Extremely friendly locals, Cajun Zydeco music, a swampy topography and mouthwatering delicacies is just the tip of the iceberg. With a French-Canadian culture, Lafayette portrays an all together different world.
Downtown Lafayette is famed for its art galleries and art-walks, which is an easy way to get friendly with the locals and get to know the authentic cuisines around.
Taste the best of home brewed beer at Cajun Brewing Company, where tourists are given a free tour of the microbrewery.
A place where the salt and pepper meet, is usually how Avery Island is described, as it is a large salt dome and the Tabasco pepper sauce factory is the highlight of the island.
Visit Delcambre, which is synonymous with seafood and is quiet popular with locals buying shrimp straight from the boats.
Apart from exotic plants and oak trees as old as 350 years, Rip Van Winkle Garden also portrays the Balinese artworks.
The astounding celebration of Mardi Gras in Lafayette with colourful clothes and masks all around is a vibrant experience that is not to be missed.
Cajun Country Swamp Tours is a great option to get close to the unique ecosystem. A sudden encounter with an alligator on the tour is a usual thing.
Tap your feet at the Cajun beats to live music at the Acadiana Dancehall, where tourists can experience the spirit of Lafayette.