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OFFICIAL PLANNER GUIDE FOR LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA


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ITEMS OF INTEREST: A Guide for All Seasons . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-13 Family Friendly Guide . . . . . . . . . . . 34-37 Quick Reference Maps . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-41 Instagram Worthy Spots In Lafayette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-45 Recipes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52-53 Hub City Day Trips . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62-64 Festival Field Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 LISTINGS:  Meeting & Convention Venues . . . . . 17-20 Sports & Recreation Venues . . . . . . 25-28 Where to Stay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-33 What to See . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47-51 Where to Eat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55-60 Businesses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65-68 Calendar of Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Where to Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70-71 Letter from the President & CEO . . . . . . 73 CONTRIBUTING WRITERS: Jessica Goff

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Lafayette and the Acadiana region is a year-round destination, with long summers followed by pleasant winters in the mid-60s. Here in Cajun Country, we define our seasons by festivals, food, and time-honored traditions. Come during the holidays, and the whole town sparkles. During our Cajun & Creole Christmas, Lafayette transforms into a winter wonderland with light shows, parades, a tour of homes, and special performances. Did you resolve to try something new this year? Then Cajun Country is the place for you! Only in Lafayette can you attend a rodeo, film festival, concert series, and a Mardi Gras parade! On colder days, warm up with a plate lunch of Cajun comfort foods, and treat your palate to a slice of king cake. If peace and quiet is more your speed, our fairytale gardens, cozy inns, and fine dining restaurants are ideal for a romantic getaway. Crawfish are at their peak in early spring. Roll up your sleeves and pick your own or eat it with a fork in an etouffee at one of our many restaurants or the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival. No trip is complete without boudin and po’boys. Be sure to stop at one of the legendary spots on our Cajun Boudin Trail and attend the annual Po’Boy Festival. Burn off some calories at a lively dance hall, or participate in the Vermilion Voyage, a three-day, 50-mile,

overnight paddling excursion. Spring is also an ideal time to spend a day in Downtown Lafayette, where you’ll find attractions, restaurants, and nightlife. Every April, Downtown hosts Festival International, bringing more than 500 musicians from 15 countries to the stage. Summer starts early and sticks around a while. Stay cool with delicious frozen snoballs and local craft beer. Give the kids a summer history lesson at Vermilionville, a historic village that hosts Creole and Acadian culture days, and admire some of our incredible architecture and public art around town. Plan your meals around EatLafayette, where the top restaurants around town offer incredible deals. On your way out of town, shop our local makers for a tasty or artistic souvenir. On your drive home, be sure to listen to some great Zydeco and Swamp Pop music with our Lafayette Weekly playlist on Spotify! Fall is especially beautiful for spending time outdoors, with nature trails and cypress bayous waiting to be explored. Fall is also filled with events and festivals celebrating everything from blackpot cooking to local haunts, vintage hotrods, and modern films. The season’s biggest event is Festivals Acadiens et Créoles, where our local culture shines with three days of authentic music, dancing, art, and food.

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Plate Lunch-Paradise:

Over 50 locations to choose from serving up a meat, a gravy-covered starch, a pair of vegetable sides, and a simple piece of bread all served on a single plate.

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Cajun & Creole Christmas: Lafayette transforms into a winter wonderland with light shows, parades, tour of homes, performances, carolers, and much more. There’s something to help get the whole family in the holiday spirit.

12 Things You'll only find in Lafayette: Travelers looking to

7 Great Happy Hours: Everyone knows of the normal happy hour specials-2 for 1 cocktails, half off draft beer-but here in the Happiest City in America we offer more than just the norm.

immerse themselves in a one-ofa-kind experience should look no further than Cajun Country where you’ll discover authentic music, incredible cuisine, and joie de vivre.

Cinema on the Bayou:

An eight-day internationally acclaimed film festival welcoming 180 films and 200 filmmakers from across the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, India, the U.K., and France.


Romantic Getaways:

King cakes date back to 12th century France when a cake was baked on the eve of Jan. 6 with a small token hidden inside. Whoever got the token in his or her slice became the royalty of the night.

From fairytale gardens and majestic oak trees draped with moss to Cajun cuisine fit for a king, South Louisiana is a dreamy destination for couples.

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King Cake:

Winter

Visit LafayetteTravel.com/Winter Mid-Winter Fair Rodeo:

Louisiana’s most famous and longest running rodeo welcomes the world’s best cowboys and cowgirls competing in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronco riding, calf, and team roping, barrel racing, and bull riding.

Mardi Gras: There’s more than one way to celebrate Mardi Gras in Lafayette including the traditional courir, parades, Mardi Gras Indians, king cakes, and extravagant Mardi Gras balls complete with a king and queen.

Louisiana Crossroads Series:

A concert, discussion, and broadcast series hosted by the Acadiana Center for the Arts bringing artists and audiences closer together through performances and conversations in between songs.

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Crawfish:

Everyone’s favorite crustacean is at its peak during springtime. Whether you prefer boiled or in an etouffee, you don’t have to travel far to sample crawfish.

Downtown in a Day:

Azalea Trail:

Downtown Lafayette is the heart of the city and walking through its lively streets you’ll feel the pulse of Acadiana’s culture, history, and joie de vivre.

A sure sign that spring has arrived is the abundance of azaleas in a spectrum of reds, pinks, whites, purples and salmons lining the 20 plus miles of Lafayette’s city streets.

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Acadiana Poboy Festival:

Celebrate the legacy of the humble po-boy sandwich with local chefs from around the area flexing their culinary muscles to offer unique takes on this traditional Cajun dish.

Festival International:

Celebrate the connection between Acadiana and the Francophone world with over 500 performing and visual artists from 15 countries converging on six stages across Downtown Lafayette for five days of world music.


Boudin:

Equal parts bar, performance hall, and community center, the traditional dancehall provided a space for much needed recreation as do the modern-day dancehalls, but with an updated twist.

Vermilion Voyage:

Experience the Vermilion River on a three-day, 50-mile, overnight paddle launching from the Acadiana Park Nature Station to Palmetto Island State Park that includes culinary, cultural, and musical experiences along the way.

Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival: Listen to 30 Cajun

and Creole bands over three days coupled with delicious crawfish. The festival also hosts a parade, crawfish eating contest, dance contest, cook-off, crawfish race, carnival rides, and an arts and crafts fair.

Lafayette Parish is the indisputable center of all things boudin. With over 50 locations, the Cajun Boudin Trail puts you in the driver’s seat when it comes to discovering Louisiana’s best boudin.

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Dancehalls of Cajun Country:

South Louisiana Songwriters Festival:

SOLO combines the intimate, intensive, and creative songwriting process and a public-facing festival with songwriters collaborating for four days, then debuting their creations during the festival.

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Lafayette's Local Makers: Lafayette is a melting pot of creativity with many locals creating their own clothing, jewelry, food products, and artwork, of which many are available in monthly subscription boxes.

EVENTS

Creole Culture Day:

Explore the living history of the Creole culture at Vermilionville. Activities include crafts and games for children, boat tours and canoeing, live music with a Creole jam session, film showings, cooking demonstrations, dance lessons, sharing circles and more.

Public Art Trail:

Experience the creative beauty of Lafayette through our public art trail that shares the unique stories and heritage of communities starting in Downtown Lafayette and weaving through the area.

EatLafayette:

Lafayette's Weekly Playlist:

Follow @LafayetteTravel on Spotify for a curated weekly playlist with a breakdown of local and touring musical acts playing in and around Lafayette.

A summer-long celebration of Lafayette's local restaurants ranging from Cajun, Italian, Mediterranean, Asian, BBQ and everything in between. You can be sure there's something for everyone's taste buds.


Grammy Nominated:

Named the premier architect of the South, Acadiana native A. Hays Town has put his signature stamp on hundreds of incredible homes and significant buildings throughout Louisiana and beyond.

Music is the soul of Lafayette where new genres like Zydeco and Swamp Pop have risen from the bayous with over 16 GRAMMY winning musicians from the area.

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Architectural Trail:

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Sno-ball Festival:

A free event showcasing local sno-ball stands serving up samples and full-sized versions of traditional and specialty sno-balls including a few boozy options for grown-ups.

Gulf Brew:

Experience what locals call “Oktoberfest in the Summer.� Sample over 200 beers from local and home brewers while enjoying live music, good food, and great company.

Acadian Culture Day:

Explore the living history of the Acadians at Vermilionville. Activities include live music with a Cajun jam, kids' crafts and games, cooking and craft demonstrations, sharing circles, film showings, boat tours, canoeing and more.

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5 Epic Outdoor Experiences: Blessed with atmospheric natural beauty and diverse wildlife, there’s a variety of options for outdoor adventure in Cajun Country with gorgeous backdrops for some serious Instagram-envy!

EVENTS

Southern Screen:

Moving beyond traditional film and music this multimedia four-day festival includes film screenings, live music, screenwriting, live podcast, workshops, parties, and more throughout the Lafayette area.

First Timers Guide:

If you’re short on time for your first visit to Cajun Country or overwhelmed by all the things to do this rundown of the must sees is the perfect way to experience the Happiest City in America.

Festivals Acadiens et Créoles: For over 40

years this free festival has offered three days of nonstop music, dancing, food as well as crafts, and a genuine Cajun and Creole experience like no other.


Lafayette’s deep-rooted history comes some haunting tales and along with it some houses and buildings of Acadiana with guests who refuse to leave.

Best Desserts:

We’re known for savory specialties like boudin, crawfish, and jambalaya, but no Acadiana meal is complete without first indulging in dessert.

Cajun & Creole Instruments:

Our Cajun and Zydeco music is rooted in our history, but it all starts with the French language and evolves to include the accordion, fiddle, triangle, and rubboard.

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Fall

Visit LafayetteTravel.com/Fall Blackpot Festival & Cook-Off: Celebrate Cajun culture and cooking with two days of great music, dancing, food, camping, and jamming.

Plate Lunchapalooza:

The ultimate plate lunch experience celebrating the rich culture of Acadiana's favorite rib-sticking, gravy covered, meal on the go complete with live music and activities for the kids.

Bayou Round-Up:

Showcasing the fantastic music, food, scenery, and culture of Lafayette combined with a large gathering of incredible hot rods, custom cars, artists, and vendors with some of the best live music onstage.

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LOCAL FLAVOR Spice things up with a day trip to Avery Island, home of the world-famous TABASCO® sauce

South Louisiana boasts one of the most vibrant cuisines in North America today. —Chef Jeremy Conner

My family has been producing and selling TABASCO® sauce for more than 150 years, maintaining a generations-old tradition and preserving a way of life that extends well beyond our family and far off Avery Island. —Christian Brown II, Agriculture Project Specialist and sixth-generation McIlhenny family member.

Fiery Facts! TABASCO® repurposes discarded materials. Mash is sold as a seasoning for seafood boils, and wood barrels are made into wood chips for grilling TABASCO® is made from just three ingredients: salt, vinegar, and peppers Following company tradition, all peppers are picked by hand Archeologists have determined that Native Americans lived on Avery Island as far back as 2,500 B.C. TABASCO® is an official supplier to the British Royal Household TABASCO® Sauce is shipped to 185 countries.

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Driving south past low-lying sugarcane fields, you’ll suddenly see something out of the ordinary in South Louisiana—a hill rising 163 feet above sea level. That’s the salt dome on which Avery Island was built and the highest point on the Gulf Coast. After the banking industry of New Orleans crashed in the 19th century, Edmund McIlhenny chose this majestic spot for his new business venture. He planted his first pepper crop in 1868, and using salt from the mine with a little vinegar, he created the recipe for TABASCO® sauce that’s still used today. His family still runs the business on Avery Island, making world-famous TABASCO® sauce for 185 countries. “We are extremely proud of our Louisiana heritage and to be one of our state’s best-known and best-loved exports,” says Christian Brown II, Agriculture Project Specialist and a sixthgeneration McIlhenny family member. “My family has been producing and selling TABASCO® sauce for more than 150 years, maintaining a generations-old tradition and preserving a way of life that extends well beyond our family and far off Avery Island.” Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Avery Island is open nearly every day of the year as well as hosts special events, like its October Fall Festival and annual Easter Egg Hunt. Start your visit at Jungle Gardens, a 170-acre semi-tropical garden and bird sanctuary created by McIlhenny. Enchanting moss-draped oaks immediately call you into their canopy from the gravel road you enter on, inviting you to enter this peaceful place. Request an expert-led guided tour in advance or take the self-led cell phone tour and drive through the garden’s 15 stops. You’ll also find several spots to pull off and park for those wishing to explore the grounds on foot. You might sneak up on a deer grazing in the open meadows or spot an alligator sunning on the banks of Bayou Petite Anse.

Find your zen by walking along a serene pond and over Monet-style bridges to McIlhenny’s 900-year-old Buddha statue, the awe-inspiring centerpiece for the Asian garden. Bird City is a 35-acre private sanctuary, which Theodore Roosevelt once called the most noteworthy reserve in the country. From the observation tower, you can admire an array of birds like snowy egrets, herons, anhinga, white ibis, roseate spoonbills, blue-winged teal, ducks, and other migratory birds. Be sure to explore the Sunken Gardens, where you’ll find McIlhenny’s innovative drainage system. Another can’t miss stop is the quiet garden where you’ll discover an entrance into his old camellia and azalea nursery. After exploring the gardens, head over to 1868!® Restaurant for an authentic Cajun lunch on the rustic porch. Treat yourself to a few Cajun specialties prepared by Chef Jeremy Conner, like boudin, chicken and sausage gumbo or crawfish etouffee. You’ll savor big, bold, and delicious flavors in every bite, accented by TABASCO® sauce, of course! “The Cajuns and other peoples displaced to South Louisiana arrived to find limited resources and built strong community bonds to survive,” says Chef Conner. “This had the effect of enriching their cultures in all aspects, including art, music—and most of all—food. As a result, South Louisiana boasts one of the most vibrant cuisines in North America today.” For the ultimate foodie, don’t miss Chef Conner’s TABASCO® Cooking Demo. He’ll have you cooking like a Cajun in no time with two appetizers, a main course, and dessert you’ll get to enjoy for yourself. After lunch, take the TABASCO® Factory Tour. You’ll first walk through the history of the company, then to the pepper greenhouse, through the barreling process, and onto the factory floor for blending and bottling. Before hitting the highway, treat your tastebuds to a few favorites at the TABASCO Country Store®—you’ve gotta try the TABASCO® soda and ice cream! Then, pick up a few souvenirs for friends and family back home.

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Unconventional Meeting Spaces

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Spark creativity, increase productivity, and build team spirit inside an array of inspiring meeting spaces in Lafayette. After a successful day of work, hit the town for world-famous Cajun food and music as you experience one of the most unique cultures in the country. Think outside the meeting room with these seven creative alternatives for your next corporate event:

Vermilionville

300 Fisher Rd. | (337) 233-4077 | Vermilionville.org This historic riverfront village, right across from the airport, is not only convenient, but it also has a compelling story to tell with original buildings dating back to the 1700 and 1800s. Reminiscent of an old agricultural building, the open performance center with a courtyard can accommodate up to 350. A charming wooden chapel and a conference room are also available. The onsite restaurant, La Cuisine de Maman, can accommodate up to 75 guests with incredible Cajun cuisine, downhome comfort foods, and even a custom crawfish boil or barbecue for your group. You can also add some historic flair with costumed characters!

Rock’n’Bowl de Lafayette

In April of 2019 ACFEA Tours had a student group in town that was set to do a public performance as part of their tour. The performance was set to take place outside, but due to the weather the performance was cancelled. With some quick thinking we were able to find another concert series for them to play for that same day. The students were able to showcase their talent and locals got to enjoy some added entertainment for the evening.

Sending a HUGE thank you to Kaylie for your help with Head Royce School's choir and jazz band. You went above and beyond, and we are so thankful that you worked so hard and that it all worked out. The kids had a great time performing at St. Julien Jams, and that's what it's all about. – Christie Starrett - ACFEA Tour Consultants, Inc.

905 Jefferson St. | (337) 534-8880 | RocknBowl.com In this lively location downtown, your group can work hard and play hard. After meeting in the Grand Ballroom, your staff can bond with bowling, dance lessons, live music, pub games, and more! Don’t serve the same-old banquet-style chicken - instead offer your group a fresh new menu including local craft beer, handcrafted cocktails, and Louisiana specialties.

The Hilliard University Art Museum

710 E. Saint Mary Blvd. | (337) 482-2278 | HilliardMuseum.org For an original and colorful event, look no further than the city’s art museum, located on the University of Louisiana’s campus. The A. Hays Town Building, built-in 1967 by one of the South’s most renowned architects, makes everyone feel at home with intimate spaces featuring hardwood floors, fireplaces, and built-in bookcases. Just outside, the great lawn, the plaza, and waterwall create a lovely setting for hosting a group of a few hundred people.

Acadiana Center for the Arts

101 W. Vermilion St. | (337) 233-7060 | AcadianaCenterForTheArtrs.org Downtown’s visual and performing arts center is ideal for any group. The James Devin Moncus Theater is a re-configurable space able to accommodate conferences, private events, and performances with up to 500 people. The Atrium and Café is a beautiful open space with marble floors, a grand staircase, and a glass front with a capacity for 250. The ArtHouse, The Moss Loft, and gallery spaces are also available for small meetings or break-out sessions.

Lafayette Science Museum

433 Jefferson St. | (337) 291-5544 | LafayetteScienceMuseum.org Host a meeting that’s out of this world inside the downtown Lafayette Science Museum and Planetarium. Spaces can accommodate up to 2,000 guests, including both floors of the museum, auditorium, classrooms, planetarium, and exhibit galleries filled with everything from ginormous dinosaurs to tiny insects. After the meeting, step right outside for exciting dining and nightlife on Jefferson Street.

LARC’s Acadian Village

200 Greenleaf Dr. | (337) 981-2364 | AcadianVillage.org This folklife museum offers a glimpse into Louisiana’s past with restored and replicated 19th-century Acadian homes. Host a unique speaking engagement or event inside New Hope Chapel or a large reception in the open-air Pavilion. A replica of the once-popular Fernand Stutes Grocery, Bar and Barber Shop is another unique space for a corporate event with a seating capacity of 80.

University of Louisiana Student Union

620 McKinley St. | (337) 482-9038 | StudentUnion.Louisiana.edu Elevate your meeting to a higher level on this classic college campus, complete with turn-of-the-century architecture and majestic oak trees. Located in the heart of campus, the Student Union Ballroom can host everything from a business luncheon to a large-scale gala and offers both in-house or outside catering. Just outside the ballroom is Cypress Lake, a two-acre wetlands habitat for turtles, fish, and alligators.

In April of 2019, Lafayette hosted a Regional Harley Owners Rally, sponsored by Harley Davidson in Milwaukee. With almost 2,000 riders in attendance the event kicked off with a party at Cajun Harley Davidson and featured daily rides around Acadiana through the weekend. The HOGS were highlighted in a special parade for the start of Downtown Alive! on Friday and finished with another closing party at Cajun Harley Davidson.

Along with all the local businesses welcoming us with open arms, planning our Harley Owners Group Rally was made easy with the assistance of everyone at Lafayette Travel. Our attendees traveled from 34 states and 2 Canadian provinces and enjoyed our unique Cajun culture and food. Although we have a great many guided and self-guided rides, our most popular group ride turned out to be The Boudin Run around Lafayette, LA. – Gene Faulk, HOGS

In April of 2019, we hosted William Mondello of Brand USA France for a FAM tour led by Mike Prejean with the Louisiana Office of Tourism. Representatives from USA Travel, TUI France, Sensations du Monde, Visiteursa, Les Maisons du Voyage and American Airlines France got to experience attractions like Vermilionville, Rock’n’Bowl, Randol’s, and a Swamp Tour before heading out.

A huge thank you for the amazing time we had in Lafayette, LA! Great dance, not so great bowling (for me), and what a ride in the swamp! The Tour Operators had so much fun and will remember this forever and I will make sure they do! Take care guys! – William Mondello, Brand USA France

Sugar Bert Boxing hosted its first National Qualifier October 18-20 at the Youngsville Sports Complex in Lafayette Parish. The event was a big success attracting boxers from all around the country! This event hosted over 450 participants including boxers, coaches and officials with over 21 states represented.

This amateur boxing tournament has set the tone in Lafayette/Youngsville and the sky is the limit as to how big next year's event will be. – Bert Wells, CEO Sugar Bert Boxing

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Cajundome

444 Cajundome Blvd. · Lafayette 70506 (337) 265-2100 | Cajundome.com • Arena area-40,000 sq. ft. of floor space • Seating capacities-13,000 general session, 8,481 half house, 300 full-service banquet • Full-service kitchen • Ground-level parking (820 car capacity) • 11 meeting rooms, 8 dressing rooms

13,000

Cajundome Convention Center 444 Cajundome Blvd. · Lafayette 70506 (337) 265-2100 | Cajundome.com • • • •

Nearly 80,000 sq. ft. Over 37,000 sq. ft. of exhibition area Nearly 20,000 sq. ft. of meeting and banquet facilities Largest room capacities – 4,020 theater, 1,700 banquet

4,020

Heymann Performing Arts Center 1372 S. College Rd. · Lafayette 70503 (337) 291-5540 | HeymannCenter.com

• Convention center ballroom has 20,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space • Banquet capacity 1,800 • Auditorium capacity 2,230 • Onsite parking for 700, additional spaces within walking distance

2,230

Vermilionville

300 Fisher Rd. · Lafayette 70508 (337) 233-4077 | Vermilionville.org • P  erformance Center, 2,760 sq. ft., max. capacity 800, stage with dance floor • Conference Room, 356 sq. ft., max. capacity 30

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LARC's Acadian Village 200 Greenleaf Dr. · Lafayette 70506 (337) 981-2364 | AcadianVillage.org

150

• Replica of an 1850 chapel onsite • An open air pavilion with 10,000 sq. ft. under roof, max. capacity of 500, stage and dance floor • Replica of the Fernand Stutes Grocery, Bar and Barber Shop, 3,000 sq. ft., max. capacity 150

Acadiana Center for the Arts

101 W. Vermilion St. · Lafayette 70501 (337) 233-7060 | AcadianaCenterForTheArts.org

500

Two Galleries • Over 4,300 sq. ft. of blond maple wood floors throughout galleries • Over 1,000 sq. ft. on the first floor James Devin Moncus Theater • State-of-the-art theater with flexible floor plan and cutting-edge acoustics, perfect for multi-purpose functionality • Theater seating, capacity 300 • High-ceiling sunlit space centrally located on the 2nd floor • Over 1,300 sq. ft. • Performance theater or standing reception, capacity 100/classroom setup, capacity 65

Board Room • 320 sq. ft. of impressive space enclosed by lucent glass walls, capacity 20 Coca-Cola Studio • Event planning and coordination, catering, liaison, menu-planning, décor and production assistance, along with entertainment assistance • Sound, stage and lighting, A/V and media

Hilliard University Art Museum 710 E. Saint Mary Blvd. · Lafayette 70503 (337) 482-2278 | HilliardMuseum.org

500

• Plaza, garden, water wall and A. Hays Town Building available for special events • Max. capacity indoors 250 • Max. capacity on the grounds is 1,000 inclusive of all outside areas

Lafayette Science Museum

433 Jefferson St. · Lafayette 70501 (337) 291-5544 | LafayetteScienceMuseum.org

2,000

• Meeting space available, max. capacity 2,000 • Auditorium, max capacity 175 non-fixed seating, 72 fixed seating, built in A/V available • Downtown parking available

River Oaks Catering and Event Center 520 E. Kaliste Saloom Rd. · Lafayette 70508 (337) 593-8866 | RiverOaksCaters.com

2,000

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Banquet seating up to 500 Classroom seating up to 600 A/V available onsite Free parking, over 500 spaces Ceiling heights up to 20 ft.

