Sharing the food, music, culture, and history at the heart of Cajun & Creole Country.

Top Sights in Broussard, LA

Six miles southeast of Lafayette lies the city of Broussard, routinely one of Louisiana's fastest-growing modern cities. But it began when merchant Valsin Broussard arrived during the cold winter of 1784. The descendant of Joseph "Beausoleil" Broussard, an Acadian hero, Valsin named the place Cote…

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Top Sights in Youngsville, LA

Despite its name, Youngsville dates to 1831 when Acadian J.J. Roy arrived, later laying out a settlement with his son Desiré Roy. Back then, it was called Royville, but folks confused it with Rayville in Richland Parish, and the U.S. Postal Service asked for a change. In 1908, Youngsville came to…

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5 Epic Outdoor Experiences in Lafayette

Lafayette, 135 miles west of New Orleans, is a bustling city nestled in French-speaking Louisiana. With its laid-back vibe and vibrant culture, it’s no surprise that it’s known as the ‘Happiest City in America’. Blessed with atmospheric natural beauty and diverse wildlife, there’s a variety of…

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Ultimate Outdoor Adventures for Kids

South Louisiana is a nature-lover’s paradise with its mild climate, hardwood swamps and wildlife galore. Acadiana is home to hundreds of species of birds and fish as well as the famed American Alligator. Lafayette is the perfect home base for a day of exploring with the family, whether you’re…

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Top 5 Places to Hike in Acadiana

Hiking is the perfect way for the entire family, at any skill level, to experience the outdoors without breaking the budget. It provides the opportunity to see places you’d never get to see otherwise, at a pace that allows you to really experience your surroundings. Before setting out, be aware that…

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Top 5 Places to Paddle in Acadiana

South Louisiana’s waterways provide a gateway to outdoor adventure like no other. Exploration of this region in a kayak or canoe is an unforgettable wilderness experience and offers the perfect opportunity for wildlife spotting, birdwatching, and photography. Spend some time discovering the beauty…

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Lafayette's Best Neighborhood Bars

It's the place you swing by after a long day work, to watch the game or just to yuck it up with some familiar faces. It was the backdrop of a long-running TV series where "Everybody knows your name". Yes, I'm talking about the neighbor bar. South Louisiana has a long list watering holes that cater…

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Woman Owned Restaurants

March is Women's History Month, and to celebrate, we're showing support to local, female-owned businesses. These eateries are diverse in the types of food offered; some are new to the scene, some are established classics. Either way, these restaurants, and the boss babes who run them are paving the…

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