Awards

2016

Top 20 Events in the Southeast: Scott Boudin Festival and Gulf Brew
Southeast Tourism Society

2015

Diamonds in the Rough
Condé Nast Traveler

Top 10 All American Vacations for 2015
TravelChannel.com

Festival Acadiens et Creole – Top Ten Best Cultural Festivals
USA Today 10Best

2014

Happiest City in America
Wall Street Journal Marketwatch.com

South’s Historic College Towns with Hip Group Appeal
Convention South Magazine

2nd America's Best College Towns
Travel + Leisure

Best College Town Weekend
USA Today

Best Getaway in the South
AAA Southern Traveler

Tastiest Town in the South
AAA Southern Traveler

Best Gumbo in Louisiana (Don’s Seafood Hut in Lafayette)
AAA Southern Traveler

2013

Top 10 Foodie City
Livability.com

2012

Tastiest Town of the South
Southern Living

Best Music Festival for Festival International de Louisiane
About.com

Most Optimistic City
GALLUP

2011

Best Food City
Rand McNally/USA Today

Airport of the Year
Federal Aviation Administration

Top 100 Event in North America for Festival International de Louisiane
American Bus Association

2010

Best Small City for a Weekend Getaway
AAA Southern Traveler Magazine

One of America's Best Music Towns
Oakland Tribune