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SWLA Christmas: A to Z

11/30/2018 by Visit Lake Charles
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
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. Shell Beach Dr. is a hotspot for Christmas light
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Cinco de Mayo with a Cajun Twist

5/1/2018 by Jessica Pickett
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
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 think life can’t get any better, some of our most
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Worth The Trip: Mardi Gras Museum

11/23/2017 by Jessica Pickett
Posted In:  Festivals & Events, History
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 parades. Luckily, Lake Charles boasts Louisiana's
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An Evening at the Races

10/11/2017 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Posted In:  Gaming
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 Official Program. This booklet tells you all about the
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Weekend in Lake Charles: Photostory

10/6/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Outdoors, Culinary, History
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 of his 48-hours in Lake Charles. Day One: 1.
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Halloween Things to Do in Lake Charles

9/29/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
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 you’re looking forward to the most! *Click Links for
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