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  • Top Sights in Scott, LA

    Top Sights in Scott, LA

    Much of Southwest Louisiana developed when the railroad came through in the late 1800s. In 1880, the Louisiana Western Railroad obtained a right-of-way northwest of Lafayette, through the land of V. Cayret, who insisted the railroad place a station there in the hopes of encouraging the creation of a

  • Holiday Cocktails in Lafayette, LA

    Holiday Cocktails in Lafayette, LA

    The Holiday Season is here, and Lafayette's locally-owned restaurants have decided we have been good this year! Several local shops have created whimsical, tasty, festive drinks for us to enjoy. Soak up the Christmas cheer while sipping on professionally-developed cocktails in Lafayette, Louisiana

  • Lafayette Weekly

    Lafayette Weekly

    On Thursday night, Zydeco hitmaker Horace Trahan will be squeezing his accordion at Rock'n' Bowl. Trahan will kick things off around 7:30 pm and will be joined by his group, the Ossun Express. Formed in the early 1990s, Balfa Toujours set out to preserve and perform the Cajun style of the Balfa

  • Noel Acadien au Village

    Noel Acadien au Village

    Noel Acadian au Village features half a million lights, live entertainment, and carnival rides spread across 10 acres in Acadian Village. Proceeds from the 23-night Christmas festival fundraiser benefit LARC, a local non-profit organization supporting people with intellectual and developmental

  • Pet Friendly Places in Lafayette

    Pet Friendly Places in Lafayette

    Hey there, all you convivial canines! As the official "dogger" (i.e., doggy blogger) for Lafayette Travel, I'm panting with excitement to tell you that not only is Lafayette the Happiest City in America for humans, it's pretty tail-wagging welcoming for us 4-legged visitors as well. There are

  • Italian Restaurants in Lafayette

    Italian Restaurants in Lafayette

    Italian restaurants can serve many purposes: pizza with friends, a romantic dinner, or a comforting plate of cheesy red lasagna after a hard day at work. A lot of times, you can find all three in the same place. Lafayette has its fair share of locally owned Italian restaurants that span from casual

  • Holiday Shopping Guide in Lafayette, LA

    Holiday Shopping Guide in Lafayette, LA

    Shopping locally is one of the best ways to support our neighbors and build our communities! Small business owners, artists, and creators make Lafayette, LA's shopping experience truly unique. Could you imagine Lafayette without the charm of our local gift shops, art galleries, boutiques, and craft

  • 7 Great Happy Hours You Should Know About

    7 Great Happy Hours You Should Know About

    Everyone knows about the regular happy hour specials. Things like 2-for-1 margaritas, cheap beers, and a random assortment of snacks to munch on, but here in Lafayette, we offer more than just the norm. No matter what day you're looking to steal a deal, you can find a happy hour special that'll

  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette Student Welcome Guide

    University of Louisiana at Lafayette Student Welcome Guide

    We've partnered with University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL) student Christina Chauffe to create a Welcome Guide for the incoming University of Louisiana at Lafayette students. The informative guide will point you toward everything you may need during your time at ULL. Whether you're looking for

  • UL Lafayette Sports Schedules

    UL Lafayette Sports Schedules

    Louisiana’s Cajun Country has a distinct personality, known for food, family, and revelry, and it’s no different when it comes to football. Voted best collegiate team nickname by ESPN, The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns embody family fun. Check out the upcoming 2022 sports schedule for the Ragin Cajuns.

  • Tips for Vacationing in Lafayette, LA

    Tips for Vacationing in Lafayette, LA

    Life’s easy in South Louisiana, so pack a bag and come on down. But if you need a little more guidance, we’ve compiled a few tips for vacationing in Lafayette Parish and surrounding areas. What to Wear There’s an old joke in Louisiana that our winters here are so short, last year it was a

  • What's New in Lafayette

    What's New in Lafayette

    Lafayette is flush with new happenings, from hip restaurants opening, to more ways to enjoy the outdoors and the expansion of Moncus Park, Lafayette’s beloved property and community gathering spot in the heart of town. Check out what’s new in Lafayette. Let’s Eat Chef Ryan Trahan opened Vestal on

  • Asian Cuisine in Lafayette

    Asian Cuisine in Lafayette

    Pho, pad thai, bulgogi, and pot stickers - these foods rate among some of my top favorite dishes. They all happen to fall under the category of Asian cuisine. Lucky for us, Louisiana has the 10th largest Vietnamese population, according to 2010 census data. With a pocket community of Laotian

  • Spice Up Your Winter in Lafayette

    Spice Up Your Winter in Lafayette

    From the first December jingle jingle in anticipation of the arrival of Papa Noël to the last strains of the Mardi Gras song constantly heard in February, winter in Lafayette is a season of celebration and an opportunity to experience all that America's Happiest City has to offer. Winter has its own

  • Generational Restaurants in Lafayette

    Generational Restaurants in Lafayette

    In Acadiana, generational talent is easy to find - many musicians are descendants of a long line of music-making families. For example, the Savoys, Delafoses, Berards, Ardoins, and Huvals are families in which the craft has been passed down. Just as important to the area's culture is our food, and

  • Kolaches in Lafayette

    Kolaches in Lafayette

    People in Acadiana like to pass a good time. But when you have too much of a good time, you may need a rescue remedy in the morning. Enter kolaches. For the rest of the country, a kolache is a sweet, fruit-filled puff pastry sometimes coated with a sugary glaze. But in Lafayette, we like everything

  • Favor Cuisine

    Favor Cuisine

    There is no shortage of hidden gems on Lafayette’s Northside. A few blocks up from Cameron on North University sits Favor Cuisine, a homestyle Creole lunch spot. Opened in 2021, owner Dale Faulk wanted a creole lunch spot with a homemade flair. An unpretentious, casual spot, Favor Cuisine runs

  • Family Friendly Ragin' Cajuns Football Guide

    Family Friendly Ragin' Cajuns Football Guide

    Louisiana's Cajun Country has a distinct personality, known for food, family, and revelry. It's no different when it comes to football. The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns embody family fun. @lafayettetravel Ragin’ Cajuns are you ready for Saturday? 🏈🏟🤟 #collegefootball #gameday #acadianagameday

  • Poupart's Bakery

    Poupart's Bakery

    Walking into Poupart’s Bakery on a Saturday morning is like walking into une boulangerie in Paris. The expansive cases of pastries, colorful rows of petit fours, and racks of freshly baked bread take you to another romantic time and place. There’s a good reason the 55-year-old French bakery takes

  • Things To Do On A Sunday in Lafayette

    Things To Do On A Sunday in Lafayette

    The fun never stops in Lafayette, a Cajun and Creole city rich in culture, history, and food. And that includes Sundays. You'll find our outstanding cuisine, live music, dance floors, and unique natural environment waiting for your weekend visit. Check out our suggestions on Sunday activities and


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