For many, spring break is the perfect time of year to head to the beach or hit the slopes. But if you are looking for a different kind of spring break adventure, make plans to visit Southwest Louisiana. Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana offers luxurious accommodations, Vegas-style gaming, top name entertainment options, plus the great outdoors steeped in Cajun culture and food!

Spring is a wonderful time to head out on the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road for alligator sightings, airboat tours, shelling on the natural Gulf beaches or bird watching. To get up close and personal with wildlife, take a private marshland tour with Grosse Savanne Eco-Tours or an airboat ride with Airboat and Alligators. Hire a charter guide to take your crew saltwater fishing in the abundant waterways throughout Southwest Louisiana and catch a limit of speckled trout, redfish, and flounder. That is what we call a Cajun Grand Slam!

Several boardwalks provide opportunities to walk out into the marshlands, but you can also see incredible scenery and wildlife right from your vehicle! Download the free Creole Nature Trail smartphone app for a guided tour. Just search “Creole” in your app store.

Once you had your fill of outside adventure, let the good times roll at one of our four casino resorts. L’Auberge Casino Resort, Delta Downs Casino & Hotel, Isle of Capri Casino Hotel, and our new property Golden Nugget Lake Charles are first rate properties with numerous amenities that are sure to please.  Grab a cocktail at the GloBar or Blue Martini, and let your worries float away in the oasis pools and lazy rivers. Or, reserve a poolside cabana for the ultimate retreat.  From golf greens and spas to horseracing and island time getaways, you will fall in love with the variety of casino venues.

Each casino has luxurious accommodations, a myriad of dining selections, dynamite entertainment, and let’s not forget—incredible gaming experiences in store for you! To maximize your fun, L’Auberge Casino Resort and the Golden Nugget Lake Charles share a trolley system that runs from 10 a.m. until midnight for folks who want to partake in both of the neighboring properties.

So take a week out of your busy schedule to try your luck and experience the joie de vivre “joy of living” of this alternative spring break destination. For more information about the Creole Nature Trail, casino resorts, and more, check out