About Lafayette, Louisiana

Founded in 1821 as Vermillionville for its location on the Vermillion River and renamed in 1884 as Lafayette for General Lafayette, the county seat of the Lafayette Parish in Louisiana is located in the southwestern area of the state. As the fourth largest city in the state, Lafayette is known as The Hub City and its motto is The Heart of Cajun Country. 

While being The Heart of Cajun Country, Lafayette is also a center of Louisiana Creole culture. There are several festivals that take place annually celebrating Cajun and Creole culture, as well as the second largest Mardi Gras celebration in Louisiana. 

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Cottage Landing Lafayette - student housing

Things to Do Near Cottage Landing Apartments 

Every year, more and more students flock to The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, bringing more people to this already burgeoning city. New housing developments are going up around the city, and cultural activities are readily available to students at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. 

Cottage Landing Lafayette is located less than a mile to campus and close to the Evangeline Thruway. There are a variety of hotels and restaurants located in a 5 mile radius, including WoodSpring Suites Lafayette, Studio 6 Lafayette – Broussard, Blue Dog Cafe, and Hub City Diner. We are also conveniently located near the Lafayette Regional Airport.

Other restaurants in the vicinity of Cottage Landing include: 

  • Borden’s 
  • Pamplona Tapas Bar
  • The French Press
  • Cafe 20.3

If culture is what you’re after for your downtime from studying or when the family is in town, Cottage Landing is near: 

  • Vermilion Conference Center
  • Vermilionville Historic Village
  • Heyman Park
  • Acadian Cultural Center
  • Beaver Park
  • Girard Park

A few miles further to the northwest, visitors will find the Lafayette City Court, the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, CAJUNDOME and Cajundome Convention Center. 

If you’re interested in the local nightlife, there’s the Bulldog, where you can enjoy relaxing with bar games and happy hour, the Freetown Boom Boom Room, known for featuring local bands, and Bolt Bar & Patio, with plenty of space to hang out, dance or enjoy the music on the patio. Experience something different at Rock’n’Bowl® de Lafayette! 

You’re sure to find plenty to do during your time in Lafayette! If you have questions or need recommendations, please reach out to our friendly, knowledgeable office staff. We can help point you in the right direction!