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Jennings is a small town of approximately 11,000, located in Jefferson Davis Parish in southwestern Louisiana. It's located on Interstate 10 about halfway between Lake Charles and Lafayette. Jennings is known as the Cradle of Louisiana Oil, due to the state's first oil well being located in the Jennings Field. The area has a diversity of cultures and Jennings is home to excellent Cajun restaurants, a world-renowned fine arts museum, a turn-of-the-century general store museum and a museum dedicated to the history of the telephone. Jennings also offers historic homes and buildings, scenic wetlands and parks, majestic oak and cypress groves, antique shops and eclectic gift shops. Recreational activities in the area include hiking, boating, fishing and hunting. Jennings is home to a Main Street Farmers Market every Saturday that offers fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as handmade crafts. The Freddie Pates Jamboree features live country music the last Saturday of every month. Other special events in Jennings includes a Christmas Parade & Festival, and the Annual Christmas Festival Gumbo Cook-Off, where you can sample some of the best chicken & sausage gumbo in the state, and enjoy live entertainment and fireworks.

Surrounding areas: Bell City, Louisiana (19.8 mi), Lake Charles, Louisiana (32.6 mi), Lafayette, Louisiana (37.5 mi), Ville Platte, Louisiana (39.3 mi)

Jennings Vacation Rentals

Jennings Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Comfort Inn607 Holiday DrJennings, LA (337) 824-8589
Holiday Inn603 Holiday DrJennings, LA (337) 824-5280
Days Inn Crowley9571 Egan HwyCrowley, LA7.9 mi.(337) 783-2378
Best Western Inn At Coushatta12102 US Hwy 165Kinder, LA21.5 mi.(337) 738-4800
Days Inn13894 Hwy 165Kinder, LA21.5 mi.(337) 738-3240
Holiday Inn Express11750 Hwy 165Kinder, LA21.5 mi.(337) 738-3381
Winners Inn12600 Hwy 190Kinder, LA21.5 mi.(337) 738-3252
Days Inn & Suites1251 East Laurel AveEunice, LA24.3 mi.(337) 457-3040
Super 8 Motel - Lafayette West3001 Daulat DrDuson, LA28.2 mi.(337) 873-8883

Jennings Weather & Climate

Southwest Louisiana's climate generally remains constant throughout the year. The weather is warm and wet year round, with hot and humid conditions in the summertime. Winters are pleasant and sunny, with the possibility of rain showers. Snow and ice are rare in the state, although there have been a few incidences of light snow. Southwest Louisiana has a high annual rainfall, most of it falling in late summer, often as a spin-off from tropical storms. Heavy rain during the June to September Gulf Coast hurricane season has caused flooding in the region on occasion.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 59°F 40°F 6.15 in. -
February 63°F 43°F 3.80 in. -
March 70°F 50°F 4.48 in. -
April 77°F 56°F 3.97 in. -
May 84°F 65°F 5.61 in. -
June 88°F 71°F 5.63 in. -
July 90°F 72°F 5.66 in. -
August 91°F 72°F 4.74 in. -
September 87°F 68°F 5.83 in. -
October 80°F 57°F 4.29 in. -
November 69°F 49°F 5.26 in. -
December 61°F 42°F 5.22 in. -

Jennings Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Chennault International airport (CWF) located about 29 miles west of Jennings in Lake Charles, Louisiana, the Lake Charles Regional airport (LCH) located approximately 34 miles west of Jennings in Lake Charles, Louisiana, the Lafayette Regional airport (LFT) located roughly 39 miles east of Jennings in Lafayette, Louisiana, and finally the Acadiana Regional airport (ARA) located around 47 miles southeast of Jennings in New Iberia, Louisiana.

Jennings Attractions

Water Parks
Blue Bayou Water ParkBaton RougeLA91.0 mi.
Golf Courses
Jennings Golf ClubJenningsLA 
Bayou Bend Country ClubCrowleyLA17.1 mi.
Eunice Country ClubEuniceLA23.6 mi.
Cajun Pine Golf ClubBranchLA25.1 mi.
RiceWood Country ClubOberlinLA28.2 mi.
Mallard Cove Golf CourseLake CharlesLA29.8 mi.
State Parks
Sam Houston State ParkLA36.4 mi. 
Louisiana Museum of Military HistoryLafayetteLA38.0 mi.(History)
Lafayette Natural History Museum & PlanetariumLafayetteLA38.0 mi.(Science)
Zoos and Aquariums
Alexandria Zoological ParkAlexandriaLA76.3 mi.
Greater Baton Rouge ZooBaton RougeLA91.0 mi.

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