A recent piece by Travel Channel identifies Lafayette, LA as one of the "All-American" vacation destinations in the United States, right up there with the likes of the Redwood Forests in California and St. Louis.
A mix of historical and cultural influences has created the unique Cajun/French Creole food, music and language found only in this small part of the country. Enjoy a delicious (and messy) crawfish boil, dance to zydeco music and take a thrilling airboat ride! Plus, in Lafayette, you'll get all the Mardi Gras celebration without the New Orleans tourism.
Read more: Travel's Best All-American Vacations 2015