It's been the trend for the last couple of years - when you visit a destination you want to dive right in and experience the area on a more LOCAL level. Seeing an area from a local's perspective can reveal those hidden gems and one of a kind experiences that can be overlooked if you are only following a brochure or travel map. That's why we decided to highlight these experiences with a new video series called Lake Charles Local. The videos give you a chance to hear inspirational stories straight from the locals.

In this first round of videos, we've highlighted local products and businesses Bayou Rum, Crying Eagle Brewing Co., Yellowfin Vodka, and Pops and Rockets Gourmet Ice Cream. These companies and others like Acadian Coffee Roasters - have created unique and delicious culinary experiences for Southwest Louisiana. They have also collaborated together. Crying Eagle and Acadian Coffee Roasters have created a coffee-based porter. Pops and Rockets have made coffee flavored ice creams and pops with Acadian Coffee Roaster brew as well as spirit infused popsicles featuring Yellowfin Vodka and Bayou Rum.

The Downtown Lake Charles and Lake Charles Brews & Spirit Tour videos give you a chance to see what's happening in Lake Charles' thriving downtown and culinary scenes. These videos highlight where enjoy the local brews and spirits, where to experience nightlife and live music, and more. 

You can watch them all here: 


Which businesses or attractions would you like to see featured next? We can't wait to get started on the next round of Lake Charles Locals videos!