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Plan Your Ride

There’s perhaps no better way to take in all Cajun & Creole Country has to offer than on two wheels.  Back roads abound in the Happiest City in America, leaving countless options for adventure. Whether you are traveling solo or with a group, we’ve listed some of our best motorcycle rides offering multiple routes to choose from. These self-guided rides are designed to give you a thrilling Cajun & Creole experience complete with culture, swamps, plantation homes, and endless scenic beauty. Whether you twist the throttle through swamps, down tree-lined roads, or next to a crawfish pond, you’re sure to see things that will leave lasting memories.

Motorcycle Routes
Ride to four different boudin shops in four towns and sample at each location. Start Riding
The perfect ride with a little history washed down with some local brews. Start Riding
Open only on Saturdays, Fred's is a once in a lifetime experience. Start Riding
Bayou and byways ride complete with Cajun music and history. Start Riding

 

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  • Lafayette Weekly (September 28-October 4, 2020)

    Lafayette Weekly (September 28-October 4, 2020)

    Like so many of our live music events this year, Downtown Alive! will present its fall season on the web. This year’s series of virtual concerts put the spotlight on many of our area’s up and coming performers like zydeco accordionist Rusty Metoyer, dance favorites the Daiquiri Queens, and DG and

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  • Lafayette Weekly (September 21-27, 2020)

    Lafayette Weekly (September 21-27, 2020)

    It takes more than just talent to survive in today's ever-changing music industry. In a time of declining physical record sales, and now a pandemic, musicians must be creative with their output to stay afloat. Many players have turned to live stream performances as a means to play for their fans.

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  • Lafayette Weekly (Festivals Acadiens et Creole Edition)

    Lafayette Weekly (Festivals Acadiens et Creole Edition)

    Since 1977, Festivals Acadiens et Créoles has been simultaneously educating and entertaining local and visiting audiences. The fall gathering started when the Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission decided to have Louisiana Native Crafts Festival, the Tribute to Cajun Music, and Bayou Food

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  • Where Lafayette's Chefs Eat: Lori & Richard Hurst from Riverside Inn

    Where Lafayette's Chefs Eat: Lori & Richard Hurst from Riverside Inn

    We sat down with Lori & Richard Hurst with Riverside Inn to find out where they like to eat when not cooking up delicious seafood and steaks. Watch the video below or check out the abbreviated answers below for a quick read. Favorite place to eat breakfast? Hub City Diner – Stack of pancakes or

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  • Lafayette Weekly: September 7-13, 2020)

    Lafayette Weekly: September 7-13, 2020)

    So many of our acclaimed roots players in South Louisiana have famously cross-pollinated with each other in different musical styles. R&B hitmaker Cupid has collaborated with modern zydeco star Chris Ardoin, and country icon Sammy Kershaw recently released a collection of duets with some of the

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  • Memory Lane: Lafayette’s Historic Landmarks

    Memory Lane: Lafayette’s Historic Landmarks

    Lafayette Parish is home to 37 sites on the National Register of Historic Places Acadiana has a long and profound history. The area was founded in 1755 from French-Canadian exiles seeking religious and cultural freedom. At the time, South Louisiana was Spanish Territory. The Spanish Trail ran right

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  • Downtown in a Day

    Downtown in a Day

    As Louisiana moves through its phased reopening of businesses, please check with restaurants, stores, and attractions for information on openings, capacity, and available amenities before making plans. Downtown Lafayette is the heart of the city and walking through its lively streets you’ll feel the

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  • Girlfriend's Getaway

    Girlfriend's Getaway

    As Louisiana moves through its phased reopening of businesses, please check with restaurants, stores, and attractions for information on openings, capacity, and available amenities before making plans. We all know the importance of the family vacations and romantic getaways with your partner, but

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  • Lafayette Weekly (August 21-September 6, 2020)

    Lafayette Weekly (August 21-September 6, 2020)

    Many of the most beloved songs in our South Louisiana soundtrack were written and recorded in Lake Charles. The Louisiana/Texas border town and its surrounding areas suffered catastrophic damage from Hurricane Laura last week and are now in the process of reconstruction. Phil Phillips took his "Sea

