These highlight video showcases Lafayette Travel's sponsored ULTRA athletes. The student-athletes have the unique opportunity to live and surround themselves with our Cajun and Creole culture. So "Share In the Culture" with them by watching and reading more about these individual athletes that make Lafayette, Louisiana, unique and special!
What’s your favorite holiday and or season in Lafayette and why?
Fall, it’s cross country and football season.
If you could eat one Cajun dish every day, what would it be?
June is African American Music Appreciation Month. A time to honor, celebrate, and reflect on all the musical accomplishments Black Americans have given... Read More
If you're looking to spend some time in the Hub City and want to know what events are happening in June, you're in the right place. We'll... Read More
The Cajun Heartland State Fair rolls on this week with nightly performances by artists from right here in Acadiana. Performers include rock guitarist... Read More
An early 20th-century precursor to zydeco, la-la music melds indigenous American, African, European, blues, nascent rhythm and blues, and Louisiana... Read More
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.
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.