Fuel up with platters of Bayou-inflected classics like charbroiled oysters, deviled eggs and fried green tomatoes at Acadiana.
Leave the genteel Southern hospitality behind and hit the excitement across the street at the 2014 Washington Auto Show (through Feb. 2). On display: models from 42 exhibitors and the Advanced SuperHighway - a 65,000 square foot assembly of innovations in safety and sustainability.
Wind down at Gordon Biersch, the brew pub set grandly inside a building that originally housed a bank. For anyone over the age of 21, a sampler of their fresh house-brewed beers is a must.
Roll home without getting behind the wheel: Check into the Courtyard Marriott Convention Center and let the grand surroundings drive you off to dreamland.