Destination Updates

There is a brief winter advisory for travel starting the evening of 2/14. In addition, last year, the area saw both Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta damage many properties, businesses, and homes. Click the link for information on businesses and restaurants that are open, events that have been confirmed and information on the winter advisory. See What's Open!

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Kathryn Duncan
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Kathryn Shea Duncan

Kathryn Shea Duncan is a native of Crowley, LA, but in 2019 made Lake Charles her new home. She is the Media/Public Relations Manager at Visit Lake Charles where she shares her love for food, craft beer, nature, #GetDOWNtownLC, and pretty much all-things Southwest Louisiana with travel writers and visitors alike. Most weekends, you’ll find Kathryn Shea exploring Louisiana’s festivals, restaurants, attractions, and hidden gems while documenting her adventures with her camera. You can follow along on Instagram @kathrynsheaduncan and on Twitter @kat_dunc

7 Romantic Date Ideas in Lake Charles

Embrace all the romance Lake Charles has to offer this year! From cooking classes and romantic boat tours, to walks along Lakefront Promenade and an extravagant dinner– here are seven romantic date ideas you can experience this Valentine's Day in Lake Charles! 1. A Romantic Boat Tour with Lake…

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Mardi Gras Treats with a Twist! 🍦🍰

From cocktails to milkshakes, many local businesses can't get enough of king cake during Mardi Gras season! Here are some of our favorite king cake-inspired treats found around Southwest Louisiana that are unique twists on the traditional King Cake! 1. Bayou King Cake Daiquiri from Bayou Rum…

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Wake Me Up Before You Cocoa!🥛🍫

When I first moved to Lake Charles in fall of 2019, I made it my personal mission to try all the Lake Charles staples before the close of the year. One culinary delight that locals insisted that I try was BOOMBOX Frozen Pops and Ice Cream's hot cocoa! Growing up, having hot cocoa at my Maw Maw's…

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The Ultimate Southwest Louisiana Gift Guide

This holiday season, shopping local is more important than ever to the hundreds of Southwest Louisiana businesses that have suffered setbacks because of the pandemic and hurricanes. Shop for handmade crafts and gifts, Louisiana-themed apparel and accessories, or treat yourself to a festive pastry at…

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