Happiest City in America

Lafayette, LA is at the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun & Creole Country, an area known for letting the good times roll, or as we say it laissez les bons temps rouler, and people are starting to notice. The Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch.com recently named Lafayette, LA as the “Happiest City in America” and it’s no mystery why. With our distinctive blend of food, music and culture it’s no wonder people from all over are heading down south with a smile on their face.

Below we've compiled some places that are sure to put a smile on everyone's face. Whether your passion is our rich cultural history, the bustling culinary scene or distinctive blend of Cajun and Zydeco music, you can be sure you will leave smiling from ear to ear.

Quick Stops in the Happiest City
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    Downtown in the Happiest City
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      All Day Adventures in the Happiest City
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        Arts & Culture in the Happiest City
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          Outdoor Excursions in the Happiest City
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            Culinary Stops in the Happiest City
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              Family Fun in the Happiest City
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