Destination Updates

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards issued a notice that following continued improvement in Louisiana’s COVID-19 outlook and a significant increase in testing capacity and contact tracing, Louisiana is currently in Phase 2 of the White House’s reopening strategy. Many businesses and events have adjusted to accommodate patrons during this time. View Updates

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Four Ways to #ReDiscoverSWLA This Summer

Sweet, sweet summertime. It’s all about making unforgettable memories, and there’s no better way to do that than to explore and rediscover Lake Charles. It may not look like the typical summer in Southwest Louisiana, but it’s still going to be a fun one. Whether you choose kayaking at Sam Houston…

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Trip Advisor Says: Golfing in Lake Charles

Lucky for avid golfers, golfing is a year-round attraction in Southwest Louisiana. We’ve got everything you need for a perfect round of golf. Don’t believe us? Here’s what Trip Advisors reviewers had to say about the area’s six courses. “Great course, not crowded” The Country Club at the Golden…

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#EatSWLA: Calcasieu Crawfish and Grits

Growing up in Central Louisiana, my dinner plate didn’t often showcase fresh seafood. Sure – there are great places to find seafood in that part of Louisiana, but it wasn’t as easy as it is here in Cajun Country! One dish I was always dying to try was Cajun Shrimp and Grits. I love grits. I love…

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Kick Back and Relax at Blue Martini Lounge

The kids may be back in school, but the calendar still says its summer! We have one more post to share with you in our Summer Cocktail Series. This week we visited the popular Blue Martini Lounge located in Golden Nugget Lake Charles. They specialize in tempting classic and newly-crafted martinis. Their menu offers an impressive 42 different varieties! Decisions, decisions . .…

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My Springtime Adventure in Southwest Louisiana

A hint of salt rode on the gentle breeze as the wings of terns, cormorants, herrings, and egrets whistled in the southern wind. The air temperature was perfect, a cool, yet comfortable seventy-two degrees as the sun met the horizon, setting on a dream day in the life of an outdoor writer. From the…

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