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Itinerary Ideas

Are you looking for gaming? How about the great outdoors? Maybe culinary delights and nightlife is more your speed? On top of all that Lake Charles, Southwest Louisiana offers good company and quiet reflections, historical sites and luxurious accommodations. Prepare for some good old southern hospitality and great times.

It's your vacation, plan it your way. Here are a few ideas to get you started. 

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Local business leaders and social organizations take to the streets on festive Mardi Gras floats from the Lake Charles Civic Center to Ryan Street, ending at Sale Road. span Read More →
Sara Evans is an American country music singer and songwriter. Evans has released seven studio albums: Three Chords and the Truth, No Place That Far, Born to Fly, Restless, Real Fine Read More →
A parade of costumed pets and their owners makes for a whimsical, carnival atmosphere. The title of "Mystical Dog" is given to the most strikingly costumed participant. One of the most highly Read More →
The public tastes from every pot of chicken and sausage, seafood or wild game gumbo in a hot contest of more than 60 teams on Saturday, February 25, at the Lake Charles Civic Center Exhibition Read More →
Mardi Gras in Southwest Louisiana is a family-friendly festival and even has an entire day devoted to kids! Children’s Day, a free event open to children ages 3 to 11, combines Mardi Gras fun Read More →
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