Essence Festival Girl's Getaway

Lafayette is located in South Louisiana along 1-10 in the heart of Cajun Country, only 3 hours East of Houston, and 2 hours West of New Orleans. Kick-off the party before you arrive at Essence Music Festival with a stop in Lafayette for some authentic Cajun and Creole cuisine; and after the festival, Lafayette is the place to hear Zydeco music most any day of the week. Keep scrolling to plan your girl's trip to Essence Festival!

Randol's Restaurant

The only thing we enjoy more than eating down here in Cajun Country is dancing. Get the best of both worlds as you sample local flavors including gulf seafood and boiled crawfish from Randol’s Restaurant. Get a taste of our unique Cajun cuisine while two-stepping around the dance floor to local music seven days a week. Your feet and your appetite will be doing a happy dance.

Blue Dog Café

Experience the work of world-renowned artist George Rodrigue while sampling award-winning cuisine at the Blue Dog Café. Learn about the history of the Blue Dog, Rodrigue’s most notable character and icon of the South, while tasting Cajun-inspired cuisine with a southwestern twist. Your eyes and mouth will leave elated and encourage you to “Sit.  Stay.  Eat.”

Cajun Food Tours

Laissez les bon temps rouler on Cajun Food Tours cozy customized tour bus! Visitors will learn the history, love, and culture and, best of all, stop to taste several of the renowned Cajun delights that make our city so unique. Enjoy some of the best Cajun food while your guide brings Lafayette, LA's culture to life.

The Grouse Room

Located in Parc Lafayette, this live music venue meets upscale bar offers cocktails, ranging from pre-prohibition classics to inventive originals.

Blue Moon Saloon

Located walking distance from Downtown Lafayette, this world-famous honky-tonk is one of America's premier venues for roots music from around the world.

Rock n’ Bowl

Located in Downtown Lafayette this newly opened bowling alley couples live music with fine dining at the new Sainte Marie restaurant and crafted cocktails as well as local brews.

Main Street at River Ranch

Enjoy shopping at several ladies’ boutiques, get pampered at one of the many spas and salons, located in River Ranch.


Located in Downtown Lafayette this retail store is for customers who appreciate a good story and good taste. Specializing in clothing and exceptional objects.

Coccolare Spa

Pamper yourself and experience the ultimate in beauty, tranquility, and results.



Randol's Cajun Restaurant

Cajun Food Tours

Blue Dog Café

Grouse Room Dueling Pianos

Rhythms & Roots at Blue Moon Saloon



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