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Posts from June 2016

Best of Visit Lake Charles: 10 Posts You’ve Viewed the Most

6/29/2016 by Elizabeth Eustis
Writing blogs is one of my favorite parts of working on the website. The team and I have written almost 200 articles! I’ve looked through the numbers and put together a list of our top 10 most read blogs. Topics vary from delicious food to ghost stories. 1. Lake Charles Ghosts Tours 4293 views “Experts in the paranormal say that there is a huge
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New Home: #VisitLakeCharles Photo of the Month

6/27/2016 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Arts
Our Southwest Louisiana home is growing! With this growth, the area is seeing a ton of new businesses building, a lot of new improvements to roadways and residential areas, and of course, new residents. Have you ever wondered what our city looks like through fresh eyes? As I was looking through the Visit Lake Charles Instagram account a few weeks
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Road Trip To-Do List: Austin, TX to Lake Charles, LA

6/26/2016 by Kayla Semien
The journey from Austin, Texas to Lake Charles, Louisiana is about a five-hour drive, and if you’re like me, you’ll need some things to help break up the drive. I’ve come up with a little Road trip To-Do list that’ll make your trip a little more exciting for the entire family! Mobile Prep First things first, download the CVB’s Lake Charles Events
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Tour Offerings in Southwest Louisiana

6/21/2016 by Colten Miller
Posted In:  History, Outdoors, Culinary
Whether you’re visiting Southwest Louisiana for the first time or if you’re a local resident, there is always a new adventure to be had! The Lake area’s history and culture, the great outdoors, and the unique culinary offerings provide an array of things to see, do and taste. Here are a few of the dynamic tour offerings and experiences available in
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Skillet Apple Cobbler with Pie Crust

6/20/2016 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
I don’t know about your but when summer hits, my need for fruit ANYTHING becomes strong! Number one on my list is fruit pie. The only thing standing in the way to a delicious pie - is my fear of homemade pie crust. There are too many rules and tricks to make it work properly. Butter or shortening? The pastry cutter. The time. Ugh. via GIPHY Boy
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TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence Winners!

6/17/2016 by Visit Lake Charles
We are so proud to receive the 2016 TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for not only the Lake Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau but also hear that 42 of our local businesses also claimed the title!!! This honor celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler reviews on
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Summer Jams: 120+ Shows to See This Summer!

6/16/2016 by Kayla Semien
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
Summertime in Lake Charles, Louisiana means three things: good food, good people and good live music. And boy, does Lake Charles have a little something cooking for all of the music lovers this summer. I’ve rounded up a few must-see concerts to catch during your summer in Lake Charles. Okay, all you water lovers; this first one is just for you.
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Blue Dog Café

6/8/2016 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Posted In:  Culinary
In 1999, George Rodrigue owned a gallery in Carmel, California and one in New Orleans, but he didn’t have a place in his hometown of Lafayette where people could see his art and experience Cajun food and culture. “That was the genesis of Blue Dog Café ,” said Steve Santillo, owner of this beloved restaurant, along with Rodrigue’s two sons. “George
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