungle Gardens

In 1890 Tabasco founder EA McIlhenny started this bird sanctuary on the island. At Jungle Gardens you can drive or walk through 250 acres of moss-covered live oaks and subtropical jungle flora. There’s an amazing ar…
Factory in New Iberia

McIlhenny Tabasco Factory

Driving here feels a bit like entering Oz. After stopping and waiting for the gate to lift, you drive onto Avery Island – which isn’t really an island, rather a salt dome that extends 8 miles below the surface. The …
Historic Building in New Iberia

Shadows on the Teche

This grand, gothic Greek Revival plantation house sits on the banks of – you guessed it – Bayou Teche, a geographic location that adds to its eerie, frozen-in-swamp-time atmosphere. More than 17,000 papers describin…
Cajun in New Iberia

Victor’s Cafeteria

James Lee Burke’s fictional detective Dave Robicheaux likes to drop by Victor’s Cafeteria, and so do his fans. Get in line at the counter of this laid-back little landmark to order favorites such as gumbo and fried …
Southern US in New Iberia

Beau Soleil Cafe

This bright, cheerful cafe is a good spot for breakfast (pancakes, boudin omelets) or lunch (chicken salad, croissants, grilled paninis, crawfish enchiladas). It's great for families, and you'd have to order everyth…
Books in New Iberia

Books Along the Teche

Independent bookstores are a vanishing breed in this country, all the more so in small towns, but Books Along the Teche proudly rolls on, providing a funky spot for lit lovers in New Iberia. God bless 'em.