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Families will love:

  • Swamp boat tours and alligators
  • Cajun Country
  • Family-friendly Mardi Gras

Located in Southern Louisiana, Lafayette is situated about an hour south of Baton Rouge and two hours west of New Orleans. Families could easily make Lafayette a weekend destination or halfway point while traveling to Galveston, the Gulf Shores or Florida's Panhandle. The Cajun cuisine is worth a visit, too - this is Cajun Country, after all -- along with the swamp ... more
Located in Southern Louisiana, Lafayette is situated about an hour south of Baton Rouge and two hours west of New Orleans. Families could easily make Lafayette a weekend destination or halfway point while traveling to Galveston, the Gulf Shores or Florida's Panhandle. The Cajun cuisine is worth a visit, too - this is Cajun Country, after all -- along with the swamp boat tours and children's museum for the younger kiddos. Visit Lafayette if you like spice and want to see where spice becomes Tabasco. The Tabasco bottling factory is located just outside Lafayette in Avery Island, where families can also find the serenely beauiftul Jungle Gardens. Lafayette celebrates a family-friendly Mardi Gras season as well, with family-friendly parades, carnivals and fairs and elegant balls. For an authentic Cajun Louisana experience without the crazy party atmosphere of New Orleans, Lafayette, Louisiana is the place to visit with kids.

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