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Things to do in Lafayette

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
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“Great local venue that has Cajun jams on Wednesday nights as well as local bands most weekends. Check the website Blue Moon Saloon for the calendar and get to two-steppin'.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Amazing breakfast or lunch. There will be a wait for Sunday Brunch. Try calling for a reservation.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Hookah Bar
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“Artmoshphere offers food, drinks and incredible live music. Dancing as well.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Museum
“This is a fun living history museum with artisans depicting the life of early settlers in the area. They also have plenty of events. Highly recommend you check it out! ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“High-End atmosphere, great sushi, large bar with great drinks. And Lunchtime specials ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
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“Always delicious and perfectly situated for festivals and downtown entertainment options.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Museum and Theater/Performance Venue. Check their calendar for the ever changing offerings. A great view of the rich Contemporary Louisiana Cutural life”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bakery
“Famous for their PoBoys and Snowballs in the Summer. Right next to Campus.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Cafe
“Perfect spot to get some traditional Italian gelato and espresso. They also offer pastries and soups (seasonally). Often times you will find locals playing music on the piano on the patio. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
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“Walking distance from UL Lafayette main campus and not far from downtown. The menu varies day to day but is always delicious. Specialty adult beverages are worth trying, too. Seating is both indoors and outdoors, so on a hot summer day, you might want to go early to sit inside with the AC. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Great local coffee roaster with a beautiful shop. It is a great place to catch a fresh brewed cup of coffee, latte, as well as some light food/lunch offerings. They have ample indoor seating as well as a few outdoor seats. IT is a great place to grab a cup of coffee on the go while you walk around downtown as well. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Food
“Lafayette's oldest ice cream parlor... fun place to bring the family or close out a hot evening.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Blue Dog Cafe is a landmark Lafayette restaurant founded in 1999. It is casual and serves traditional and modern Cajun cuisine, seafood, steaks, pasta, beignets and much more. The works of world famous LA artist George Rodrigue are displayed throughout, creating a unique, visually stunning atmosphere. Great food, service and atmosphere with exceptional hospitality make it a must see experience.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
“Great place to eat with good food and great service! The mac and cheese and fried chicken are amazing! ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“Originally opened in Eunice back in the 1930's, Mr. Johnson's daughter and son-in-law brought it to downtown Lafayette ! (In fact, Mr. Johnson once lived in your AirBnb!) Amazing Boudin, smoked meats, and lunches. One of the best authentically cajun spots in town”
  • 16 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Classic Lafayette spot that serves a traditional breakfast as well as some Louisiana specialities for lunch. ”
  • 14 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Breakfast Spot
“Amazing breakfast or lunch. There will be a wait for Sunday Brunch. Try calling for a reservation.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Hookah Bar
“Artmoshphere offers food, drinks and incredible live music. Dancing as well.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
“High-End atmosphere, great sushi, large bar with great drinks. And Lunchtime specials ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
“Always delicious and perfectly situated for festivals and downtown entertainment options.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bakery
“Famous for their PoBoys and Snowballs in the Summer. Right next to Campus.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
“Walking distance from UL Lafayette main campus and not far from downtown. The menu varies day to day but is always delicious. Specialty adult beverages are worth trying, too. Seating is both indoors and outdoors, so on a hot summer day, you might want to go early to sit inside with the AC. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Blue Dog Cafe is a landmark Lafayette restaurant founded in 1999. It is casual and serves traditional and modern Cajun cuisine, seafood, steaks, pasta, beignets and much more. The works of world famous LA artist George Rodrigue are displayed throughout, creating a unique, visually stunning atmosphere. Great food, service and atmosphere with exceptional hospitality make it a must see experience.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
“Great place to eat with good food and great service! The mac and cheese and fried chicken are amazing! ”
  • 13 locals recommend

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