Lafayette is a charming city, but how do traffic levels and parking options stack up compared to the rest of Louisiana? It's worth noting that Lafayettiens spend an average of 26 hours a year stuck in traffic due to poor road conditions. Luckily, many of the city's best campgrounds are less than 15 miles from downtown. If you're searching for oversized parking downtown, try Albertsons, Home Depot, or the Cajundome.
One excursion that you won't want to miss during your Lafayette trailer rental is Acadian Village. Arcadian Village, a replica of a typical 19th century Cajun settlement, is the perfect place to learn about local history. During your tour, you'll visit buildings like the Blacksmith Shop, Doctor's Museum, and New Hope Chapel. In addition, you get to walk through several original homesteads that date back to the Civil War.
Take your crew on safari at Zoosiana. Home to over 1,000 exotic critters, Zoosiana features a safari area where camels, deer, and oryx roam free. Another unique experience at Zoosiana is the Giraffe Feeding Station, where you can feed gentle giraffes by hand. During your trip to the zoo, you'll also get to see a variety of animals, including clouded leopards, ring-tailed lemurs, and scarlet macaws.
Looking to experience Louisiana's world-famous swamps without straying far from Lafayette? The Cypress Island Nature Preserve at Lake Martin covers 9,500 acres of classic Cajun swamplands less than 10 miles from downtown. Go boating between cypress and tupelo trees, hike along the 2.5-mile levee walking trail, or go wildlife watching for nutrias, gators, great blue herons, and more.