Hurricane Recovery Updates

Hurricane Laura recently impacted the entire Southwest Louisiana region on August 27. There is devastation to many properties, businesses and homes. As our resilient community has done many times before, we will rebuild and restore our community. For information on the destination regarding relief efforts, news, assistance and how you can help, learn more at RebuildSWLA. Learn More

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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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Pageantry and History of Mardi Gras

Experience Mardi Gras in a whole new way! There are two words synonymous with fun in Lake Charles..."MARDI GRAS!" Reflecting upon the season probably brings to mind images of parades, king cakes, beads, masquerades, and zydeco music to name a few. These are just some of the ingredients that go into…

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The Ultimate Mardi Gras Bucket List

Mardi Gras is growing bigger and more elaborate every year. From parades and balls to parties and chicken runs, you need to plan ahead so that you don’t miss out on something incredible! Whether it’s your first Mardi Gras or if you’re a seasoned vet, here is a list of things you have to experience…

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Worth The Trip: Mardi Gras Museum

Every year, thousands of visitors flock to Louisiana to participate in the extravagance known as Mardi Gras. Blaring Zydeco, flying beads, and outrageous outfits are just a few images brought to mind. But, few know of the rich customs and colorful traditions that make up Carnival Season beyond the…

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Must See Lake Charles Museums

My fiancée and I both love history and learning about the local culture, so we made it our mission to see some of the local museums. The first place we experienced was the Brimstone Museum Complex. Which held things like: timelines showing the progression of the town of Sulphur, a statue of “The…

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It's Mardi Gras Time in Lake Charles!

Here in Southwest Louisiana, Mardi Gras is an exciting time! This year, Mardi Gras falls on February 9. But leading up to Fat Tuesday, Southwest Louisiana offers a ton of events and better still, Lake Charles’ Mardi Gras is family-friendly. ( For a downloadable event & parade schedule, click here)…

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5 Ways to Enjoy Lake Charles this Fall

Summer is not the only season for vacations! In fact, the kids back in school usually means more work for us adults too! Don't you think it's about time for a weekend getaway? Time to explore a new city, experience an outdoor adventure, and taste new flavors?! In our latest video, we give you 5…

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Mardi Gras Galore!

Photo by www.monsoursphotography.net From elaborate headpieces, to flowing gowns, crowns, and scepters, Mardi Gras krewes outfit their royal courts in the best and brightest royal regalia. And, if the Royal Gala is any indication, nobody takes Mardi Gras costumes more seriously than the…

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