Jul 14, 2010 4:12 PM by Melissa Canone
According to Bing Travel Lafayette is in the 50 Awesome Vacations.
Lafayette - about 50 miles west of Baton Rouge - is Cajun central, and there's no better place to do some serious Cajun-style eating. You must sample crawfish here (according to Louisiana's tourism department, crawfish are a freshwater species and unaffected by the recent oil spill), along with spicy boudin sausage, gumbo, jambalaya and "cracklin'," or pork rinds. Some of the city's notable eateries include Prejean's, Randol's Restaurant and Hub City Diner. Lafayette is also a great destination for music and dancing to help you work off the extra calories you've consumed.