Lafayette, LA is at the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun & Creole Country, an area known as the Happiest City in America. A short drive, but a world away from New Orleans, our history dates back to the 18th century, when Canada’s Acadians were expelled and settled in Louisiana. More than two centuries later tourists visit for a rare taste of the genuine Acadian or 'Cajun' experience.
Lafayette has a distinct culinary identity as the epicenter of Cajun cuisine that’s earned us the title Best Food City in the USA. Lafayette’s culinary scene is steeped in tradition and continues to evolve with a new generation of chefs making it an incredible place to eat.
No matter what time of year you visit Lafayette we will have something for you to celebrate. It doesn’t take long to get hooked on our Cajun and Zydeco music and there’s never a shortage of dance partners if you want to try your hand at a two-step or waltz.
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 with a smile on your face.