For additional information, contact:
Shelley Johnson, executive director
Anne Taber Klenke, creole nature trail/adventure tourism director
Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau
(337) 436-9588 or (800) 456-7952

Southwest Louisiana Attractions Nominated for "Best of the South 2013" by AAA Southern Traveler

LAKE CHARLES, La. (April 12, 2013)- According to the nominations for Best of the South 2013, as submitted by readers' of AAA Southern Traveler, Southwest Louisiana is looking good with three nominations.

The Creole Nature Trail All-American Road is in the running for the best nature trail or natural area to explore. L'Auberge Casino Resort is competing for best casino. And Louisiana's Audubon Golf Trail, which includes Lake Charles' own Gray Plantation Golf Course, is in contention for the golf trail providing the best courses.

Final voting is underway online at (click on Southern Traveler, then Best of the South) and continues through May 17, 2013. The winner in each category will be announced in the July/August issue of AAA Southern Traveler.

For more information, please contact Anne Klenke, Creole Nature Trail/Adventure Tourism Director for the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau, at 337-502-4347 or