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Lafayette is the fourth largest city in Louisiana, located in south-central Louisiana on the Vermilion River. The population is approximately 256,494. Lafayette has a strong Cajun and Creole culture and due to the Cajun culture's affinity for great food, it has one of the highest numbers of restaurants per capita of any city in the United States. Lafayette is also known for its music and festivals. It has a multitude of historic attractions, majestic plantation homes, beautiful gardens, leisurely swamp tours, and exciting museums. The museums of Lafayette shed light on early life in South Louisiana, present world-class art exhibitions, and provide fun, hands-on activities for children and adults alike. Lafayette is home to many special events throughout the year, including a series of outdoor concerts in the downtown each spring and fall. At the Festivals Acadiens et Créoles, visitors celebrate the rhythm of Cajun and Creole life with music, dance and traditional crafts. For twenty years, the Le Cajun Music Awards and Festival honors the best in Cajun music with two days of dancing and award winning Cajun bands. The holidays are especially beautiful in Lafayette with historic homes decorated with thousands of twinkling lights, and events like A Cajun & Creole Christmas, which offers music, dance, holiday parades, and mouthwatering food.

Surrounding areas: Breaux Bridge, Louisiana (8.8 mi), New Iberia, Louisiana (19.3 mi), Avery Island, Louisiana (22.6 mi), Ville Platte, Louisiana (36.0 mi), Jennings, Louisiana (37.5 mi)

Lafayette Vacation Rentals

Lafayette Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Suites Of America125 E Kaliste Saloom RdLafayette, LA (337) 235-1367
Best Value Inn1605 N University AveLafayette, LA (337) 269-9779
Best Western Hotel Acadiana1801 W Pinhook RdLafayette, LA (337) 233-8120
Comfort Inn Lafayette1421 SE Evangeline ThruwayLafayette, LA (337) 232-9000
Comfort Suites2300 NE Evangeline ThruwayLafayette, LA (337) 291-6008
Courtyard By Marriott Lafayette214 E Kaliste Saloom RdLafayette, LA (337) 232-5005
Days Inn1620 North University AveLafayette, LA (337) 237-8880
Drury Inn & Suites Lafayette120 Alcide DominiqueLafayette, LA (337) 262-0202
Econo Lodge & Suites2111 NW Evangeline ThruwayLafayette, LA (337) 261-5111
Extended Stay America807 S Hugh Wallis RdLafayette, LA (337) 232-8313
Fairfield Inn & Suites1606 W Pinhook RdLafayette, LA (337) 233-5558
Hampton Inn & Suites1910 S CollegeLafayette, LA (337) 266-5858
Hampton Inn & Suites-Lafayette1910 S College RdLafayette, LA (337) 266-5858
Hilton Garden Inn Lafayette/Cajundome2350 W Congress StLafayette, LA (337) 291-1977
Hilton Lafayette1521 W Pinhook RdLafayette, LA (337) 235-6111
Holiday Inn Central2032 NE Evangeline ThruwayLafayette, LA (337) 233-6815
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites3903 Ambassador Caffery PkwyLafayette, LA (337) 981-0600
Holiday Inn Express2503 Se Evangeline ThruwayLafayette, LA (337) 234-2000
Howard Johnson Express Inn103 Nibor LnLafayette, LA (337) 593-0849
Jameson Inn - Lafayette2200 Ne Evangeline ThruwayLafayette, LA (337) 291-2916
La Quinta Inn & Suites Lafayette Oil Center1015 W Pinhook RdLafayette, LA (337) 291-1088
La Quinta Motor Inn #42212100 Ne Evangeline ThruwayLafayette, LA (337) 233-5610
Lafayette Fairfield Inn2225 NW Evangeline ThruwayLafayette, LA (337) 235-9898
Lafayette Inn2615 Cameron StLafayette, LA (337) 235-9442
Motel 6 #4612724 Ne Evangelina ThruwayLafayette, LA (337) 233-2055
Quality Inn Of Lafayette2216 NE Evangeline ThruwayLafayette, LA (337) 234-0383
Ramada Executive Plaza120 E Kaliste Saloom RdLafayette, LA (337) 235-0858
Ramada Inn2716 Ne Evangeline ThruwayLafayette, LA (337) 233-0003
Red Roof Inn Lafayette #1401718 N University AveLafayette, LA (337) 233-3339
Travelodge1101 W Pinhook RdLafayette, LA (337) 234-7402
Hampton Inn Lafayette2144 W Willow StScott, LA2.9 mi.(337) 236-6161
Sleep Inn2140 West Willow StScott, LA2.9 mi.(318) 264-0408
Microtel Inn & Suites Lafayette301 Ambassador Caffery PkwyScott, LA3.2 mi.(337) 235-9010
Holiday Inn Express Scott736 I-10 S Frontage RdScott, LA4.1 mi.(337) 232-6845
Howard Johnson Express Inn103 Nibor LnScott, LA4.1 mi.(337) 593-0849
Holiday Inn Exprss-breaux Bridge2942 H Grand Point HwyBreaux Bridge, LA8.8 mi.(337) 667-8914
Super 82088 Rees St #BBreaux Bridge, LA8.8 mi.(337) 332-1114
Super 8 Motel - Lafayette West3001 Daulat DrDuson, LA9.4 mi.(337) 873-8883
Sunbelt Lodge1903 Veterans Memorial DrAbberville, LA16.9 mi.(337) 898-1453
Heritage Inn2115 CharityAbbeville, LA17.4 mi.(337) 893-6420
Bed & Breakfast
Tante Da's Bed And Breakfast2631 Se Evangeline ThruwayLafayette, LA (337) 264-1191