City Club at River Ranch

1100 Camellia Blvd. · Lafayette 70508 (337) 406-2582 | CityClubatRiverRanch.com • A/V available onsite (limited) • Free parking, over 250 spaces

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Wyndham Garden Lafayette 1801 W. Pinhook Rd. · Lafayette 70508 (337) 233-8120 | WGLaf.com

• 290 guest rooms, 4 executive suites • 12 meeting rooms max. capacity 600 • 14,000 sq. ft. of meeting space

600

Doubletree by Hilton Lafayette 1521 W. Pinhook Rd. · Lafayette 70503 (337) 235-6111 | DoubleTree.com • • • • • •

327 guest rooms including 8 suites 22,000 sq. ft. of meeting space Maximum meeting capacity 1,200 14-foot ceilings in Grand Ballroom Complimentary airport shuttle service Complimentary WiFi

1,200

Garden Plaza Hotel & Conference Center 2032 N.E. Evangeline Thrwy. · Lafayette 70501 (337) 233-6815

• 242 guest rooms, 4 executive suites • 11 meeting rooms max. capacity 700 • 14,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, 2,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space

700

Hilton Garden Inn

2350 W. Congress St. · Lafayette 70506 (337) 291-1977 | LafayetteCajundome.HGI.com • • • •

153 guest rooms including 25 suites and 1 executive suite 2,300 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space In-house A/V Assistance Complimentary WiFi

180

Holiday Inn Lafayette North

2219 N.W. Evangeline Thrwy. · Lafayette 70501 HolidayInn.com/LafayetteNorth • • • •

153 guest rooms including 25 suites and 1 executive suite 2,300 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space In-house A/V Assistance Complimentary WiFi

150

Homewood Suites by Hilton Lafayette Airport

201 Kaliste Saloom Rd. · Lafayette 70508 (337) 264-6044 | LafayetteAirport.HomewoodSuites.com • 129 spacious suites with full kitchens • 3,400 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space max capacity of 300 • 1 board room, max 12

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1909 Kaliste Saloom Rd. · Lafayette 70508 (337) 706-8610 | ParcLafayette.Home2Suites.com • 106 spacious suites • 3,500 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space max capacity of 300 • 1 board room, max. 15

300

Picard Event Center

200 E. Devalcourt St. · Lafayette 70506 (337) 482-1548 | PicardCenter.Louisiana.edu/Event-Center • 4,000 sq. ft. of meeting space • 8 unique and diverse meeting spaces • Complimentary WiFi

250

Le Pavillon

1913 Kaliste Saloom Rd. · Lafayette 70508 (337) 232-2582, ext. 203 | LpLft.com

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3 private ballrooms Ceiling height up to 17 ft. A/V built in all rooms Complimentary self-parking Complimentary Wi-Fi

Petroleum Club of Lafayette 111 Heymann Blvd. · Lafayette 70503 (337) 232-2582 | PCLafayette.com

• 47,000 sq. ft. of meeting space • Provides audio visual equipment • Over 14 private dining rooms to accommodate any size function

1,000

University of Louisiana at Lafayette 620 McKinley St. · Lafayette 70503 (337)482-9038 | StudentUnion.Louisiana.edu • • • •

1,000

For information on planning your meeting or booking your facility please

45,000 sq. ft. of meeting space Ample covered parking Center of the University Campus Overlooking UL's Cypress Lake adds to the ambiance

Visit LafayetteTravel.com/Meetings

OR CONTACT:

Mike Roebuck

Jess Henry

Irene Hodge

Carl Toups

Chief Sales Officer mike@lafayettetravel.com

Senior Sales Director jHenry@lafayettetravel.com

Convention Sales Manager irene@lafayettetravel.com

Convention & Sports Sales Manager carl@lafayettetravel.com

Max Capacity

Home2 Suites by Hilton Parc Lafayette


AN IGH HOTEL

129 E. Kaliste Saloom Rd. Lafayette, LA 70508

Whether traveling for an extended stay or a short visit, Staybridge Suites Lafayette is ideal for travelers visiting Cajun Country for business or fun. Conveniently situated near the airport and just minutes from downtown, guests can experience the Cajun culture & southern hospitality that made Lafayette “the Happiest in America.”

Complimentary buffet breakfast Fully-furnished suites with kitchens Complimentary shuttle service

aLexandre Mouton House Lafayette MuseuM

Tour this beautifully restored 1850s home, the oldest historic house-museum on its original site in Lafayette parish.

OPEN FOR TOURS: Tuesday-Saturday 10am - 4pm

special arrangements for group tours and private events

337.234.2208

Tel: (337) 267-4666 Fax: (337) 236-3084

Downtown | 1122 Lafayette Street | Lafayette, LA

Staybridge.com/LafayetteLa

www.lafayettemuseum.com

staybridge-lafayette@ihg.com

Lafayette Inn High Speed Internet Spacious Guest Rooms Newly Remodeled All Rooms Feature Microwave, Coffee Maker, Refrigerator, Radio, Hair Dryer, Iron/Board, Alarm Clock Outdoor Swimming Pool Complimentary Breakfast 72 Cable Channels FREE USA Today Groups Welcome Exercise Room

Please call for Reservations:

Guest Laundry

1-337-769-2900 2207 NW Evangeline Thruway Lafayette, LA 70501

BestWestern.com · 2020 ·

Amenities Include: Newly Remodeled Business Center Fitness Center Outdoor Pool / Gazebo & Grill Guest Laundry Meeting Space Free Hot Breakfast Free LUS High Speed Internet Free Daily Newspaper 55” TV’s Located in

THE HEART OF ACADIANA 114 Rue Fernand, Lafayette, La 70508 337-456-8390

ChoiceHotels.com/hotel/La247

Lafayette River Ranch Complimentary “Build your own Breakfast 24/7 Eat and Sip Market Lobby Game Zone with Pool Table Business Center with Wireless Printing 24hr. Fitness Center Including Barre Outdoor Pool 50” HD TV’s

(337) 534-0844 1310 Camellia Blvd. · Lafayette, LA. 70508

Hilton.com

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Let the Good Times Roll at Rock’n’Bowl de Lafayette There’s no place quite like Rock’n’Bowl, and that’s exactly what visitors and locals love about it. Since opening in Lafayette just two years ago, it’s already become a local landmark and the heart of downtown’s dining and entertainment district.

Sponsored by

John Blancher first opened Rock’n’Bowl in New Orleans 30 years ago. Its fun and quirky combination of authentic Louisiana music inside a bowling alley has garnered national attention from CNN, USA Today, National Geographic, and The Today Show—just to name a few. In 2016, the Blanchers decided to open its first franchise outside of New Orleans in Lafayette. The family transformed an old bank building on Jefferson Street into the impressive 38,000 square foot venue it is today. John’s son, Johnny, runs the local business here. “We’re a unique one-stop dine and rock for visitors who want to experience the best of Louisiana and Acadiana culture,” says Johnny. “You can sit down and enjoy a great meal, then walk a couple of steps and hear authentic music.”

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LAFAYETTE CONVENTION AND VISITORS COMMISSION

· 2020 ·


While the venue boasts 16 lanes of bowling, a variety of games, and a full-service restaurant, Rock’n’Bowl’s main attraction is music. Live music is brought in Thursday through Sunday to the main stage, and locals and visitors flock to the dance floor. “We offer all types of shows at different times of the day so you can bring your family or come out late-night with friends,” says Larry Hamburger, Rock’n’Bowl’s director of marketing. “We run the gamut from rock’n’roll and cover bands to Louisiana’s famous zydeco.” Rock’n’Bowl de Lafayette has brought in big names like Cowboy Mouth, award-winning artists with Louisiana ties like Tab Benoit and Marc Broussard, as well as favorite local regulars like Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie. Visitors and locals alike can line dance every Wednesday at 6 p.m. with Krewe des Bon Temps, followed by karaoke. Continuing Thursday is live country music beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights are reserved for big-name bands and music of all genres. Sundays are for zydeco with music from 5–8 p.m. VIP options are available for larger shows. They include an open bar, special food, and private upstairs viewing areas overlooking the main stage. Hamburger says children are always invited to accompany their parents to shows, with no cover for those 11 and under. After bowling and dancing, patrons can enjoy a meal, and specialty drinks at the onsite restaurant and bar recently revamped to focus more on entertainment. “We’ve added more games, a drop-down screen, and lounging areas for just hanging out and watching the game,” says Hamburger. “We wanted to create

a more casual, family-friendly space for guests to bowl, listen to music, have a bite to eat, play games, and just have a good time.” Guests can play classic games like Pac-Man, Asteroids, and Golden Tee. Plus, there’s an eightman foosball table, giant Jenga and Connect Four, and a ping-pong table. One of the favorites is “fowling,” a game that combines football, cornhole, horseshoes, and bowling. With most items priced between $7-$12, the menu includes a range of fresh salads, meatballs, burgers, appetizers, and Rock’n’Bowl’s awardwinning fried bread pudding po’boy. Wash it all down with a classic Louisiana cocktail, like a Sazerac or French 75, local craft beer, or a glass of wine. The restaurant also showcases a creative martini menu, and Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., you can even enjoy $1 martinis with the purchase of food. Rock’n’Bowl de Lafayette is a lively location for team building, business meetings, birthday parties, receptions, a tour group, or other special events. The entire building can hold up to 1,000 guests, including receptions for 300 in the Grand Ballroom, sit-down dinners, or private events in the upstairs bar. Group dance lessons can also be arranged, and a variety of bar games are offered in the upstairs loft to keep the party going. You can even reserve an intimate meal for 14 in the old bank vault, preserved during the renovation. “We’ve hosted everything from high school reunions and fundraisers to kids’ birthday parties,” says Hamburger. “Whatever your group’s needs, we can provide the ultimate Louisiana experience.”

Rock’n’Bowl de Lafayette is open Wednesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. until late at 905 Jefferson St. For more information and to view the live music schedule and menu, visit

· 2020 ·

RocknBowl.com.

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Louisiana Swamp Tours & Adventures

GET UP CLOSE & PERSONA L WITH THE SWAMP!

SWAMP TOURS AIRBOAT RIDES CANOE RENTALS BOOK A TOUR @

mcgeesswampt

ours.com or Call 337-AIR -BOAT 247 2 6 2 8

Ici on parle Français

LOCATED BETWEEN LAFAYETTE & BATON ROUGE! "The boat tour guides are informative and amusing, able to blend history, myth, opinion and practical lore in a one - Travel and Leisure Magazine and a half hour tour." 24

McGee's Swamp Tours 1337 Henderson Levee Rd. Henderson, LA 70517

LAFAYETTE CONVENTION AND VISITORS COMMISSION

· 2020 ·


SPORTS & RECREATION VENUES

SPORTS & RECREATION VENUES

Cajundome Convention Center 444 Cajundome Blvd. · Lafayette 70506 (337) 265-2100 | Cajundome.com • • • •

Nearly 80,000 sq. ft. Over 37,000 sq. ft. of exhibition area Nearly 20,000 sq. ft. of meeting and banquet facilities Largest room capacities-4,020 theater, 1,700 banquet

Pelican Park

110 Softball Dr. · Carencro 70520 (337) 896-5000 | PelicanPark.net • • • •

4 lighted fields Turf infields Seating capacity: 2,500 Parking capacity: 1,000

Multipurpose

• Arena area-40,000 sq. ft. of floor space • Seating capacities-13,000 general session, 8,481 half house, 300 full-service banquet • Full-service kitchen • Ground-level parking (820 car capacity) • 11 meeting rooms and 8 dressing rooms

Baseball/Softball

444 Cajundome Blvd. · Lafayette 70506 (337) 265-2100 | Cajundome.com

Multipurpose

Cajundome

801 Savoy Rd. · Youngsville 70592 (337) 857-6804 | YoungsvilleSportsComplex.com • • • • • •

· 2020 ·

6 soccer fields 4 softball fields 5 Baseball fields Astroturf Portable mounds 7 batting cages

• • • •

Concessions stands 979 parking spaces Lighted fields Covered and uncovered bleachers • Complimentary Wi-Fi • 5 Beach Volleyball Courts

Multipurpose

Youngsville Sports Complex

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701 Saint Nazaire Rd. · Broussard 70518 (337) 330-2395 | BroussardRec.com • • • • • • • •

4 youth baseball fields 1 full size baseball field 6 softball/t-ball fields 2 practice circles All-weather turf fields 16 covered lighted batting cages Parking for 640 Bleacher seating for approximately 400 (soccer)

• 5 grass soccer fields • 1 turf field (sized for soccer or football) • Parking for 420 • Bleacher seating for approximately 1,000 (tennis) • 8 lighted tennis courts • 2 lighted basketball courts

Multipurpose

Other Features • 4 fully stocked fishing ponds

Moore Park

210 Sonny Roy Ln. · Lafayette 70507 (337) 261-5425 | LysaSoccer.com • • • • • •

24 large soccer fields 44 small soccer fields Seating – 2,500 Parking – 2,000 Lighted softball fields Youth football fields

Multipurpose

SPORTS & RECREATION VENUES

Broussard Sports Complex at St. Julien Park

M.L. Tigue Moore Field at Russo Park University of Louisiana at Lafayette • • • •

Seating capacity – 6,033 • Parking capacity – 10,000+ ProGrass Synthetic Turf System • Previously hosted events include the Sun Belt 71 ft. state-of-the-art scoreboard Conference Tournament, Chair backs in box seats, 10 Silver Bullets Women’s suites and press box Professional Team, LA HS • Lourde’s Park pre/post Championship games, game parties and LHSAA All Star game

2330 Johnston St. · Lafayette 70506 (337) 482-6441 • • • •

Seating capacity – 5,500 - 9,800 It also features 25,000 sq. ft. of space at the main arena Two barns adding 46,500 sq. ft. of space. Altogether, the three buildings can also be used for trade shows, rodeos and conventions

3607 N.W. Evangeline Thrwy. · Carencro 70520 (337) 896-5000, Option 5 | CarencroSportsComplex.com • Multiple purpose indoor sports facility • 20,000 sq. ft. of turfed area • Bleacher seating for 300

301 Rue Fosse · Lafayette 70508 (337) 298-4602 | Facebook.com/CajunBMXLafayette • Follow Cajun BMX on Facebook • 1,200 ft. all bicycle dirt track sanctioned by USA BMX • Available for public and private events

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Extreme/Cycling

Cajun BMX

Multipurpose

Carencro Sports Complex

Multipurpose

Blackham Coliseum

Multipurpose

201 Reinhardt Dr. · Lafayette 70506 (337) 262-5189 | RaginCajuns.com


SPORTS & RECREATION VENUES

Baseball/Softball

Fabacher Field

Home to Acadiana Cane Cutters Baseball
 221 La Neuville Rd. · Lafayette 70508 (337) 291-8362 | CaneCuttersBaseball.com • 1 field • Seating capacity: 2,800 • Parking capacity: 750

Multipurpose

Girard Park

500 Girard Park Dr. · Lafayette 70503 (337) 291-8379 | Lafayettela.gov/ParksAndRecreation • • • • •

Outdoor pool 1.25 mile jogging trail Covered pavilion with restrooms and grill 9-hole disc golf course 2 basketball courts, 2 tennis courts

Tennis

Beaver Park

500 Fisher Rd. · Lafayette 70503 (337) 291-8370 • • • •

13 lighted courts Parking – 200 Tennis Center Ball parks

Bowling

Acadiana Lanes

3227 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy. · Lafayette 70506 (337) 981-4034 | AcadianaLanes.com • 32 Lanes • Max Seating – 160 • Parking – 500

Bowling

Lafayette Lanes

2825 Johnston St. · Lafayette 70503 (337) 234-8384 | LafayetteLanes.com • 40 lanes • Max Seating – 280 • Parking – 500

Rock'n'Bowl de Lafayette Bowling

905 Jefferson St. · Lafayette 70501 (337) 543-8880 | RockNBowl.com/Lafayette

· 2020 ·

• • • • • •

16 lanes 1,200 ppl. max capacity 4 Suites 1 Ballroom Stage & dance floor Restaurant 128 max seating

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• • • •

18 Holes Par 72 Public Course Club House

The Wetlands

2129 N. University Ave. · Lafayette 70507 (337) 291-7151 | WetlandsGC.com • • • •

18 Holes Par 71 Public Course Club House

340 Rue Des Vieux Chenes · Youngsville 70592 (337) 837-1159 | LesVieuxChenesGolfCourse.com • • • •

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18 Holes Par 72 Public Course Club House

Golf Course

Les Vieux Chenes de Lafayette

Golf Course

SPORTS & RECREATION VENUES

1121 Mudd Ave. · Lafayette 70501 (337) 291-5557 | HebertMunicipalGolfCourse.com

Golf Course

Hebert Municipal Golf Course

LAFAYETTE CONVENTION AND VISITORS COMMISSION

· 2020 ·


LAFAYETTE AIRPORT

Renovated in 2018

DISCOVER THE CONVENIENCE! 214 E. Kaliste Saloom Rd. Lafayette, LA 70508 337.232.5005 marriott.com/LFTCY

Five tasting stops at local favorites while your guide brings our culture to life! Allons Manger! (Let’s go eat!) *We pick up from most hotels*

CajunFoodTours.com or (337)230-6169


Amenities Include: Stylish studio & one-bedroom suites with kitchen, Free Wi-Fi, Free breakfast, Spin2Cycle laundry & fitness room. Meeting space seating up to 200 and full catering available.

(337) 706-8610, Sales Office: (337) 408-2897

VISIT

HOME2 SUITES BY HILTON PARC LAFAYETTE · 1909 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette, La 70508

parclafayette.Home2Suites.com

Whether you stay two nights or two weeks, we have everything you need to Be at Home.

At Homewood Suites by Hilton, we know the value of comfort and convenience, especially when you’re away from home. That’s why we offer spacious kitchens, a full hot breakfast, a complimentary evening social* and free Wi-Fi, too.

• Spacious suite with full kitchens • Free Full hot breakfast every morning • Complimentary evening social Mon-Thu • 3500 sq. ft of meeting space

(337) 264-6044 Homewood Suites by Hilton Lafayette Airport · 201 Kaliste Saloom Rd. Lafayette, LA 70508

LafayetteAirport.HomewoodSuites.com


ACCOMMODATIONS

WHERE TO STAY

AMENITIES KEY Executive Suites

Car Rental Baggage Handling Gift Shop Meeting Space

SLEEPING ROOMS

Room Service

50 0

0 0

52 0

0 0

79 80

1 0

Acadian Village Inn

4939 N.W. Evangeline Thrwy., Carencro (337) 896-0316

220 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Scott (337) 769-2700

Complimentary Breakfast Restaurant Pet Friendly

Kitchen Facilities Swimming Pool Ada Accessible Lounge / Bar

MEETING CAPACITY

Complimentary Airport Transportation

MEETING ROOMS

Laundry Facilities

Exercise Room

Free Parking Bus / Rv Parking Business Services Concierge

BANQUET CAPACITY

Tennis Courts

0 0

1 30

Comfort Suites-Oil Center

90 0

1 30

Courtyard by Marriott Lafayette Airport

90 50

2 70

Bendel Executive Suites 213 Bendel Rd., Lafayette (337) 261-0604 BendelExec.com

52 0

0 0

Best Western Lafayette Inn

1636 Saint Mary St., Scott (337) 706-8128 ChoiceHotels.com/Hotels/LA270

6 0

0 0

Buchanan Lofts

80 0

0 0

121 75

1 0

403 S. Buchanan St., Lafayette (337) 534-4922 BuchananLofts.com

Candlewood Suites

2105 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette (337) 984-6900 CandlewoodSuites.com/LafayetteLa

26 4 0 250

Carriage House Hotel, The

50 37

1 0

Chateau Hotel, The

3 0

0 0

Choo Choo Lofts

603 Silverstone Rd., Lafayette (337) 769-8400 TheCarriageHouseHotel.com

1015 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette (337) 291-1088 ChoiceHotels.com

107 Lee Ave., Lafayette (337) 785-9343 ChooChooLofts.com

114 Rue Fernand, Lafayette (337) 456-8390 ChoiceHotels.com/Hotel/LA247

214 E. Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette (337) 232-5005 Marriott.com/LFTCY

Courtyard by Marriott Lafayette South

200 Frem Boustany Dr., Lafayette (337) 345-4450 Marriott.com/lftcs

2207 N.W. Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette (337) 769-2900 BestWestern.com

Valet Service

· 2020 ·

80 1

Baymont Inn & Suites Lafayette Airport

2200 N.E. Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette (337) 291-2916 BaymontInns.com

29 0

0 0

Ambassador Inn

Internet Access Jacuzzis (In Room)

Comfort Inn & Suites - Scott

67 0

Days Inn LafayetteUniversity Ave.

