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What are the major attractions in Houma?

If your trip to Houma is all sorted out but your travel itinerary is looking a little empty, we can give you a few hints and tips.

Stop by Williams Avenue Recreation Center. It's one attraction you'll usually find on many travelers' to-do lists. If you still have space on your travel itinerary, The Ball Park and Southern Oaks Golf Club will keep you occupied as well.

What are the best road trip destinations near Houma?

You're probably curious about what else is nearby. Head a little further afield from the center of Houma and you'll find a few iconic sights. New Orleans is 47 miles away and the home of Mercedes-Benz Superdome. It's well worth a day trip.

What kind of rental car should I get for Houma?

With your very own rental car, Houma is yours to experience. People flock to this alluring city for loads of reasons, and here at CarRentals.com we have the ideal car for each of them. The main priority for big families is space (and legroom). Depending on the number of family members, that could mean anything from a full-size car to a van. Travelers watching their budget enjoy the fuel-efficiency of our smaller cars, such as an economy or compact car. If you're hoping to make an impression in Houma, you could even cast an eye over our special category for a ride that'll make any car fan go weak at the knees.

Should I get a luxury rental car in Houma?

For some of us, owning a high-end vehicle is little more than a pipe dream. But renting your dream ride can easily be a reality! Picture yourself rolling into town in a high-end convertible, even if it's only for a little while. Or maybe all you're chasing is a reliable set of wheels to get you quickly from A to B. Flashy or affordable? Whatever you decide, one thing's for sure — there's a rental car to suit your style in Houma.

What do I need to know about driving in Lafourche Parish?

When driving in unfamiliar territory, you'll want to have a solid understanding of the local traffic laws. Here's what you need to know to cruise around Houma with ease:

What side of the road do they drive on in Houma?

Motorists drive on the right side of the road in Houma. Even though it may seem similar to home, it's always smart to drive with a little extra care on roads that are unfamiliar.

Does Houma have peak-hour traffic?

Since the population of Houma is approximately 33,700, you shouldn't have too much difficulty with traffic. That said, downtown streets usually get busy in the rush hours before and after work, so you may want to avoid driving during these times.

Is it difficult to park in Houma?

Finding a parking spot in Houma is simple. You won't need to repeatedly go around the block in heavy traffic here — and that's why the locals love it. There's plentiful on and off-street parking on offer.

Are there speed limits in Houma?

Speed limits vary in and around the city of Houma, but usually range from 20 mi/h to 75 mi/h. Most residential areas have a maximum speed of 30 mi/h unless signed otherwise.

What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Lafourche Parish?

Normally your car rental company will bill the amount stated on the fine to your credit card, including local surcharges. Otherwise, they may provide your contact details to local law enforcement agencies, who'll then send a fine directly to you.

Are seat belts compulsory in Lafourche Parish?

They sure are. However, there are exceptions for certain vehicles used by public transportation systems.

Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Houma?

It's not illegal in Houma, but we don't recommend it. For a safe ride, it's best to wait until you're safely parked before using your phone.

What are the rules around drink driving in Houma?

In Houma, it's illegal to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content) of more than 0.08%. If you're thinking of having a few drinks over dinner, it'd be wise to leave your car at your hotel.

Is turning on a red light allowed in Houma?

Yes you can. However, before you turn you are required to bring the car to a complete stop and only proceed if there's no oncoming traffic.

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