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Best things to do in Lafayette

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

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“Get you a beer and get your dance on during that late night! This is where the locals go to hang and dance the night away, Cajun style.”
38local recommendations
Breakfast Spot
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“Brunch here, you must. The Cajun Benedict and sweet baby breesus are my favorites. Beautiful building, dig the atmosphere. ”
29local recommendations
Hookah Bar
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“Real artsy restaurant downtown that has bands all the time, they have a small cover price and great atmosphere and music. ”
25local recommendations
Museum
“5 min away. Highly Informative about Cajun culture often with live demonstrations.Cafe onsite there serves regional Cajun cuisine, often live music as well. Sunday brunch with dancing. ”
28local recommendations
Bar
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“Always delicious and perfectly situated for festivals and downtown entertainment options.”
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Restaurant
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“If you are looking for some yummy sushi and nice drinks. (also good for a date night)”
15local recommendations
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”
16local recommendations
Café
“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. ”
17local recommendations
Café
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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. ”
9local recommendations
Bakery
“Walking distance from UL Lafayette main campus with the best shrimp po'boys in town. Other types, also, are quite delicious.”
18local recommendations
Bar
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“Farm to table restaurant. A nice our side dining area if the weather is nice. Check to see if they have live music. We enjoy their Sunday Brunch.”
17local recommendations
Cajun/Creole Restaurant
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“Great BBQ and boudin. If you haven't tasted boudin, this would be a great place to taste a small sample.”
16local recommendations
Food
“Lafayette's oldest ice cream parlor... fun place to bring the family or close out a hot evening.”
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Café
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“Classic Lafayette spot that serves a traditional breakfast as well as some Louisiana specialities for lunch. ”
14local recommendations
Bar
“This is a happening place in Lafayette right now. Good food, great drinks, reasonable prices and plenty of parking.”
11local recommendations
Restaurant
“A newer poboy spot downtown that's just as delicious as Olde Tyme, this eatery also makes Swamp Pop Soda and sells frozen daiquiris in flavors like Satsuma Old Fashioned.”
12local recommendations