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

                Inspiration Journal

                Lafayette's blog showcasing the food, music, culture and history at the heart of Cajun & Creole Country.

                See All Posts

                Lafayette Weekly

                Cajun dancehall quartet Four Horses will be performing at Rock n' Bowl on Thursday night, while the Revelers will bring their swamp pop sound to the Hideaway on Lee. The…

                Downtown Rising 2024

                Downtown Rising is gearing up for its September concert featuring Marc Broussard. Both Downtown Rising and Marc are celebrating milestone anniversaries. Downtown Rising…

                July Events Spotlight

                If you're looking to spend some time in the Hub City and want to know what events are happening in July, you're in the right place. We'll give you a monthly rundown…

                Getting to Lafayette

                The city of Lafayette, LA is located in the center of Lafayette Parish at the intersection of I-10 and I-49 between New Orleans and Houston and only 35 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico.

                Learn More