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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Sulphur - The T-shirt Capital of Louisiana!

You have at least five or six (or maybe a hundred) in your closet. You wear them when exercising, socializing, and grocery shopping. They show off your personality, broadcast a message, or make you part of a team. They can be worn layered, tucked in, or cropped. In Southwest Louisiana, the T-shirt…

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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 Big Reveal for Mardi Gras 2020

It's Official! Mardi Gras has Begun! 🎉 On January 3rd, the 2020 Mardi Gras Season in Lake Charles kicked off with a downtown party that brought the community together to enjoy music, food, libations and the big reveal of the official 2020 Mardi Gras Artwork! So who is behind this festive piece of…

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Unique Holiday Shopping & Experiences

Make your list, check it twice, and have some fun! By this point in the season, you have probably shopped the mall and the big box stores and you may be feeling overwhelmed by the crowds and underwhelmed by the experience. You probably still have some boxes to check, including having an enjoyable…

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Truly Stellar Beans

If you are looking for a unique place to enjoy breakfast or lunch, or just a sweet bite with a cup of coffee or tea, you will love Stellar Beans. It is located in the downtown Lake Charles at 319 BROAD ST, Lake Charles, LA 70601. From the moment you walk in, you realize this is more than a coffee…

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Something Special Around the Corner!

There is indeed something special around the Corner, The Corner Market that is! New owners, Jason and Elizabeth, have been working tirelessly redesigning and revamping this gem of a market located in the heart of downtown Lake Charles at 729 Ryan Street. This charming storefront is definitely…

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What to take home from Southwest Louisiana

When you travel, you probably like to take home a memento or two as reminders of the good time you had while on vacation – magnets, pens, keychains, t-shirts, postcards . . . you’ve seen the typical tourist shops! But if you want to take home something more unique to Southwest Louisiana (SWLA), here…

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9 Places to Souvenir Shop this Summer

Summer is a hot travel season here in Southwest Louisiana. It’s the time of year for leisure travelers and weekend warriors to explore the beaches along the Gulf of Mexico, see the alligators along the Creole Nature Trail and hit up the casinos and live concerts. When visitors are looking for…

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