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Downtown at Sundown 2018 Concert Highlights

5/17/2018 by Colten Miller
What’s better than unwinding on a Friday evening in the backdrop of the downtown Lake Charles with great music from hot bands drifting into the sunset? How about four Fridays of cool, FREE outdoor concerts? It’s one of my favorite events – Downtown at Sundown . It’s the perfect mix of cool nightlife, foodie finds, local art and family fun. Set up
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9 Reasons to Take a Lake Charles Road Trip

5/9/2018 by Jessica Pickett
While I’ve traveled this world over, Southwest Louisiana is where I call home. And in my travels, when someone finds out I’m from Louisiana, the inevitable “Oh I love New Orleans!” or “ I’ve always wanted to visit New Orleans!” happens. And yes, New Orleans rocks. I, too, love New Orleans but I also love to share with others the amazing places,
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The 4 'G's of Spring Break in Lake Charles

3/9/2018 by VisitLakeCharles
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, AH-MAZING food, world-class golf courses, and
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Eating Healthy and Staying Fit in Lake Charles

1/16/2018 by Elizabeth Eustis
When many people think of Louisiana, they think of fried seafood, beignets, sugary, sweet frozen drinks and a dozen other Southern culinary delights that redefine the word “decadent.” Louisiana is also the land of continuous celebrations. So, when you have the choice between going to the gym or going to a Mardi Gras parade and/or crawfish boil –
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Louisiana Snow Day - December Photo of the Month

12/27/2017 by Colten Miller
Posted In:  Outdoors
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 gator” creation! “This photo was taken during my
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Winter Hunting Traditions in Southwest Louisiana

12/12/2017 by William Precht
Posted In:  Outdoors
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 waiting for the sun to come up were, and still
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