Chances are, when you get to Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana, you'll hear a rhythm. It's a beat that makes you feel at home. The beat emanates from the people, places and things that you'll find here. It doesn't matter if you were raised here and left years ago or if you are visiting for the first time because Southwest Louisiana's rhythm is one that you'll feel. It's a beat that makes you think of Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana as home.