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Yelp’s Summer Road Trip: New Orleans, LA to Houston, TX


Summer is calling and it’s ready to be savored. Pack your bags and get ready to kick some serious asphalt – all you’ll need is your trusty Yelp app to guide you along the way. Get those bookmarking fingers primed for day three of our five day road trip of I-10: Jacksonville, FL to El Paso, TX.

Day One | Day Two | Day Three | Day Four | Day Five


Louisiana Old State Capitol, Baton Rouge, LA

Photo by Yelper John L.H.

Digging this castle-esque building? Just wait until you see the inside. The rainbow stained-glass ceilings give the Louisiana Old State Capitol Building an iridescent quality when it’s sunny outside. Trust us, you’ll get some great Instagrams from this visit.


McFaddin-Ward House Museum, Beaumont, TX

Photo by McFaddin-Ward House Museum

As Yelper Tracy S says, “One of the best home tours I have been on, EVER!” The McFaddin-Ward House Museum offers a tour of the ornate main level and carriage house containing the servant’s quarters. The house is rich in both history and architecture.


Art Car Museum, Houston, TX

Photo by Yelper Misty B

It’s walkable from downtown Houston, it’s free, and it’s crazy interesting. Check out the Art Car Museum: a place where cars become art and just about any object you can think of is stuck to them in a strategic way. Afterwards, stroll down South Boulevard and admire the gorgeous, oak-lined roads.


Phoenicia Specialty Foods, Houston, TX

Photo by Yelper Shawn S

Drink and shop at Phoenicia Specialty Foods in downtown Houston. This bustling international food market offers exotic produce, prepared foods, a pita conveyor belt, and desserts for days. Menu recommendations: go for the fresh pita and baklava.


Sara’s Bed & Breakfast Inn, Houston, TX

Photo by Sara’s Bed & Breakfast Inn

It’s picturesque, in walking distance of the shopping district, and offers a bomb breakfast. Sara’s Bed & Breakfast Inn is both a cute and convenient choice for your night’s stay (and not to mention, chocked full of stellar reviews and huge, comfy beds).

The road rolls on: check out Day Four!