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Top 10 BEST Instagram Photos of 2017

Our Instagram game was STRONG this year thanks to all of our locals and visitors tagging their gorgeous photos with our hashtags: #visitlakecharles, #eatswla, and #CreoleNatureTrail. Almost every post that we shared was submitted by YOU and we can't thank you enough. Here are the top 10 most liked…

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Louisiana Snow Day - December Photo of the Month

It’s not very often that it snows in Louisiana, but when it does, you should definitely get out and enjoy the wintery goodness. Of course, since we’re in Louisiana, it’s only fitting that we put our unique twist on things, and that’s exactly what Callie Gordon ( @catchingcallie ) did with her “snow…

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Things to Do on New Year’s Eve in Lake Charles

Whether you’d consider 2017 a year to forget, or one to remember, we can all come together on New Year’s Eve to celebrate the arrival of 2018! From the hottest regional bands at area casino resorts , dinner and live music at your favorite restaurant , or dressed to the nines at a masquerade gala…

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Best of Visit Lake Charles: 2017 Blog Winners

Wow – 2017 sure did fly by! I guess that is what happens when you're having a good time and writing! We posted over 130 blogs this year and had some GREAT feature posts. Here are the top 10 blog posts, chosen by our readers. How to Make Shrimp Gumbo – 5,613 "If you’ve lived in Southwest…

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Winter Hunting Traditions in Southwest Louisiana

Like a lot of folks in Southwest Louisiana, I have a passion for the outdoors. Ever since I could stand, I’ve been joining my dad, brother and a handful of cousins for morning duck hunts in the marshes south of Lake Charles along the Creole Nature Trail . Those cold mornings packed into a duck blind…

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