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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.”
41 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“If you show up right when they open, you should have no problem getting a table right away. We recommend the Cajun Benedict or the Grits & Grillades. Also, definitely start with the Praline Bacon. This restaurant is about a 7 minute drive from our place. Located in Downtown Lafayette. Take a walk around while you're there!”
31 locals recommend
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. ”
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! ”
29 locals recommend
Bar
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“Always delicious and perfectly situated for festivals and downtown entertainment options.”
23 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“If you are looking for some yummy sushi and nice drinks. (also good for a date night)”
16 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Both an art gallery and a music venue. Check listings. The music theater here is hard to beat. It is small and there is not a bad seat in the house. The sound in the room is amazing and the music offering stellar.”
18 locals recommend
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. ”
17 locals recommend
Café
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“Reve is Downtown Lafayette, about a 7 minute drive from our place. It's a great place to just chill or to work. It's my second office!”
12 locals recommend
Bakery
“Walking distance from UL Lafayette main campus with the best shrimp po'boys in town. Other types, also, are quite delicious.”
20 locals recommend
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.”
19 locals recommend
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.”
18 locals recommend
Food
“Lafayette's oldest ice cream parlor... fun place to bring the family or close out a hot evening.”
12 locals recommend
Café
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“Classic Lafayette spot that serves a traditional breakfast as well as some Louisiana specialities for lunch. ”
14 locals recommend
Bar
“One of my go to dinner spots. About a 5 minute drive from our place. Amazing vibes and the food and drinks are unmatched. My favorite place to get fried chicken!”
12 locals recommend
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.”
14 locals recommend