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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.

Itinerary Ideas


As you explore, share and tag photos with #ReDiscoverSWLA and #LouisianasPlayground
 

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


Casino Resort & Lodging Updates
 


All four 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

Website: www.deltadowns.com
Safety procedures: www.deltadowns.com/boyd-clean

Golden Nugget Lake Charles

Website: www.goldennugget.com/lake-charles/
Safety procedures: www.goldennugget.com/lake-charles/gnlc-notice/

Isle of Capri Casino Hotel

Website: www.islelakecharles.com
Safety procedures: www.islelakecharles.com/health-and-safety

L'Auberge Casino Resort

Website: www.llakecharles.com
Safety procedures: www.llakecharles.com/covid-19

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.

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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.

July 4 - Holiday Weekend:

Visit Lake Charles Welcome Center & Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point Building will be closed July 4 & 5. 
I-10 North Beach will be closed beginning Wednesday, July 1, 2020 until further notice.

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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