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Lafayette Tourism and Sightseeing
Lafayette is at the heart of Louisiana's Cajun Country, an area known for its Cajun and Creole cultures and the birthplace of unique types of cuisine and music. When you visit, you'll find that our distinct brand of fun just grabs hold of people. With our renowned Cajun and Zydeco music, distinctive cuisine, world-class museums, unique cultural attractions and festivals, there is literally something happening every week. From the dizzying spin of a Cajun two-step to the graceful swirl of the prima ballerinaàfrom funky Cajun dance hall beats to the violin concerts in all their symphonic gloryàfrom spicy boiled crawfish to the finest in Creole diningàLafayette has the best of both world.  Skip to Best Places to Stay. Best Time to Visit. View Map.


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Cajun Country Swamp Tours
Cajun Country Swamp Tours
Tour in Breaux Bridge, LA USA

Insightful eco-swamp tours near Lafayette, Louisiana Insightful eco-swamp tour by cajun guide, with B.S. Zoology & Botany, into a Spanish moss draped cypress-tupelo swamp. View alligators, turtles, bayou, bird rookery etc... Emphasis natural history, geology and culture of the swamp.


Cajun Food Tours
Cajun Food Tours things to do on a rainy day in Lafayette, LA
Food Tour in Lafayette, LA USA

Cajun Food, Fun, and history! Six delicious stops included.

Children's Museum of Acadiana
Children's Museum of Acadiana things to do on a rainy day in Lafayette, LA
Childrens Museum in Lafayette, LA USA
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(CMA) is a hands-on participatory museum serving children and their families, schools, and community organizations by providing interactive exhibits, special services, performances, and workshops.

de la Houssaye's Swamp Tours; The Louisiana Experience
de la Houssaye's Swamp Tours; The Louisiana Experience
Nature in Breaux Bridge, LA USA
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Five star rated swamp tour for full family adventure. Guided water wilderness ecotours into La's largest nesting area of wading birds. Every tour is personally conducted by me, Marcus de la Houssaye in an authentic Cajun fishing boat which is specially designed to reach the interior of the Atchafalaya Basin Swamp.

Lafayette Science Museum
Lafayette Science Museum things to do on a rainy day in Lafayette, LA
Science Museum in Lafayette, LA USA

LSM is dedicated to showcasing the latest regional science! Lafayette Science Museum in Lafayette, LA is located in the "Heart of Downtown". A full-dome digital planetarium hosts the best programs and an in-depth look at the cosmos.


TABASCO® brand Pepper Sauce Factory and Visitors Center
TABASCO® brand Pepper Sauce Factory and Visitors Center things to do on a rainy day in Lafayette, LA
Tour in Avery Island, LA USA
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Tour TABASCO® Plant The McIlhenny Family wants to give its thousands of Avery Island visitors an inside look at TABASCO® Pepper Sauce and how it's produced.

Vermilionville
Vermilionville things to do on a rainy day in Lafayette, LA
Museum in Lafayette, LA USA
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Cajun/Creole Folklife & Heritage Park Vermilionville, Acadiana’s premier Cajun and Creole Folklife & Heritage Park, nestled on the banks of the Bayou Vermilion authentically recreates life between 1765 and 1890.

Acadiana Symphony Presents: Home For Christmas
Acadiana Symphony Presents: Home For Christmas things to do on a rainy day in Lafayette, LA
Dec 14, 2017 (Thursday) Theater event in Lafayette, LA USA

Acadiana Symphony Presents: Home For Christmas December 14, 2017 at Heymann Performing Arts Center in Lafayette, LA 7:00PM

Alan Jackson at Lafayette Cajundome
Alan Jackson at Lafayette Cajundome things to do on a rainy day in Lafayette, LA
Next Month, Nov 03, 2017 (Friday) Concert event in Lafayette, LA USA

Alan Jackson November 03, 2017 at Lafayette Cajundome in Lafayette, LA 7:30PM


Gershwin Spectacular at Heymann Performing Arts Center
Gershwin Spectacular at Heymann Performing Arts Center things to do on a rainy day in Lafayette, LA
Next Month, Nov 19, 2017 (Sunday) Theater event in Lafayette, LA USA

Gershwin Spectacular November 19, 2017 at Heymann Performing Arts Center in Lafayette, LA 5:00PM

JAMBALAYA, The MUSICAL at Heymann Performing Arts Center
JAMBALAYA, The MUSICAL at Heymann Performing Arts Center things to do on a rainy day in Lafayette, LA
Next Month, Nov 16, 2017 (Thursday) Theater event in Lafayette, LA USA