1620 N. University Ave., Lafayette (337) 237-8880 DaysInn.com/Hotel/06456

93 0

0 0

89 40

2 80

Days Inn Wyndham Lafayette

2501 S.E. Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette (337) 769-8000

Discovery Inn & Suites

120 E. Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette (337) 235-0858 DiscoveryInnLA.com

327 18 DoubleTree by Hilton Lafayette 1200 900 1521 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette

(337) 235-6111 DoubleTree.com

100 0

2 0

Drury Inn & Suites

120 Alcide Dominique, Lafayette (337) 262-0202 DruryHotels.com

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ACCOMMODATIONS Banquet Capacity

104 0

Sleeping Rooms

Meeting Rooms

Meeting Capacity

28 0

117 0

0 0

5 60

Economy Inn

3525 N.W. Evangeline Thrwy., Carencro (337) 896-0093

84 84

79 0

Evangeline Downs Hotel

81 25

Express Inn

0 0

Extended Stay America, Inc.

2 25

2 75

1 0

(337) 706-8199 HolidayInn.com/LafayetteNorth

807 S. Hugh Wallis Rd., Lafayette (337) 232-8313 ExtendedStayAmerica.com

Fairfield Inn & Suites

106 250

2 0

78 0

153 0

1 100

1 0

4 0

Fairfield Inn & Suites Lafayette South

129 2 0 150

Garden Plaza Hotel & Conference Center

47 0

0 0

Howard Johnson

40 0

0 0

Howard Johnson Inn

Hampton Inn & Suites

1910 S. College Rd., Lafayette (337) 266-5858 LafayetteSuites.HamptonInn.com 0 0

Hampton Inn Broussard

Hampton Inn Lafayette

140 0

0 0

2144 W. Willow St., Scott (337) 236-6161 HamptonInn.com

Hilton Garden InnLafayette Cajundome

80 0

0 0

1 0

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lafayette - South 210 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette (337) 456-6900 HIExpress.com/LafayetteLA

32

1 50

Motel 6

2216 N.E. Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette (337) 234-0383 Abvi.com

1 0

124 2 Motel 6-University Ave. 0 100 1605 N. University Ave., Lafayette

(337) 269-9779

64 0

0 0

Pear Tree Inn by Drury

87 0

0 0

Plantation Inn

58 0

1 0

Quality Inn & Suites

108 0

0 0

Red Roof Inn

29 0

0 0

Regency Inn

93 20

1 12

Residence Inn by Marriott

101 0

3 0

Rodeway Inn

144 0

1 0

Royal Inn

80 0

0 0

Sleep Inn - Lafayette

103 103

1 0

SpringHill Suites Lafayette South at River Ranch

2215 N.W. Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette (337) 232-5500 Hojo.com/Hotel/15385

Juliet Hotel, The

800 Jefferson St., Lafayette (337) 261-2225 JulietHotels.com

La Quinta Inn

2100 N.E. Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette (337) 233-5610 LQ.com

La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Lafayette Oil Center 1321 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette (337) 706-8330 WyndhamHotels.com

Holiday Inn Express Breaux Bridge

2942 H. Grand Point Hwy., Breaux Bridge (337) 667-8913 HolidayInnExpress.com

80 0

103 Harold Gauthe Dr., Scott (337) 593-0849

2280 E. Main St., Broussard (337) 330-2500

61 0 0 0

Homewood Suites by Hilton Lafayette Airport

201 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette (337) 264-6044 LafayetteAirport.HomewoodSuites.com

2350 W. Congress St., Lafayette (337) 291-1977 LafayetteCajundome.HGI.com

58 0

Microtel Inn & SuitesBreaux Bridge

2280 Rees St. Ext., Breaux Bridge (337) 332-0432 MicrotelInn.com

Home 2 Suites by Hilton Parc Lafayette

1909 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette (337) 706-8610 Home2Suites3.Hilton.com

2225 N.W. Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette (337) 235-9898 Marriott.com

0 0 80 100

82 50

736 I-10 S. Frontage Rd., Scott (337) 232-6845 HolidayInnExpress.com/ScottLA

137 3 Holiday Inn Lafayette North 120 128 2219 N.W. Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette

2032 N.E. Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette (337) 233-6815

95 0

Holiday Inn Express & Suites-Scott

1 25

1314 N.E. Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette (337) 233-2090

1606 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette (337) 233-5558 Marriott.com/LFTFS

242 10 242 500

58 58

2235 Creswell Ln. Ext., Lot B, Opelousas (337) 407-2121 ChoiceHotels.com/Hotel/LA252

0 0

0 0

Holiday Inn Express & SuitesAmbassador Caffery Pkwy.

3903 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Lafayette (337) 981-0600 HIExpress.com/ExLafayetteLA

73 75 120 0

2 0

4 0

0 0

Long Plantation Suites

76 76

1 0

Microtel Inn & Suites

210 Long Plantation Blvd., Lafayette (337) 781-5682 LPSuites.net

301 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Scott (337) 235-9010 Microtel.com/Scott

2810 N.E. Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette (337) 232-7285

2300 N.E. Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette (337) 291-6008 ChoiceHotels.com/Hotels/LA725

1718 N. University Ave., Lafayette (337) 233-3339 RedRoof.com

2615 Cameron St., Lafayette (337) 235-9442

128 James Comeaux Rd., Lafayette (337) 232-3341 Marriott.com/lftri

2724 N.E. Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette (337) 889-5969

1801 N.W. Evangeline Thrwy, Lafayette (337) 408-3832

2140 W. Willow St., Scott (337) 264-0408 Choicehotels.com/Louisiana/Scott/ Sleep-inn-hotels/LA085

321 Settlers Trace Blvd., Lafayette (337) 981-5512 Marriott.com/lftsh

La Quinta Inn & Suites-Broussard 104 Sweetland Dr., Broussard (337) 330-8081 LQ.com

126 Alcide Dominique Rd., Lafayette (337) 289-9907

118 118

1 0

Staybridge Suites Lafayette

67 0

0 0

Studio 6 Extended Stay

129 E. Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette (337) 267-4666 StaybridgeSuites.com/LafayetteLA

1441 S.E. Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette (337) 706-7644 StayStudio6.com/en/motels. la.lafayette.5020.html


1 0

Super 7 Inn & Suites

71 0

0 0

Super 8 Motel

87 0

0 0

2111 N.W. Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette (337) 261-5111

2224 N.E. Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette (337) 232-8826 Super8.com

Townplace Suites by Marriott Lafayette South 119 Lake Farm Rd., Lafayette (337) 408-8700 Marriott.com/lftso

2 0

3 100

2 0

0 0

0 0

0 Au' Bayou Teche Bed and Breakfast 20 205 Washington St., Breaux Bridge

3 0

3 0

2 0

306 Beach Ln., Franklin (337) 867-4510 LaStateParks.com

705 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 945-6333

22 0

1 0

4 4

1 150

5 0

1 0

Louisiana Cajun Mansion Bed & Breakfast

64 0

0 0

8450 Roberts Cove Rd., Rayne (337) 334-2477 MaisonDMemoire.com

0 0

0 0

(337) 359-8525 RipVanWinkleGardens.com

1 30

0 0

Acadian Bed & Breakfast 127 Vincent Rd., Lafayette (337) 856-5260

1 200

100 W. Mills Ave. (Hwy. 94), Breaux Bridge (337) 332-6158 BayouCabins.com

1 0

0 0

Bordeaux Bed & Breakfast 103 Argus St., Milton (337) 856-5696

Cajun Country Cottages

3 0

0 0

Country Charm Bed & Breakfast

1138A Lawless Tauzin Rd., Breaux Bridge (337) 332-3093 CajunCottages.com

1144 Lawless Tauzin Rd., Breaux Bridge (337) 332-3616 CountryCharmBAndB.org

Crawfish Haven/Mrs. Rose's Bed and Breakfast 6807 Hwy. 35, Kaplan (337) 652-8870 CrawfishHaven.net

T'Frere's House Boutique Bed & Breakfast

1905 Verot School Rd., Lafayette (337) 984-9347 TFreresHouse.com

Bayou Cabins Bed and Breakfast

0 0

1 0

8 8

4350 Hwy. 90 E., Broussard (337) 837-6200 MaxiesCampground.com

Campion at Lafayette

1501 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette (337) 223-3800 CampionLafayette.com/Homes

HOSTELS

Mouton Plantation Bed & Breakfast

Rip Van Winkle Bed & Breakfast 2 200 5505 Rip Van Winkle Rd., New Iberia

Maxie's Campground

HOUSING

Maison D' Memoire B&B Cottages

338 N. Sterling St., Lafayette (337) 233-7816 MoutonPlantation.com

3 0

KOA Kampground of Lafayette, Inc. 537 Apollo Rd., Scott (337) 235-2739 LafayetteKOA.com

5 0

3 12

Blue Moon Guesthouse

3 0

0 0

Cajun Hostel (The Crest)

1 0

1 0

(337) 332-1049

5 0

3 60

Cypremort Point State Park Campground

215 E. Convent St., Lafayette (337) 234-2422 BlueMoonPresents.com

Sleeping Rooms

5 0

0 0

4304 Decon Rd., Youngsville (337) 207-1726 LouisianaCajunMansion.com

(337) 233-8120 WGLaf.com

BED & BREAKFAST

6 0

300 Frog Festival Dr., Rayne (337) 334-3121 Rayne.org

(337) 457-3573 LeVillageHouse.com

702 E. Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette (337) 234-3700 WingateHotels.com/Hotel/23093

200 Hugh Wallis Rd., Lafayette (337) 504-5522 WoodSpring.com

City of Rayne R.V. Park

Le Village Guesthouse 1 60 121 Seale Ln., Eunice

Wingate by Wyndham

290 12 Wyndham Garden Lafayette 0 600 1801 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette

14 30

Lafayette Cottages

1310 Camellia Blvd., Lafayette (337) 806-9933 Tru3.Hilton.com

WoodSpring Suites Lafayette

4 0

Meeting Rooms

122 0

La Maison de Belle - Montgomery House B&B

737 0

Meeting Capacity

3 48

0 0

Tru by Hilton Lafayette River Ranch

3 0 82 82

402 Garfield St., Lafayette (337) 962-5215 EspritDeCoeur.com

Banquet Capacity

98 0

3 0

Esprit de Coeur Inn

608 Girard Park Dr., Lafayette (337) 235-2520

5 100 98 0

0 0

ACCOMMODATIONS

93 0

515 Cedar Crest Ct., Lafayette (337) 298-9656 CajunHostel.com

Cajun Hostel (Cabin on The Crest) Lafayette (337) 935-9066 CajunHostel.com

Therese Cottages

843 E. Gloria Switch Rd., Lafayette (337) 264-9616

1 0

1 0

Cajun Hostel (Downtown)

1 0

1 0

Cajun Hostel (The Garage)

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Rôder (pronounced row-day) in Cajun French means to roam, or run the roads and Lafayette is the perfect destination to pile the family in the car and rôder. Whether you’re coming for the day or planning an extended vacation or staycation with the family, the Happiest City in America has plenty of family friendly things to do. From foodie families, history and cultural buffs, and geocachers to the more adventurous outdoor families, Lafayette has the perfect experience waiting for you. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s rôder!

"Congratulations! Today is your day. You're off to Great Places! You're off and away!" Dr. Seuss certainly valued the importance of play, travel, and new experiences for children. Louisiana's Cajun Country is one of those Great Places, filled with enriching kid-friendly itineraries that everyone in the family can enjoy together. The Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch named Lafayette the "Happiest City in America." You'll feel the locals' joie de vivre as you're warmly welcomed into a variety of shops, restaurants, and attractions throughout Acadiana. Lafayette is home to one of the most colorful cultures in the country, with a unique history, lively zydeco music, enticing food, and enchanting swamps. Spend a day in historic downtown Lafayette, home to hands-on museums, fabulous local restaurants, and a music venue that boasts a bowling alley and arcade games. Get outside and explore South Louisiana's bayous, swamps, and palmetto forests, whether hiking, paddling, or feeling the wind in your hair on an airboat. You can also enjoy authentic live music from a variety of indoor and outdoor venues, where everyone in the family can clap along and try out the dance floor. Today is your day for the perfect family trip to Lafayette!

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Things to do Locals and visitors in Lafayette's Cajun Country benefit from the best of both worlds: small-town charm and convenience paired with plenty of fun-filled activities. Lafayette affords young minds with a wealth of opportunities for learning in every subject. Because of the area's rich culture, it's one of the best destinations for exposing children to new food and music, tasting different flavors, and hearing fresh sounds from washboards and accordions. Science and history lessons abound around Acadiana. Families can spend a morning discovering interactive exhibits at Lafayette Science Museum and Planetarium. Nearby, Vermilionville Historic Village is an open-air classroom with costumed guides that transport you back in time. Just down the road, expert guides lead tours of the Atchafalaya, the largest swamp in the United States, where they share fascinating stories while pointing out wildlife. When it's time to rest the mind, wonderful parks encourage free play, whether you're looking for a swing set, sports courts, or an open field to spread a blanket and throw the ball. And in the hot summer months, everyone can chill out at one of the area's splash pads. Come jump right in and discover all there is to do!

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Virginia Woolf once said, "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." Cajun Country is one of the best places in the world for dining well, with incredible, authentic dishes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everything in between. A trip to Louisiana's Cajun Country is a treat for the tastebuds. Early settlers to Acadiana lived off the land, using every resource available to them. Necessity is the mother of invention, and hungry Cajuns created jambalaya, gumbo, and ĂŠtouffĂŠe from pork, crawfish, rice, and chicken. Today, food remains an essential ingredient in Cajun culture. Dining is a communal affair in Lafayette, and children are always invited to the table. Families cook big pots of gumbo in fall and pick crawfish around the table each winter and spring. Lafayette's close vicinity to the Gulf means restaurants offer the freshest shrimp, crab, and fish. Local sugar cane is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Delicious sno-cones and daiquiris made with cane sugar provide a sweet reprieve during the hot summer months. King cakes rule during Mardi Gras season, and old-fashioned ice cream from Borden's remains an 80-year tradition. Bon Appetit!

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Cajuns are so proud of their heritage that they're always celebrating something! Festivals are as diverse as the city itself, with a focus on everything from azaleas to zydeco. There are festivals for sugarcane, crawfish, boudin, and beer, as well as special events highlighting songwriters, films, music, and art. Festivals celebrate the old and the modern—you can discover the old-fashioned Blackpot Festival, Bayou Round Up's vintage cars, or the latest characters from Comic-Con. Each year begins with the Epiphany when king cakes usher in the Mardi Gras season. Acadiana plays host to more than a dozen family-friendly parades, ranging from dog parades and rural revelers on horseback to costumed krewes throwing beads and loot from fantastical floats. In April, Festival International de Louisiane attracts the best Francophile musicians, performers, and artists from all over the world to downtown Lafayette. In August, football season kicks off at Cajun Field where visitors and fans are invited to cheer on the Ragin Cajuns and celebrate unique tailgating traditions. Festivals Acadiens et CrÊoles fills Girard Park just as the weather starts to cool in October. Expect to hear GRAMMY-winning artists and local music legends as well as exploring favorite local restaurant vendors and high-end arts and crafts. No matter the event, visitors are always welcome to the party!

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THE ORIGINAL CAJUN COUNTRY

St. Martin Parish embodies the spirit of Acadiana with great food, lively dance halls, local shops, and the largest swamp in the United States.

History Cajun roots were planted in St. Martin Parish in the mid-1700s by thousands of French Catholics, exiled from Acadia, Canada by the Anglican British Crown. The sympathetic and Catholic King of Spain gave the refugees permission to settle in the Spanish territory of South Louisiana. The most famous of the Acadian exiles is Evangeline, immortalized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s epic poem. On the long journey from Canada, Evangeline was separated from her love, Gabriel. She searched her entire life for him in the bayous of Louisiana. Local legend has it that they finally reunited under an oak tree on the Bayou Teche before he died in her arms. Today, visitors can take the pilgrimage to St. Martinville and visit the iconic Evangeline Oak and nearby St. Martin de Tours Church, where her statue rests on the historic grounds. Visitors are also invited to attend mass inside the church, with original records dating back to the 1750s. Nearby, St. Martinville Cultural Heritage Center tells the stories and struggles of the early Acadians as well as the arrival of African slaves and the development of the free people of color.

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Eating, Dancing & Drinking Cajun culture revolves around faith, family, food, and fun. No matter what time of year you visit St. Martin Parish, you’ll find award-winning food, lively festivals, and world-famous zydeco music. The quaint historic town of Breaux Bridge made #7 on Southern Living’s list of best food towns in 2019. The crowd starts gathering Saturdays before 8:00 a.m. at Buck and Johnny’s for their famous Zydeco Breakfast. Order a plate of beignets or a boudin omelet and hit the 42 dance floor. Even if you can’t Cajun two-step, locals would love to

partner up for a quick lesson. Afterward, walk over to Tante Marie for a tasty local lunch and a Cajun jam with local musicians showcasing their talents. For fine dining, head to Café Sydney Mae’s. Entrées like certified Angus steaks topped with crawfish étouffée or jumbo lump crab, Shrimp and Eggplant Stuffed Flounder, or the Teche Wellington are sure to satisfy. For a great local craft beer, head to Bayou Teche Brewing in Arnaudville for a Ragin’ Cajun Ale or a Swamp Thing IPA. The lively hangout features outdoor games, trivia LAFAYETTE ANDonsite VISITORS COMMISSION · 2020 nights, and live music, as well asCONVENTION pizza from their restaurant Cajun Saucer Pizza. ·


Shopping, Art & Antiques Get in a little retail therapy at Lagniappe Antiques, where you’ll discover everything from beautiful dishware, fur coats, and elegant furnishings to decorative knick-knacks and longlost treasures. A block down, Pink Alligator offers a funky collection of alligator jewelry, vintage finds, furniture, home decor, and art. Deux Bayous Gallery, a program of NuNu Arts & Culture Collective, showcases local paintings, art, pottery, books, lighting, and creative gifts. The Teche Center for the Arts showcases and preserves the Creole and Cajun culture in Acadiana through events, exhibits, and programs.

Family Adventure The Atchafalaya Basin is the largest river swamp in the United States, covering nearly 1 million acres. The basin is home to 100 species of birds, including the Southeast’s largest population of bald eagles as well as 22 million pounds of crawfish! For an up-close look, take an airboat ride with one of the knowledgable local guides at Atchafalaya Basin Landing, where you’ll spot lots and lots of alligators. Nearby, Lake Martin is a quiet haven for enjoying the outdoors. Take a motorboat ride or kayaking trip through mystical cypress trees in search of migratory birds and alligators. Kayaks and canoes are available to rent. Families won’t want to miss Cajun Palms, a resort in Henderson with the state’s longest lazy river. Located onsite is Prehistoric Park, where visitors take a winding path through the forest among ginormous animatronic dinosaurs. Next door, Cajun FastTrack offers an arcade, go-karts, bumper cars, a toddler space, laser tag, mini-golf, restaurant, and loads of fun.

Where to Stay Right off I-10 just west of the basin bridge, Cajun Palms features cabins, R.V. sites, and two-bedroom condos with access to stocked fishing ponds, waterpark, and clubhouse.

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Off the beaten path, Maison Madeline is a bed and breakfast on the shores of Lake Martin. Guests can enjoy cooking classes, and kayaking excursions, as well as Sunday Suppers with James Beard nominated and award-winning chefs as well as GRAMMY recognized musicians. LafayetteTravel.com

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Instagram-Worthy Spots I N L A FAY E T T E

These days capturing the perfect photo for your Instagram feed is almost a necessity. Whether you're from Lafayette or just visiting, many places in the area serve as the perfect backdrop! We have gathered some "hidden" and not-so-hidden spots that will surely take your Insta-game to the next level!

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Lafayette Visitors Center Welcome Sign 1400 NW Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette, LA 70501

The “Bienvenue à Lafayette” sign makes for a picture-perfect backdrop to showcase you’re in "The Happiest City in America." This sign is at the entrance of the Lafayette Visitors Center swamp and boardwalk that has many Insta-worthy opportunities.

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Lake Martin Rookery Rd., Breaux Bridge, LA 70517

Lake Martin is a short drive from Lafayette which makes it easy to capture some beautiful photos on your camera! Lake Martin is home to significant numbers of wildlife (water birds, snakes, gators, and so much more). Lake Martin is also among one of the "Most Instagrammable Places in Louisiana."

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The t'fer (Triangle) 1400 NW Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette, LA 70501

Music lovers from near and far love to stop for a photo at this wonderful spot. The t’fer (Cajun French for Little Triangle) plays an important role in Zydeco music and the city of Lafayette!

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LAFAYETTE Sign 201 E Vermilion St., Lafayette, LA 70501

Locals and visitors love to gather around the giant LAFAYETTE sign in Downtown and pose for a photo as the "Y." The letters are painted regularly by local groups or artists to promote awareness, events, or just express their creativity! Photo tip: Don't have someone to snap a photo of you with the sign? Fill in the spot with a peace sign for a creative twist!

Wherever your phone or camera takes you in Lafayette make sure to tag us CONVENTION AND VISITORS COMMISSION · 2020 · and use #LafayetteTravel to be featured on ourLAFAYETTE website or social channels!


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Gordon Square Hotel Building 100 Gordon St., Lafayette, LA 70501

The courtyard inside of Gordon Square is a true hidden gem. The beautiful greenery with the light shining through makes for the perfect ambiance to capture a wonderful photo of either yourself or your delicious meal at Poupart’s (which is located right across this courtyard).

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Downtown Parking Garage Rooftop 121 E Vermilion St., Lafayette, LA 70501

Many events are held on the rooftop of the Downtown Lafayette parking garage. It is the perfect setting for any Instagram-worthy shot with an amazing view of the city!

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River Ranch Main Street Fountain Located on Rue Promenade, Lafayette, LA 70508

This picturesque fountain is situated in the heart of the River Ranch district. Shops and restaurants fill the area, and it's the perfect spot to stop and pose for a photo! The fountain is not only great for a photo op, but it also gives back! All of the money collected in the 2020 · goes to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. fountain

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Downtown Lafayette Entrance Intersection of Jefferson and Cypress St. Lafayette, LA 70501

As you arrive in Downtown Lafayette, you are welcomed with this incredible view towards the entrance. The sign has been here since 2016, and it's the perfect backdrop for snapping a photo of your visit to Downtown Lafayette!

