Hurricane Recovery Updates

Hurricane Delta made landfall on Oct. 9 in Southwest Louisiana, which was also recently impacted by Hurricane Laura on August 27. There is devastation to many properties, businesses and homes. Click the link for information on the destination in addition to helpful links to local media and agencies. 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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Biking in Lake Charles

It’s official – spring has arrived, and there’s no better time to hop on a bike and get out & about to explore the great outdoors in Southwest Louisiana! One of my favorite places to ride is at Sam Houston Jones State Park. This park is great for outdoor enthusiasts, offering several scenic, shady…

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Free & Affordable Workouts in Lake Charles

Getting in shape doesn’t have to break the bank! Whether you’re a local trying to add something new to your fitness routine, or if you’re a visitor wanting to get out and explore the area without depleting your vacation money, here are a few ways to get fit in Lake Charles. Prien Lake Park A great…

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Top Spots for a Picnic in Southwest Louisiana

Fall is a great time to enjoy a crisp breeze, your toes in the sand (or grass) and a fulfilling picnic with friends and family. Whatever your preference, there are several locations in the area that offer prime real estate for picnicking! So grab a blanket, wicker basket, sandwiches and a few drinks…

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Dog Friendly Places in Lake Charles

By: Cooper - The Dog with a Blog Hey doods & paw pals! If you’re like me, you don’t like to miss out on all the fun things that your human owners get to do when they leave the house. In order to help, I’ve decided to put my best paw forward to highlight dog-friendly places in Southwest Louisiana…

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Pokémon Go: Where to GEAUX in Lake Charles

Released only A WEEK AGO, Pokémon Go is the hottest app on the Apple and Google Play stores. And guess what, Pokémon Trainers, there are plenty of opportunities to find creatures and gear right here in Southwest Louisiana! In fact, it’s a great way to explore the area. While searching for Pikachu…

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Trails: #VisitLakeCharles Photo of the Month

Nature’s beauty abounds in Southwest Louisiana. This becomes clearer to me as I look through all of the great photo travelers and locals share with #VisitLakeCharles. The one that caught my eye recently was an image from Sam Houston Jones State Park. Popular for its hiking trails that wind…

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Fun Filled Family Getaway

Do you and your family have a free long weekend and you’re wondering what to do? Consider a mini-vacation to southwest Louisiana for the perfect family getaway! Whether you and the kids love history, science, art, or the great outdoors, the lake area has something for everyone. If there’s one…

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