For Kids

Rôder (pronounced row-day) in Cajun French means to roam, or run the roads and Lafayette is the perfect destination to pile the family in the car and rôder.

Whether you’re coming for the day or planning an extended vacation or staycation with the family, the Happiest City in America has plenty of family friendly things to do. From foodie families, history and cultural buffs, and geocachers to the more adventurous outdoor families, Lafayette has the perfect experience waiting for you.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s go rôder!

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