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Evangeline Maid Bread Sign 720 W Simcoe St., Lafayette, LA 70501

In 2019 Evangeline Maid Bread celebrated 100 years of producing their bread in Acadiana! Make sure to snap a photo in front of their iconic giant billboard with a spinning loaf of bread.

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Lafayette Murals Lafayette, Louisiana

Lafayette is filled with a lot of talented local artists, and their art work is spread throughout the city for all of us to enjoy! Some of these murals are relatively new, in progress or have withstood the test of time making them the perfect spot to LafayetteTravel.com snap a selfie or group shot.

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EXPLORE THE LIVING HISTORY OF THE ACADIAN, NATIVE AMERICAN AND CREOLE CULTURES Historic Homes • Gardens Artifacts • Gift Shop Restaurant • Boat Tours Costumed Craftspeople

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Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Museum

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515 Cathedral St., Lafayette (337) 232-1322 SaintJohnCathedral.org

St. John Cathedral is a prominent landmark of downtown Lafayette. The 500-year-old Cathedral Oak, cemetery, museum & gift shop are on the church grounds. Pre-arranged tours are available. Listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings. M-Th

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Abbeville Cultural & Historical Museum & Art Gallery

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200 N. Magdalen Sq., Abbeville (337) 898-4114

CityOfAbbeville.net Photographic museum of early Abbeville housing a display of our Acadian heritage with rotating art exhibits of local artists. Film about Acadian heritage "Acadie Liberte" available to view Tuesdays and Saturdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m & Wednesday thru Friday

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Acadian Memorial

121 S. New Market St., St. Martinville (337) 394-2258 AcadianMemorial.org

The Acadian Memorial honors the 3,000 Acadians who arrived in Louisiana in the 18th century depicted by a Robert Dafford mural, a bronze Wall of Names, an eternal flame and garden, a museum and the Odyssey Quilt. Daily 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. or by

appointment. $3; Children 12 & under free

Cajun Corridor Scenic Byway 200 N. Magdalen Sq., Abbeville (337) 898-6600 MostCajun.com

Travel the Cajun Corridor from the shrimping community of Delcambre to Gueydan, "Duck Capital of America," with all the picturesque towns along the way. Enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine, family-friendly festivals, rural countryside and more.

M-Th 8 a.m.-4 p.m., F 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Free

2 S. Magdalen Sq., Abbeville (337) 893-6161 MagdalenPlace.com

An 1894 restored train depot and caboose museum located in the Abbeville historic district. Antiques, gifts and Cajun products. Tour groups welcomed by appt.

Tu-F 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Downtown Development Authority

10 a.m.-5 p.m. M-Sa 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free

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In 1995, the Louisiana Legislature proclaimed the city of Eunice the official site for the Cajun Music Hall of Fame & Museum. The museum has artifacts and memorabilia on display related to Cajun music and culture. Summer hours: Tu-Sa 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Winter

CASINOS & HORSE RACING 832 Martin Luther King Rd., Charenton (337) 923-4680 CypressBayou.com

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240 S. C.C. Duson St., Eunice (337) 457-6534 CajunFrenchMusic.org

VARIES

735 Jefferson St., Ste. 204, Lafayette (337) 291-5566 DowntownLafayette.org

Downtown Lafayette wants to provide a rich and unique experience for all who visit, shop, dine, play, work and live here. Home of Downtown Alive!, Movies in the Parc, 2nd Saturday ArtWalk and over 80 events annually, Downtown is your center for events and fun.

M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Glide Studio

715 Lee Ave., Lafayette (337) 258-6788 GlideStudiosLafayette.com

Dance Instruction, Exhibits, House Concerts & Dances.

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve-Acadian Cultural Center 501 Fisher Rd., Lafayette (337) 232-0789 NPS.gov/Jela

The Acadian Cultural Center, a unit of the National Park Service, depicts the story of the Acadians who settled the prairies and wetlands of south Louisiana.

Tu-F 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sa 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Free

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La Maison de Begnaud

Port of Delcambre

La Maison de Begnaud - tourist attraction, information center, souvenir shop. Free French class every Wednesday from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Friday night music from 6:00 p.m.-'til. Tu-Th 10

Fishing, skiing, wave runners, kayaking, sail boats and all water crafts can take advantage of inland water access at The Port of Delcambre. Amenities include gated entrance, police security, electricity, water, lights, free Wi-Fi and more. Long term and overnight slip rentals available. Hours vary.

110 Benoit Patin Rd., Scott (337) 269-5155 CityOfScott.org

a.m.-3 p.m., F 10 a.m.-2 p.m. & 6-10 p.m. Free. Workshop fee varies

LARC's Acadian Village

200 Greenleaf Dr., Lafayette (337) 981-2364 AcadianVillage.org

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Lafayette's oldest authentic vision of life in 19th century Southwest Louisiana and a showcase of historic homes alongside winding bayous, depicting unique Acadian architecture of the time. Acadian Village exists as the fundraising arm of LARC. M-Sa 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Adults $8, Srs.

$7, Students (6-15) $6, ages 4 and under free

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Vermilionville Living History Museum & Folklife Park

P.O. Box 101, Delcambre (337) 303-7950 PortOfDelcambre.com

Liberty Theatre/Rendez-Vous Des Cajuns 200 W. Park Ave., Eunice (337) 457-7389 Eunice-La.com

Renovated 1924 movie house is home to a weekly radio music show with Cajun bands and dancing. The emcee hosts the show in French in the format of the Grand Old Opry and Louisiana Hayride.

300 Fisher Rd., Lafayette (337) 233-4077 Vermilionville.org

Cajun/Creole/Native American Heritage & Folklife Park. Historic village represents life in Acadiana from 17651890. Features self-guided tours; costumed, bi-lingual artisans, live music, cooking school, restaurant, boat tours and gift shop.

M-F 8 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1-4 p.m., Sa-Su 9 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1-5 p.m.

Sam Guarino Blacksmith Shop Museum

Washington Museum & Tourist Center

304 S. State St., Abbeville (337) 898-4110 CityOfAbbeville.net

404 N. Main St., Washington (337) 826-3627 TownOfWashington.La/Historical-Landmarks-1

The Blacksmith Shop, c.1913, was one of the few blacksmith shops in operation in a downtown location and operated until 2004. The museum features all of the original equipment and dirt floor including displays on the history and importance of blacksmithing. M-F 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

$5 per person; groups $4

Washington is the 3rd oldest town in LA. A Steamboat Town with the largest port between New Orleans and St. Louis. Most of the original buildings remain intact. Containing many examples of LA. architecture from creole cottages to plantation homes, live oaks and native plants.

Schools of the Sacred Heart

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1821 Academy Rd., Grand Coteau (337) 662-5275 SSHCoteau.org

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Sa 4-8 p.m. $5 per person, children 12 and under $3

Built in 1821, the Academy is the second oldest institution of learning west of the Mississippi. Site of authenticated miracle and shrine, formal gardens, magnificent oak alley and museum. National Register of Historic Places. M-Sa 9 a.m.-

Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site

Shadows-on-the-Teche

1200 N. Main St., St. Martinville (337) 394-3754 LouisianaStateParks.ReserveAmerica.com

Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site's mission is to preserve and interpret the history and influence of the French Creoles and Acadians who settled along Bayou Teche in the early 1800s. W-Su 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults $4; Srs and

children under 12 free

5 p.m. Adult $10, Srs. $8, Students $6.50

Acadiana Cane Cutters

221 La Neuville Rd., Youngsville (337) 451-6582 CaneCuttersBaseball.com

Summer collegiate league baseball team - part of the Texas Collegiate League. Family friendly and affordable entertainment in a fun minor league type atmosphere. Watch current college star baseball players with lots of added entertainment. Game time 7 p.m. Tickets $10,

$8, or $6

317 E. Main St., New Iberia (337) 369-6446 ShadowsOnTheTeche.org

Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival Association

M-F 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Always held the first full weekend in May (FridaySunday). Crawfish-Crawfish-Crawfish: over 30 Cajun, Zydeco & Swamp Pop bands on 3 stages. Shopping, food, dance contest, demonstrations, carnival, parade and more. Fun for the whole family. F, Su $5; Sa $10; 3

Overlooking Bayou Teche, this 1834 home, a National Trust Historic Site, is authentically restored to tell the story of life on a 19th century sugar plantation and is surrounded by beautiful gardens of live oaks, azaleas and camellias.

520 Parkway Dr., Breaux Bridge (337) 332-6655 BBCrawfest.com

day $15 pass

TABASCO® Factory & Jungle Gardens

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TABASCO.com 800-634-9599 Highway 329, Avery Island

OUR KREWE

Shadows-on-the-Teche ShadowsOnTheTeche.org 877-200-4924 317 East Main Street, New Iberia

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Jefferson Island Rip Van Winkle Gardens

RipVanWinkleGardens.com 337-359-8525 5505 Rip Van Winkle Road, New Iberia

OTHER IBERIA ATTRACTIONS

Bayou Teche Museum • Cane River Pecan Company • Conrad Rice Mill/KONRIKO • Jeanerette Museum ®

NEW IBERIA • AVERY ISLAND • JEFFERSON ISLAND • JEANERETTE • LOREAUVILLE • DELCAMBRE


TRAIL (Transportation Recreation Alternatives in Louisiana)

Lafayette Parish, Lafayette (337) 706-3669 Facebook.com/CajunComicRelief

TRAIL is dedicated to building and maintaining parks, paths and trails for hiking, walking, running, kayaking, biking and canoeing. TRAIL encourages people to get outside and experience and educate themselves about their community and to exercise and enjoy the outdoors. M-Th 8 a.m.-4 p.m., F 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Free

10:30 a.m.-11 p.m.

Cinema On The Bayou

101 Duclos St., Lafayette (337) 235-7845 CinemaOnTheBayou.com

GARDENS, PARKS AND ZOOS

The Historic Azalea Trail is celebrating 80 years of floral splendor. The grand boulevards of Saint Mary and Mall showcase our city flower, the "General Lafayette" Fuchsia Formosa. The official opening day for bloom season is February 23rd; bloom season is anywhere from late February to mid March.

P.O. BOX 53761, Lafayette FestivalsAcadiens.com

Festival International is the largest FREE Francophone music festival in the country. Held during the last weekend in April, the festival celebrates the Cajun & Creole cultural influences through music, dance, food, cinema & other performance arts. M-F 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Original Southwest LA Zydeco Festival (Southern Dev. Foundation) P.O. Box 2654, Opelousas (337) 290-6048 Zydeco.org

Come enjoy Louisiana's original festival. Absorb our cultural joie de vivre that transcends age and ethnicity. Featuring the best Zydeco music & cultural presentations. Gates open 7 a.m. Music from 12

p.m.-12 a.m. $13 Adults; $2 children 10 & under

Children (12-6) $5, under 6 free

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Chicot State Park & Campground

3469 Chicot Park Rd., Ville Platte (337) 363-2403 LouisianaStateParks.ReserveAmerica.com Louisiana's largest State Park with overnight accommodations and day use activities.

Cypremort Point State Park

306 Beach Ln., Franklin (337) 867-4240 LouisianaStateParks.ReserveAmerica.com

Between Grand Isle and Cameron, Cypremort Point is the only locality near the Gulf of Mexico that can be reached by car. A half-mile stretch of man-made beach provides a delightful area for relaxing picnicking and enjoying the water. It also affords an opportunity for fishing, crabbing, water skiing, windsurfing and sailing. Daily

7 a.m.-9 p.m. $2 per car (1-4 ppl) $130/night, Oct.Mar; $150/night on Fri.-Sat. and Apr.-Sept.

Louisiana State Arboretum

1300 Sudie Lawton Ln., Ville Platte (337) 363-6289 LouisianaStateParks.ReserveAmerica.com Located within Chicot State Park. The only State Park's preservation area. Plants marked throughout the six miles of trails. New visitor center, exhibits, tours, programs, etc. Daily

121 Corinne St., Lafayette (337) 962-2600 AzaleaTrail.org

Festivals Acadiens et CrĂŠoles

315 Lee Ave., Lafayette (337) 232-8086 FestivalInternational.org

Avery Island's 170 acre Jungle Gardens is a botanical treasure containing South Louisiana marshes and bayous that are inhabited by indigenous wildlife. Su-Sa 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults $8,

Azalea Trail (Scenic Lafayette)

Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival is committed to presenting nationally and internationally acclaimed documentary and narrative fiction films and filmmakers with truly original voices.

Festival International de Louisiane

Hwy. 329, Avery Island (337) 369-6243 JungleGardens.org

413 Coolidge St., Lafayette (337) 781-9416 LATrail.org

Cajun Comic Relief, a fundraiser held in March to raise money for Hospice of Acadiana, offers the best of Cajun humor and Cajun music. Come join us and laugh till it helps. Tickets go on sale every December.

Festivals Acadiens et CrĂŠoles is a music, food & craft festival held in Lafayette, LA that features the sounds, flavor & crafts of south Louisiana.

Jungle Gardens

9 a.m.-5 p.m. $1/person to enter park

Rip Van Winkle Gardens VARIES

5505 Rip Van Winkle Rd., New Iberia (337) 359-8525 RipVanWinkleGardens.com

Semi-tropical gardens atop huge salt dome, overlooking scenic Lake Peigneur, Rip Van Winkle Gardens, Rips Rookery, Joseph Jefferson Mansion and more. Come explore its treasures.

Su-Sa 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $10 Adults/$8 Srs.

Zoosiana (Zoo Of Acadiana) 5601 US Hwy. 90 East, Broussard (337) 837-4325 Zoosiana.com

Zoosiana is Acadiana's number one, year-round, family fun destination! Explore our exciting park and meet hundreds of animals. Feed the parakeets, ride the train, see the animal show, play on the playground and HAVE FUN at the zoo all day long! 24 hours

GOLF AND SPORTS Wetlands Golf Course, The

2129 N. University Ave., Lafayette (337) 291-7151 Wetlandsgc.org A full service public golf course.

Tu-Sa 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Su 1-6 p.m.

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HEALTH CLUB & SPAS Massage Envy SPA Lafayette 130 N. College Rd., Lafayette (337) 232-7040 MassageEnvy.com

Hilliard University Art Museum

Convenient, professional and affordable massage therapy and facials. Daily

Conrad Rice Mill/Konriko Company Store 307 Ann St., New Iberia (337) 364-7242 ConradRiceMill.com

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Cité des Arts

109 Vine St., Lafayette (337) 291-1122 CiteDesArts.org

Cité des Arts is an arts center and art incubator in downtown Lafayette, providing ongoing programming and classes in many artistic disciplines. Varies with event. M 10 a.m.-9 p.m.,

1008 E. Saint Mary Blvd., Lafayette (337) 269-0363 LafayetteArt.org

Tu-Th 10 a.m.-5 p.m., F 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sa 5-10 p.m. Galleries free; Event Admission varies

Nonprofit art association and gallery since 1959. Art originals, prints, pottery, glass, photography, wood & metal sculptures, and jewelry. Art classes and workshops. Six working artist studios under one roof. Tu-F 12 p.m.-5 p.m., Sa by appt. Free

Lafayette Museum Association/ Alexandre Mouton House

Ultra modern full service bowling center. Automatic scoring, snack bar, lounge, and the finest arcade in Lafayette. Over 50 video and redemption games. We specialize in birthday parties. Su 12 p.m.-9 p.m., F-Sa 10 a.m.-3 a.m.,

Lovely house museum and repository of Acadian history and culture. Original structure built in early 1800s as Sunday House of Vermilionville's founder, Jean Mouton. Became home of Gov. Alexandre Mouton. Restored to 1850s. Nat'l Register.

2825 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 234-8384 LafayetteLanes.com

Lafayette Concert Band

3600 W. Congress St., Lafayette (337) 989-1279 LCBand.org

Since 1982, the LCB is Acadiana's premiere adult community band comprised of 75 talented woodwind, brass and percussion instrumentalists has been a part of Lafayette. Members come together on Tuesday evenings to rehearse from late August through June and perform concerts throughout the year.

1122 Lafayette St., Lafayette (337) 234-2208 LafayetteMuseum.com

M-Th 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Tu-Sa 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Adults $5, Srs. $3, Students $2

MUSEUMS, GALLERIES AND STUDIOS

Lafayette Science Museum

SPECIALIZED TOURS & GUIDES Allons A' Lafayette, Inc.

321 Cedar Crest Ct., Lafayette (337) 269-9607 AllonsALafayette.com

433 Jefferson St., Lafayette (337) 291-5544 LafayetteScienceMuseum.org

Acadiana Center for the Arts

Serving all of Louisiana for over 30 years. Itineraries, hotels, attractions, restaurants, guide service, transportation, cooking demonstrations, festivals, Mardi Gras and Christmas events for adults and students. 24 hr. answering service

A regional STEM-based museum with exhibition space dedicated to showcasing the scientific expertise held within the community. A digital planetarium takes visitors on an adventure through the cosmos without ever leaving their seats.

101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette (337) 233-7060 AcadianaCenterForTheArts.org

The AcA is a central hub of cultural life in Acadiana. AcA incorporates museum-quality galleries, an arts education center, a broadcast venue, workshops, conference and office spaces and modular theater with adaptive acoustics.

Atchafalaya Experience

Tu-F 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sa 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Su 1-6 p.m. Adult $5, Srs. $3, Child $2

Opelousas Museum & Interpretive Center

M-Sa 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Adult $5; Srs./Students $3; 5-17 $2; under 4 free

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315 N. Main St., Opelousas (337) 948-2589 CityOfOpelousas.com

Children's Museum of Acadiana 201 E. Congress St., Lafayette (337) 232-8500 CMALaf.org

Dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting objects and artifacts about the history and culture of the Opelousas area from prehistory times to the present and using this collection to inform and educate the public. M-F 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sa-Su

CLOSED. Donations accepted

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Floyd Sonnier's Beau Cajun Art Gallery

Rodrigue Studio

1434 S. College Rd., Lafayette (337) 233-3274 GeorgeRodrigue.com

Original paintings and prints by artist George Rodrigue, featuring the Cajuns and the Blue Dog.

1010 Saint Mary St., Scott (337) 237-7104 BeauCajun.com

1011 W. Saint Mary St., Scott (337) 298-9097 GalleryAcadie.com

Classes Vary.

Lafayette Art Association & Gallery

Lafayette Lanes

Gallery Acadie

An arts center that creates opportunity for artistic expression across generations through dance classes, art classes, visual arts residencies, gallery programming and special events; all aimed at enhancing the artistic identity of our community.

Tours: M-Sa 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. Adult $5, Srs. $4, Ages 5-12 $3.50, under 5 free

Su 10 a.m.-9 p.m., M-Th 10 a.m.-10 p.m., F-Sa 10 a.m.-11 p.m. SCHOOL YEAR - Su-Th 10 a.m.-9 p.m., F-Sa 10 a.m.-11 p.m. No general admission. Pay as you play.

Sa 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free

113 Clinton St., Lafayette (337) 654-2537 BasinArtsLafayette.com

The only place in the world where the general public can walk aboard an authentic offshore drilling rig, the renowned and historic Mr. Charlie.

Kart Ranch, Inc.

Art gallery featuring Floyd Sonnier's pen ink drawings depicting family life of the Acadians at the turn of the century. Pen-and-ink drawings, art prints posters, Cajun calendars, note sheets, Christmas cards, illustrated cookbooks, pewter and pottery. W-F 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.,

Basin Arts

111 First St., Morgan City (985) 384-3744 RigMuseum.com

KID FRIENDLY

Tu-Sa 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $7

M-F 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

International Petroleum Museum & Exposition

5 p.m. Adult $4, Srs. $3.50, under 12 $2.25

By appt. only. Free

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412 Travis St., Lafayette (337) 232-4277 AcadianaSymphony.org

Serving Acadiana 31 years, ASO's mission is to make orchestral music available to as many people as possible. We offer professional musicians committed to providing a memorable musical experience for special events, fundraisers and celebrations.

Tu-Th 9 a.m.-5 p.m., F 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Sa 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults $5, Seniors $4, Students $3

Oldest operating rice mill in the U.S. On National Register of Historical Places. 20-min. video presentation on Cajun culture and history of mill. 20 min. walking tour of the rice mill. M-Sa 9 a.m.-

The Children's Museum of Acadiana (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.

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The Hilliard University Art Museum is a dynamic, education-oriented museum that serves as a center for interdisciplinary learning. Exhibitions and programs are designed to meet the educational and cultural needs of Louisiana's highly diverse population and to foster intellectual discourse.

HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS

Kart Ranch is a locally owned family fun center with indoor and outdoor attractions. We offer go-karts, kiddie karts, bumper boats, miniature golf, batting cages, water wars, castle clash, indoor playground, arcade and party rooms.

Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and Conservatory of Music

710 E. Saint Mary Blvd., Lafayette (337) 482-2278 HilliardMuseum.org

8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Su-Sa 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

508 Youngsville Hwy. 89, Lafayette (337) 837-5278 KartRanch.com

PERFORMING ARTS

and gift shop providing a unique venue for French culture in Louisiana. Gallery Acadie houses "Brushes and Boudin" painting classes and Je Suis Cajun Clothing Company, providing clothing and accessories for all aspects of the Cajun lifestyle.

1908 Atchafalaya River Hwy., Breaux Bridge (337) 735-1911 TheAtchafalayaExperience.com

Swamp tours into the Atchafalaya Basin. Designed for photographers, birders & nature lovers. Featured on 36 national and foreign TV shows, many newspapers, travel books and guides. By

appointment. Adults $50, children under 13 $25

Avery Island, home of TABASCO® Pepper Sauce 2

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Hwy. 329, Avery Island (337) 373-6129 Tabasco.com

Visit our history museum and experience the entire process from plants growing in our greenhouse to the bottling line. Other fun displays include conservation efforts and the salt mine display. Shop in our Country Store, eat in our restaurant "1868" and explore our Jungle Gardens. Su-Sa 9 a.m.-4

p.m. $5.50 fee to Tabasco; $8 to Jungle Gardens

Bayou Teche Brewing

Wortman Pottery, Studio and Showroom

1106 Bushville Hwy., Arnaudville (337) 754-5122 BayouTecheBrewing.com

Visit a pottery studio on a working rice farm. The studio of nationally known potters David and; Emily Wortman, where each piece of handcrafted functional pottery is designed to enrich daily life. Established in 1977. M-Su 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (weather

a.m.-7 p.m.

