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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.

Point of Interest
“One of Lafayette's popular dancing venu. Dance lessons on Tuesday nights”
6 locals recommend
Museum
“Step back in time to a small 19th-century Cajun bayou community, which includes genuine Cajun homes relocated and combined with recreated period buildings and a Native American museum.”
7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“1950s styled classic dinner with large booths and black and white tile. I can remember coming here as a kid and drinking a chocolate malt while sitting at the counter. The food is reasonably priced and always spot on. A good friend actually owns this and if you see an older guy with silver hair (Jimmy) tell him that Jason & Jen sent you!”
6 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“Wonderful historic Catholic church. A must see with a 500 year old oak in front.”
3 locals recommend
Cinema
“You can catch the latest movies here and indulge on movie theatre popcorn and a daiquiri at the same time. Gotta love Louisiana!”
3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“This is the closest grocery store. A little pricey but has a deli with home cooked local recipes, a great meat market also a great selection of wine, beer and liquor. ”
5 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
“Lafayette-centric t-shirts, prayer flags and other souvenirs are available at this shop on Jefferson Street.”
6 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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2 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“Char-grilled oysters and stuffed shrimp are my go to and they make a mean old fashioned cocktail. I prefer the ambiance of the bar area but regular dining area is nice also. Make sure you go to Don's on Johnston and not downtown, very different vibe.”
5 locals recommend
Other Nightlife
“Music/Food is awesome. Cajun/Zydeco dance venue. 2 bowling lanes available. Great place for adults and children.”
5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This place has the best vegetarian tacos, although they do have shrimp, pork, and beef tacos as well. Also, try their breakfast bowls! Mmmm!”
9 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Feed the ducks, run, workout on equipment, bring the children to the playground, hammock, picnic, fish”
2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“ Cite Des Arts • Arts and Entertainment • 109 Vine Street Live theater. Gallery. Dance lessons. Music lessons. ”
5 locals recommend
Café
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“Great place to do work and drink local coffee. They have a large patio and plenty of cozy chairs inside. ”
3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Great Middle-Eastern deli just around the corner. They have great lunch offerings as well as speciality Middle-Eastern grocery store items.”
2 locals recommend