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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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All-Day Cajun Experience Tour Kick-Off
All-Day Cajun Experience Tour Kick-Off
Recreation in Lafayette, LA USA

A day packed full of Cajun culture! Cajun Food Tours is rolling out their newest tour and would love for you to join! The new Cajun Experience All-Inclusive Day tour packs as much Cajun into 1 day as possible! We'll pick you up and entertain you as we hit our favorite highlights.


Bounce E Bounce
Bounce E Bounce
Recreation in Lafayette, LA USA


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! 5 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.

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.

Walking History Breaux Bridge Food Tour
Walking History Breaux Bridge Food Tour
Food Tour in Breaux Bridge, LA USA

Taste the delicious food and learn the area's history! Take a stroll through the historic downtown area of Breaux Bridge, LA, while our guide teaches you the history and takes you to taste the food! This unique look at this 200-year-old settlement, in the heart of St.


Ailey II at Heymann Performing Arts Center
Ailey II at Heymann Performing Arts Center things to do on a rainy day in Lafayette, LA
Feb 13, 2019 (Wednesday) Theater event in Lafayette, LA USA

Ailey II February 13, 2019 at Heymann Performing Arts Center in Lafayette, LA 7:30PM

Australia's Thunder From Down Under
Australia's Thunder From Down Under things to do on a rainy day in Lafayette, LA
Thanksgiving Weekend, Nov 24, 2018 (Saturday) Theater event in Opelousas, LA USA

Australia's Thunder From Down Under November 24, 2018 at Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino in Opelousas, LA 8:00PM

Backstreet Boys: DNA World Tour at Lafayette Cajundome
Backstreet Boys: DNA World Tour at Lafayette Cajundome things to do on a rainy day in Lafayette, LA
Sep 03, 2019 (Tuesday) Concert event in Lafayette, LA USA

Backstreet Boys: DNA World Tour September 03, 2019 at Lafayette Cajundome in Lafayette, LA 8:00PM

Big Deal Burlesque at The Pearl
Big Deal Burlesque at The Pearl things to do on a rainy day in Lafayette, LA
Next Month, Dec 15, 2018 (Saturday) Theater event in Lafayette, LA USA

Big Deal Burlesque December 15, 2018 at The Pearl in Lafayette, LA 9:00PM

Camps with Sick Ride at The Pearl
Camps with Sick Ride at The Pearl things to do on a rainy day in Lafayette, LA
Thanksgiving Weekend, Nov 24, 2018 (Saturday) Concert event in Lafayette, LA USA

Camps with Sick Ride November 24, 2018 at The Pearl in Lafayette, LA 9:00PM

Carrie Underwood: The Cry Pretty Tour 360
Carrie Underwood: The Cry Pretty Tour 360 things to do on a rainy day in Lafayette, LA
Sep 22, 2019 (Sunday) Concert event in Lafayette, LA USA

Carrie Underwood: The Cry Pretty Tour 360 September 22, 2019 at Lafayette Cajundome in Lafayette, LA 7:00PM

DG & the Freetown Sound with Roadside Glorious at The Pearl
DG & the Freetown Sound with Roadside Glorious at The Pearl things to do on a rainy day in Lafayette, LA
Next Weekend, Nov 30, 2018 (Friday) Concert event in Lafayette, LA USA

DG & the Freetown Sound with Roadside Glorious November 30, 2018 at The Pearl in Lafayette, LA 10:00PM

Durwood + Christy Hays at The Pearl
Durwood + Christy Hays at The Pearl things to do on a rainy day in Lafayette, LA
Feb 08, 2019 (Friday) Concert event in Lafayette, LA USA

Durwood + Christy Hays February 08, 2019 at The Pearl in Lafayette, LA 9:00PM

Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure
Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure things to do on a rainy day in Lafayette, LA
Jan 11, 2019 (Friday) Theater event in Lafayette, LA USA

Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure January 11, 2019 at Heymann Performing Arts Center in Lafayette, LA 6:30PM

Fruition at The Pearl
Fruition at The Pearl things to do on a rainy day in Lafayette, LA
Jan 30, 2019 (Wednesday) Concert event in Lafayette, LA USA

Fruition January 30, 2019 at The Pearl in Lafayette, LA 9:00PM

HOLIDAY FIGHT NIGHT at Lafayette Cajundome
HOLIDAY FIGHT NIGHT at Lafayette Cajundome things to do on a rainy day in Lafayette, LA
Next Month, Dec 15, 2018 (Saturday) Sports event in Lafayette, LA USA

HOLIDAY FIGHT NIGHT December 15, 2018 at Lafayette Cajundome in Lafayette, LA 7:00PM

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Best Places to Stay in Lafayette


Comfort Suites Lafayette
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From $88 / night.


Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Drury Inn & Suites Lafayette
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From $98 / night.


Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Homewood Suites By Hilton Lafayette
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From $107 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Residence Inn Lafayette Airport
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From $94 / 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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