Embrace all the romance Lake Charles has to offer this year! From cooking classes and romantic boat tours, to walks along Lakefront Promenade and an extravagant dinner– here are seven romantic date ideas you can experience this Valentine's Day in Lake Charles!


1. A Romantic Boat Tour with Lake Area Adventures

Spend a romantic evening on the lake with your loved one! Enjoy a relaxing boat tour cuddled up with goodies and drinks while cruising along the waterways in Lake Charles. Starting Feb.12th $75 per couple, max 2 passengers, tours rotating every 60 minutes! Pick up for tours will be located at Prien Lake Park. Buy tickets here. 


2. Pack Up a Picnic for Two

A romantic picnic is casual, fun, and gives you the opportunity to spend quality time with your date! Pick up a charcuterie board from Bayou Boards by Gabrielle and wine from The Wine Store, and head over to your favorite picnic spot like Lakefront PromenadePrien Lake Park, or The Grove at Heritage Square!


3. An Extravagant Dinner

It's no secret that Lake Charles has some of the most romantic dinner spots in Louisiana. Treat yourself (and your loved one) to dinner at Restaurant CallaMazen'sLa Truffe SauvageVic & Anthony's SteakhouseEmber Grill & Wine BarThe Villa Harlequin, or 121 Artisan Bistro


4. A Couples Spa Experience at our Casino Resorts

It's not a true Lake Charles getaway without a little pampering, and a couples spa experience will surely bring you closer together at either Golden Nugget's Spa & Salon or L'Auberge Casino Resort's Spa du Lac!


5. A Cooking Class at The Wine Store

The Bad Vegan is hosting a Valentine's Cooking Class at The Wine Store this Saturday, February 13! For $100, you can make and enjoy charcuterie, butternut squash soup, seared scallops (with pasta, white wine butter sauce and asparagus), and chocolate tart. There are vegan options available. Purchase tickets here.


6. A Cozy Stroll along the Lakefront Promenade and Shell Beach Drive

This old-fashioned date idea will make time move slowly, allowing you to make the most of your evening. Enjoy the simple luxury of strolling arm-in-arm by Lake Charle's charming homes along Shell Beach Drive or the sunset along Lakefront Promenade on Lake Charles. 


7. Pals, Partners and Pasta class at the Pasta Lab

Pasta Lab will host its first ever Valentine's Day event! Each session will be their Introduction to Pasta class, covering history, chemistry, ingredients, equipment and they promised to make frequent comments about romantic stuff! Each session can accommodate four couples, or up to four people in a group. COVID-19 guidelines will be practiced. $120 per couple, $60 for a third wheel. To make a reservation, call the Pasta Lab at 337-419-0285.