Gonzales is a great place to go on holiday; located south of Baton Rouge, it's an excellent vacation spot for family fun, a couples’ getaway or a long weekend away with friends. Gonzales Louisiana is mainly known for being the Jambalaya capital of the World and attracts tons of food tourists every year.
Head to the Jambalaya Park for tons of activities, including swimming pools, sports fields, playgrounds, and seasonal fair rides. The park is perfect for families on summer's days when the days are long as the area is ideal for a picnic. Touring the Ashland-Belle Plantation is also a great option, or, once you've worked up an appetite, sample the many jambalaya dishes the city is famous for.
Another popular spot is the Baton Rouge Zoo, which has a range of animals and information for visitors to learn about habitats and conservation.
Stay close to the center for the best access to restaurants, shops, and public transport. Here is also where the majority of vacation rentals are, ranging from large homes to apartments and condos. Most properties in the area come with full kitchens, living areas, and multiple bathrooms and bedrooms. Whatever your needs, you're sure to find a home away from home here.
The best time of year to visit Gonzales is during the spring months.
Don's Seafood is known for having some of the best Cajun food in the area, while El Paso Mexican Grill is a famous Mexican restaurant. Of course, jambalaya is available at many eateries across the city but The Cabin Restaurant is arguably the locals' favorite.