Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana is just one of those places where it’s easy to have good times and great memories with friends over coffee. With its unique, Cajun culture and friendly spirit, you can experience something different while feeling right at home. Once you get here, you can soak in the oaks and dappled sunlight while exploring the Charpentier Historic District, featuring Victorian era mansions and ornate woodwork that makes some of the homes almost look like gingerbread houses. Check out shopping throughout the area or in the Cottage Shop District, perfect for finding that interesting gift or keepsake. Our area casinos, L’Auberge du Lac Casino Resort, the Isle of Capri Casino & Hotel or Delta Downs Racetrack, Casino & Hotel offer late night entertainment options, dining in elegant surroundings and top name entertainment. Let’s not forget the outdoors with wildlife refuges and Gulf beaches along the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road where you can spot wildlife, birds and the American alligator! You can also pamper yourself in a nearby spa or decide to forego dieting and indulge in our Cajun cuisine. One thing is for sure, with these diverse options, you will have colorful adventures!