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Money Feature

How to Spend $1,000 in three Acadiana Areas

Bracelets and crab cakes and art... oh, my!

The happy task of spending money in Acadiana is not about finding places to shop, eat or stay; rather the challenge is how to narrow down the dozens of amazing choices. We wanted to know what spending $1,000 would look like in New Iberia, Breaux Bridge and Lafayette’s Oil Center, so we visited those areas with an open mind and an open wallet.

What we found was that each of these destinations is unique: New Iberia with its friendly, artsy energy; Breaux Bridge with its bustling charm; and the Oil Center bringing a pleasant combination of city sophistication with a kind of small-town appeal.