SWLA One Day Tour

Something for Everyone

(Self-guided or a step-on tour guide can be arranged for motorcoach groups)

Enjoy gaming and the great outdoors, culinary delights, and Cajun & Zydeco tunes. It's good company and quiet reflections, historical sites and luxurious accommodations. It's a tropical climate and Southern hospitality all right here in Southwest Louisiana.


Enjoy breakfast at your hotel or at one of our many restaurants that feature the essence of southern Louisiana. Start the day by touring the Historic Charpentier District, and see such sites as Old Central School which was built in 1912, or the intricate Immaculate Conception Cathedral, both created by noted New Orleans architects Favrot and Livaudais. Central School is now a cornerstone in the Historic District, housing the Mardi Gras Museum, a six-room museum that boasts the largest Mardi Gras costume display in the world. Enjoy a visit at the 1911 City Hall & Cultural Center that features rotating visual arts and culture exhibits, presentations, and festivals. You can also explore one of more than 100 cemeteries throughout Southwest Louisiana including the Bilbo Cemetery in downtown Lake Charles that has been maintained for over 200 years.

Lunch can be an easy decision in Lake Charles, whether you're in the mood for seafood, pasta, or just some good soul food. Your day will continue west to the Sulphur area where you will not want to miss the Brimstone Historical Society Museum in the old Southern Pacific Railroad Depot, with the Henning Cultural Center next door, featuring historical and cultural exhibits. Continue your tour with Louisiana's Outback, the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road. Along this distinctive natural corridor, you will have the opportunity to experience world-famous wildlife habitats and estuaries. Before you hit the road, stop by Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point to learn more about the journey and the attractions along the way.

Now that you have had a full day of touring, let your group sample some of Louisiana's best cuisine at one of our diverse dining options. You may choose a restaurant with more of a local flavor, or simply dine at one of the casino complexes. Each casino is home to a multitude of restaurants - sure to fit your budget and your group's appetite. After enjoying a great meal, let the nightlife begin at one of our Las Vegas style casino complexes. Southwest Louisiana is home to four casinos: L'Auberge Casino Resort, Golden Nugget Lake Charles, located next to the L'Auberge property, and Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel. 

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For more information on group tours, accommodations and travel arrangements, contact Eric Zartler, sales director, at ezartler@visitlakecharles.org or call 800-456-7952.