Lafayette, Louisiana is a potent mix of Cajun and Creole cultures. Learn about the region’s roots by touring either the interactive Acadian Cultural Center or Vermilionville museums. Better yet, taste the city with boudin for breakfast, shrimp poboys for lunch and seafood gumbo for dinner. It’s said Lafayette has more restaurants per capita than any other American city, many specializing in the region’s seafood-laden cuisine. It’s a feast for your ears as well, with plenty of clubs bursting with traditional and contemporary Cajun and Zydeco music.

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