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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 for businesses and restaurants that are open and events that have been confirmed. See What's Open!

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Lake City Cruisers – Bikes that Light up the Night!

Lake City Cruisers – Bikes that Light up the Night! Biking has made a resurgence in 2020. It’s something to do outside, and bonus – it’s healthy. One thing about Louisiana is that it’s hot, oh and, a second thing – humid! So, Lake City Cruisers has found a way to beat-the-heat and bike at night with…

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Outdoors along the Creole Nature Trail

The summer months bring warm temperatures to Southwest Louisiana and plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. The Creole Nature Trail All-American Road offers a wide variety of activities that can be experienced easily, and at little to no cost at all! May through September is when crabbing…

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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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Crawfish: Farm-to-Table

I don’t know about you but I am always up for an adventure! So when I was introduced to a local crawfish farmer and invited to see a crawfish harvest in action, I grabbed my “Cajun Reeboks” (aka rubber boots) and headed out to the field. Crawfishing is one of Louisiana’s truest forms of farm to…

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Backyard Birding 101 🐦

"When the world is in chaos, just watch nature. It is always in perfect order." Since the majority of us are close to home right now practicing "social distancing," it's the perfect time to get in touch with your backyard. If you take note of it, you will see that life is carrying on in ways that…

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Magical Lights & Sites of Lake Charles

There are so many ways to enjoy the Holiday season. One of my absolute favorite traditions is driving around the city to see the wonderful displays of Christmas lights and decorations. There’s a certain magic that you feel when you see the twinkling lights and festive decor, especially when…

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Great Fall Fun for Families in Lake Charles

Whether you want to play outdoors or in, hit a fall festival or enjoy a memorable meal, Lake Charles offers a full slate of family fun. Outdoor Parks & Playgrounds Ready to run and jump, swing and skate, play and putt? Lake Charles is calling you for a great family getaway this fall. Taking a…

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Lake Charles Golf Course Review Pt. 2 🏌️

After reviewing three tremendous golf facilities in our Lake Charles Golf Course Review Pt. 1, let’s take a deeper dive with a few additional courses that cannot be missed. Here is the second part of our Lake Charles golf course review series, featuring courses that deliver the goods for players…

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