Lafayette is at the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun & Creole Country, an area known as the Happiest City in America. Their history dates back to the 18th century, when Canada’s Acadians were expelled and settled in Louisiana. More than two centuries later, tourists visit for a rare taste of the genuine Acadian experience.

The area is known for its swampland dotted with moss-draped cypress trees teeming with wildlife, which makes it the perfect destination for bird watching, paddling, fishing, and numerous other outdoor activities.

Lafayette’s culinary scene is steeped in tradition and continues to evolve with a new generation of chefs, making it an incredible place to eat.

Lake Martin Blue Heron.

No matter what time of year you visit Lafayette, they will have something for you to celebrate. It doesn’t take long to get hooked on Lafayette’s Cajun and Zydeco music, and there is never a shortage of dance partners if you want to try your hand at a two-step or waltz.

Whether your passion is for the outdoors, rich cultural history, the bustling culinary scene, or distinctive blend of Cajun and Zydeco music, you can be sure you will leave Lafayette with a smile on your face.

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