Destination Updates

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards issued a notice that following continued improvement in Louisiana’s COVID-19 outlook and a significant increase in testing capacity and contact tracing, Louisiana is currently in Phase 2 of the White House’s reopening strategy. Many businesses and events have adjusted to accommodate patrons during this time. View Updates

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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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Must See Lake Charles Museums

My fiancée and I both love history and learning about the local culture, so we made it our mission to see some of the local museums. The first place we experienced was the Brimstone Museum Complex. Which held things like: timelines showing the progression of the town of Sulphur, a statue of “The…

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#VisitLakeCharles Videos: Year in Review

In case you missed them, we put out a few videos this year. Check ‘em out! Explore the Creole Nature Trail Sensory overload, too much screen time and the ever-present phone in our pockets. These days it’s much too easy to get caught up in the virtual world. The video showcases a day-in-the-life of…

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Family Fun in Southwest Louisiana

The kids have a break from school, and you want to take a mini-vacation. Where can you go? Consider Lake Charles and surrounding Southwest Louisiana, where you’ll find more fun than you can squeeze into a week! Here are a few suggestions to get you started. Creole Nature Trail – Travel through the…

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"Frightseeing" in Lake Charles

Ghosts! Yup, you heard me, ghosts. And some say that we’ve got ‘em here in Southwest Louisiana. Experts in the paranormal say that there is a huge source of supernatural energy in our corner of the state. We like to call it Eerie Calcasieu. The most fascinating and lurid of the ghostly tales is that…

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Eerie Calcasieu: Rougarou Gonna Get You!

When it comes to spooky Southwest Louisiana tales, this has to be most hair-raising story of them all. The legend of the Rougarou! This ‘thing’ is something you do not want to find yourself face to face with down in the marsh. Deep in the Southwest Louisiana Marshes The rougarou (pronounced…

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