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Angie Manning

From music to culture and everything in between, Angie loves to promote what makes Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana a welcoming and enjoyable destination to visit. She is an artist, musician, singer-songwriter and pianist, and she loves exploring the great outdoors. She serves on the board of directors for the Arts Council of Southwest Louisiana and the state board of Keep Louisiana Beautiful. She is a past board member of the Lake Charles Symphony and Louisiane Acadie for French language preservation. 

Wheelchair Accessibility for Travelers in Lake Charles

Embark on a journey through Southwest Louisiana to discover some of the hidden gems that inspire wanderlust on wheels. From cultural adventures to soaking in the great outdoors, add some of the items below to your itinerary while visiting the Lake Area. Prien Lake Park: This charming park offers…

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Creating Welcoming & Belonging Through DEI

Everyone in the hospitality industry strives to make others feel welcome and comfortable. We, as an industry, desire nothing more than for customers to walk away with the best experiences in customer service. It’s at the heart of what we do, and it is always satisfying to know that the team is…

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Bachelorette Parties in Lake Charles

8 Things to Do Before You Tie the Knot! Pack your bags and get ready to celebrate in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Here in Louisiana's Playground, you'll have the time of your life where a love for big city entertainment and a relished joy of nature magically work together in total harmony. Whether…

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Bike Riding in Lake Charles

Biking is an exhilarating way to connect with nature in Louisiana’s Playground – or have a more immersive experience in the city or enjoy a clear view of the lake. If you are an avid biker and travel with your bike, there are several ways to explore the destination from the vantage point of cycling…

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Shopping in Downtown Lake Charles

Tucked away in colorful boutique shops throughout downtown Lake Charles, there is a variety of fashion, custom made art, and interesting finds that are perfect for spoiling yourself or bringing home a souvenir or two! The majority of all the businesses in downtown Lake Charles are locally owned, and…

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Free Things to Do in Lake Charles

The person who said that the best things in life are free just might have visited Louisiana’s Playground! There are enriching experiences to be had in Southwest Louisiana that won’t break the bank (or even your wee little piggy bank!) Talk about la joie de vivre est gratuite - "the joy of living is…

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Best Parks in the Lake Charles Area

Colorful flowers, meandering pathways, and a canopy of trees overhead, it is refreshing to spend time in the great outdoors! You can definitely escape the pressures of the daily grind or the bustling sounds of traffic by visiting one of the parks in Southwest Louisiana and soaking in the sights and…

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Zydeco Roots in Lake Charles, LA

Famous Zydeco Musicians in History & Today One of the fascinating things about Louisiana is the beauty resulting from the cultural blending of its people and traditions, and music. At the heart of it, Zydeco and Cajun music share the accordion, but from there, Cajun music's main accompaniment to the…

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How to Make a Mardi Gras Shoebox Float

A Fun Craft Idea for the Kids! We're carrying the 2021 Mardi Gras craft into 2022 so break out those arts and crafts skills and have fun with the kids, teach them about traditions & make a Mardi Gras Shoebox Float or two! You are only limited by your imagination – and maybe your tolerance for…

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