Hurricane Recovery Updates

Hurricane Delta made landfall on Oct. 9 in Southwest Louisiana, which was also recently impacted by Hurricane Laura on August 27. There is devastation to many properties, businesses and homes. Click the link for information on the destination in addition to helpful links to local media and agencies. Learn More

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Four Ways to #ReDiscoverSWLA This Summer

Sweet, sweet summertime. It’s all about making unforgettable memories, and there’s no better way to do that than to explore and rediscover Lake Charles. It may not look like the typical summer in Southwest Louisiana, but it’s still going to be a fun one. Whether you choose kayaking at Sam Houston…

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The 4 'G's of Spring Break in Lake Charles

You’ve got a week off from school or work and you and your friends want to plan a road trip. Where do you go? The usual beaches are a bit cliché. Skiing is, well, very cold. How about someplace unique and different? Come to Lake Charles, Louisiana! Plan your spring fling around our fabulous casinos…

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9 Great Live Music Venues in Lake Charles

In Southwest Louisiana, music is everywhere! Whether you prefer a quiet lounge and soft beats, or flashy lights and big crowds, the music venues are as diverse as the types of artists that perform there! And with multiple influences of Zydeco, Cajun, jazz and more, the music is a unique cultural…

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An Evening at the Races

How often have you driven down I-10 West and seen signs for Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino? Have you been there? Recently, I went for the opening day of Thoroughbred Season. Being newbies to Louisiana horse racing, my husband Bob and I were excited! The first step at horse racing is to buy an…

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Planning a Girlfriend Getaway to Lake Charles

So, you come home from work and call up an old friend. After twirling your store bought "boxed" spaghetti on your fork and watching it fall off in a limp splat on your plate, you realize that you (A. need a vacation B. need better food C. would like to bring a few old friends with you!) Has this…

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How to Enjoy a Rainy Day in Lake Charles

Rainy day got you down? Don’t worry, there is plenty to do right here in Lake Charles even when the weather is not so nice. A personal rainy day favorite of mine is bowling at Petro Bowl. Which is always fun for the whole family. Been wanting to catch that new blockbuster? Now’s your chance at…

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Exciting Expansions at Delta Downs

Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel recently completed a HUGE expansion project. Here are some highlights of the epic additions and renovations you can experience! A Delicious New Dining Concept! Rosewater Grill and Tavern is the latest restaurant to open at Delta Downs. The incredible décor and…

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