The vibe of the city is one of warmth and Hospitality. Southeastern Louisiana University Athletics is what I found most enjoyable as I am an Alumni. The fact that both the Football and Baseball teams are back to back Southland Conference Champions makes for an exciting night out watching games. The city fully gets behind the athletics program,as they should.The city has plenty of restaurant/Bars around the city that will appease several different palates. Chinese, Italian, Mexican, Japanese, Seafood, Steak houses, high end Sandwich shops...the list goes on. The Farmers Market has grown into an event you do not want to miss. It is every Saturday from 8:00 am to 12 NoonPainting with a twist, Hot August nights, BBQ festival ...all of which I am not doing justice in mentioning as I did not go into detail.