1769 Potters Rd., Duson (337) 873-8584 WortmanPottery.com

Bayou Teche Brewing crafts beer that pair with Acadiana's Cajun and Creole cuisine and lifestyle. Our beer can be found in bottles and on tap in stores and restaurants around Acadiana. On site tap room and tours. Tap Room: M-Th 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Fr-Sa 10

permitting) Adult $11.25, Children ages 3-12 $7.50

Gallery Acadie is an Acadian culture art gallery

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Wild Louisiana Tours

City of Carencro

Visit Bayou Teche Experience and immerse yourself in the heart of Cajun Country. Offering kayak and bike rentals to explore the bayous, lakes, and swamps. Guided and self-guided tours are available with equipment and shuttle service. Cajun heritage gift shop stocked by local artists and products.

Wild Louisiana Tours is one of the very first kayak outfitters in the state of Louisiana. A small family run company, we specialize in guest accommodation and tour quality and information. All our guides have been trained extensively on the natural history of Louisiana.

At the crossroads of community, culture, commerce and fun, Carencro embodies joie de vivre. Cajun and Creole culture thrive here in our music, food and traditions. Carencro is home to the Mercredi Show, world-famous Prejean's Restaurant, a balloon festival and two historical churches. M-Th 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., F 7:30 a.m. to

317 E. Bridge St., Breaux Bridge (337) 366-0337 Facebook.com/BayouTecheExperience

118 Gary Rd., Laplace (985) 205-1527 WildLouisianaTours.com

Appointments by phone or email.

Cajun Customized Excursions 2-4

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$50/per person

Cajun Food Tours 2-4

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Lafayette Parish, Lafayette (337) 230-6169 CajunFoodTours.com

Experience the flavor of Louisiana! Choose from cozy bus or walking tours to learn the history, love the culture and, best of all, stop to taste many of the renowned Cajun delights that make Acadiana so unique! All tastings included. Bus tours pick up from many area hotels. Book online or by phone.

Tours Scheduled Daily. M,Tu,Th & Sa 10 a.m. & 2 p.m., F 10 a.m.

Crawfish Haven/Mrs. Rose's Bed and Breakfast

6807 Hwy. 35, Kaplan (337) 652-8870 CrawfishHaven.net

A unique flair that is offered to all guests is a Crawfish Excursion. You and your guests can experience firsthand how these amazing crustaceans come to appear on our tables. A guide will assist you in a unique boat ride allowing you to catch your own crawfish. Later, you can end the evening with your own crawfish boil in true Cajun style. Seasonal

Journeys with Ginger Affiliated with Travel Machine/Specialized Tours 1479 Henderson Hwy., Henderson (337) 962-5709 JourneysWithGinger.com

We specialize in day trips and short destination trips originating in the Acadiana area. We also offer step-on services to tour operators visiting Lafayette, St. Martin, Iberia, Vermilion and St. Landry parishes.

Martin Accordions, Inc. 2143 W. Willow St., Scott (337) 232-4001 MartinAccordions.com

Cajun accordions manufacturer. Tour of our factory with an hour of Cajun music after the tour. For groups of 15 or more.

Pack & Paddle

601 E. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette (337) 232-5854 PackPaddle.com

Pack & Paddle is a resource for the local forests, swamps, marshes and streams that make Louisiana a special place for the outdoor enthusiast. We invite you to come by today to experience what will surely be a unique shopping experience. Group Tours & Events vary. M-F 10

a.m.-6 p.m., Sa 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Su Noon-5 p.m.

Rank Wildcat Spirits, LLC 619A Bonin Rd., Lafayette (337) 257-3385 RankWildcat.com

Rank Wildcat Spirits is proud to be Acadiana's FIRST distiller of fine spirits! Tours by

appointment only.

Swamp Tours of Acadiana

1209 Rookery Rd., Breaux Bridge (337) 342-3867 SwampToursOfAcadiana.com

We provide swamp tours in Lake Martin. Day/ night/private tours and bird watching photo shoots. M-F 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Zydeco Country Travels 2851 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 254-0070 ZydecoCountryTravels.com

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SWAMP TOURS

113 E. Railroad Ave., Arnaudville (337) 303-8060 CajunCabinGuestCottage.com/Excursions

Enjoy a "Deep Swamp" experience with Captain Mark Allemond in the Atchafalaya Basin. On your personalized 2 hour excursion, you will be able to view indigenous wildlife, including alligators, and beautiful swamp scenery. By appointment.

210 E. Saint Peter St., Carencro| (337) 896-8481 Carencro.org

City of Crowley

Airboat & Swamp Tours at McGee’s 1.5

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1337 Henderson Levee Rd., Henderson (337) 228-2384 McGeesSwampTours.com

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McGee's Swamp Tours has been a must-see for visitors to Cajun Country for more than four decades. Passengers on McGee's sightseeing airboats and swamp boat tours will be able to observe the vastness and beauty of one of America's greatest swamps, the Atchafalaya Basin. M-Th 8 a.m.-5 p.m., F-Sa 8 a.m.-10 p.m.,

425 N. Parkerson Ave., Crowley (337) 783-0824 Crowley-La.com

Over 200 structures listed on the National Historic Register including the Crowley Motor Co. Building, which houses the Rice Interpretive Center, JD Miller Music & Ford Automotive Museums, Rice Theatre, Grand Opera House of the South, Agri-tours, quaint shops, local fine or casual Cajun dining. M-Th 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., F 8

a.m.-12 p.m.

Su 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Swamp Tours = Adults $30, Child 12 and under $25; Airboat Rides = Adults $50, Child (5-12 years) $45

City of St. Martinville

125 S. New Market St., St. Martinville (337) 394-2233 StMartinville.org

Atchafalaya Basin Landing

1377 Henderson Levee Rd., Henderson (337) 228-7880 BasinLanding.com

On Bayou Teche, the 'Ville dates to the earliest European and African presence in 18th century Louisiana. Synonymous with Longfellow's poem, Evangeline, Acadian, African, French, Italian, Native American and Spanish descendants contribute to its cultural gumbo.

Whether you're interested in photography or a wildlife adventure, your visit would not be complete without one of our exciting airboat swamp tours! Able to accommodate large groups. Houseboat rental and Turtle's Bar onsite. M-Su 6 a.m.-6 p.m.

M-F 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau

Cajun Country Swamp Tours

2513 Hwy. 14, New Iberia (337) 365-1540 IberiaTravel.com

1209 Rookery Rd., Breaux Bridge (337) 319-0010 CajunCountrySwampTours.com

Planning assistance for leisure travelers, meeting planners, travel trade, entertainment industry and the media. Accommodations, event venues, restaurants, attractions, FAM tours, itineraries, brochures, registration assistance, location scouting, press kits and more.

Enjoy a professional, insightful eco-tour that is educational, entertaining and enjoyable through an area well known for impressive scenic beauty and wildlife. View birds, alligators, huge mossdraped cypress trees and much more. Nature at its best. Tours daily by appointment. Adults

M-F 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sa 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

$20, child under 13 yrs. $10

Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission

Champagne's Swamp Tours 1151 Rookery Rd., Breaux Bridge (337) 230-4068 ChampagnesSwampTours.com

1400 N.W. Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette (337) 232-3737 LafayetteTravel.com

Personal, authentic, guided eco-tours into the Lake Martin Swamp and Louisiana's largest nesting area of wading birds. Hours vary by

Plan your escape to the Happiest City in America. M-F 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.,

VISITOR CENTERS

Le Vieux Village Heritage Park/ Visitor Center

Sa-Su 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

season. Call for current rate

828 E. Landry St., Opelousas (337) 948-5227 CityOfOpelousas.com

Bayou Teche Visitors Center in Breaux Bridge 314 E. Bridge St., Breaux Bridge (337) 332-8500 BreauxBridgeLA.net

French for the Old Village, this historical park and museum is a collection of buildings from Opelousas and St. Landry Parish, dating from 1700s to the early 20th century. The village includes one of the oldest Creole homes west of the Mississippi River and the Louisiana Orphan Train Museum. M-F 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sa 9 a.m.-4

Bayou Teche Visitors Center is located along the banks of the Bayou Teche in historic downtown Breaux Bridge. Travel counselors speak French!

M-F 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cajun Coast Visitors and Convention Bureau

p.m.

900 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Morgan City (985) 380-8224 CajunCoast.com The Cajun Coast is the perfect place to start your Louisiana adventure - Atchafalaya National Heritage Area, Scenic Byway, waterfront historic district, stunning historic homes, swamp tours, golf and gaming. M-F 9

St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission 2

HRS

a.m.-5 p.m.

City of Broussard

310 E. Main St., Broussard (337) 837-6681 CityOfBroussard.com

Southern hospitality and charm combine with hot growth opportunities and cutting edge 21st century technology in this Cajun country heartland hitting the top of the charts and headlines for its economic expansions

ATTRACTIONS

Bayou Teche Experience

978 Kennerson Rd., Opelousas (337) 948-8004 CajunTravel.com

Visit the Home of Zydeco Music and experience the LA Orphan Train Museum, public art displays and murals, racino, historic architecture and religious attractions, shopping in "Acadiana's Antique Capital", weekly live music and jam sessions, food festivals and the Cajun and Creole cultures. Su-Sa 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Vermilion Parish Tourist Commission 2

HRS

200 N. Magdalen Sq., Abbeville (337) 898-6600 MostCajun.com

Peaceful towns, historical attractions, authentic Cajun cuisine, unique shops, family-friendly festivals, marshes teeming with wildlife and deep-rooted culture await you in Vermilion Parish. One visit, you'll keep coming back for more! Tu-Su 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Summer Recipe Gulf Shrimp with Stir Fried Kale and Onions

For the Shrimp: Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat and add the oil. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper. Sear the shrimp in the skillet, carefully turning when they are halfway done. When the shrimp are almost completely cooked, add the garlic, parsley, and green onion, and stir in gently. For the Kale and Onions: Heat the oil in a large skillet or wok over high heat. Add the onion and sauté until the onion starts to become tender. Add the garlic and sauté for another 10 seconds. Add the kale and sauté until the kale begins to wilt. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat. Split the kale and onion mixture between two serving plates. Top each with half the shrimp. Serve. Yields 2 servings.

Shrimp Ingredients: 12 Large, Whole Gulf Shrimp, Bodies Peeled, Deveined 1 Tbl. Olive Oil 1 Clove Fresh Garlic, Minced 1/2 Oz. Parsley Leaves, Chopped 1/2 Oz. Sliced Green Onions Salt and Pepper to Taste Kale and Onions Ingredients: 1 Bunch Fresh Kale, Stems Removed, Torn into Bite Sized Chunks 1 Small Onion, Sliced Thin 2 Cloves Fresh Garlic, Minced 2 Tbl. Olive Oil Recipe compliments of Jeremy Conner.

Fall Recipe Oyster & Artichoke Soup

For the Soup: Melt butter in a 4-quart saucepan. Sauté onions, celery, and garlic until soft. Add artichokes. Sprinkle with flour and coat well. Cook for about 2 minutes. Add stock and seasonings. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Add oysters and liquor and simmer for 10 minutes, but do not boil. Stir in evaporated milk and milk, if using. Remove from heat and cool. Refrigerate for at least 8 hours or up to 3 days. Gently reheat to serve. Yields 6-8 servings.

Soup Ingredients: 1 Stick Butter 2 Bunches Chopped Green Onions 3 Ribs of Chopped Celery 3 Chopped Garlic Cloves 2 14-Oz. Cans Drained & Quartered Artichoke Hearts, Chopped 3 Tbl. Flour 1 ½ Quarts Chicken Stock Red Cayenne Pepper, to Taste 1 Tbl. Worcestershire Sauce 1 Qt. or 4 C. Oysters, Drained & Chopped, Reserve Liquor 1 C. Evaporated Milk 1 C. Milk (Optional) 52

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Winter Recipe Chicken & Shrimp Okra Gumbo

Gumbo Ingredients: ½ C. Vegetable Oil 3 Lbs. Fresh Okra, Chopped 6 C. Water or Shrimp Stock 3 Tbsp. Roux 1 Onion, Chopped 1 Red Bell Pepper, Chopped 1 Green Bell Pepper, Chopped 1 Celery Stalk, Chopped 2 Lbs. Chicken Breast, Chopped ½ Box Savoy’s Sausage 3 Lbs. Shrimp Peeled, Cleaned & Deveined 1 Small Bag Powdered Shrimp Salt & Pepper to Taste Roux Ingredients: 1 C. Flour 1 C. Vegetable Oil

For the Okra: Pre-heat oven to 350˚ in preparation for smothering okra. Place ¼ cup of vegetable oil in medium sized pot over medium heat. Once oil is heated add okra to the pan and stir as to cover the okra with the oil. Sauté for three to five minutes, stirring consistently before placing in the pre-heated oven. Stir okra every 15 -20 minutes for two hours. In large pot start water or shrimp stock on a low boil. For the Roux: Mix equal parts flour and vegetable oil in a cast iron skillet continuously stirring on medium heat until you reach the desired color of roux. Depending on your preference of darkness the roux will take anywhere from thirty minutes to an hour. Once you have reached the color of roux you desire turn off heat. Continue to stir until the skillet cools. Once the skillet has cooled set aside for later. Store any leftovers in a mason jar. For the Gumbo: Add 3 tbsp of roux to the low boiling water one spoonful at a time until dissolved. Cook for 20 minutes. Add onion, bell peppers and celery to gumbo stock. Cook for another 20 minutes. Season chicken with salt and pepper to taste. Use remaining ¼ cup of oil to pan fry chicken on all sides until golden brown. Add pan fried chicken to gumbo stock. Cut Savoy’s sausage into ¼ inch medallions and add to gumbo stock. Simmer for 15 minutes. Add oven smothered okra, shrimp and powdered shrimp to gumbo stock. Let simmer for 10 minutes. Season gumbo with salt and pepper to taste and serve over rice. Yields 8 servings.

Recipe compliments of Zadee’s Catering.

Spring Recipe Mini Crawfish Pies

Crawfish Filling Ingredients: 1 Stick Butter 1 Chopped Large Yellow Onion ½ Chopped Green Bell Pepper 1 Chopped Rib of Celery 1 Lb. Peeled Crawfish Tails 1 Tbl. All-Purpose Flour Dissolved in ½ C. Water Salt Red Cayenne Pepper Granulated Garlic ¼ C. Chopped Green Onions 2 Tbl. Chopped Fresh Parsley Leaves Pie Dough Ingredients: 1 8 Oz. Package of Regular Cream Cheese at Room Temperature 2 Sticks of Butter at Room Temperature 3 C. All-Purpose Flour plus 1 C. for Dusting

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For the Crawfish Filling: To make the crawfish filling, melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions, green bell peppers, and celery, stirring to sauté until soft and translucent, about 10 – 12 minutes. Add crawfish tails. Stir and cook until they begin to release their liquid, being careful not to overcook, about 5 minutes. Add flour/water mixture to crawfish, reduce heat to medium low and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture thickens, 3-5 minutes. Season with salt, red cayenne pepper, and granulated garlic, to taste. Add green onions and parsley. Transfer mixture to a bowl, cool slightly, then refrigerate. When mixture is completely cooled, chop mixture to a medium/fine consistency to use as filling. For the Pie Crust: To make the pie dough, place butter and cream cheese in the bowl of a mixer and blend until well combined. Add 3 cups of flour and mix. Remove from bowl and place on a clean surface or parchment paper. Knead slightly, adding more flour if needed. Shape dough into ball and divide into 2. Dust your rolling pen and surface for rolling out dough with flour. Roll out dough to desired thickness and cut into 3-inch rounds. Fill each round with 1 tablespoon cold crawfish filling, folding over dough, and seal by pinching edges together with a fork. Place finished pies on a parchment or waxed paper lined baking sheet and freeze. To bake, preheat oven to 350. Place frozen pies on a baking sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until center is warmed through and crust is golden. Yields 6-8 servings.

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DINING & ENTERTAINMENT

WHAT TO EAT

GROUP FRIENDLY 100

SEATING

AMERICAN

McAlister's Deli

4409 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Lafayette (337) 988-3876 McAlistersDeli.com

Acadiana Bar and Grill, The

327 Iberia St., Youngsville (337) 856-2448 Facebook.com/AcadianaBarAndGrill M-Th 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Su-Th 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m., F-Sa 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. 60

Bayou Bistro by Wyndham Garden Lafayette

Mel's Diner (Broussard)

1225 Evangeline Thrwy., Broussard (337) 367-6357 TheMelsDiner.com 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Mel's Diner (Lafayette)

1801 W Pinhook Rd., Lafayette (337) 233-8120 Wyndhamhotels.com/wyndham-garden/ lafayette-louisiana/wyndham-gardenlafayette/overview

2956 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 235-6219 TheMelsDiner.com 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Su-Sa 6-10 a.m. & 5-10 p.m.

Newk's

Black Café

4243 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Lafayette (337) 983-7004 Newks.com

518 S. Pierce St. Ste. 100, Lafayette (337) 889-3862 BlackCafeLft.com

Su-Th 11 a.m.-9 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Su 8 a.m.-2 p.m., M-F 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

POUR Restaurant & Bar

Brown Skillet UL, The

1 Degaulle Square, Lafayette (337) 981-8085 EatAtPour.com

1011 E University Ave., Lafayette (337) 342-2633 The-brown-skillet-ll.business.site

M-Th 4-11 p.m., F-Sa 4 p.m.-1 a.m.

M-F 6 .m.-8 p.m., Sa 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

POUR Restaurant & Bar (Youngsville)

Bus Stop Bistro, The

1901 Chemin Metairie Pkwy. Ste. E, Youngsville (337) 573-4315 EatAtPour.com

3823 N. University Ave., Carencro (337) 565-2337 Facebook.com/BusStopFood

M-Th 3-11 p.m., F-Sa 11-2 a.m.

Tu-Th 10 a.m.-2 p.m., F-Sa 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Dat Dog 100

201 Jefferson St., Lafayette (337) 366-6794 DatDog.com M-Tu 11 a.m.-9 p.m., W-Th 11 a.m.-10 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.2 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Hub City Diner 130

1412 S. College Rd., Lafayette (337) 235-5683 HubCityDiner.com

Riché's Ynot Stop

6920 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Broussard (337) 837-1896 YNotStop.com 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Spoonbill Watering Hole & Restaurant 900 Jefferson St., Lafayette (337) 534-0585 SpoonbillRestaurant.com

M-Sa 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Su 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Tu 11 a.m.-2 p.m., W-Th 11 a.m.-10 p.m., F 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sa 10 a.m-11 p.m., Su 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Legends Annex

Tiniball - Martinis & Meatballs

Tu-F 11.-2a.m., Sa 7 p.m.-2 a.m.

W-Th 11 a.m.-11 p.m., F-Sa 11-1 a.m., Su 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

110 Polk St., Lafayette (337) 504-3252 LegendsOfLafayette.com

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905 Jefferson St., Lafayette (337) 534-8880 Tiniball.com

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DINING & ENTERTAINMENT

ASIAN Blu Basil Wine & Grill 120

5451 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 400-4939 BluBasilWineAndGrill.com

190

56

2865 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Lafayette (337) 305-1591 SaigonNoodlesLafayette.com

92

Zuhause Bakery & Coffee

Su-Th 11 a.m.-10 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

100

2303 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 234-5689 OriginalGroundPati.com

Pete's Family Sports Restaurant 3903 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 534-8846 PetesLafayette.com

M-F 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

M-Su 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Dax On Verot

Twin's Burgers & Sweets (Lafayette)

BREAKFAST Brick & Spoon

1895 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette (337) 408-3992 BrickAndSpoonRestaurant.com M-Su 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

BURGERS Broaddus Burgers

610 E. Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette (337) 534-4520 BroaddusBurgers.com M-Sa 10 a.m.-9 a.m., Su 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Burgersmith

1314 Camellia Blvd., Lafayette (337) 504-5015 Burgersmith.com

Su-M 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Tu-Sa 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

2111 Rice Capital Pkwy., Crowley (337) 783-5515 Fezzos.com

M-Th 11 a.m.-9 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Fezzo's Seafood, Steakhouse & Oyster Bar (Scott) 280

2801 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 268-9488 TwinsBurgersAndSweets.com

75

Twin's Burgers & Sweets (Youngsville)

French Press, The

214 E. Vermilion St., Lafayette (337) 233-9449 TheFrenchPressLafayette.com

M-F 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Sa-Su 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

103 Centre Sarcelle Blvd., Youngsville (337) 857-7225 TwinsBurgersAndSweets.com

Jambalaya Shoppe, The

4150 W. Congress St., Lafayette (337) 534-4140 TheJambalayaShoppe.com

M-Sa 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

CAJUN

M-Sa 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Billeaud's Meat & Grocery

La Cuisine de Maman

111 E. Main St., Broussard (337) 837-6825 Billeauds.com

75

M-Sa 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Su 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

114 Derek Plaza Ste. D, Carencro (337) 886-6888 BoutinsCajun.com

300 Fisher Rd., Lafayette (337) 233-4077 ext. 212 Vermilionville.org/La-Cuisine-de-Maman Tu-F 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Sa-Su 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Boutin’s Seafood, Steakhouse & Oyster Bar

Lagneaux's Restaurant & Meat Market 230

Su-Th 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m., F-Sa 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

445 Ridge Rd., Lafayette (337) 984-1415 LagneauxsSeafood.com

M-Th 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. & 5-9 p.m., F 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5-10 p.m.; Sa 5-10 p.m.

Café Jefferson at Rip Van Winkle Gardens

Louisiana Crawfish Time

5505 Rip Van Winkle Rd., New Iberia (337) 359-8525 RipVanWinkleGardens.com/dine

142

2019 Verot School Rd., Lafayette (337) 988-2645 LACrawfishTime.com

M-Th 5-9 p.m., F-Sa 4:30-10 p.m., Su 4-9 p.m.

