There's no need to leave your furry friend at home on your next vacation. Not only is Cajun Country one of the friendliest areas in the U.S., we're also very dog-friendly! Lafayette has a number of fabulous outdoor restaurants where pups are welcome, along with wonderful green spaces, dog-friendly hotels, festive events, and a new first-class dog park opening this fall.
Here's an ongoing list of dog-friendly places to visit around town. Don't see a spot that you visit with your pets? Click here and let us know so we can add them to the list!
Lafayette Veterinary Clinic
110 Perard St.
Boarding, Grooming and 24-hour veterinary clinic
Moncus Park (opens fall 2020);
2901 Johnston St, Lafayette
Brown Memorial Dog Park
1234 E. Pont des Mouton Road, Lafayette
Beaullieu Park Dog Park
411 W. Bluebird Dr, Lafayette, LA
Raising Cane's Dog Park in New Iberia's City Park
300 Parkview Dr., New Iberia
500 Girard Park Drive
Acadiana Nature Station Trails
1205 E. Alexander St.
*Look for additional listings at BringFido.com.
Pet Friendly Places to Eat & Drink
This local restaurant offers a fresh menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner tacos and burritos. It's the perfect cozy outdoor seating ambiance for you and your pup to enjoy! 3902 Johnston St., Lafayette. View hours and a full menu at TacoSisters.com
Image courtesy of CENTRAL Pizza
Since opening two years ago, this local pizza joint has taken downtown by storm. Enjoy a pie on the charming outdoor patio or the coveted indoor/outdoor table with dog bowls provided. 423 Jefferson St.; learn more at eatdrinkcentral.com
Head to this classic ice cream parlor downtown for a cool blast from the past. Order a special sundae formulated for dogs while you enjoy your own human treat. 1103 Jefferson St. For more, visit http://bordensicecreamshoppe.com
Artmosphere balances itself as an indoor-outdoor venue that hosts weekly karaoke, nightly live music, Sunday brunch and more. It's fun and eclectic theme embraces newcomers, including you and your dog. 902 Johnston St. For upcoming events, visit artmosphere.vpweb.com.
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The Jefferson St. bar opens its doors year round to patrons and their pups to enjoy live music, karaoke, festive holiday parties and more! 229 Jefferson St., Visit GreenroomDowntown.com for more.
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Romacelli is a romantic dining spot that offers cozy outdoor patio seating for you and your pets. Its Italian-Mediterranean fare isn't shabby, either. Address: 505 W. Pont Des Mouton Road, Lafayette; 115 Stonemont Road, Lafayette; 220 Prescott Blvd., Youngsville. Check out specials and the menu at Romecelli.com.
Image courtesy of Paul Kieu
This hopping outdoor beer garden is a great laid-back hangout for humans and dogs alike. 537 Jefferson St., Learn more at WurstBiergarten.com.
Pet Friendly Events
Lafayette Farmers & Artisans Market
Saturdays from 8am-noon, Moncus Park, Free
Bark in the Park
November, 10am-2pmGirard Park, Free
Krewe des Chien, Mardi Gras Dog Parade
Held annually the Saturday before Mardi Gras, Downtown Library to Don’s Seafood, Free to Watch, from $25 to join the parade
Image courtesy of Laura Lee
Pet Friendly Hotels
Wyndham Garden Lafayette
1801 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette 70508
Ramada Lafayette Conference Center
2032 NE Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette 70501
Discovery Inn & Suites
120 E. Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette 70508
Bayou Wilderness R.V. Resort
600 N. Wilderness Tr., Carencro 70520
Bayou Cabins Bed and Breakfast
100 W. Mills Ave. (Hwy. 94), Breaux Bridge 70517
KOA Kampground of Lafayette, Inc.
537 Apollo Rd. Scott 70583
DoubleTree by Hilton Lafayette
1521 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette 70503
Extended Stay America, Inc.
807 S. Hugh Wallis Rd., Lafayette 70508
Holiday Inn Express - Breaux Bridge
2942 H. Grand Point Hwy., Breaux Bridge 70517
103 Harold Gauthe Dr., Scott 70583
Baymont Inn & Suites Lafayette Airport
2200 NE Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette 70501
The Chateau Hotel
1015 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette 70503
Drury Inn & Suites
120 Alcide Dominique, Lafayette 70506
Pear Tree Inn by Drury
126 Alcide Dominique Rd., Lafayette 70506
Best Western Lafayette Inn
2207 NW Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette 70501
Residence Inn by Marriott
128 James Comeaux Rd., Lafayette70508
2105 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette 70508
Staybridge Suites Lafayette
129 E. Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette 70508
Studio 6 Extended Stay
1441 SE Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette 70501
Evangeline Downs Hotel
2235 Creswell Ln. Ext., Lot B, Opelousas 70570
Homewood Suites by Hilton Lafayette Airport
201 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette 70508
Crawfish Haven/Mrs. Rose's Bed and Breakfast
6807 Hwy. 35, Kaplan 70548
Home2 Suites by Hilton Parc Lafayette
1909 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette 70508
Choo Choo Lofts
107 Lee Ave., Lafayette
Louisiana Cajun Mansion Bed & Breakfast
4304 Decon Rd., Youngsville 70592