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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.

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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

    Lafayette Weekly

    Live music starts early this week with a special performance by country duo Caleb Klauder and Reem Willms. The singer/songwriters have been long-time collaborators with musicians of our area, most notably Joel Savoy. Cajun Country Revival with Jesse Lege and Farewell, Alligator Man, a tribute album

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  • 20 Ways to Celebrate a Family Cajun Christmas

    20 Ways to Celebrate a Family Cajun Christmas

    There’s nothing quite like a Cajun Christmas! Whether you’re coming to town to see family or taking the kids on a road trip over Christmas Break, Acadiana is a special place to celebrate. Meet Papa Noël, the French Santa Claus, see a spectacle of lights, warm up with a bowl of gumbo, and enjoy

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  • Papa Noël

    Papa Noël

    You can go ahead and tell the kids that Santa Claus is real. According to the History channel, St. Nicholas was an actual person—a Turkish monk in the year 280 AD, known as the patron saint of children. Over the millennia, various cultures and countries have created their versions of the man in red.

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  • Acadiana Center for the Arts 2022 Music Series

    Acadiana Center for the Arts 2022 Music Series

    The Acadiana Center for the Arts, the local arts center located in Downtown Lafayette that serves the eight-parish Acadiana region, has released their 2022 music series line-up. The season, consisting of two separate performance series, kicks off January 2022, and goes through December 2022 with

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  • Holiday Gift Guide 2021

    Holiday Gift Guide 2021

    To say we are excited for the holidays this year is an understatement! This season is shaping up to look much more normal than the last. Hopefully, we'll be able to travel and spend more close time with friends and family that you may have missed in the previous year. Whether or not you're ready for

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  • November Events Spotlight

    November Events Spotlight

    If you're looking to spend some time in the Hub City and want to know what events are happening, you're in the right place. We'll give you a weekly rundown of live music and other events taking place each week in the Happiest City in America. Cajun & Creole Christmas | November & December The heart

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  • Gulf Seafood in Lafayette

    Gulf Seafood in Lafayette

    With its close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, Lafayette is a parish where many restaurants serve up some of the finest Gulf seafood delicacies. Each place has a dish they excel in, from great fried catfish and spicy boiled crawfish to gumbo. There are hole-in-the-wall drive-thrus to high-end,

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  • Acadiana Antique Shops

    Acadiana Antique Shops

    Lafayette is a town of culture, food, music, festivals and history. There is plenty to do no matter the time of year, but with the weather heating up, shopping is a nice, cool, option. Here in Lafayette there are plenty of places to shop, but if you prefer a bit of a treasure hunt be sure to check

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  • Lafayette Chef Spotlight

    Lafayette Chef Spotlight

    Lafayette is a hot spot for up-and-coming chefs and seasoned culinary professionals alike. With such a rich landscape for food lovers to thrive, the area is home to a plethora of various kitchen connoisseurs. Some have gone through professional training and schooling. Some have cut their teeth at

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  • Lafayette's Unique Seasons

    Lafayette's Unique Seasons

    Immerse yourself in the untouched purity of a cypress and tupelo swamp. Sway your hips to the upbeat tempo of accordions and washboards, or let the seductive flavors of Cajun and Creole cooking dance on your palate. Join in on a colorful Mardi Gras celebration and experience the largest non-ticketed

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  • Top 10 Scariest Places in Acadiana

    Top 10 Scariest Places in Acadiana

    Who haunts the houses and buildings of Acadiana, a region rich in culture and history? Those who refuse to leave hang in shadows, tease us with weird happenings, and some even show themselves in the dark of night. Here are a few scary places to visit in Lafayette, but only if you’re brave enough to

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  • Downtown Drinking and Dining Guide

    Downtown Drinking and Dining Guide

    It’s no secret that the food and bar scene of Downtown has exploded into an exciting array of tastes and flavors, which makes it the perfect foundation to build your own tour. Make it all restaurants, all bars, or a mixture of both – however you choose to spend your day or night Downtown, it’ll be

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  • A Guide To Lafayette's Pizza Joints

    A Guide To Lafayette's Pizza Joints

    Pizza has a long history and even more varieties adapted over the years and in different regions. According to History.com, flatbreads with toppings were consumed by the ancient Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks. The latter ate a version with herbs and oil, similar to today’s focaccia. But the modern

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  • A Guide To Lafayette's Burger Joints

    A Guide To Lafayette's Burger Joints

    Nothing seems more American than a good burger. A dish that has stood the test of time and can be reinvented in various ways, it's no wonder burgers are still a favorite among foodies. Lafayette has a variety of burger joints, from classic drive-thrus and historic restaurants to vegetarian and vegan

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  • The Hidden Street Taco Joints of Lafayette

    The Hidden Street Taco Joints of Lafayette

    Why reserve tacos just for Tuesdays? Lafayette has a hidden street taco scene, and all you have to do is look just beyond the horizon. Staring at us in plain sight are a mix of authentic, affordable, and delicious tacos from families with origins in Mexico, Honduras, Venezuela, and El Salvador.

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  • Olde Tyme Grocery

    Olde Tyme Grocery

    Glenn Murphree grew up in New Orleans, so he understood poorboys, a sandwich born in the Crescent City. When a small corner grocery store dating back to the mid-1900s came up for sale in Lafayette, Murphree bought the property and began serving poorboys to Acadiana residents. Over the years, Olde

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  • Spoonbill Watering Hole & Restaurant

    Spoonbill Watering Hole & Restaurant

    The path to establishing Spoonbill Watering Hole & Restaurant is a curvy country road. It originates in the days of the Olympic Grove pizza truck when Stephen Verret and Jeremy Conner brought games, chill vibes, and tasty pizza pies all over town. Stephen, while having little experience in

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  • BJ's Pizza & Deli

    BJ's Pizza & Deli

    BJ’s Pizza, a Lafayette institution, opened in 1981. The name is based on card games, blackjack specifically. There are several items on the menu that have poker-inspired names, the Full House Pizza, Royal Flush, two of a kind, and the gambler poboy. It started as a franchise, and the owners

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  • Super Taters...And More!

    Super Taters...And More!

    Hot style deli sandwiches, toasted wraps, salads, and a daily soup selection are all available at family-friendly Super Taters in Scott. All in all, there are over 100+ unique baked potato offerings ranging from classic combinations served with a twist to Cajun hometown favorites. No matter which

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  • Acadiana’s Coolest Pools and Splash Pads

    Acadiana’s Coolest Pools and Splash Pads

    Louisiana’s prime location in the South means the weather can be hot and humid, but plenty of places around town provide a refreshing splash of fun. And even though Lafayette’s balmy winters, families can dive right into swimming pools and splash pads open year-round. Toddlers to tweens can’t

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