6 Warm-Weather Adventures
Conquer Cajun Country
Zydeco music fills the sultry winter nights west of the Mississippi River. The Atchafalaya Basin offers plenty of scenery, entertainment—and alligators. Warm your taste buds at Avery Island with a tour of the Tabasco plant, before meandering through the lush and vibrant 170-acre Jungle Gardens and Bird City. Located on one of five salt dome islands on the Louisiana Gulf Coast, this is the kind of adventure you just can't find back home (800/40GUMBO or 800/404-8626; atchafalaya.org).