Natchitoches, Louisiana

Brick Streets Natchitoches LaNatchitoches LaMama's Oyster HouseNatchitoches LaCane River Natchitoches LaCane River Natchitoches LaCane River Natchitoches LaNatchitoches LaOn Saturday, Matthew and I made somewhat of a spontaneous trip over to Natchitoches, LA for dinner. Matthew had tagged along with me to show a couple of houses, with the last one being on Caney Lake in Chatham. As we were driving to the lake, I had the thought that we should have made plans to go over to Natchitoches after and stay the night. Natchitoches is quite known for their large selection of adorable bed & breakfasts, and I’ve been dying to try one. After showing the house, we decided to head on over to Natchitoches even though we didn’t make prior plans. We weren’t prepared to stay the night. However, we could still grab a quick dinner before heading back home to Monroe.

We were only in Natchitoches for a few short hours, just enough time to grab a bite to eat and walk around Front Street. One of my favorite things about Natchitoches is the beautiful brick-paved streets. They add such character to the Front Street area. It’s also hard to miss the beautiful Cane River running right alongside the shops and restaurants.

Matthew and I had a quick dinner at Mama’s Oyster House and then walked along the river a bit before heading home. Live music was set to start at Mama’s at 8:00 and we just missed it by an hour or two. We’ll certainly make plans to go back for the music soon. After soaking in the scenery for a bit, Matthew and I headed home. We took a different route back to Monroe than how we’d came and thoroughly enjoyed driving our new car. This was the first time we got to really drive the car…curvy backroads and hills and such. We truly enjoyed the evening!

Spontaneous adventures like these are what my dreams are made of. For me, making memories of this sort are the stories that I’ll tell for years to come. I simply love doing something unplanned and adventurous. Have you taken a spontaneous little trips lately? Where should we go next?? If we head back to Natchitoches soon, which bed & breakfast should we try? I’d love to hear suggestions!

If you’d like to see some of the other places we’ve been, check out the travel category!

9 thoughts on “Natchitoches, Louisiana”

  1. The B & B’s are all quaint and charming. It’s one of my favorite places too. The people are friendly and the history is interesting. I hope to visit again soon.

  2. Yes Pamela. The Steel Magnolia House where the movie was filmed is newly owned and decorated. The Sweet Cane Inn was recently visited by Scottish actor Gerard Butler. The owners stated that he had a great time in Natchitoches and enjoyed his visit at their bed and breakfast. Most have stories similar to this to tell.

    1. Awesome! Thank you for the suggestions. Can’t wait to come back and spend more time there.

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