M-F 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Sa-Su 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Poche's Market & Restaurant

Cafe Josephine

818 Napoleon Ave., Sunset (337) 662-0008 CafeJosephineSunset.com

720 I-10 S. Frontage Rd., Scott (337) 261-2464 Fezzos.com

M-Sa 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Su 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

M-Sa 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Tu-Th 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5-9 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

56

Fezzo's Seafood, Steakhouse & Oyster Bar (Crowley)

M-Su 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

30

6701 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Broussard (337) 330-2302

Fezzos.com M-Th 10 a.m.-9 p.m., F-Sa 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Su 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

3227 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette (337) 889-3886 Chadleys.com

M-Sa 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

245

400

Chadley's Fine Meats & Deli

1339 S.E. Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette (337) 261-5253 LilDaddysBbq.com

M-F 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Original Ground Pat'i, The

Tu-Sa 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Lil' Daddy's Bar-B-Q

4800 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 981-1241 DwightsRestaurant.biz

M-Sa 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Blanchard’s BBQ

30

730 I-10 S. Frontage Rd., Scott (337) 234-2528

Fezzo's Seafood, Steakhouse & Oyster Bar (Broussard)

3134 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 984-5614 JudiceInn.com

BARBECUE

Tu-F 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Sa 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Don's Specialty Meats

Dwight's

Judice Inn

Tu-Th 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; F 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sa 7 a.m.-9 p.m.; Su 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

1111 Saint John St., Lafayette (337) 269-8878 JohnsonsBoucaniere.com

Su-Th 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

2512 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette (337) 704-0070 GroundPati.com

6774 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 706-8033 ZuhauseBakery.com

Johnson's Boucaniere

2815 Grand Point Hwy., Henderson (337) 667-6148 CrawfishTownUSA.com

M-Sa 6 a.m.-7 p.m., Su 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Ground Pat'i Grille & Bar, The

M-Sa 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Su 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

380

40

117 Westmark Blvd., Lafayette (337) 706-8882 FatPatsBarAndGrill.com

1012 Jefferson St., Lafayette (337) 235-1568 KellersBakeryDowntown.com

2832 Verot School Rd., Lafayette (337) 233-0329 Dax-On-Verot.Business.Site

Crawfish Town USA Restaurant and Fresh Market

Su-Sa 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

Tu-Sa 6 a.m.-5 p.m., Su 7 a.m.-2p.m.

49

626 Verot School Rd., Ste. J, Lafayette (337) 504-4288 FatPatsBarAndGrill.com

175 Frontage Rd., Rayne (337) 393-2780 CajunClawsSeafoodBoilers.com

Crawfish season: Su-Th 4-9 p.m.; F-Sa 4-10 p.m.; Regular: Tu-Su 4-9 p.m.

Fat Pat's (Verot)

Fat Pat's (Westmark)

Keller's Bakery Downtown

2023 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette (337) 322-1674 BlanchardsBbq.com

210

M-Su 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

M-Sa 10:30 a.m-9 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

BAKERY

3900 N.E. Evangeline Thrwy., Ste. 100, Carencro (337) 504-4288 FatPatsBarAndGrill.com

Su-Th 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m., F-Sa 10:30 a.m.-12 a.m.

M-Th 11 a.m.-9 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Saigon Noodles

Cajun Claws Seafood Boilers

Fat Pat's (Carencro)

120

3015-A Main Hwy., Breaux Bridge (337) 332-2108 Poches.com M-Su 5:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

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350

3480 N.E. Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette (337) 896-3247 Prejeans.com

78

Su-Sa 7 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

50

2320 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette (337) 981-7080 Randols.com

Rickey Meche's Donut King (Pinhook)

101 Camino Real Rd, Lafayette JetCoffeeCompany.com

2025 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette (337) 484-1000 RickeyMechesDonuts.com

M-F 5 a.m.-7 p.m., Sa 6 a.m.-5 p.m., Su 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

M-F 5 a.m.-12 p.m., Sa-Su 5 a.m.-1 p.m.

DESSERT CAFES

Randol's Cajun Restaurant

30

Su-Th 5-9:30 p.m., F-Sa 5-10:30 p.m.

Best Stop Supermarket

Carpe Diem! Gelato-Espresso Bar 812 Jefferson St., Lafayette (337) 534-4155 CarpeDiemGelato.com

Rickey Meche's Donut King (Youngsville) 50

Su-Th 11 a.m.-11 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.-12 a.m.

COFFEE

McDonald's of Acadiana

5725 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 354-5378 Facebook.com/TheChurrosBoutique

Walk-Ons

2336 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette (337) 706-7433 Walk-Ons.com

FAST FOOD

Churros Boutique, The

M-Sa 6 a.m.-8 p.m., Su 6 a.m.-6 p.m.

106 Oak Way Ln., Lafayette (337) 981-4800 McDonalds.com

M-Sa 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Su 12-6 p.m. 70

FARM TO TABLE

Indulge Desserts

1921 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Ste. 111, Lafayette (337) 534-8700 IndulgeParcLafayette.com

Scratch Farm Kitchen

406 Garfield St., Lafayette (337) 296-2364 Facebook.com/Scratch-FarmKitchen-1139818776074487/

M-F 12-10 p.m., Sa 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Rêve Coffee Lab

1042 Camellia Blvd., Ste. 6, Lafayette (337) 889-5782 ReveCoffeeRoasters.com

M-Th 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m., F 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Sa 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Su 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

101 Sabal Palms Row, Youngsville (337) 856-5151 RickeyMechesDonuts.com Su-Sa 4 a.m.-2 p.m.

Tu-W 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Th-Sa 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Su 12-6 p.m.

615 Hwy. 93 N., Scott (337) 233-5805 BestStopInScott.com

2605 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette (337) 989-9909 RickeyMechesDonuts.com M-Su 4 a.m.-2 p.m.

Jet Coffee

6308 Hwy. 90 W., New Iberia (337) 365-7596 RandMsBoilingPoint.com

M-Th 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m., F 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sa 3:30-10 p.m., Su 3:30-9 p.m.

300

Rickey Meche's Donut King (Kaliste Saloom)

200 Jefferson St., Lafayette (337) 534-8336 ReveCoffeeRoasters.com

M-W 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Th-F 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Sa 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

R & M's Boiling Point 300

Rêve Coffee Roasters

DINING & ENTERTAINMENT

Prejean's Restaurant

DONUTS

M-Th 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Sa 8 a.m.-Noon

Cajun Market Donut Company (Breaux Bridge)

125 Courthouse St., Breaux Bridge (337) 332-3577 CajunMarketDonutCo.com

FRENCH 25

M-F 4:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Sa-Su 4:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.

Poupart Bakery, Inc.

1902 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette (337) 232-7921 PoupartsBakery.com

Tu-Sa 7 a.m.-5:45 p.m., Su 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Poupart Bistro Downtown

100 E. Vermilion St., Ste. 130, Lafayette (337) 534-4423 PoupartsBakery.com

Joey's 74

M-F 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

405 E. University Ave., Lafayette (337) 706-5094 EatKOK.com

75

50

M-Th 6 a.m.-9 p.m., F 6 a.m.-9 p.m., Sa-Su 7 a.m.-9 p.m.

66

Tap Room, The

530 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette (337) 232-5300 GrandCoteauHouse.com 122

4110 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 984-1823 AlesiPizzaHouse.com

180

Zeus (Crowley)

512 N. Parkerson Ave., Crowley (337) 406-9387 ZeusCafe.com

M-Th 11 a.m.-9 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Zeus (Pinhook) 125

Zeus Express (Breaux Bridge) 215 W. Mills Ave., Breaux Bridge (337) 442-1704 ZeusCafe.com M-Sa 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

Zeus Express (Carencro) 60

Zeus Express (Eunice) 650 W. Laurel Ave., Eunice (337) 466-7337 ZeusCafe.com

Marcello's Wine Market Cafe

340 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Ste. C, Lafayette (337) 235-1002 MarcellosWineMarketCafe.com

M-Sa 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Zeus Express (Johnston)

M-F 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Sa 5-9:30 p.m. 110

Nash's Restaurant & Catering 101 E. Second St., Broussard (337) 839-9333 NashsRestaurant.com

65

4100 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 704-0344 ZeusCafe.com

M-Sa 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Zeus Express (River Ranch)

M-Th 11 a.m.-3 p.m. & 5-9 p.m., F 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Romacelli Bistro e Vino (Couret Farms)

100 N. Michaud Rd., Carencro (337) 896-7391 ZeusCafe.com

M-Sa 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Su 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

Tu-F 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Tu-Sa 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m.

85

1103 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette (337) 269-1434 ZeusCafe.com

M-Th 11 a.m.-9 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

4017 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 989-9291 Imonelli.com

50

1315 Camellia Blvd., Ste. 300, Lafayette (337) 704-9387 ZeusCafe.com M-Sa 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Su 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

505 W. Pont Des Mouton, Ste. 100, Lafayette (337) 706-7574 Romacelli.com

M 5-9 p.m., Tu-Th 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5-9 p.m., F 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5-10 p.m., Sa 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

58

M-Sa 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Su 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

1118 Coolidge Blvd., Ste. A, Lafayette (337) 232-8384 AntonisItalianCafe.com

iMonelli

4510 Ambassador Caffery Pwky., Ste. D, Lafayette (337) 806-9565 TheCajunTableLLC.com

Tu-F 7 a.m.-2 p.m., F-Su 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

3809 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Ste 135C, Lafayette (337) 406-9387 ZeusCafe.com

M-Sa 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

4807 Johnston St., Ste. l, Lafayette (337) 789-6121 AvecBacon.com

7181 Main Hwy., Ste. A, St. Martinville (337) 242-2022 GratonEatery.com

Zeus (Ambassador)

302 Hector Connoly Rd., Carencro (337) 565-2301 Facebook.com/Veronicas-Cafe

Antoni's Italian Café

Avec Bacon Cafe

Graton Eatery

Veronica's Cafe

M-Th 11 a.m.-9 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Su 4 p.m.-9 p.m.

Abacus

Su-Sa 6 a.m.-2 p.m.

M-F 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sa 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Alesi Pizza House 150

103 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette (337) 235-9154 RestaurantWebExperts.com/ PoseidonsGreek/

M 11 a.m.-2 p.m., T-Th 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5-9 p.m., F 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5-9:30 p.m., Sa 5-9:30 p.m.

ITALIAN

201 Settlers Trace Blvd., Ste. 4001, Lafayette (337) 984-9280 LATapRoom.com

323 Jefferson St., Lafayette (337) 235-9364 Facebook.com/DwyersCafe/

111 Rena Dr., Lafayette (337) 988-0108 SandrasCafeAndHealthFood.com

M-Th 11a.m.-9:30 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Su 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.

Su-M 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., T-Sa 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

160

80

2201 Kaliste Saloom Rd. Ste. 1B, Lafayette (337) 210-5894 IzumiRamen.com

5520-B Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 981-4849 Facebook.com/EmasCafe/

Dwyer's Café

Poseidon's Greek Restaurant

Izumi Ramen

Ema's Cafe

M-Th 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m., F-Sa 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

MEDITERRANEAN

JAPANESE

M-Th 7 a.m.-3 p.m., F 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

Cajun Table, The

M-Sa 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

911 Bertrand Dr., Lafayette (337) 267-3060 CafeHabanaCity.com

Su-F 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

329 Dulles Dr., Lafayette (337) 534-4986 Facebook.com/Cafe329

M-Sa 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Su 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Saint Street Inn

Sandra's Cafe & Health Food Store

1500 General Mouton Ave., Lafayette (337) 408-8542 20point3.com

M-F 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Cafe Habana City

Tu-Sa 11 a.m.-2 p.m., W-Sa 5-10 p.m., Su 10 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5-10 p.m.

1312 Verot School Rd., Lafayette (337) 706-8850 BonTempsGrill.com

Su-Th 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

375

104 B Republic Ave., Lafayette (337) 504-4625 RachaelsSeafood.com

407 Brook Ave., Lafayette (337) 534-8112 SaintStreetInn.com

Bon Temps Grill

HOME COOKING

LATIN

M-Sa 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5-8 p.m.

GRILL

M-Th 3 p.m.-2 a.m., F-Sa 12 p.m.-2 a.m., Su 12 p.m.-12 a.m.

M 5-9 p.m., Tu-Th 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5-9 p.m., F 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5-10 p.m., Sa 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Rachael's Cafe

Su-Th 10 a.m.-10 p.m., F-Sa 10 a.m.-2 a.m.

60

Laura's II

220 Prescott Blvd., Ste. 100, Youngsville (337) 451-6198 Romacelli.com

M-Su 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

M-Sa 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Su 12-6 p.m. M-Th 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m., F-Su 10:30 a.m.-2 a.m.

Cafe 329

Romacelli Bistro e Vino (Sugar Mill Pond)

1904 W. University Ave., Lafayette (337) 593-8006 Facebook.com/Lauras-2-NEXT-Generation

5725 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 706-5094 EatKOK.com

Cafe 20.3 On The Bayou

3701 Cameron St., Lafayette (337) 261-0581 Facebook.com/LandrysCafe/ M-F 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Kitchen on Klinton Wings & Things (Acadiana Mall)

75

Su-Th 11 a.m.-9 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Landry's Cafe

Kitchen on Klinton Wings & Things (University)

1043 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 484-1183 MyWingFingers.com

115 Stonemont Rd., Lafayette (337) 988-9790 Romacelli.com

M-F 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Sa 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

FRIED CHICKEN

Wing Fingers

Romacelli Bistro e Vino (River Ranch)

503 Bertrand Dr., Lafayette (337) 237-3661 JoeysLafayette.com

Zeus Express (UL Campus) 30

271 E. Lewis St., Lafayette (337) 456-7969 ZeusCafe.com

M-Th 7 a.m.-4 p.m., F 7 a.m.-2 p.m.


2728 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette (337) 234-4333 ZeusCafe.com

320

M-F 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sa 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Zeus Express (Youngsville) 20

3215 E. Milton Ave., Youngsville (337) 857-5834 ZeusCafe.com

250

125

50

Agave (Downtown)

200 E. Vermilion St., Lafayette (337) 289-0000 AgaveLafayette.com

300

M-Th 11 a.m.-10 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

84

M-Th 11 a.m.-9 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

BJ's Pizza House

Pizza Artista

2484 W. Congress St., Lafayette (337) 235-8332 BJsPizza-Lafayette.com

80

250

5409 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 706-7631 PizzaArtista.com

Su-Th 11 a.m.-10 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Su-Th 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m., F-Sa 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m.

Bread & Circus Provisions

Pizza Artista (Broussard)

258 Bendel Rd., Ste. 104, Lafayette (337) 408-3930 BandCProvisions.com

219 St Nazaire Rd. Ste. G, Broussard (337) 330-4432 PizzaArtista.com

Su-Th 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m., F-Sa 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m.

Rochetto's Pizzeria 198

806 S. I-10 Frontage Rd., Ste. A, Scott (337) 456-8026 Rochettos.com

Su-Th 10 a.m.-9 p.m., F-Sa 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Dean-O's Pizza (Bertrand)

POBOYS

M-Th 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m., F-Sa 10:30 a.m.11:30 p.m., Su 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

107 N. Morgan Ave., Broussard (337) 839-8300 BJsInBroussard.com

305 Bertrand Dr., Lafayette (337) 233-5446 DeanosPizza.com

BJ's Poor Boys and Plate Lunches

45

M-Sa 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Dean-O's Pizza (South)

Aztecas Mexican Cuisine

3535 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Lafayette (337) 769-1088 AztecasMexican.com

Su-Th 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m., F-Sa 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

M-Th 11 a.m.-11 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.-1 a.m.

M-W 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Th-Sa 11 a.m.10 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

350

PIZZA

423 Jefferson St., Lafayette (337) 534-0887 EatDrinkCentral.com

1919 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Ste. 301, Lafayette (337) 534-0774 AgaveLafayette.com

2810 E. Milton Ave., Ste. 101, Youngsville (337) 857-6660 AgaveLafayette.com

3809 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Ste. 110C, Lafayette (337) 989-4121 EatLaPizzeria.com

CENTRAL Pizza & Bar

Agave (Parc Lafayette)

Agave (Youngsville)

La Pizzeria (Lafayette)

Tu 11 a.m.-5 p.m., W-F 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-12 a.m.

M-W 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Th-Sa 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 45

M-Th 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Sa-Su 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

M-Th 11 a.m.-11 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.-1 a.m.

Agave (Bertrand)

M-Th 11 a.m.-10 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Tu-W 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Th-Sa 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

3730 N.E. Evangeline Thrwy., Ste. F, Carencro (337) 886-6800 EatLaPizzeria.com

427 Jefferson St., Lafayette (337) 534-0517 TulaTacos.com

MEXICAN 525 Bertrand Dr., Lafayette (337) 889-5540 AgaveLafayette.com

La Pizzeria (Carencro)

3809 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 984-3650 LaFonda1957.com

Tula Taco & Amigos

M-Th 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m., F-Sa 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Su 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

340

La Fonda

2312 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette (337) 534-8092 South.DeanosPizza.com

M-Th 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Fr-Sa 10:30 a.m.11:30 p.m., Su 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

Louisiana Po Boys (Johnston) 60

5445 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 984-4191 LaPoboys.com

M-Tu 11 a.m.-5 p.m., W-F 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sa 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

DINING & ENTERTAINMENT

Zeus Express (Verot)


DINING & ENTERTAINMENT

Louisiana Po Boys (Pinhook) 75

3431 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette (337) 456-8558 LaPoboys.com

300

M-Tu 11 a.m.-5 p.m., W-F 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sa 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

50

169

Uncle T’s Oyster Bar

M-Th 11 a.m.-9 p.m., F-Sa 11a.m.-10 p.m.

431 Jefferson St, Lafayette (337) 345-5880 PupuseriaUsuluteca2.business.site

SPECIALTY

Su-Sa 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Graze Acadiana

SANDWICHES

1507 Kaliste Saloom Rd. Ste. B, Lafayette (337) 366-1507 GrazeAcadiana.com

Office Hours Sandwich Shop 2303 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette (337) 237-4181 OfficeHoursLafayette.com

W-F 9:30 a.m. -3 p.m., Sa 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.

M-F 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

STEAKS

Rusted Rooster

Rice Palace, Inc. 130

M-F 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

5545 Cameron St., Scott (337) 889-5993 SuperTaters14.com M-Sa 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

537 Jefferson St., Lafayette (337) 534-4612 WurstBiergarten.com

120

Blue Dog Café

631 Jefferson St., Lafayette (337) 232-0070 PamplonaTapas.com

114

M-Th 11 a.m.-9 p.m., F 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sa 5-10 p.m., Su 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

WHITE LINEN

Fiery Crab Juicy Seafood and Bar

Café Vermilionville 120

Kaitlynn Broussard

1304 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette (337) 237-0100 CafeV.com

M-F 11 a.m.-2 p.m., M-Sa 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. 120

Su-F 5-9 p.m., Sa 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Charley G's Seafood Grill

Advertising & Membership Manager kaitlynn@lafayettetravel.com Direct: (337) 769-3814

3809 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Lafayette (337) 981-0108 CharleyGs.com M-F 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., M-Th 5-9 p.m., F-Sa 5:30-10 p.m.

L.T.'s Seafood & Steakhouse

636 Albertson Pkwy., Broussard (337) 837-3268 LTsSeafoodandSteakHouse.com

M-Th 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5-9 p.m., F 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5-10 p.m., Sa 5 p.m.-10 p.m.

Advertising and Membership Manager.

Tu-Th 11 a.m.-10 p.m., F 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sa 5-11 p.m.

Sa-W 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Th-F 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

240

contact Kaitlynn Broussard, our

Pamplona Tapas Bar & Restaurant

T-Sa 5-9 p.m., Su 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

2601 S.E. Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette (337) 264-1263 GatorCove.com

535 Garfield St., Lafayette (337) 534-4507 Warehouse535.com

Allons™ Inspiration Guide, please

Tu-Th 11 a.m.-10 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

TAPAS

Gator Cove Seafood

Warehouse Five Three Five/ Rhum Room

If you would like to advertise in our

412 Jefferson St., Lafayette (337) 234-3474 ServingSushi.com

5520-A Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 988-6464 BaileysLafayette.com

2330 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette (337) 534-8118 FieryCrab.com

Blue Moon Saloon

Tu-Th 4-10 p.m., F-Sa 4-12 p.m.

Tsunami Sushi

Bailey's Seafood & Grill

200

620 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette (337) 237-6123 RuthsChris.com

SUSHI

M-Th 5 p.m.-12 a.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Su 11 a.m.-12 a.m.

1211 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette (337) 237-0005 BlueDogCafe.com

LIVE MUSIC

M 5-9:30 p.m., Tu-Th 5-10 p.m., F 11:30 a.m.10 p.m., Sa 5-10 p.m., Su 4-9 p.m.

Wurst Biergarten, The

SEAFOOD

M-Th 3 p.m.-2 a.m., F-Sa 12 p.m.-2 a.m., Su 12 p.m.-12 a.m.

Tu-Su; Hours vary seasonally

Ruth's Chris Steak House 250

201 Settlers Trace Blvd., Ste. 4001, Lafayette (337) 984-9280 LATapRoom.com

537 Jefferson St., Lafayette (337) 534-4612 WurstBiergarten.com

M-Th 4:30-10 p.m., F-Sa 4:30-11 p.m., Su 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

Super Taters & More!

Tap Room, The

Wurst Biergarten, The

921 Camellia Blvd., Lafayette (337) 706-7333 RuffinosLafayette.com

M-F 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sa 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

NIGHTLIFE

M-Su 5 a.m.-10 p.m.

2015 N. Cherokee Dr., Crowley (337) 783-3001 RicePalace.com

Ruffino's on the River

112 Arnould Blvd., Lafayette (337) 233-7476 SirosBistro.com

M-Th 11 a.m.-10 p.m., F 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sa 5-11 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

215 E. Convent St., Lafayette (337) 234-2422 BlueMoonPresents.com

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Siro's Bistro

240 Tubing Rd., Broussard (337) 837-4011 GreatSeafoodAcadiana.com

COCKTAIL LOUNGE

1001 Saint Mary St., Scott (337) 504-2285 UncleTsOysterBar.com

Pupuseria Usuluteca

175

3901 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 456-3274 SocialSouthern.com

T-Sa 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Su 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

SALVADORIAN

105 Saint Landry St., Lafayette (337) 534-4135 RustedRoosterLA.com

150

Social Southern Table & Bar

M-F 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Sa 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

50

Poor Boy's Riverside Inn

I-10, Exit 115, Breaux Bridge (337) 667-6116 LandrysSeafood.com

Su-Th 11 a.m.-10 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m. -10:30 p.m.

