Yearning for somewhere unique to spend time with that special person in your life? Consider the heart of Louisiana's Cajun & Creole Country, Lafayette. Our culturally renowned region is the perfect romantic getaway with plenty of beautiful restaurants, cozy accommodations, vibrant nightlife, and genuine Southern hospitality.

Stay at a B&B or Floating Cabin

Mouton Plantation

Experience romantic bliss at Lafayette's many bed-and-breakfasts, where cozy rooms and personalized service create the perfect ambiance for couples seeking a memorable getaway.

T’Frere’s House is a beautifully restored, late-1800s Acadian home. You'll be greeted upon arrival with a complimentary cocktail. Enjoy a delicious breakfast in the communal dining room, a drink on the sprawling porch, and local artisan crafts amid a lovely natural setting. 

Maison Madeleine on the shores of Lake Martin is a one-of-a-kind accommodation listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The B&B offers live music, wine pairings, annual secret suppers, cooking classes, and a regional hot breakfast. 

Maison Mouton is a charming eight-room B&B with separate cottages in downtown Lafayette. Although near downtown attractions, its tranquil setting allows for maximum relaxation. Guests rave about the chef-prepared food at this cozy, casual spot. 

For a stay on the water, rent a houseboat at Cypress Cove Landing in Breaux Bridge. Enjoy a full-sized kitchen, and add a kayak or canoe and paddle boat rental to your stay. During your visit, enjoy an airboat ride and delicious cuisine from the on-site restaurant.

Enjoy a Romantic Meal


Few things in life bring people together, like sharing a meal, whether a communal feast or an intimate setting for two. Here are some choice date night ideas. 

Whiskey & Vine celebrates the spirit of a jazz lounge with a casual 1920s ambiance, modern gustatory flair, and live music. It’s open for weekday dinner hours and features a weekend brunch with bottomless cocktails.

Charley G’s has been wowing diners for decades with their chargrilled steaks and regional seafood specialties. It’s open for dinner with expanded hours on the weekend, and features live music nightly. The wine selection is extensive, and Charley G’s staff is ready with expert pairing suggestions. 

At the highly-rated Vestal, a wood-burning hearth serves as a functional centerpiece where much of the food, such as seafood and Wagyu steaks, is prepared. Reservations are recommended in the 75-seat space, although bar seating is available on a limited basis. 

Before you set down to the main meal, share drinks at Palmyre, a Parisian-styled cocktail lounge. Enjoy small dishes in a delightfully exuberant space in Lafayette’s River Ranch District.

Hit up the Local Nightlife

Nightlife - Blue Moon Saloon

After your romantic meal for two, a swing around the dance floor at one of Lafayette’s music venues is one of our favorite ways to spend an evening. 

The Grouse Room is an upscale lounge featuring local bands, private booths, and a VIP balcony. Meanwhile, the Blue Moon Saloon is a popular watering hole famous for serving up a funky good time and Cajun and Zydeco dance classes.

Bond in the Great Outdoors

Couple Paddling at Lake Martin in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana

Did you know that an epic love tale has its roots in this very region? Gabriel and Evangeline, two separated Acadian lovers, are memorialized at the Evangeline Oak in St. Martinville, a scenic 30-minute drive from Lafayette. 

While you’re out there, get away from it all with a self-guided canoe trip, go on a swamp tour, or enjoy a picnic on the shore. Also within easy driving distance is Avery Island, home of the legendary TABASCO sauce, where you can get lost in the verdant paths of the Jungle Gardens

See for yourself why Lafayette is the ideal Southern Louisiana destination for a romantic getaway.