Uniquely Seasoned

The heart of Louisiana's Cajun & Creole Country.

A melting pot of culture as rich as the plate lunches we serve.

Generation after generation passing along a recipe of joie de vivre.

This is Lafayette.

Live music fills our dancehalls day and night.

The smell of gumbo and boiled crawfish signify the season.

Outdoors as majestic as the history surrounding it.

Cuisine as handcrafted as the art in our museums.

Hospitality that will make you smile.

And memories to remind you why we're the Happiest City in America.

It'll take more than a quick visit to understand.

Start planning yours.

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Foodie's Guide

For foodies looking to travel to Lafayette or locals in search of somewhere new, it's hard to go wrong. In fact, the biggest challenge will be working out what not to eat.

Weekly Events

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.

Outdoor Guide

Lafayette is at the heart of Cajun & Creole Country, located in Louisiana, known as the Sportsman's Paradise. The area is known for its swampland dotted with moss-draped cypress trees teeming with wildlife, which makes it the perfect destination for bird...

Trails

Historic Lafayette

Lafayette Parish has a long and profound history. The indigenous Atakapa-Ishak, Choctaw, Chitimacha, and Opelousa were some of the first to inhabit the... Learn More

Dancehalls of Cajun Country

Dancehalls, or les salles de danse, became popular in South Louisiana around the time of the Civil War. Equal parts bar, performance hall, and community... Learn More

Ancient Oaks

In South Louisiana, live oaks are history, heritage, and heirlooms all rolled into one. They offered shade and protection for the first settlers’ homes... Learn More

Azalea Trail

A sure sign that spring has arrived in Lafayette, LA is the abundance of azaleas in a spectrum of reds, pinks, whites, purples and salmons. The... Learn More

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. The eight parishes that comprise the area are Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion. Acadiana is made up of 22 South Louisiana parishes that extend from south of Alexandria in the center of the state, to Lake Charles on the west, south of New Orleans on the east, and to the Gulf of Mexico in the south.

Plan Your Escape

Lafayette, LA is at the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun & Creole Country, an area known as the ‘Happiest City in America’ and it’s no mystery. Whether your passion is for our rich cultural history, the bustling culinary scene or distinctive blend of Cajun and Zydeco music, you can be sure you will leave beaming from ear to ear. Plan your escape to the Happiest City in America.

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