Olde Tyme Grocery

218 W. Saint Mary Blvd., Lafayette (337) 235-8165 OldeTymeGrocery.com

Landry's Seafood House

Little River Inn 175

833 E. Main St., New Iberia (337) 367-7466 GreatSeafoodAcadiana.com

M-Th 11 a.m.-10 p.m., F 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sa 5-11 p.m.

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Lafayette is known as "The Hub City"" because of its proximity to major roadways heading north, south, east, and west that lead locals and visitors to explore smaller towns. Though Lafayette is the largest growing city in the region, a significant portion of its rich culture here is driven by surrounding communities, the gems that make up Acadiana.

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Here are some smaller towns that are a short drive from Lafayette's city limits and are well worth the trip. For even more suggestions, read the full blog post at LafayetteTravel.com/Hub-City-Day-Trips.

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5 miles ¡ 13 minutes from Lafayette

The city of Scott's motto is "Where the West Begins and Hospitality Never Ends." Its close proximity to Interstate 10 makes its quaint downtown district accessible to visitors for local shopping, art galleries, and boudin. Lots and lots of boudin. The title "Boudin Capital of the World" was awarded to Scott by the state of Louisiana about five years ago. You can find the rice and meat-filled sausage staple at iconic joints like Billy's Boudin and Cracklin, Don's Specialty Meats, Best Stop Grocery, and NuNu's Cajun Market.

d r a s s u o r B 7.5 miles ¡ 15 minutes from Lafayette

South Lafayette Parish remains one of the fastest-growing areas in the state. Along with this growth comes new businesses, new places to eat and drink including Parish Brewing, one of two breweries in Lafayette Parish. Nearby are restaurants like Poor Boy's Riverside Inn, Fezzo's, and Ton's Drive-In that serve local cuisine from plate lunch specials and burgers to boiled seafood. Broussard still carries its century's old heritage, with about 14 percent of its population that still speaks French.


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9 miles · 13 minutes from Lafayette

Breaux Bridge was given its name from an early Acadian family who built a bridge over the Bayou Teche. The bridge over the Teche now celebrates the town's other title, given to it by the Louisiana Legislature in 1959, "The Crawfish Capital of the World." Its downtown district is the perfect day trip destination for a main street walk with shopping, dining, and live music. Check out venues like La Poussiere, Buck & Johnny's Pizzeria, and Tante Marie for weekly live music.

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17 miles · 23 minutes from Lafayette

With a population fewer than 2,000 people, but nearly 40 percent Cajun French (according to Census data), Henderson is Acadiana's closest gateway into the Atchafalaya Basin. Along the Henderson Levee Road are gems that offer swamp tours, authentic food, drinks, and weekend Cajun/Zydeco dances, all with a waterfront view of the largest wetland in the United States. Be sure to stop at Pat's Fisherman's Wharf, Cajun Fast Track, Prehistoric Park, and Turtle's Bar.

. t d n S a e l Gr u /Sunset l i v n i t r a a e t o M C 15 miles · 21 minutes from Lafayette

Almost 200 years ago, a Catholic all-girls boarding school was founded by a pair of nuns in south St. Landry Parish. A small community sprung up around the Academy of the Sacred Heart, which has now become a spiritual stop for visitors. Grand Coteau is a quaint stopping point for boutique shopping and a bite to eat. It's neighboring town, Sunset also offers antique shopping and local cuisine. Grab a coffee and dessert at Chicory's Coffee and Café or a delicious meal at Café Josephine.

16.3 miles · 26 minutes from Lafayette

St. Martinville is a city in and the parish seat of St. Martin Parish. It lies on Bayou Teche. It is the third oldest town in Louisiana, with many buildings and homes with historic architecture. The historic St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church and La Maison Duchamp on Main Street are part of the legacy of the Acadian people. It is also the site of an African American Museum and is included as a destination on the Louisiana African American Heritage Trail, which was established in 2008.

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a i e l r l e i v b I e b w b e A N 20.5 miles · 32 minutes from Lafayette

Iberia Parish is home to the world-famous TABASCO® Hot Sauce. The McIlhenny Company still operates at its original home on Avery Island, which is a must-do when visiting New Iberia. The Queen City of the Teche also has the Church Alley Bike Trial in its historic downtown. This trailhead connector kicks off a 3.2-mile bike trail showcasing the city's historic district. The Church Alley Bike Trail also showcases local art and offers nearby shopping and dining along the Bayou Teche.

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22.5 miles · 39 minutes from Lafayette

Known as the home of "Living Legends," Erath embraces and preserves the Cajun and Creole culture that defines our area. The Acadian Museum of Erath is a must if you want to appreciate the journey of the Acadian people and the area they now call home. You can chat with those people right next door at the Museum Café. Rip Van Winkle Gardens is a short drive from Erath complete with peacocks strolling through the gardens and jaw-dropping scenery.

21 miles · 37 minutes from Lafayette

Abbeville is a city in and the parish seat of Vermilion Parish. Abbeville is the home of numerous historic buildings, including Ovide Broussard House, Chauviere House, Gordy House, Lyons House, Caldwell House, Richard Cattle Auction Barn, and the St. Mary Congregational Church to name a few. Abbeville is also home to numerous annual festivals, including Daylily Festival and Garden Show, Giant Omelette Celebration, and Louisiana Cattle Festival.

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40 miles · 47 minutes from Lafayette

Nestled in Acadia and St. Landry parishes is Eunice, the hometown of the beloved live radio program "Rendez-Vous des Cajuns." Every Saturday night inside the historic Liberty Center of Performing Arts, the evening radio program offers music, performed mostly in French, to a live audience filled with locals and visitors from around the world. The city is also home to several restaurants, cultural centers, and a farmer's market. If you're looking for one heck of a barn dance, check out Lakeview Park and Beach.


INDUSTRY SERVICES Photo by Robin May

BUSINESSES

ADVERTISING AND MARKETING Graham Group

2014 W. Pinhook Rd., Ste. 210, Lafayette (337) 232-8214 Graham-Group.com

Advertising, website development, media planning/ buying, public relations.

Holbrook Multi Media, Inc. #7 Flagg Place, Lafayette (337) 989-2237 HolbrookMultimedia.com

We develop and deliver Turnkey (full-service) video, audio and digital packages that best tell your story. Technology includes ARRI & RED UHD Digital Cinema Camera support, Lighting & Grip trucks, recording studios and post production service facilities in Lafayette and New Orleans. M-F 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Lafayette Town Planner

1015 Landrich Ln., Broussard (337) 339-5222 TownPlanner.com

Have your business on display, every day in the Lafayette Town Planner, the direct mail community calendar for Acadiana.

Lamar Advertising

100 Plantation Rd., Lafayette (337) 233-7220 Lamar.com

Outdoor advertising: posters & bulletins. Lafayette metro & surrounding parishes. Interstate & highway coverage as well as coverage in smaller towns of Acadiana. M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sides & Associates

222 Jefferson St., Ste. B, Lafayette (337) 233-6473 Sides.com

Advertising, marketing & public relations services.

Travelhost South Louisiana

2851 Johnston St., Ste. 294, Lafayette (337) 706-8600 TravelHost.com/City/South Louisiana

TravelHost Louisiana is the premier destination resource that offers valuable advice about local attractions, restaurants, events and businesses to travelers. A dynamic publication online and in-room that inspires travelers to discover all Louisiana has to offer. M-F 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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ALCOHOL BEVERAGE DISTRIBUTORS

Republic National Distributing Company 210 Distribution Dr., Lafayette (337) 593-7801 RNDC-USA.com

Wholesale distributor of spirits and wine.

Schilling Distributing Company, Inc. 2901 Moss St., Lafayette (337) 233-2337 SchillingDistributing.com

Schilling Distributing has been selling AnheuserBusch products to the Acadiana area since 1950. Today, our diverse portfolio includes hundreds of beers including Bayou Teche and Parish Brewing, along with non-alcohol beverages, wines and spirits. M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

BANNERS, FLAGS, & SIGNS Evangeline Specialties

1825 Bertrand Dr., Lafayette (337) 232-3898 EscoSigns.com

USA and local flags (including LA, Acadian & UL Lafayette flags). Promotional advertising items and custom banners, decals and signs. Custom lapel pins, as well as Acadian flag and USA flag pins in stock. M-Th 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; F 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Pixus Digital Printing, LLC

1327 Eraste Landry Rd., Lafayette (337) 234-0706 Pixus.com

Custom Large-Format Digital Printer M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

BEVERAGE & SOFTDRINK DISTRIBUTORS Acadiana Bottling, Inc.

918 Young St., Youngsville (337) 237-3935 Distribution of beverages and soft drinks. M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, inc. 1314 Eraste Landry Rd., Lafayette (337) 232-8413 CocaColaUnited.com

Full service beverage/soft drink supplier specializing in vending, fountain & special events. M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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INDUSTRY SERVICES

BROCHURE DISPLAY SERVICE Certified Folder Display Service, Inc. 1334 Danville St., Unit A, Kenner (504) 465-0892 CertifiedFolder.com

North America's largest professional travel brochure distribution and display service. Over 21,000 visitor information display racks located throughout the Western and Central United States. Specialties include brochure distribution, brochure design, digital media and brochure printing. M-F 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

CATERING SERVICES & FACILITIES Petroleum Club of Lafayette 111 Heymann Blvd., Lafayette (337) 232-2582 PCLafayette.com

Established in 1953 and located in the Oil Center, our facilities have been transformed over the years to include 47,000 sq. ft. of meeting space and over 14 private dining rooms to accommodate any size function. Su 11 a.m.-2 p.m., M-F 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., W 5-9 p.m., Th 6-9 p.m., F 6-10 p.m.

Prejean's Restaurant & Catering

3480 N.E. Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette (337) 896-3247 Prejeans.com

Voted Best Cajun Restaurant, Prejean's is located in the heart of French Louisiana. Prejean's is known for award winning authentic culinary creations, live Cajun music nightly and Big Al, the 14-foot alligator that guards the dining room. M-Su 7 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

River Oaks Catering & Event Center 520 E. Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette (337) 593-8866 RiverOaksCaters.com

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

620 McKinley St., Lafayette (337) 482-9038 StudentUnion.Louisiana.edu/Reservations/ Rental-Spaces

UL's new Student Union can be reserved for private events. Boasting 45,000 sq. ft. of space, this is the perfect venue for your next event. Ample covered parking available. Overlooking UL's Cypress Lake adds to the ambiance.

EDUCATIONAL TRAINING Academy of Interactive Entertainment 537 Cajundome Blvd., Ste. 211, Lafayette (337) 456-1848 TheAIE.us

The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) is the leading specialist educator for game development, 3D animation and VFX for film, with courses delivered by industry-experienced instructors in a fun and creative studio environment. M-Th 9 a.m.-6 p.m., F 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Acadiana High School Academy of Business 315 Rue du Belier, Lafayette (337) 521-7950 AHSBusiness.com

Acadiana High School's Hospitality and Tourism pathway helps students chart career paths in one of the world's largest industries, from hotels and restaurants to sports, entertainment and event management.

UL Lafayette-Hospitality Management Program

214 Hebrard Blvd., Rm. 218, Lafayette (337) 482-1580 Hospitality.Louisiana.edu

A 4 year program of hospitality and tourism education. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Catering services, wedding receptions, meetings, parties, rehearsal dinners, crawfish boils, barbeques & picnics, family and company functions.

W. D. Smith Career Center

CONVENTION & MEETING SERVICES

ELECTRONIC SECURITY

Clark Services Audio Visual & Exhibit 113 Board Rd., Lafayette (337) 234-5653 Facebook.com/ClarkServices/

Trade show set-up. Convention services. Audio visual rental & personnel. Serving Acadiana since 1981. M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Party Central of Lafayette, Inc. 408 Maurice St., Lafayette (337) 261-3378 PartyCentralWeb.com

Rental and event services: tents, tables, chairs, dance floors, stages, linens, sound and lighting, fog and bubble units, concession equipment. Company parties, weddings, festivals, special events. We offer delivery and setup. Event planning. M-F 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sa 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Progressive Community Outreach Center 125 Gallian St., Lafayette (337) 234-3924 ThePCOC.com

Premiere, first-class meeting facility. Conference space with 17 breakout rooms. Climate-controlled gymnasium. Catering available or rent our commercial kitchen. Easy to locate, ample off street parking, friendly staff, affordable rates. M-F 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Splendid Events, LLC. Lafayette (318) 372-3773 SplendidEventsLLC.net

Event management services including venue, catering, and entertainment selection,

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logistics planning, design, volunteer and budget management, plus special requests.

200 18th St., Lafayette (337) 521-7570 LPSSOnline.com/site1449.php

Lafayette Alarm Services 103 Marcon Dr., Lafayette (337) 981-9111 LafayetteAlarms.com

Electronic services commercial residential industrial burglar and fire alarms, video security, access control, fiber optic certified technicians, GPS tracking, local UL monitoring for any system, Licensed and insured, est. 1959. Office 8 a.m.-5 p.m./24 hr. service

ENTERTAINMENT & MEETING FACILITIES Blackham Coliseum

2330 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 482-6441

25,000 sq. ft. arena facility. Seats 8,000. Separate barn space in rear of coliseum.

Cajundome

444 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette (337) 265-2100 Cajundome.com

Multi-purpose facility in the heart of Cajun Country. Features a convention center with nearly 100,000 sq. ft. of total space. Full-service kitchen. Contact us for more details. M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cajundome Convention Center 444 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette (337) 265-2100 Cajundome.com

Largest meeting facility in southwestern Louisiana with over 100,000 sq. ft. of versatile space. M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Heymann Center

1373 S. College Rd., Lafayette (337) 291-5540 HeymannCenter.com

Arts & convention center. Meetings, banquets, exhibits & art performances. State-of-the art stage, sound & lighting with 2,200 seats. Convention & meeting space - 20,000 sq. ft. M-F 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise (LITE)

537 Cajundome Blvd., Ste. 101, Lafayette (337) 735-5483 Lite3d.com

Meetings and conventions in a sleek and contemporary facility. Amenities include a 165seat theatre, executive conference room with video conferencing capabilities and other hightech equipment. Open nights and weekends as needed. M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT SERVICES Cajun Comedian: AJ Smith 244 Hornsby Rd., Lafayette (337) 278-7606

2017 Cajun Comedian Hall of Fame. AJ Smith enjoys telling stories and jokes and has done so for over 30 years in comedy clubs, on cruise ships, and at festivals throughout the U.S. He is the co-author of Cajun Humor and in 1991 won the International Cajun Joke Telling Contest.

Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band P.O. Box 1008, Scott (337) 288-8893 ChubbyCarrier.com

Looking for a party? Well, that's what you'll get with Chubby Carrier. An internationally recognized swamp funky Zydeco band with over 26 years experience. You bring the people, we will bring the party.

Conque, Murray, Professional Speaker/ Cajun Humorist 129 Tison Rd., Carencro (337) 896-0304 MurrayConque.com

Humorous speaker/Cajun comedian. Murray will only use warm, clean Cajun humor that is suitable for all audiences. Whether you want entertainment or a mix of humor and message, Murray Conque can certainly accommodate your group.

CYT Lafayette

4400 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Ste. A, Box 307, Lafayette (337) 258-2349 CYTLafayette.org CYT Lafayette is a youth theatre organization dedicated to developing character in children through training in every aspect of theatrical arts. They do 3 performances a year with the production of wholesome family entertainment musicals at Angelle Hall, UL Lafayette.

Dance Cajun

101 W. Shamrock Dr., Lafayette (337) 234-6709 DanceCajun.com

We teach Cajun dance lessons, privately, to organizations, to tour groups and to anyone who is interested. We also entertain tour groups at local Cajun restaurants. We promote our Cajun culture through Cajun dancing. M-Sa 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Louisiana Culinary Enterprises, Inc. 520 Cedar Crest Ct., Lafayette (337) 739-9404 CookingUpAGoodLife.com

Chef driven company that specializes in catering, restaurant consulting, chef-spokesperson work for food companies, menu and recipe development, event and festival production, cooking classes and culinary vacations. Appointment only


Southern Oil Solutions, LLC.

6754 Hwy. 167, Maurice (337) 849-9448 Facebook.com/Southern-Oil-SolutionsLLC-176154739156146/

Tony Chachere's Creole Foods

5604 N. I-49 Service Rd., Opelousas (337) 948-4691 TonyChachere.com

Family owned and operated. The company began as a retirement hobby for South Louisiana Chef Tony Chachere in 1972. Today the business employs over 75 full-time workers. M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

GOVERNMENT/NON-PROFIT Better Business Bureau of Acadiana 4003 W. Congress St., Lafayette (337) 981-3497 BBB.org

For over 100 years, the BBB has helped people make smarter decisions and is evolving to meet fast changing marketplace needs. The BBB offers its national and local customer services online. M-F 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Broussard Chamber of Commerce 108 Broad View Dr., Broussard (337) 837-6001 BroussardChamber.net

The Broussard Chamber of Commerce's mission is to "Assist in the development and growth of businesses within the community by promoting networking and community service." Tu 8:30 a.m.2:30 p.m., Th 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Center for Louisiana Studies

400 E. Saint Mary Blvd., Rm. 313 and 321, Lafayette (337) 482-6027 LouisianaStudies.Louisiana.edu

The Center for Louisiana Studies is dedicated to researching, publishing, preserving and promoting Louisiana's cultures and history as well as making it accessible to scholars, students and the general public. M-Th 8 a.m.-5 p.m., F 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

CODOFIL - Agence des Affaires Francophones de Louisiane 735 Jefferson St., Lafayette (337) 262-5810 CODOFIL.org

CODOFIL is the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana. Our mission as Louisiana's French agency is to support and grow Louisiana's francophone communities through scholarships, French immersion programs and various other community and language skill-building programs.

Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce 111 W. Main St., New Iberia (337) 364-1836 IberiaChamber.org

Improving the business environment so our members can grow and prosper. We work for pro-business legislation, provide relevant training and business networking opportunities, as well as leadership development, because a strong business community benefits the entire community. M-F 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Lafayette International Center 735 Jefferson St., Lafayette (337) 291-5474 LeCentre.org

The international trade division of the city-parish government. Created in 1989, the Lafayette International Center is charged with economic development by assisting local companies to find export markets and by promoting international tourism. M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Lafayette Women’s Chamber of Commerce 4003 W. Congress St., Lafayette (337) 366-0826 LafayetteWomensChamber.org

The Lafayette Women's Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit 501 that provides opportunities, exposure and resources for women in business thereby advancing their significant contributions made to the community. By Appointments only.

Louisiana Folk Roots

905 Jefferson St., Ste. 304, Lafayette (337) 234-8360 LaFolkRoots.org

Louisiana Folk Roots is a non-profit organization that celebrates and promotes Louisiana's cultural heritage, primarily the Cajun and Creole cultures of the Acadiana region, through year-round culture -based programming. M-F 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Louisiana Travel Association 1165 S. Foster Dr., Baton Rouge (225) 346-1857 LouisianaTravelAssociation.org

LTA is a private, non-profit, membership-driven organization that provides promotional and educational opportunities for its members. Members include hotels, campgrounds, attractions, festivals and restaurants. M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Oil Center Association

1005 E. Saint Mary Blvd., Ste. 106, Lafayette (337) 232-1267 TheOilCenter.com

The driving force and resource behind the revitalization improvement and vision of the future for the Oil Center. The association aggressively pursues the generation of a positive image and the continuing vitality of this historic district. M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

One Acadiana

804 E. Saint Mary Blvd., Lafayette (337) 233-2705 OneAcadiana.org

One Acadiana is the regional economic development organization for the nine-parish Acadiana region located in south Louisiana. With more than 1,200 investors, members and partners, One Acadiana serves as the voice of the regional business community. M-F 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Picard Center for Child Development 200 E. Devalcourt St., Lafayette (337) 482-1548 PicardCenter.Louisiana.edu

A state of the art technology center with approximately 4,000 sq. ft. of meeting space and 250 seating capacity. Technology amenities include video conferencing, SMART technology stations, 5 drop down screens, 5 projection systems, Wi-Fi, 4 document readers, microphones with additional equipment available. M-Th 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., F 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

UL Lafayette Alumni Association 600 E. Saint Mary Blvd., Lafayette (337) 482-0900 LouisianaAlumni.org

The UL Lafayette Alumni Association is the primary point of contact with over 80,000 people with strong affinity for Louisiana. Through its communication materials and events, it works to bring alumni back to the University and to Acadiana. M-Th 7:30 a.m.5 p.m.; F 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

MEDIA PRINT Acadiana Advocate

815 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 534-4828 TheAcadianaAdvocate.com

We are the daily newspaper in Lafayette and the #1 Louisiana newspaper in the state. M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Acadiana Profile Magazine

128 Demanade Blvd., Ste. 104, Lafayette (337) 235-7919 AcadianaProfile.com

South Louisiana's oldest Regional Lifestyle Magazine. This glossy four color magazine features everything there is about Acadiana's food, music, culture & people. M-F 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Durel Mail & Imaging Technologies 313 Wall St., Lafayette (337) 261-2447 DurelMIT.com

Commercial digital printer and mail house, fine art Giclee printing and wide format printing. Acadiana's premier digital printer and mail house serving South Louisiana since 2005 with personal service and the highest quality production. M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Louisiana Cookin'

INDUSTRY SERVICES INDUSTRY SERVICES

FOOD MANUFACTURERS

326 S. Broad St., New Orleans LouisianaCookin.com

Louisiana Cookin' is the only national publication dedicated to Louisiana's unique culture, cuisines and travel destinations. From home-cooked étouffées to chef creations, we inspire our audience with heartwarming stories steeped in centuries of tradition.

Quick Slants Magazine 215 Guidry Rd., Lafayette QuickSlants.net

Quick Slants Magazine strives to publish the most comprehensive sports resource in our area. We focus on outstanding individuals, programs, teams and coaches that inspire them.

