Now that the weather is getting cooler, there’s no excuse not to get out + about. Whether you are in the mood to do a little shopping or just explore, there’s something around town for the entire family. Before you head out, peruse our list of YOUR local Acadiana shops where you can find something for the whole fam. For easy reference, all of the stops below (+ deals!) can be found on the Towny app. Grab Towny, the free app that helps you boost the Acadiana economy AND support your neighbors. Best of all, YOU get rewarded with deals and perks for doing so! (Wi-five!)

Learn Something New

 (Big Boy Toys & Hobbies)

(Big Boy Toys & Hobbies)

  • Right after a visit to the Lafayette Science Museum, you’ll want to make a special stop at the Discover Store. Search through this exciting shop filled with toys, games + other products for all ages. The items you’ll find at the Discover Store will encourage learning and creativity with activities and fun for the whole pod of your people.

  • Whether you’re five years old or 83, there’s something exciting about picking up a new hobby. Uncover the joy of toys such as drones, remote-controlled planes, and other toys and games when you shop at Big Boy Toys & Hobbies. In addition to a thrilling shopping experience, you can stop by the store for fun, family-friendly events! Check in with them here!

  • Is your inner artist waiting to make its debut? Take a painting or drawing class at La Toscana Studio and Gallery. They offer classes for tots aged three to six years old all the way up to adults 16 and older. These creative workshops and classes are for those interested in an introduction to the arts, to those wanting to expand on their skills, or peeps who just want to have a little artistic inspiration time. In addition to classes, you can also come by to view or purchase fine art, portraits, and decorative home art. No matter what, it’s a brilliant time at La Toscana “where fun art meets fine art.”

  • Get out and enjoy the flavors, culture, and sites of southern Louisiana on the Cajun Food Tours. Round up the family and hop on the cozy tour bus to discover Cajun classics, historical sites, and, if you choose the All-Day Cajun Experience, the fascinating swamps in beautiful Lake Martin. See ya later, gator. (Couldn’t help it!)

 Display at Something Besides Laundry

Display at Something Besides Laundry

Shopping? Check!

  • Cowboy boots, ranching equipment, and garden care are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the products you’re gonna find at Ranch Outlet. The entire family is covered! Ranch Outlet has women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing, shoes, and accessories and even supplies for your furry family members, too! Shop around + stock up on the best in ranching goods and mooooore.

  • If you’re a new or young parent, you’ll discover so much to love at Something Besides Laundry. Shop baby products like teething oil, diaper rash spray, and baby-proof soaps and lotions. You’ll also find baby and children’s clothing that will have your young ones worthy of the “most stylish kid” award. The boutique is well organized, well stocked, and constantly introducing new + exciting items so that you’re the mom (or dad!) who’s always got the latest + greatest in the kid zone! Get there!

  • Do you and your fam have the sniffles? It’s that time of year. Instead of grabbing medicine from the nearest big box store, head to a local drug store like Towne Pharmacy where you’ll get personalized care + friendly service. In addition to medicines, you can shop around for unique gifts for everyone on the mend such as candles, jewelry, toys, and other treats. That’s happy!

  • The way you design or decorate your home can have a huge effect on the atmosphere. Customizing your furniture helps give you a bit of control when you’re going for a certain feel. Find gorgeous interior fabrics at The Interior Fabric Shoppe for drapery, upholstering furniture, and other home decor. They sell a wide selection of high-quality fabrics that will give color and style to your home for years to come.

  • Get the prescriptions you need from your very own neighbors. That’s right, at Neighbors Pharmacy & Gifts you’re treated like a neighbor with warm customer service and even free medicine delivery. Say what?! YES!!! Make sure your family stays in good health this season with the special care of Neighbors Pharmacy. Oh! And don’t forget to check out their fab gift shop full of cute home decor, accessories, + other gifts.

  • Now that sweater weather is here, stock up on comfy cozy sweaters for ladies at Beau Lane Boutique. You’ll also find trendy and cute fall clothing to wear for a night out, a day at the office, or any outing where you want to look stylin’. Complete your outfit with cute boots or other shoes from their lovely collection of footwear.

Hair Care for All

  • When choosing a salon, you want a place where you can take care of several beauty needs at once. Salon 411 provides haircuts, hair color, treatments, waxing, airbrush makeup, and tanning. Look your best, feel your best, and BE your best with the help of the professionals at Salon 411! Look at you!

Find all of these local Acadiana businesses, (DEALS!), and so. much. more. on Towny. Explore Acadiana. Choose local. Get rewarded.