Lafayette Weather & Climate

South Central Louisiana has a humid subtropical climate with abundant rainfall throughout the year. The regions of the state that are close to the Gulf of Mexico tend to be very humid with little difference between summer and winter conditions. Southern Louisiana, for example, is hot and humid for the majority of the year, with well over 180 days of sunshine annually. Some snowfall can occur in the state in winter, but very rarely. Louisiana is prone to hurricanes. June is the start of hurricane season, with the most severe being the recent Hurricanes Rita and Katrina in 2005.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 61°F 41°F 6.00 in. -
February 65°F 45°F 4.69 in. -
March 71°F 51°F 4.46 in. -
April 77°F 58°F 5.06 in. -
May 84°F 66°F 4.88 in. -
June 89°F 71°F 5.54 in. -
July 91°F 73°F 6.14 in. -
August 91°F 72°F 4.54 in. -
September 87°F 68°F 4.78 in. -
October 80°F 58°F 4.20 in. -
November 70°F 50°F 4.57 in. -
December 63°F 43°F 5.68 in. -

Lafayette Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Lafayette Regional airport (LFT) located about 2 miles east of Lafayette, the Acadiana Regional airport (ARA) located approximately 14 miles southeast of Lafayette in New Iberia, Louisiana, Baton Rouge Metro Ryan Field (BTR) located roughly 56 miles east of Lafayette in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and finally the Chennault International airport (CWF) located around 66 miles west of Lafayette in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Lafayette Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Celebration StationBaton RougeLA54.7 mi.
Dixie Landin'Baton RougeLA54.7 mi.
Water Parks
Blue Bayou Water ParkBaton RougeLA54.7 mi.
Waterland U.S.A.HoumaLA89.4 mi.
Golf Courses
Jay & Lionel Herbert Municipal Golf CourseLafayetteLA 
Links of LafayetteLafayetteLA 
Farm Golf ClubCarencroLA6.7 mi.
Les Vieux Chenes Golf CourseYoungsvilleLA8.9 mi.
Spanish Trail Golf ClubCadeLA12.1 mi.
Cajun Pine Golf ClubBranchLA16.3 mi.
Abbeville Country ClubAbbevilleLA17.9 mi.
Squirrel Run Golf ClubNew IberiaLA19.8 mi.
Sugar Oaks Golf & Country ClubNew IberiaLA19.8 mi.
Bayou Bend Country ClubCrowleyLA20.3 mi.
Eunice Country ClubEuniceLA29.6 mi.
State Parks
Cypremort Point State ParkLA35.1 mi. 
Louisiana Museum of Military HistoryLafayetteLA(History)
Lafayette Natural History Museum & PlanetariumLafayetteLA(Science)
LSU Museum of Natural ScienceBaton RougeLA54.7 mi.(Science)
Zoos and Aquariums
Greater Baton Rouge ZooBaton RougeLA54.7 mi.
Alexandria Zoological ParkAlexandriaLA79.7 mi.
Aquarium of the AmericasNew OrleansLA118.3 mi.
Audubon Park and Zoological GardenNew OrleansLA118.3 mi.

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