MEDICAL SERVICES Acadian Ambulance Service

130 E. Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette (337) 291-1565 Acadian.com

Ground and air ambulance provider. Providing service to over 51% of the state of Louisiana. Also serving Jackson County, Mississippi and several counties in Texas. Acadian Monitoring Services, Executive Air Charter Services, Safety Management Services, National EMS Academy. 24 hours

PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES Ohh Snap! Photo Booth

537 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette (337) 366-8995 OhhSnapBooth.com

Ohh Snap Booth - A photo booth rental company in Lafayette, LA & Houston, TX. Ohh Snap! is a modern version of the traditional photo booth. We serve Lafayette, La and the surrounding areas.

SnapStar Photos

P.O. Box 60391, Lafayette (337) 366-1771 SnapStarPhotos.com

SnapStar Photos is a Lafayette, LA based photo booth rental company serving the Acadiana Area. We are excited to snap the star in each and every guest at your next event.

PRINTING AND COPYING Bodemuller, The Printer, Inc. 123 S. Main St., Opelousas (337) 234-5002 BodemullerThePrinter.com

Full service printing & office supplies. M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Emprint/Moran Printing

151 Southpark Rd., Ste. 100, Lafayette (337) 839-9761 Emprint.com

Emprint/Moran Printing is a full-service printing and direct mail company. We offer full-color digital and offset printing, prepress and design, business forms, ad specialties, variable printing and mailing, and fulfillment services. M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Express Printing and Forms, Inc.

INDUSTRY SERVICES

105 Camille St., Lafayette (337) 988-0099 ExpressByNet.com

Commercial printing services, 4-color printing, advertising specialties & safety award programs. M-Th 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; F 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Gulf South Printing & Specialties, Inc. 1129 E. Vermilion St., Lafayette (337) 235-5231

In business for 50 years! We have business forms and do offset, letterpress and digital printing. Promotional products. M-Th 8 a.m.5 p.m., F 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Lowry's Printing & Copying

2004 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette (337) 261-0139 LowrysPrinting.com

Full service printing & copying - handouts, programs, large exhibit posters & banners. Promotional items, mailing services, free pickup & delivery. Weekends by appointment.

Touché Printing, Inc.

623 Verot School Rd., Lafayette (337) 234-8746 TouchePrinting.com

Commercial printing, business forms, book printing/binding, advertising printing, letterhead, catalog printing, brochures/flyers, promotional item sales, signs, banners, feather flags, graphic design, etc. Your one-stop shop for all your printing needs! M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

UPS Store #1994, The

2851 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 232-2442 TheUPSStoreLocal.com/1994

Retail shipping franchise specializing in packing fragile or odd shaped items. Package receiving services offered for one-time or even daily delivery. Digital printing and binding services work well for out of town customers on business. M-F 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sa 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS Advice Marketing Promotionals 108 Camille St., Lafayette (337) 268-3522

Customer service driven promotional marketing company specializing in custom incentives, gifts & trade show premiums. Our showroom is filled with award winning ideas highlighting our 13 years of experience. M-Th 9 a.m.-4 p.m., F 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

REAL ESTATE Brad Gaubert, Keaty Real Estate

350 Doucet Rd. Ste. B, Lafayette (337) 235-7770 bradgaubert.keatyrealestate.com, rongaubert.com By Appoinyment.

TOUR SERVICES: RECEPTIVE OPERATORS Allons A' Lafayette, Inc.

321 Cedar Crest Ct., Lafayette (337) 269-9607 AllonsALafayette.com

Serving all of Louisiana for over 30 years. Itineraries, hotels, attractions, restaurants, guide service, transportation, cooking demonstrations, festivals, Mardi Gras and Christmas events for adults and students.

Rey Royal

6301 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans (504) 269-1818 ReyRoyal.com

Unique experience and personalized service of Louisiana (including Cajun Country) assuring a memorable visit, whether traveling alone or

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in a group! Full-service multilingual company offering itinerary planning, accommodations, transportation, tours, fais-do-do dinners and more! M-F 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

local charter services as well as multi-day road trips nationwide. Our fleet consists of late-model luxury motorcoaches, including ADA accessible. M-F 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

TOUR SERVICES: TRAVEL AGENCIES

Limousines, Ltd.

Journeys with Ginger affiliated with Travel Machine 1479 Henderson Hwy., Henderson (337) 962-5709 JourneysWithGinger.com

We are a tour coordinator/guide/escort affiliated with Travel Machine (a full service travel agency in Lafayette). We specialize in day trips and short destination trips originating in the Acadiana area. We also offer step-on services to tour operators visiting the parishes of Lafayette, St. Martin, Iberia, Vermilion and St. Landry. M-Su 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Uniglobe Associated Travel 419 Rena Dr., Lafayette (337) 233-5521 INeedATrip.com

2920 N. University Ave., Lafayette (337) 896-8966 LimousinesLtd.com

Limousines, Ltd. provides safe, reliable, and professional chauffeured transportation to and from anywhere in Acadiana/Louisiana. On call 24/7

Louisiana Motor Coach, Inc. 3912 4th St., Marrero (504) 343-1400 LouisianaMotorcoach.com

At Louisiana Motor Coach, our philosophy is simple. "Deliver the highest quality customer service, in the safest manner, at the most reasonable price". Delivering that service is how Louisiana Motor Coach is set apart from the others. M-F 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sa-Su Manager on Duty

Full service travel management company including corporate, leisure, group, movie and educational travel. M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Luxury Limo of Lafayette

Wayfarer Destinations, LLC

Treat Yourself to Luxury! Choose Luxury Limo of Lafayette for luxury limo service in Lafayette, LA and surrounding areas. Join us for a Day Drinking Tour! TROLLEY BREWERY HOP ON THE ROCK N ROLL TROLLEY. M-F 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

102 Avron Dr., Carencro (337) 280-4821 WayfarerDestinations.com

My travel agency provides excellent service, while focusing on your unique vacation budget and needs. I'll go above and beyond to make sure all your needs are met. Sa-Su 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; M-F 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

4775 Evangeline Thru., Carencro (337) 780-7076 LuxuryLimoofLafayette.net

TRANSPORTATION: AIR Lafayette Regional Airport 200 Terminal Dr., Lafayette (337) 266-4401 LFTAirport.com

Lafayette Regional Airport provides aviation services to commercial airlines and general aviation customers. Three airlines - American, Delta and United operate at LFT. Landmark Aviation provides general aviation services. 4:30 a.m. until

TRANSPORTATION: AUTO RENTALS Auto Rental, Etc.

401 E. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette (337) 237-1282 AutoRentalEtc.com

Specializing in the rental of trucks, vans, and high end luxury vehicles. M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

1800 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette (337) 266-8443 Enterprise.com

Enterprise Rent-a-car offers great rates, great cars, and great customer service. You can choose from a variety of makes and models ranging from compact to luxury vehicles. We are at the airport too! Pick Enterprise. We'll pick you up. M-F 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sa 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Su 12-3 p.m.

TRANSPORTATION: CHARTER VEHICLES Hotard Coaches

958 Bird Song Rd., Lafayette (800) 356-6831 CalcoHotard.com

Hotard Coaches, Inc. has evolved from two family owned businesses, Hotard Bus Line and Calco Travel, to the leading transportation company in the Gulf South Region. Hotard provides customers with over 80 years of experience in the hospitality industry, offering LAFAYETTE CONVENTION AND VISITORS COMMISSION

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• Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival • Mid Winter Fair Rodeo

February

March

• Downtown Alive!

• Mardi Gras

• Rhythms on the River • Scenic Lafayette Azalea Trail • Celtic Bayou Festival • The Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show • Festival of the Arts • Louisiana Open Golf Tournament • Vermilion Voyage

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April • Cycle Zydeco • Downtown Alive!

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of Events

January

• Rhythms on the River • Acadiana Po’Boy Festival • Scott Boudin Festival • Dewey Balfa Cajun & Creole Heritage Week • Festival International de Louisiane

• Zydeco Marathon • Holi Festival

June

• EatLafayette

May

• Opelousas Spice & Music Festival

• Downtown Alive! • Rhythms on the River • Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival • Rayne Frog Festival • Cajun Heartland State Fair • South Louisiana Songwriters Festival • Zydeco Extravaganza

July

August

• Uncle Sam’s Jam

• Delcambre Shrimp Festival

• Drums Across Cajun Field

• Gueydan Duck Festival

• Louisiana Outdoor Expo

• “Le Cajun” French Music Festival & Awards Show

• Gulf Brew

• Downtown Sno-Ball Festival

September October • Downtown Alive! • Rhythms on the River • Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival • Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival • Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival • Tinsel & Treasure Holiday Markets

November • Lafayette Makers Faire • Southern Screen • Cajun & Creole Christmas • Festival of Word

• Bayou Vermilion Festival & Boat Parade • Pate Lunch-A-Palooza

• Downtown Alive! • Rhythms on the River • Latin Music Festival • Roberts Cove Germanfest • Festivals Acadiens et Créoles • Boudin Cook-Off • Blackpot Festival & Cook-Off • International Rice Festival • Bayou Round-Up

December • Cajun & Creole Christmas • Louisiana Crossroads Concert Series

• Open Studio Tour

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For a complete list of festivals and events in Lafayette Parish visit LafayetteTravel.com/Events

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SHOPPING

Where To

SHOPPING

SSH HOP OP ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES Lafayette Jockey Lot Flea Market

3011 N.W. Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette (337) 236-3532 LafayetteJockeyLot.com Large open-air flea market with indoor and outdoor sales. Area merchandise from all categories, old and new crafts and collectibles. Breakfast and lunch served. Cajun food as well as fast food with fun flea market desserts.

Lagniappe Antiques Etc.

124 W. Bridge St., Breaux Bridge (337) 507-2036 BreauxBridgeAntiques.com Fun shopping and southern hospitality in 17,000 sq. ft. unique market. American, French, English antiques, primitives quirky collectibles with fine, primitive and recycled art. Seminars, classes, special events, and an Italian restaurant.

Wurst Biergarten Market Place, The 537 Jefferson St., Lafayette (337) 501-4147 Facebook.com/WurstArtMarket

Artisan Market at the Wurst Biergarten brings you a full Art Market every Friday and Saturday. Our goal is to have unique items for sale every weekend.

APPAREL & ACCESSORIES Genterie Supply Company 408 Jefferson St., Lafayette (337) 401-3833 Genterie.com

We are a retail store specializing in clothing and exceptional objects. Our customers appreciate a good story and good taste.

ARTISTS/ART GALLERIES Bernard Studio & Gallery

2823 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 654-7596 BernardStudio.com Bernard Studio and Gallery features Louisiana art that covers the walls, a unique line of T-shirts, fine art prints and other items that make great gifts.

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Louisiana Marketshops at the 115

2942-C Grand Point Rd., Henderson (337) 501-6022 Facebook.com/CasanovaMarketshops Over 300 local artists and Louisiana products. 3,000 sq. ft. of art, fine craft, antiques, collectibles, tee shirts, gifts, music, and souvenirs. I-10 exit #115 - next to Landry's. Pass a good time and "Bayou some Louisiana stuff". Open Thursday thru Monday from 10-5. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday

INTERNET AND MAIL ORDER Beaver Club of Lafayette/Cajun Men Cook Cookbook P.O. Box 2744, Lafayette CajunMenCook.com

Popular, award-winning Cajun cookbook in 8th printing. Available in area stores as well as direct shipping throughout the U.S.

LIQUOR & WINE SHOPS

Rodrigue Studio

1434 S. College Rd., Lafayette (337) 233-3274 GeorgeRodrigue.com

Marcello's Wine Market

Original paintings and prints by artist George Rodrigue, featuring the Cajuns and the Blue Dog.

Sans Souci Fine Crafts Gallery 219 E. Vermilion St., Lafayette (337) 266-7999 LouisianaCrafts.org

Fine craft gallery featuring the work of Louisiana Craft Guild members in both traditional and contemporary pottery, blown glass, wood and metal sculptures, baskets, dyed silk, jewelry, recycled art, and fine furniture. 2nd Saturday ArtWalk.

Wortman Pottery, Studio and Showroom 1769 Potters Rd., Duson (337) 873-8584 Wortmanpottery.com

Visit a pottery studio on a working rice farm. The studio of nationally known potters David & Emily Wortman, where each piece of handcrafted functional pottery is designed to enrich daily life. Established in 1977.

GIFT SHOP/GIFT BASKETS South College Center

Corner of Johnston St. & South College Rd., Lafayette (337) 235-2003 SouthCollegeCenterLaf.com Services include banking, bowling center, food, furniture, clothing, audio & video, shoe repair, hair salon, jewelry, packing & shipping pet spa & boutique, imprint shop, nail salon, gifts & much more.

2800 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 264-9520 MarcellosWine.com/Wine-Market We are a full-service retail wine and spirits business. "Cool Room" for fine wines. Very large selection of bourbons, scotches, and other fine whiskeys. We also have a full range of homebrew supplies.

LOUISIANA CULINARY PRODUCTS Baker Farms

31232 E. Campbell Rd., Gueydan (337) 536-7052 CampbellFarms.com Baker Farms, also known as Acadian Gourmet Foods, Inc., is located in Gueydan, Louisiana. Baker Farms is proud to provide our customers with our famous Gourmet Popcorn Rice and other quality products! Shop our products online or give us a call.

Best Stop Supermarket, Inc, The 615 Hwy. 93 N., Scott (337) 233-5805 BestStopInScott.com

Cajun meat market specializing in Cajun specialty meats and boudin. Voted: "Best Boudin & Cracklin'" 16 years running.

Blazing Star Farms

206 Wyman Rd., Scott (225) 955-0333 Facebook.com/liatrisfarm/ Flowers, and vegetables fresh from the field.

LAFAYETTE CONVENTION AND VISITORS COMMISSION

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8916 Brookshire Rd., Abbeville (337) 893-5115 BrookshireFarm.com The craft of Beef Artisanship starts on Brookshire Farm with healthy pastures of native and selected cultivated forages.

Chadley's Fine Meats & Deli

3227 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette (337) 889-3886 Chadleys.com If you’ve been searching for custom meat processing or meat for sale, look no further than Chadley's Fine Meats & Deli. We were established with the goal of providing first-rate game processing services and personalized customer care.

OUTDOOR & SPORTING GOODS Lafayette Shooters Wilderness & Western Wear

3520 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Lafayette (337) 988-1193 LafayetteShooters.com A family run business founded by Russell P. Jackson in 1967. The store offers the largest firearm selection in South Louisiana, archery equipment, outdoor apparel, sportswear, and footwear. Visit our premier hunting and outdoor specialty store and experience a true Sportsman's Paradise.

Pack & Paddle

601 E. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette (337) 232-5854 PackPaddle.com

Acadian House Publishing

100 Asma Blvd., Ste. 395, Lafayette (337) 235-8851 AcadianHouse.com

SHOPPING

SOUVENIRS/LOUISIANA PRODUCTS

Brookshire Farms

Acadian House Publishing publishes south Louisiana regional books: Cajun and Creole cookbooks, biographies, and profiles of places of interest to tourists. Our books make great souvenirs or gifts to those visiting Louisiana.

Acadiana Mall

5725 Johnston St., Lafayette (337) 984-8242 Acadiana-Mall.com Acadiana Mall is the premier shopping mall in Lafayette, LA featuring more than 100 of your favorite stores. The mall is situated at the intersection of Johnston St. and Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., approximately five miles south of I-10.

Louisiana Hot Stuff

4409 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Ste 200, Lafayette (337) 981-3132 LouisianaHotStuff.com Celebrating 20 years in business, Louisiana Hot Stuff is a specialty gift store located in the heart of Acadiana. We offer a variety of local favorites including music, art, food products, collegiate apparel, souvenirs & more.

SPECIALTY SHOPS

Pack & Paddle is a resource for the local forests, swamps, marshes, and streams that make Louisiana a special place for the outdoor enthusiast. We invite you to come by today to experience what will surely be a unique shopping experience.

Express Frames Quality Picture Framing

4510 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Ste. L, Lafayette (337) 989-1911 Facebook.com/ExpressFrames Custom picture framing, mirrors, original, posters, prints, LSU and UL Lafayette prints. Large selection of festival posters.

Louisiana Tax-Free Shopping

Acadiana

Antique Shops Lafayette is a town of culture, food, music, festivals, and history. There is plenty to do no matter the time of year, but one often overlooked activity is antique shopping. If you prefer a bit of a treasure hunt check out some of our antique shops and perhaps even take a piece of history home with you. We've compiled a list of antique shops around Acadiana to help you on your shopping quest. · 2020 ·

900 Airline Dr., 2nd Floor, Kenner (504) 467-0723 LouisianaTaxFree.com This program provides international visitors a tax refund on shopping done within the state at over 1,500 member stores statewide. Visitors can apply for cash refunds at six locations throughout the state: Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Shreveport/Bossier and three locations within the Greater New Orleans area.

You can download a printable map and list at LafayetteTravel.com/Acadiana-Antique-Shops

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All the revelry of Mardi Gras in a family friendly atmosphere.

UPCOMING DATES:

FEBRUARY 13-16, 2021 FEBRUARY 26-MARCH 1, 2022 FEBRUARY 17-21, 2023 To book your Cajun Country Mardi Gras Celebration contact:

· ABA TOP 100 EVENT FOR 2016 · FREE GROUP & F.I.T. SEATING · FAMILY & GROUP FRIENDLY

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LafayetteTravel.com/VIP-MardiGras · 2020 · LAFAYETTE CONVENTION AND VISITORS COMMISSION


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Cody Babin Grounds Manager Jackie Carlisi Landscape Manager

CONVENTIONS & SPORTS Mike Roebuck Chief Sales Officer mike@LafayetteTravel.com Jess Henry Senior Sales Director/Conventions jhenry@LafayetteTravel.com

Irene Hodge Convention Sales Manager irene@LafayetteTravel.com Carl Toups Convention & Sports Sales Manager carl@LafayetteTravel.com

TOURISM SALES Eugénie Mitchell V.P. of Tourism Sales eugenie@LafayetteTravel.com

Dear Friends, Thank you for your interest in Lafayette, Louisiana, and we look forward to having you visit us in the “Happiest City in America” according to Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch. Throughout the pages of our Planner Guide, you will learn about the many attractions, restaurants and facilities that have helped us garner such accolades as: Rand McNally and USA Today’s Best Food City in the USA, Southern Living’s Tastiest Town of the South, Livability.com’s Top 10 Foodie City, Convention South’s Top Music Mecca of the South, as well as Travel and Leisure’s #2 Best College Town in the USA. For years, our food, music, culture and people have made Lafayette Parish an ideal destination. Our staff stands ready to answer any questions you may have, whether you are interested in hosting a meeting, a sports event, bringing a tour group, or just want to come experience the uniquely authentic Cajun and Creole culture. So come see us, and we promise to always “laissez les bons temps rouler” (let the good times roll)!

Kaylie LeBlanc Tourism Sales Director kaylie@LafayetteTravel.com

Shannon Metcalf Visitor Center Manager shannon@LafayetteTravel.com

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Benjamin J. Berthelot President & CEO ben@lafayettetravel.com

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Kaitlynn Broussard Advertising & Membership Manager kaitlynn@LafayetteTravel.com Jessica Myers Director of Online Engagement jmyers@LafayetteTravel.com

CREATIVE Lance LeBlanc Creative Director lance@LafayetteTravel.com

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Annual Festival Field Guide

Locals Share Tips on Attending Their Favorite Fests Here in Louisiana, we’re known for our joie de vivre, a French expression meaning an exuberant love of life. Locals absolutely love hosting lively festivals to honor our rich Cajun culture and have a good time with friends and family—and visitors are always invited to the party! You’ll find we celebrate pretty much everything: rice, cotton and sugarcane; crawfish, frogs and squirrels; po’boys, hot sauce and boudin—and so much more! Festivals are one of the best ways to experience the world-famous music of Acadiana, home to an astonishing 16 GRAMMYs and dozens more nominated artists. “Music is such an essential part of Cajun culture, and our festivals allow you to see some incredible acts without paying a concert ticket,” says Wes Gautreaux, local business owner. “Festival International brings in musicians from all over the world, and many others like Festivals Acadiens et Créoles, Louisiana Crossroads, Downtown Alive! and the Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival bring well-known Louisiana artists to the stage. And typically, after a festival, you can catch a bonus performance at Blue Moon and other venues around town.” Cajuns also love to eat! Festivals are an excellent way for visitors to sample staples like boudin, étouffée, crawfish, beignets, and local craft beer, with many restaurants and vendors from the entire region all in one place. “My wife likes to map out the food vendors ahead of time, so she knows exactly what to try,” says Adam Chauvin, a local food blogger known as @adamceats. “My biggest advice is to pace yourself so you don’t miss out on great options. Some of our favorites are the smoked turkey wing at Roberts Cove’s Germanfest, cracklin’ from Menard’s at the Scott Boudin Festival, Blue Dog’s crawfish corn dog from Festival International, and Acadian Slice hand pies and Bon Creole’s crawfish spinach boat at Festivals Acadiens et Créoles.” Lafayette’s festivals, as well as Mardi Gras, are especially fun for kids. Major festivals like Festivals Acadiens et Créoles and Festival International have entire children’s tents set up. Other events typically offer a face painter, balloon artist, bounce house, or other activities. Local artist Hannah Mason often brings her three young children along. “Whether it’s Rhythms on the River in River Ranch or Mardi Gras downtown, we find a grassy spot to throw down a blanket as our basecamp for the day, where the kids can run around. For Festival International, we especially love going to Parc Sans Souci. The kids play at the Lafayette sign and the splash pad, and I’m close to all the art booths.” No matter what time of year you’re visiting Acadiana, there’s bound to be a special event or festival going on. Check out our calendar and come see! 74

1. Comfortable walking/dancing shoes 2. Extra cell phone battery pack 3. Strollers for small children 4. Hand Sanitizer and Wet Wipes 5. Lawn chairs and blankets for music festivals

Festival Packing List

6. Camp chairs and loot bags for Mardi Gras parades 7. Water Bottle, sunscreen, and bug spray in the summer 8. Cash is always handy for parking and vendors, though most accept credit cards 9. Leave your coolers at home and try the outstanding food and drinks!


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Celebrate the Music, Cuisine, Art, History, and Language of our Cajun and Creole cultures all in one place! Visit LafayetteTravel.com

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Discover the food, music, culture & history  at the heart of Cajun & CrĂŠole country.

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Allons Inspiration Guide by Lafayette Travel (2020)