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  • B&Bs in Acadiana

    B&Bs in Acadiana

    As Louisiana moves through its phased reopening of businesses, please check with restaurants, stores, and attractions for information on openings, capacity, and available amenities before making plans. An alternative to hotel and motels, B&Bs offer accommodations ranging from romantic getaways and

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  • The Last Popeye's Buffet in the World

    The Last Popeye's Buffet in the World

    As Louisiana moves through its phased reopening of businesses, please check with restaurants, stores, and attractions for information on openings, capacity, and available amenities before making plans. There is nothing outside to tell you that you are at a landmark. No sign that says “This is the

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  • Hot Spots for Foodie Families

    Hot Spots for Foodie Families

    As Louisiana moves through its phased reopening of businesses, please check with restaurants, stores, and attractions for information on openings, capacity, and available amenities before making plans. Lafayette is a foodie town, dishing out authentic cuisine with plenty of flavor and without

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  • 7 Great Happy Hours You Should Know About

    7 Great Happy Hours You Should Know About

    As Louisiana moves through its phased reopening of businesses, please check with restaurants, stores, and attractions for information on openings, capacity, and available amenities before making plans. Everyone knows about the regular happy hour specials. Things like 2-for-1 margaritas, cheap beers,

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  • Best Desserts in Lafayette

    Best Desserts in Lafayette

    As Louisiana moves through its phased reopening of businesses, please check with restaurants, stores, and attractions for information on openings, capacity, and available amenities before making plans. Cajun Country is world-famous when it comes to food. While we’re known for savory specialties like

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  • Where Lafayette's Chefs Eat: Clair Burton with CENTRAL

    Where Lafayette's Chefs Eat: Clair Burton with CENTRAL

    We sat down with Clair Burton from CENTRAL to find out where she likes to eat when she's not serving up delicious pizza. Watch the video below or check out the abbreviated answers below for a quick read. Favorite place to eat breakfast? Dwyers Café – Sausage, egg, and cheese sandwich with

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  • Lafayette Weekly (August 24-30, 2020)

    Lafayette Weekly (August 24-30, 2020)

    2020 has been full of unpleasant surprises, and the year isn't over just yet. Acadiana is preparing for a first-time scenario: back-to-back tropical storms. The duo will hit the Louisiana coast early this week with Hurricane Marco winning the race Monday evening. There will be music in the wake of

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  • Acadiana Symphony Season (September 11, 2020- April 16, 2021)

    Acadiana Symphony Season (September 11, 2020- April 16, 2021)

    For more than 35 years, the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra has shared its passion for music through world-class live performances. They have stood the test of time in this community, through moments of celebration and moments of despair. Earlier this year, they announced our 36th season - ASO36 REVIVAL

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  • Lafayette Weekly (August 17-23, 2020)

    Lafayette Weekly (August 17-23, 2020)

    Steve Riley has been one of Cajun music's most acclaimed accordionists and bandleaders. He's also been one of the genre's great teachers. He famously produced Feufollet in their early years and was a mentor to the group's pre-teen members. His latest project is the Riley Family Band, featuring his

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  • Where Lafayette's Chefs Eat: Jeremy Conner with Spoonbill

    Where Lafayette's Chefs Eat: Jeremy Conner with Spoonbill

    We sat down with Jeremy Conner with Spoonbill Watering Hole & Restaurant to find out where he likes to eat when he’s not serving up delicious burritos, seafood, and hamburgers at Spoonbill. Watch the video below or check out the abbreviated answers below for a quick read. Favorite place to eat

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  • Where Lafayette's Chefs Eat: Kesley Leger with Scratch Farm Kitchen

    Where Lafayette's Chefs Eat: Kesley Leger with Scratch Farm Kitchen

    We sat down with Kelsey Leger from Scratch Farm Kitchen to find out where she likes to eat when she's not serving up delicious farm to table goodness at Scratch Downtown. Watch the video below or check out the abbreviated answers below for a quick read. Favorite place to eat breakfast? El Ranchito

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