Eunice is a thriving community nestled within the historic region of southern Louisiana. Split between Acadia and Saint Landry parishes, Eunice is best known for being the capital of Cajun music. In fact, Eunice is even home to the Cajun Music Hall of Fame and Museum! The whole town jams out to classic Cajun tunes every Saturday night at the Liberty Theatre.
Un-fur-tunately, Eunice doesn't have much to offer pet owners when it comes to outdoor adventures. But if you and your hound love to pig out, Eunice is the pawfect vacation destination! Tired of fast food and drive-through fare? Zeus Café Eunice in the downtown area is a great place to soak up the local hospitality and enjoy some Mediterranean cuisine. Greek and Lebanese dishes are served in a home-like and relaxed environment, and you can always bring a furry baby along with you! (Provided they're on a leash, of course.)
Cajun Prairie Gardens is the only outdoor entertainment you have in Eunice, and pooches are allowed to join you here. This quiet and green area offers a variety of plants and blossoming flowers to enjoy and a few walking paths to explore. Cajun Prairie Gardens hosts multiple local events, so make sure to check the schedule before visiting.
If you and Fido find yourselves in southern Louisiana, you'd be barking mad not to sniff out some swampland at least once! Atchafalaya River is a great spot to experience the true spirit of adventure with your pup. Flowing through the heart of Atchafalaya, about an hour's drive southeast of Eunice, this river invites you to embark on The Atchafalaya Experience. This is a guided boat tour of the river, and the agency is located in Breaux Bridge, LA. Pooches are welcome to join you for this natural swamp experience free of charge if they promise to behave and stay on their leash! Beautiful flora, flourishing fauna, and exquisite marine life are waiting for your little adventurer!
Explore the endless lands of the Atchafalaya Basin in the 6,000-acre Lake Fausse Pointe State Park near Saint Martinville, LA. A former home of the Chitimacha tribe, today, the park offers endless recreation opportunities and is perfect for camping! Here, you can explore a wide range of recreational areas, including historical and cultural spots. Boating and kayaking will be pawfect for water-loving hounds and outdoorsy types, while the picnic areas will welcome pups and people who just want to rest and relax with a snack. Make sure that your buddy is on their leash at all times and doesn’t disturb anyone in the swim area.
Wildwood is a residential neighborhood in the southern portion of Baton Rouge, a skip and a hop away from Mississippi River. This borough of Baton Rouge offers expansive recreation areas, such as BREC’s Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, which hosts excursions and adventurous trips for visitors with pooches on a particular day every month. Make sure to call and make a reservation in advance! Remember that pooches should be leashed all times. Not interested in swamps? Bluebonnet Village Shopping Center is a great alternative to outdoor activities! Also check out Another Broken Egg Café, a pet-friendly joint in the city with an outdoor patio and furrific breakfast options!
Zeeland Place, a small community in the eastern part of central Baton Rouge, is a great place to escape the city buzz and enjoy the serenity of City-Brooks Community Park. Overlooking City Park Lake, the park is a favorite local attraction for family reunions and sports! Walking trails lure adventurers down into the woodlands, while socially active canines look for pup partners to play with at Raising Cane’s Dog Park. Two fenced enclosures help any pooch socialize safely with dogs their own size, while pet owners can take advantage of the water fountains and the seating areas. You and Fido will pawsitively love this park!
New Orleans lies more than 170 miles east of Eunice, but if you don't mind travelling with your mutt, visiting the central part of NOLA is a must! The Central Business District is so named for a reason -- it's perpetually busy thanks to buzzing commercial and entertainment venues. What can you do here with your pooch? Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant is one of the options. When you and your buddy are all walked out, make yourselves comfortable on the outdoor patio to enjoy some Cal-Tex cuisine! Need to wet your whistle with a margarita? The bar is also open to pooches! You can take your loyal pup inside and reward him with the “Hot Doggity Dog” from the doggy menu.