Along the Vermilion River in Southwestern Louisiana you can find Lafayette, one of the largest cities in the state. Aptly nicknamed “the hub city,” Lafayette is the centre of Cajun and Creole culture in Louisiana. Find history, personality, and spice that your whole family can enjoy in Lafayette.
Lafayette has a bunch of unique activities right at your fingertips. Downtown Lafayette houses its famous crawfish restaurants, a myriad of bars, clubs and saloons to get you acquainted with the city. A different rhythm can be found at The Children’s museum of Acadiana, with hands on exhibits and activities for kids about toddler age. The Vermilionville museum claims to be a museum of living history, as you can find a historic village and folklife park. These restored homes represent the Acadian way of life. A great place to educate yourself and your family, the museum is open until four everyday, but is closed on Mondays. Breaux Bridge, the self-titled Crawfish capital of the world, is a town in Lafayette that speaks for itself. Breaux Bridge (naturally) hosts a crawfish festival — one of the biggest Cajun celebrations you could attend. The festival is held in early May, and hosts incredible music at three different stages. Lafayette is crawling with Zydeco and Cajun music, making it a bubbly and all-around happy place to visit. Lafayette has the second largest Mardi Gras parade in Louisiana. All eight of Lafayette’s parades are wonderfully rambunctious, embodying the spirit of the festival.
Lafayette is nearby to a number of day-trip destinations. Baton Rouge is an hour drive from Lafayette, and also holds some unforgettable Mardi Gras parades. Baton Rouge’s Mardi Gras is held downtown, except for the annual Southdowns parade. However the most popular destination when in Louisiana is, of course, New Orleans. Take a trip to the inimitable “big easy,” two and a half hours away from Lafayette, but well worth the trip. New Orleans has some of the most incredible nightlife and music spots in the states. The music scene is jazzy and iconic, as is the cuisine from the unique mix of cultures in New Orleans. The home and center of Mardi Gras, New Orleans, feels the aftershock all year round. The city is always filled with masks, frivolity and lets face it — fun.
Lafayette has a wide range of hotels and rentals. Tripping makes the search easy for you, by collecting a variety of options at prices you’ll love. Whether you’re looking for a cosmopolitan hotel, or a homey rental, Tripping can help you find what’s right for you.
Lafayette is becoming more and more bicycle friendly, and depending on your accommodation, walking is always a simple option. The Lafayette transit system provides a bus to fulfil your public transportation needs. Also, the greyhound station is downtown on Lee Avenue if you’re taking a bus into the city of Lafayette. Book a rental with Tripping to help you find a location that cuts down your travel time!
Find the best Lafayette vacation rentals on Tripping.com. With over 181 home rentals, take your pick from a wide variety of choices including studio apartments, luxury condos, and cozy cabin rentals. Prices in Lafayette range from $25 a night. Many rentals can also be booked directly online.Vacation home rentals found on Tripping.com offer more amenities than the average hotel room along with many of the comforts of home. Going on a business trip or need to stay connected? 109 homes in Lafayette offer high-speed WiFi Internet so you won’t miss a beat. Travelling with kids? Let them splash around in any of the 65 rentals with pool or jacuzzi, or relax with the family in one of the 58 homes with cable TV.For all those pet owners with dogs or cats, Lafayette offers 38 pet-friendly vacation rentals for your extended family. Find the perfect vacation rental that matches your budget and style on Tripping.com.Search properties from 5 vacation rental sites in Lafayette where the top providers in that area are Booking.com, HRS Holidays, and HomeAway. There are 52 Booking.com rentals, 45 HRS Holidays short term rentals and 30 HomeAway vacation rentals.