Lake Charles Stories

Explore Louisiana's Playground

This is the place to get the inside scoop on the latest restaurants, attractions and experiences to be had in Southwest Louisiana. If you are a foodie, an adventurer or looking for date night ideas or things to do with your kids, click on the different categories to discover the local color and stories throughout Louisiana's Playground!

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There are countless ways to find joy in Southwest Louisiana through Lake Charles' vast array of experiences like music, food, outdoor recreation, arts, and luxury. Listen to local community members as they share the ways they feel the senses that bring them joy.


Take home the bold flavors of Southwest Louisiana with these special recipes, featuring local ingredients and crafted by the best of Louisiana's chefs and artisans.