Iberia Travel Blog
The city of New Iberia has been designated as an accredited Main Street America™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. See the steps the city has taken to make it one of the best Main Streets in the country.
Gumbo is a pièce de résistance in Southern Louisiana, so it’s no surprise the World Championship Gumbo Cookoff calls Iberia Parish home. Every year, on the second weekend in October, the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce hosts the cookoff in Bouligny Plaza on New Iberia’s historic and award winning Main Street. See what's cooking at this year's festival!
The Bayou Teche Museum in New Iberia is excited to announce the unveiling of an exhibit of original art by internationally recognized artist, Hunt Slonem. "Bayou, Birds and Butterflies" will feature several paintings from Slonem's Albania plantation home in Jeanerette, as well as some from other museums and private collections.
The Jeanerette Museum is turning 40 this year!
Do you want to learn how to cook with Tabasco sauce? Need fresh inspiration to use your favorite condiment? Let Tabasco Restaurant 1868's Chef Lionel Robin coach you on our inside look at Tabasco's newest offering, cooking classes.
New additions to Rip's Rookery added to make the birding experience even easier on Jefferson Island.
The new TABASCO® Visitors Center on Avery Island is now offering guided tours by curator and historian Shane K. Bernard, Ph.D. Read more to see the one of a kind expereince you can receive by reserving your spot now!
IPCVB's French intern, Johanna Hyves examines the differences and similarities between her New Iberia and its twin city, her home town.
French intern, Johanna Hyves experiences France in Iberia on her stay. See how the culture is still alive as she takes us to North Lewis Elementary School and the "French Table" at Victor's Cafe.
Did you know Iberia Parish is home to one of the largest Lao communities in the USA? Or that there is a Buddhist Temple located in the city? We took a behind the scenes tour to learn about how the Lao community formed, and learn about the religion as well as see the breathtaking temples. Come discover this hidden gem with us.
Our French intern Johanna Hyves gives a few thoughts on her first impressions of the area, people and culture and notes how very similar we are to our French heritage.
Johanna Hyves spent a fun filled day exploring Iberia Parish and all it's offerings. Read more to follow her journey in both English and French.
It's here! The new Avery Island Experience has arrived. With access to areas that have never been open to the public before, there has never been a better time to visit Avery Island.
French intern Johanna Hyves gives her take on the new Tabasco tour and what visitors can expect to see when they visit.
French intern Johanna Hyves attended the Bayou Teche Museum's annual gala and new exhibit unveiling.
French intern Johanna Hyves toured Avery Island for the first time with board member Nelwyn Hebert. Read about what's it's like seeing the Tabasco Factory for the first time including trying the ice cream!
Meet Johanna Hyves, IPCVB's French intern in her first guest blog of her travels with us. Learn about her hometown in France and why she chose New Iberia as her place of exchange.
Happy New Year! As cliché as it seems, a new year does bring with it new friends, new adventures and new memories, and Iberia Parish is already working on its resolution of bringing all of these to our visitors and locals in 2016.
Try Conrad Rice Mill/KONRIKO®'s recipe for duck gumbo this fall season for a delicious take on a classic concoction!
New Iberia's sister city of Alhaurin de la Torre may be in Spain, but the twin cities share a long and strong history through tourists, culture and the annual El Festival Espanol. Read José Manuel de Molina Bautista's guest blog to discover another side of New Iberia.