Lafayette is a small, yet very charming city located in Contra Costa California. As of the 2010 census, the population of Lafayette California reached 23.893 residents. Lafayette California was named after the marquis of Lafayette, a French military hero of the American revolutionary War. Today, Lafayette California is known for its pastoral rolling hills and upscale lifestyle. Lafayette California was founded by one of the Native American tribes, while the American settlement began in 1846. Despite being a small city, Lafayette California is an ideal holiday destination for short vacations or weekend getaways.
Top Attractions Within Lafayette California
Lafayette Hillside Memorial is a collection of crosses, accompanied by a large sign in Lafayette California. The crosses are intended to serve as a memorial for United States soldiers killed in the Iraq War, with the sign containing a running total of the death count. There are more than 2500 crosses and other religious symbols that stand for the lost lives of the soldiers.
Lafayette Pony Express Marker. The Pony Express Marker refers to the riders who stopped in Lafayette California 19 times to change horses en route to San Francisco from St. Joseph, Missouri. The marker is mounted on a low rock wall within the pergola that runs around the Moraga Road just before it intersects Mount Diablo Boulevard.
Geils Building is a 1800 saloon, that has housed various businesses throughout the years, including dressmaking, butcher, shoe repair and barber shops in Lafayette California. The marker is mounted on the front wall of the Geils building in the middle, between the barber shop and the restaurant. The guide from the Geils Building will also take you through the history of Lafayette California by means of pictures and stories.
Round Up Club, Lafayette California, has it all: a swank atmosphere, an attractive crowd and affordable drinks. The Round Up is a very classy lounge, where you can sit and enjoy a wide range of beverages with your friends. It is perfect for those who are not into dance clubs.