Awards

2019

Lafayette, Louisiana named RRCA Runner Friendly Community 2019
Road Runners Club of America

Lafayette named Best Food Tourism Destination-Southern USA
LUX Life Magazine

Le Triomphe Golf Academy/John Joy Golf in Broussard was named Among America's Best Clubfitters
Golf Digest

Lafayette was named #4 in The 10 Hottest Cities for Young Millennials
Realtor.com

UL Lafayette was named Among Nation's 'The Best 385 Colleges"
Princeton Review 

Lafayette named #4 Most Affordable Destinations for Fall Travel
Travel + Leisure 

2018

Avery Island named among National Register of Historic Places
Daily Advertiser

Lafayette Named FDI's Top 10 American Cities of the Future in 2018
American Cities of The Future

Lafayette Named #2 Among "The Next Urban Powerhouses: 10 Smaller Cities Poised to Skyrocket"
Realtor.com

Lafayette Named in Most Artistic Towns in America
Expedia

Top Trips in America 2018
Canadian Traveler

2017

Youngsville Sports Complex Voted #3 in "American Ballparks Every Planner Must See"
SportsEvents Magazine

Bang For Less Buck: Best Value American Destinations for 2017
Trivago.com

Top Music Meccas Of The South
Convention South Magazine

2016

Festival International was named Southern Travel Treasure
AAA Southern Traveler

Top 20 Events in the Southeast: Scott Boudin Festival and Gulf Brew
Southeast Tourism Society

2015

TABASCO Pepper Sauce Factory was named #2 in Best Food Factory
USA Today

Cajun Boudin Trail was named #3 in Best Food Tail
USA Today 10Best

The University of Louisiana-Lafayette was named among "Small Schools With Big Tailgating Traditions"
USA Today

Diamonds in the Rough
Condé Nast Traveler

Top 10 All American Vacations for 2015
TravelChannel.com

Festival Acadiens et Creole – Top Ten Best Cultural Festivals
USA Today 10Best

2014

Happiest City in America
Wall Street Journal Marketwatch.com

South’s Historic College Towns with Hip Group Appeal
Convention South Magazine

2nd America's Best College Towns
Travel + Leisure

Best College Town Weekend
USA Today

Best Getaway in the South
AAA Southern Traveler

Tastiest Town in the South
AAA Southern Traveler

Best Gumbo in Louisiana (Don’s Seafood Hut in Lafayette)
AAA Southern Traveler

2013

Top 10 Foodie City
Livability.com

2012

Tastiest Town of the South
Southern Living

Best Music Festival for Festival International de Louisiane
About.com

Most Optimistic City
GALLUP

2011

Best Food City
Rand McNally/USA Today

Airport of the Year
Federal Aviation Administration

Top 100 Event in North America for Festival International de Louisiane
American Bus Association

2010

Best Small City for a Weekend Getaway
AAA Southern Traveler Magazine

One of America's Best Music Towns
Oakland Tribune
 

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