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.
Things to do 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.
Day Trips Near Lafayette
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.
Transportation in Lafayette
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!
Vacation Rentals in Lafayette
Looking for a vacation rental in Lafayette? Tripping.com has 292 vacation rental homes available in Lafayette. You'll find 10 studios, 223 1-bedroom, 28 2-bedroom and 31 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from €25 a night. For extra convenience, many of these vacation homes can be booked directly online.
The average price of a nightly rental in Lafayette is €100 while the average price of a weekly rental is €25. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a Lafayette home is €25.
Wondering if you can bring your dog or cat along with you? There are 94 pet-friendly vacation rentals available in Lafayette. In addition to accommodating pets, Lafayette rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 196 rentals have Internet and WiFi, 161 have TV and/or cable and 101 have a pool or hot tub.
Search properties from 6 vacation rental sites in Lafayette where the top providers in that area are HRS Holidays, HomeAway, and Booking.com. There are 84 HRS Holidays rentals, 63 HomeAway short term rentals and 42 Booking.com vacation rentals.