Rôder (pronounced row-day) in Cajun French means to roam, or run the roads and Lafayette is the perfect destination to pile the family in the car and rôder.
Whether you’re coming for the day or planning an extended vacation or staycation with the family, the Happiest City in America has plenty of family friendly things to do. From foodie families, history and cultural buffs, and geocachers to the more adventurous outdoor families, Lafayette has the perfect experience waiting for you.
Below you will find resources from our website and stories from our blog written by people who live here to help plan your summertime trip to the Heart of Louisiana’s Cajun Country. So what are you waiting for?
Let’s go rôder!
Lafayette is the perfect location for a family-friendly vacation no matter what kind of adventures your family enjoys. Start planning your family friendly getaway in the Happiest City in America!
Whether you’re coming for the day or planning an extended vacation or staycation with the family, the Happiest City in America has plenty of family friendly things to do.
The city of Lafayette, LA is located in the center of Lafayette Parish at the intersection of I-10 and I-49 between New Orleans and Houston and only 35 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico. The eight parishes that comprise the area are Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion. Acadiana is made up of 22 South Louisiana parishes that extend from south of Alexandria in the center of the state, to Lake Charles on the west, south of New Orleans on the east, and to the Gulf of Mexico in the south.
Lafayette, LA is at the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun & Creole Country, an area known as the ‘Happiest City in America’ and it’s no mystery. Whether your passion is for our rich cultural history, the bustling culinary scene or distinctive blend of Cajun and Zydeco music, you can be sure you will leave beaming from ear to ear. Plan your escape to the Happiest City in America.