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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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Time for Some Family Fun at Bayou Magic Fun Center

Some days are too hot, some days are too cold, and some days are to wet, but Bayou Magic Fun Center always feels just right because it's indoors! I got to visit this new family-friendly attraction for a couple hours on the weekend, and I was pleasantly surprised by what I found as a parent of three…

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Cinco de Mayo with a Cajun Twist

While we may be just a tad bit north of the border, that’s never stopped us from joining in on all the Cinco de Mayo fun. Our affection for savory Mexican flare and salt-rimmed cocktails are second only to our love for our own world famous Cajun cuisine and Louisiana joie de vive. But just when we…

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Top 19 Lake Charles Events Happening in April 2018

Sunshine is finally in the daily forecasts, and everyone is just itching to begin their spring break now that the weather has finally caught up with the season. These are only a handful of all the fantastic events coming to Lake Charles in April 2018. To make sure you don’t miss out on any of it, be…

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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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An Evening at the Races

How often have you driven down I-10 West and seen signs for Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino? Have you been there? Recently, I went for the opening day of Thoroughbred Season. Being newbies to Louisiana horse racing, my husband Bob and I were excited! The first step at horse racing is to buy an…

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Weekend in Lake Charles: Photostory

Photos by Michael Hobson When you visit Southwest Louisiana, you might be wondering where to start. What should I do? Where to eat? Travel writer and foodie, Michael Hobson visited the Lake Charles area and put together an inspiring collection of photos of his trip. Here are his favorite highlights…

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Halloween Things to Do in Lake Charles

From haunted trails to candy crawls, we are highlighting Halloween things to do in Southwest Louisiana. The area has something for everyone, from the smallest trick-or-treaters to the biggest party monsters. Make plans now to celebrate the spookiest of holidays and tell us in the comments what…

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