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Time to rediscover
Louisiana's Playground

Louisiana is carefully re-opening, temperatures are rising, and cooling down in Louisiana's Playground is easy with plenty of options for a memorable vacation or – staycation! This summer features a variety of outdoor fun and let's not forget our popular casino resorts. Tasty summer treats like snow cones and delicious seafood await and activities like camping at Sam Houston Jones State Park, paddle boarding, scenic drives along the Creole Nature Trail, and self-guided tours through the Historic District offer the escape you've been needing.

* Know before you go: Masks are required for all indoor facilities and outdoor gatherings where social distancing is not possible. Learn More ►

To make things easier on your wallet, Sign-up for the Lake Charles Savings Pass!

Casino Resort & Lodging Updates

Most casino resort properties in Calcasieu Parish have opened their doors to guests. Each property’s amenities and restaurants vary and are limited for now; however, all are working closely with public health officials and gaming regulators to take their already stringent safety and cleaning standards to the highest level. Please see below links to their websites for services and safety procedures.

Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel

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Golden Nugget Lake Charles

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L'Auberge Casino Resort

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Hotels and Other Accommodations

Many of the lodging properties in Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana remain open and are taking additional precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you need a room in the area, view a list of properties here.

Temporary Closures & Notices

Cajun Music and Food Festival Jul 16

Cajun Music and Food Festival

Continuous live Cajun French Music both days, a French Mass on Sunday morning at 8 AM, arts and crafts, and the best Cajun foods…

Flea Fest Nov 12

Flea Fest

Flea Fest is a truly unique market and festival that features acres of anything and everything! A bargain hunter’s dream, the…

Restaurant Updates

Hungry for delicious food? Enjoy a taste of Southwest Louisiana! At the moment, restaurants in Southwest Louisiana may be limited in capacity but they aren't limited in flavor. Visit Lake Charles has compiled a list of various ordering options that local restaurants are offering. Happy ordering, and enjoy your meal!

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This is a difficult time for the service industry and many of our friends and family are being affected. Help us do all we can to support them through this trying time. If you do not see a particular restaurant on our list and would like to add them, please update restaurant information HERE.

*Restaurant hours, menus, and services may change. Please call restaurants ahead of time for details on ordering.

Reopening Updates

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards issued a notice that following continued improvement in Louisiana’s COVID-19 outlook and a significant increase in testing capacity and contact tracing, Louisiana is ready to move to Phase 2 of the White House’s reopening strategy on June 5. Many businesses and events have adjusted to accommodate patrons during this time. 

Louisiana Phase 2 Plan

The Governor also announced a new text alert system for COVID-19 updates. Residents can opt-in by texting LACOVID to 67283.

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