JAMBALAYA, The MUSICAL November 16, 2017 at Heymann Performing Arts Center in Lafayette, LA 7:30PM

Lafayette Ballet Theatre Presents: The Nutcracker
Lafayette Ballet Theatre Presents: The Nutcracker things to do on a rainy day in Lafayette, LA
Dec 09, 2017 (Saturday) Theater event in Lafayette, LA USA

Lafayette Ballet Theatre Presents: The Nutcracker December 09, 2017 at Heymann Performing Arts Center in Lafayette, LA 7:00PM

Lafayette Ballet Theatre Presents: The Nutcracker
Lafayette Ballet Theatre Presents: The Nutcracker things to do on a rainy day in Lafayette, LA
Dec 10, 2017 (Sunday) Theater event in Lafayette, LA USA

Lafayette Ballet Theatre Presents: The Nutcracker December 10, 2017 at Heymann Performing Arts Center in Lafayette, LA 2:00PM

Lightwire Theater - A Very Electric Christmas
Lightwire Theater - A Very Electric Christmas things to do on a rainy day in Lafayette, LA
Dec 21, 2017 (Thursday) Theater event in Lafayette, LA USA

Lightwire Theater - A Very Electric Christmas December 21, 2017 at Heymann Performing Arts Center in Lafayette, LA 6:30PM

NPHC GREEK STEP SHOW at Cajundome Convention Center
NPHC GREEK STEP SHOW at Cajundome Convention Center things to do on a rainy day in Lafayette, LA
Next Month, Nov 17, 2017 (Friday) Theater event in Lafayette, LA USA

NPHC GREEK STEP SHOW November 17, 2017 at Cajundome Convention Center in Lafayette, LA 7:00PM

PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure
PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure things to do on a rainy day in Lafayette, LA
Next Month, Nov 08, 2017 (Wednesday) Theater event in Lafayette, LA USA

PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure November 08, 2017 at Lafayette Cajundome in Lafayette, LA

PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure
PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure things to do on a rainy day in Lafayette, LA
Next Month, Nov 07, 2017 (Tuesday) Theater event in Lafayette, LA USA

PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure November 07, 2017 at Lafayette Cajundome in Lafayette, LA 6:00PM

Ray LaMontagne at Heymann Performing Arts Center
Ray LaMontagne at Heymann Performing Arts Center things to do on a rainy day in Lafayette, LA
Next Month, Nov 07, 2017 (Tuesday) Concert event in Lafayette, LA USA

Ray LaMontagne November 07, 2017 at Heymann Performing Arts Center in Lafayette, LA 7:30PM

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer things to do on a rainy day in Lafayette, LA
Next Month, Nov 28, 2017 (Tuesday) Theater event in Lafayette, LA USA

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer November 28, 2017 at Heymann Performing Arts Center in Lafayette, LA 7:00PM

Tedeschi Trucks Band at Heymann Performing Arts Center
Tedeschi Trucks Band at Heymann Performing Arts Center things to do on a rainy day in Lafayette, LA
Feb 27, 2018 (Tuesday) Concert event in Lafayette, LA USA

Tedeschi Trucks Band February 27, 2018 at Heymann Performing Arts Center in Lafayette, LA 7:30PM

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Best Places to Stay in Lafayette


Hampton Inn Broussard-Lafayette Area
Guest Score:
From $83 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites New Iberia-Avery Island
Guest Score:
From $87 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms, Free Breakfast.
Holiday Inn Lafayette North
Guest Score:
From $85 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant.
La Quinta Inn & Suites Broussard - Lafayette Area
Guest Score:
From $89 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms, Free Breakfast.
Residence Inn Lafayette Airport
Guest Score:
From $97 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.

Best Time to Visit Lafayette


The best time to visit Lafayette is in the spring and fall. Spring temperatures are mild with averages in the low 70's and highs in the low 80's. Nights are cool with lows in the low 60's. Fall temperatures are mild with averages in the mid 60's and highs in the mid 70's. Fall nights are cool with lows in the mid 50's.

Visit Lafayette in the springSpring Summer Visit Lafayette in the fallFall Winter


Monthly Temperatures in Lafayette


Month Low Avg High
January 41.6 51.3 61.0
February 45.0 55.0 65.0
March 51.7 61.8 71.9
April 58.1 68.0 77.8
May 66.0 75.4 84.7
June 71.2 80.5 89.8
July 73.1 82.2 91.2
August 72.6 82.1 91.5
September 68.4 77.8 87.2
October 58.4 69.2 80.0
November 50.2 60.5 70.7
December 43.7 53.6 63.5

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