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#VisitLakeCharles Videos: Year in Review

12/23/2016 by Elizabeth Eustis
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
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Best of Visit Lake Charles: The 2016 Blog Winners

12/22/2016 by Elizabeth Eustis
2016 was our best year yet for the blog. The team and I wrote over 100 blogs – 108 to be exact. Here are the most viewed and highest rated blogs of 2016. Thanks for reading and stay tuned for 2017! Pokémon Go: Where to GEAUX in Lake Charles – 7272 views “While searching for Pikachu, remember to look up from your phone screen and enjoy the
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Catch and Cook

12/8/2016 by William Precht
Posted In:  Culinary, Outdoors
Have you ever experienced the thrill of being out on the water, rod and reel in hand, when you suddenly feel a strike from a redfish or speckled trout as it hits the end of your line? If not, you certainly should. How could it get any better you ask? Try dining on your catch that same day. Looking back now, being raised on the banks of Big Lake
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Big Screens in Lake Charles

10/3/2016 by William Precht
Posted In:  Festivals & Events, Arts
Streaming services are all the buzz these days. Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime allow people to watch their favorite TV shows and movies from the comfort of their couch, but the content that they provide is weeks, sometimes months old. The best way to see the latest and greatest in entertainment is still a night out at the movies! Catching a movie
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6 Best Breakfasts in Southwest Louisiana

8/1/2016 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Posted In:  Culinary
Story and photos by Angie Kay Dilmore They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You’ll have no problem getting your morning off to a great start at these Southwest Louisiana diners and restaurants known for serving daybreak deliciousness. KD’s Diner KD’s is locally renowned for great food, 24/7 hours of operation, and serving
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The Blossoming Brew Scene in Lake Charles

7/29/2016 by William Precht
Posted In:  Culinary
There’s a trend taking over Southwest Louisiana, and its timing couldn’t be any better. As the summer heat returns in full force, Lake Charles’ craft brewery scene is the perfect remedy. What better way is there to end a sweltering summer day than to visit and share a few laughs with friends over an ice-cold brew? There are few places where you can
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New Restaurants in Lake Charles

7/28/2016 by Lisa Addison
Posted In:  Culinary
The local restaurant scene is hopping, and it's our good fortune that there seems to be a new eatery opening every other week. Here are a couple of the latest ones with delicious cuisine. RIKENJAKS BREWING COMPANY Photo by John Guidroz This hip, new pub on Ryan Street has everything going for it. It's kid-friendly, pet-friendly, in a terrific
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One Tank Trip to the Gulf Coast Beaches

7/11/2016 by Megan Hartman
Posted In:  Outdoors
Whether you’re looking for a “staycation” or quality family time, heading south to the beaches of Cameron Parish along the Creole Nature Trail is a great option here in Southwest Louisiana. Last summer, all my brother wanted for his birthday was for the family to grill out on Rutherford Beach . Truth be told, I’ve never spent too much time on
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Blue Dog Café

6/8/2016 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Posted In:  Culinary
In 1999, George Rodrigue owned a gallery in Carmel, California and one in New Orleans, but he didn’t have a place in his hometown of Lafayette where people could see his art and experience Cajun food and culture. “That was the genesis of Blue Dog Café ,” said Steve Santillo, owner of this beloved restaurant, along with Rodrigue’s two sons. “George
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