In case you missed them, we put out a few videos this year. Check ‘em out!

Explore the Creole Nature Trail

Sensory overload, too much screen time and the ever-present phone in our pockets. These days it’s much too easy to get caught up in the virtual world. The video showcases a day-in-the-life of “unplugging” and visiting the trail from interacting with the exhibits at Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point to viewing wildlife and attractions along the way.

Make plans to #OptOutside for 2017, download the Creole Nature Trail mobile app and start exploring!


Cajun Fusion Cooking in Lake Charles

Louisiana is known the world over for its culinary creations, and Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana is always cooking up something tasty for visitors and locals alike. Jambalaya, gumbo, spicy crawfishboudin and bread pudding, these are just a few things you can sample of Southwest Louisiana's famous Cajun French and Creole cuisine.


Mardi Gras Mambo (Feel the Music)

Music, just like food, is a way of life in Louisiana. And, during Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras events, everyone is dancing! Don’t miss out on 2017 Mardi Gras celebrations, learn more at


Find Your Southwest Louisiana Series
Showcasing the area’s top five experiences, these videos give you a small taste of all the fun to be had while visiting Southwest Louisiana -  Outdoor AdventuresNightlife/CasinosHistory & CultureFamily Fun & Festivals, and Foodies. Visit our “Choose Your Adventure” itineraries for more ideas.



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Happy New Year!