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Houma is located in southeast Louisiana, near the Gulf of Mexico. It is the parish seat of Terrebonne Parish and has a population of approximately 32,000. There are several unincorporated areas adjacent to Houma, with the largest being Bayou Cane, which is commonly referred to by locals as Houma. However, it is not included in the census count and is a separate census-designated place. Houma is in a region of Louisiana that is steeped in Cajun tradition and culture. The area is famous for its Creole and Cajun food, swamps, fishing, music and hospitality. Houma is also known for its Mardi Gras, although not as well known as nearby New Orleans. Houma is a growing community, but many residents still earn their living as their ancestors did as shrimpers, crabbers and fishermen. Houma is surrounded by lush bayous, wetlands and swamp formed by the Gulf of Mexico and the Mississippi River Delta. Recreational activities in the area range from fishing and boating and crabbing to hiking, camping, golf and biking. Houma is also home to the Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum. The museum offers exhibits, a peaceful bayou-side park, charming porch overlooking the bayou and is a perfect place for weddings, receptions, meetings and other celebrations.

Surrounding areas: Thibodaux, Louisiana (16.1 mi), Lac des Allemands, Louisiana (20.6 mi), Morgan City, Louisiana (30.3 mi), Edgard, Louisiana (32.1 mi), Donaldsonville, Louisiana (39.9 mi)

Houma Vacation Rentals




Houma Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Comfort Inns & Suites57 Industrial BlvdHouma, LA (985) 223-8952
Days Inn Houma125 Dixie AveHouma, LA (985) 223-4788
Days Inn125 Dixie AveHouma, LA (985) 223-4788
Fairfield Inn Houma1530 Martin Luther King BlvdHouma, LA (985) 580-1050
Hampton Inn1728 Martin Luther King BlvdHouma, LA (985) 873-3140
Holiday Inn Houma1800 Martin Luther KingHouma, LA (985) 879-7575
La Quinta Inns & Suites Houma189 Synergy Center BlvdHouma, LA (985) 879-1646
Plantation Inn Houma1381 West Tunl BLVHouma, LA (985) 868-0500
Quality Hotel Houma210 S Hollywood RdHouma, LA (985) 868-5851
Ramada Inn1400 W Tunnel BlvdHouma, LA (985) 879-4871
Red Carpet Inn2115 Byu Black DrHouma, LA (985) 876-4160
Best Western Houma Inn117 Linda Ann AveGray, LA8.5 mi.(985) 580-4300
Howard Johnson201 Canal BlvdThibodaux, LA16.6 mi.(985) 447-9071
Ramada Inn400 E First StThibodaux, LA16.6 mi.(985) 446-0561
Howard Johnsons Lodge201 N Canal BlvdThibodaux, LA16.8 mi.(985) 447-9071
Days Inn Cut Off18434 Hwy 3235Galliano, LA26.3 mi.(985) 475-7107
Holiday Inn520 Roderick StMorgan City, LA29.4 mi.(985) 385-2200

Houma Weather & Climate

Southeast Louisiana, near the Gulf Coast, has a warm year round climate with hot, humid summers and mild winters. Semi-tropical conditions prevail in most areas of the state, but especially in southeast Louisiana, which is greatly influenced by the Gulf of Mexico. This region experiences over 180 days of sunshine annually and abundant rainfall. The normal daily temperatures range from 52 degrees F. in January to 82 degrees F. in July. Snow and ice are rarities in Louisiana. During the summer and fall, tropical storms and hurricanes frequently batter the state, especially along the coast, and can cause severe flooding.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 62°F 43°F 5.43 in. -
February 65°F 46°F 4.59 in. -
March 71°F 53°F 4.96 in. -
April 77°F 59°F 4.46 in. -
May 84°F 67°F 5.35 in. -
June 88°F 72°F 5.96 in. -
July 90°F 74°F 7.85 in. -
August 90°F 74°F 6.73 in. -
September 87°F 70°F 6.28 in. -
October 79°F 59°F 3.11 in. -
November 72°F 52°F 4.55 in. -
December 65°F 45°F 4.40 in. -

Houma Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Houma Terrebonne airport (HUM) located about 2 miles southeast of Houma, the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International airport (MSY) located approximately 39 miles northeast of Houma in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Lakefront airport (NEW) located roughly 51 miles northeast of Houma in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Hammond Municipal airport (HDC) located around 67 miles northeast of Houma in Hammond, Louisiana, and finally Baton Rouge Metro Ryan Field (BTR) located about 71 miles northwest of Houma in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Houma Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Celebration StationMetairieLA41.3 mi.
City Park Carousel GardensNew OrleansLA46.0 mi.
Six Flags New OrleansNew OrleansLA46.0 mi.
Celebration StationBaton RougeLA66.0 mi.
Dixie Landin'Baton RougeLA66.0 mi.
 
Water Parks
Waterland U.S.A.HoumaLA 
Blue Bayou Water ParkBaton RougeLA66.0 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Colonial Acres Golf CourseHoumaLA 
Southern Oaks Golf ClubHoumaLA 
Crooked Hollow Golf ClubGreenwoodLA11.9 mi.
Sugarland Country ClubRacelandLA12.1 mi.
Tidelands Golf & Country ClubGallianoLA26.8 mi.
 
State Parks
Bayou Segnette State ParkLA38.9 mi. 
 
Museums
Louisiana State MuseumNew OrleansLA46.0 mi.(History)
Musee Conti Wax MuseumNew OrleansLA46.0 mi.(History)
Louisiana Children's MuseumNew OrleansLA46.0 mi.(Children's)
DDay MuseumNew OrleansLA46.0 mi.(History)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Aquarium of the AmericasNew OrleansLA46.0 mi.
Audubon Park and Zoological GardenNew OrleansLA46.0 mi.
Greater Baton Rouge ZooBaton RougeLA66.0 mi.


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