Abita Springs: #14 on The 25 coolest towns in America: 2019

The 25 coolest towns in America: 2019

14. Abita Springs, Louisiana

Population: 2,540

Back in the heyday of yellow fever in the 1900s, Abita Springs was a country getaway for wealthy New Orleanians looking to escape festering disease. The grand homes and stately hotels they built were a testament to Gilded Age wealth — until everyone lost their money and the place fell into disrepair. Flash forward to the 1970s when hippies and ar