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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.”
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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. ”
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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!”
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Bar
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“Always delicious and perfectly situated for festivals and downtown entertainment options.”
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Museum
“Historic homes on display, live music in the entertainment building and cajun food. Theme park.”
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Bar
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“Walking distance from UL Lafayette main campus and not far from downtown. The menu varies day to day but is always delicious. Specialty adult beverages are worth trying, too. Seating is both indoors and outdoors, so on a hot summer day, you might want to go early to sit inside with the AC. ”
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Cafe
“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. ”
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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.”
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Bakery
“Walking distance from UL Lafayette main campus with the best shrimp po'boys in town. Other types, also, are quite delicious.”
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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)”
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Cafe
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“Classic Lafayette spot that serves a traditional breakfast as well as some Louisiana specialities for lunch. ”
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Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“Originally opened in Eunice back in the 1930's, Mr. Johnson's daughter and son-in-law brought it to downtown Lafayette ! (In fact, Mr. Johnson once lived in your AirBnb!) Amazing Boudin, smoked meats, and lunches. One of the best authentically cajun spots in town”
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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!”
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Restaurant
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“If you love Cajun dancing, then head over to Randol's Restaurant and dance hall. Open 7 nights a week with live Cajun music and a huge dance floor, oh yes, they also have food....”
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Food
“Lafayette's oldest ice cream parlor... fun place to bring the family or close out a hot evening.”
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Restaurant
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“Great Place. Get the portabella pizza appetizer. Sit in the bar. Live music thurs-sat”
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