Fall Festival Weekend Itinerary

When the invigorating, crisp weather settles into Southwest Louisiana, everyone is gearing up for fall festival season. If you’re looking for a weekend getaway to create lasting memories and experience authentic Louisiana culture, look no further than Lake Charles! Fall festivals in Louisiana’s…

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Joy of Travel

Lazy rivers, jazz brunches, alligators, Zydeco music, and free festivals – there is so much to pack into a Lake Charles vacation. Louisiana is known for having joie de vivre, and Louisiana’s Playground is the prime spot to experience joy your way. What makes Southwest Louisiana stand out is the…

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Six Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend!

Whether your mom is an outdoor enthusiast, a fashionista, foodie, rockstar, artist, or needs a spa day - she deserves a break on Mother’s Day weekend, May 12-14! So, in addition to the handmade cards, bouquet of flowers, or breakfast-in-bed approaches, here are some ideas that might inspire the…

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Brunch Adventures in Lake Charles

Where to Find the Most Unique Brunch Items in Lake Charles Offering the best of both worlds, breakfast and lunch, brunch is typically a weekend affair, where menu items consist of bloody Marys and mimosas alongside waffles, French toast, and mounds of eggs, grits, and breakfast meats. But brunch is…

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Where to Eat During Lent in Lake Charles

If you are looking for restaurant options during Lent, there are several places to eat in Lake Charles that have special options to discover. Not to mention—March through Easter, April 9—is directly in the heart of crawfish season! Crawfish is being boiled at eateries throughout Louisiana’s…

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7 Romantic Date Ideas in Lake Charles

Embrace all the romance Lake Charles has to offer! From fun cooking classes and romantic boat tours to walks along Lakefront Promenade and an extravagant dinner– here are seven romantic date ideas you can experience in Lake Charles! 1. A Cooking Class at Pasta Lab If you're the type of person who…

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Inspiring Chefs Series

From bayous to the soul, right into a piping-hot bowl, you’ll get a traditional taste of Louisiana Cajun/Creole staples, including jambalaya, gumbo, crawfish, muffulettas, étouffée, po’boys, red beans, rice, and bread pudding in Lake Charles. What makes the difference from good to great? One theory…

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