Lake Charles, Louisiana is a blend of contrasts from the abundant wildlife and the great outdoors to the luxurious surroundings of area casino resorts. Weekends in Southwest Louisiana are a guaranteed good time, while mid-week trips offer the best rates that couple perfectly with your reward points, access to desired tee times, and live music at divine restaurants each night of the week. You can experience the thrill of two world-class casino resorts side-by-side: the Golden Nugget Lake Charles and L’Auberge Casino Resort. As the warm, fragrant winds shift to crisp fall breezes, heated pools, hot tubs, or firepits on the beach add a hint of magic to the cooler months as the thundering sound of thoroughbreds rock the track at Delta Downs. There are so many ways to live it up on your next vacation to Louisiana's Playground.