Well, we know we're the "best" already-food, music, art, people....the list goes on. And that's not just Lafayette-we include all of Acadiana in on that! This time AAA has joined in and put out its own list of finalists in a 2012 Best of the South poll.

The contest appears in the May/June 2012 issue of AAA's Southern Traveler magazine. There are 15 categories with three choices in each. Lafayette is up  for "What is the best day tour from New Orleans, La.?" The choices are Baton Rouge, Lafayette and Great River Road/Plantations.

All of those drives are pretty awesome. Nothing like a road trip through our beautiful state to remind us of how luck y we are to live here!