Why Lake Charles?

Your group will love Southwest Louisiana

One of the most prominent aspects of Cajun culture and Southern charm is the natural willingness for people to go out of their way to treat company or complete strangers like family. These traits spill over into everything that we do in Lake Charles.

Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana is a thriving destination that caters to tastes ranging from gaming resorts to the quiet greens of award-winning golf courses to hunting and fishing adventures and numerous festivals.

Indulge in world-famous Cajun and Creole cuisine and soak in live Cajun French, Zydecoand alternative music. Experience the largest collection of Mardi Gras costumes year-round and celebrate Mardi Gras family-style during the season. Explore the charm and rich history of Southwest Louisiana in the Charpentier Historic District and area museums. Capture a picture of the King of the Marsh, the American alligator, along the all-natural Creole Nature Trail All-American Road, one of only 43 so designated scenic byways in the USA.

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Conveniently Located

Lake Charles is also a perfect location to hub and spoke for a Louisiana/Texas combination tour as we are located just 75 miles from Lafayette and 60 miles from Beaumont, Texas. And nearly 8,000 hotel rooms in Southwest Louisiana offer a wide range of options, services, and amenities for any taste or budget.

Whatever your interest, cultural adventures or culinary delights, you are sure to find it in Southwest Louisiana. Our tourism department is ready to assist with all your group travel needs, from custom itineraries to bidding accommodations, providing photography and video for your use in selling, booking step-on guides, group meal functions, attractions, entertainment, and much more.

For more information, contact:

Anne Klenke

Anne Klenke Vice President of Destination Development/Community Engagement

Kaitlyn Gallegos

Kaitlyn Gallegos Director of Global Sales