Area Code 337 - Information about Louisiana


The Louisiana state capital is located in the heart of New Iberia. It is popularly referred to as 'Downtown' since it is the place where all activities are related to government, commerce and recreation. To fully understand its true nature, it is important to understand some facts about the city. Here are some of them:

You might not know that it was built on the ruins of an ancient French city, which was conquered by the Spanish in the year of the Civil War. The city grew up over a few years as a result of political and economic reforms undertaken by President Andrew Johnson, who was at that time a Senator from Louisiana. Since then, it has grown and developed with much love for life and even had been voted the country's "Happiest City" in 2020. This article will give you a short introduction to the various places that are found in the Louisiana city. Do not worry, it is very short and to the point. Let us begin.

The City: It is sometimes referred to as the 'center of the world' since Louisiana was a part of Mexico and thus, has an influence on almost every continent in the world. Its name was derived because of its location near the lake Iberia. It is considered to be the tourist spot in the country and is also among the ten cities listed by as one of the "Best of the Best" in North America. As you tour through the city, you will find a lot of choices for visiting. Some of the popular destinations are:

Lakes-Louisiana has several lakes in different sizes. Most of them are below two hundred meters and are mainly inhabited by migratory birds like ducks and geese. If you want to try your luck with these fishes, go to the Alcalama National Wildlife Refuge. This lake is quite interesting because you can see the massive Lake Pontchartrain and visit with some of the native Americans. This is the only reason why it was voted the country's "Natural Wonders of the World".

Geaux Tower: One of the famous tourist places in the city is the gear tower, which is a seven-stories tower located at the lake shore. It is also one of the top tourist attractions in the whole United States. It can be a little expensive, especially if you take up the tour packages, but if you like exploring things up close, this is your chance. It is also one of the favorite spots for floating gardens and you can rent a boat and explore the waters surrounding the lake.

Air Force Academy: In 1931, the Louisiana air force academy was established. It was to be the first US military academy in the country. Today, it has become the largest academy in the entire state and is perhaps one of the best that can be found in the whole US. If you are going for the tour, it is best if you book your reservation in advance because the tour is really popular. Of course, if you want to enjoy a guided tour or wish to get away from the crowds, you can do so too.

Piers: All over the city, there are several famous piers and most of them are named after their origins. Among the famous ones are: Pier Maisonneuve; Grand Bay Pier; Canal Rose; and the Eureka Pointe Pier. When you visit these piers, you are sure to experience a nice walk, where you can see the beautiful landscape of the city. As a matter of fact, some of the famous piers were also built as a part of the later portions of the bay levee system. Most of the popular ones are quite common among tourists who visit the city and they include:

The Lake: Although the city is popular with the lakes and the area around the lakes, it has also grown to be known for its beautiful beaches. There are various beach resorts that are famous in the city, like the Grand Isle Beach Resort, the Empire Harbor Club, the George L. Wallace Beach Resort, etc. And there are many more in the vicinity.