Plan your visit to Lafayette, LA, the state's hub for Cajun culture. Lafayette has delicious Cajun food, street festivals and historic plantations. You can also catch live music and concerts and browse local markets. Travelers of all types and ages will find plenty to do in this exciting Louisiana city.
Once you are settled into one of our Lafayette, LA hotels, visit these popular attractions:
Begin your tour of Lafayette with a visit to Vermilionville, a 23-acre village of reconstructed 18th-century homes with staff members dressed in period costumes. You will hear many of the craftspeople speaking both French and English, get to watch some Cajun and Creole cooking demonstrations and listen to some live music.
Then, at the Acadian Cultural Center, learn about the history of the Cajuns' migration and origins, through local traditions such as storytelling, dance, food and arts and crafts. Kids will be able to complete scavenger hunts, do puzzles and earn a badge.
Stop by Acadian Village, built to resemble a small Cajun bayou community in the 19th century. Be sure to visit the Native American museum there.
The Romanesque Cathedral of St. John is breathtaking. This historic church, built in 1821, was the first in Lafayette Parish. Attend a service, visit the gift shop or go to simply marvel at the ornate architecture.
When you are ready for some nightlife, check out the Blue Moon Guest House and Saloon to hear some genuine Cajun jamming from local musicians. There is always a new show to see at this old-fashioned honky-tonk, and you will find a variety of people from all around the world.
Since no trip to Lafayette is complete without tasting the cuisine, make sure to book one of the Cajun Food Tours. Try a variety of food, with at least six different stops. From spicy andouille sausage to shrimp gumbo to jambalaya, this tour will leave your taste buds tingling and your belly full.
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Lafayette, LA, US, 70501
Opelousas, LA, US, 70570
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