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South Louisiana welcomes thousands of visitors every year, and Lafayette, LA is a wonderful place to visit with kids. Affectionately known as “sportsman’s paradise,” the Acadiana area in particular features a ton to enjoy outdoors. We are often asked “is Lafayette kid friendly,” and “what are the best things to do with kids in Lafayette, LA?” The fabulous news is that Lafayette Mom offers resources for those who visit Lafayette with their family in tow, like the ultimate guide to a fun summer in Lafayette, LA. We hope that parents will let Lafayette Mom offer your family our insider travel tips, suggestions, and ideas … both for families coming to Lafayette, LA for a visit and those looking to escape!

The Lafayette Mom team writers have traveled internationally and domestically and are happy to recommend their best weekend trip advice, as well as more extensive vacations like a Disney Cruise! We love sharing our best travel advice with Lafayette, LA families because we know how stressful it can feel to plan even a short weekend trip with kids.

Looking for a vacation within Louisiana itself? We have the best South Louisiana getaways outlined here. Or maybe you want to get out of Lafayette, LA and take a road trip from Acadiana. Here are the best road trips under 7 hours from Lafayette. Curious about whether or not Costco travel is legit? One Lafayette mom shares why you should book with Costco in this helpful post.

At Lafayette Mom, we don’t just make suggestions about where to book your next vacation. We also share ideas about how to get there and what to do once you’re there! Local moms share brilliant mom hacks on everything from a traveling snack basket to flying with toddlers.

Some of the best travel ideas that Lafayette moms share are tips for enjoying all we have to offer with kids in Louisiana. Whether your family is interested in a nearby hike like Tunica or a simple day trip to Avery Island (home of Tabasco), the Lafayette Mom team aims to make life easier for Lafayette, LA families. 

Regardless of where your Lafayette, LA family decides to travel next or how long you have to disconnect, Lafayette Mom prides itself on creating relevant and timely travel resources to make planning your next family outing seamless, budget-friendly and stress-free!

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