Destination Updates

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards issued a notice that Louisiana is currently in Phase 2 of the White House’s reopening strategy. There is a statewide face mask mandate in addition to a limit on social gatherings of more than 50 people. Many businesses and events have adjusted to accommodate patrons during this time. View Updates

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The Children's Museum is Open

Did you know that the Children's Museum in Lake Charles is open? Well, it is! And they have worked tirelessly to make sure that you have a fun and safe experience when you decide to bring your children. Plus with many schools having a delayed start to the school year, now is the perfect time to…

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SWLA Christmas: A to Z

Cooler weather, colorful Christmas lights, warm cups of hot chocolate, and the big guy himself, Santa Claus. It must be the holiday season! Southwest Louisiana has one festive collection of Christmas fun. Here’s a Cajun Christmas list from A to Z. A is for Amazing Decorations along Shell Beach Dr…

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Great Fall Fun for Families in Lake Charles

Whether you want to play outdoors or in, hit a fall festival or enjoy a memorable meal, Lake Charles offers a full slate of family fun. Outdoor Parks & Playgrounds Ready to run and jump, swing and skate, play and putt? Lake Charles is calling you for a great family getaway this fall. Taking a…

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Mardi Gras 12th Night

In Southwest Louisiana, the good times don’t end after Christmas or the New Year. Instead, we continue to celebrate with one of my favorite holidays: MARDI GRAS! And there’s no better way to begin the new season than by going to the annual Twelfth Night celebration. This event is the official start…

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5 Things to Look Forward to at Chuck Fest

The event we've all been waiting for, Chuck Fest 2018! And it’s going to be bigger and better with a fantastic lineup of artists and fun for the whole family. Here are the top 5 things to get excited about for this festival happening on Oct. 20, 2018. 1. HUGE music lineup Chuck Fest was centralized…

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4 Reasons to Go to Louisiana Pirate Festival

1. Dress Like a Pirate Let’s ALL be honest. When you’re an adult and there’s a chance to act like a kid – WE TAKE IT! Join your fellow buccaneers and Jean Lafitte for the first ever Pirate Costume Ball! The costume ball is the premier event of this year’s festival. The Buccaneer Room at the Lake…

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