Lake Charles

Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana has something for everyone- from our glitzy casinos and entertainment to more than 75 fairs and festivals that pack the calendar year round, including Mardi Gras and Contraband Days- the only pirate festival in Louisiana! Don’t forget our scrumptious cuisine that will have you ordering seconds (and dessert!) and the rugged wilderness of Louisiana’s Outback on the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road. Get on the green with our championship golf courses, one ranked by Golf Digest and one designed by Tom Fazzio, or stroll through the Charpentier Historic District, where 20 blocks of registered historic homes beckon you to a simpler time. Kids will have a great time too, at our many parks and recreation facilities and our hands-on children’s museum. See authentic Louisiana artwork and history in our many museums and galleries, or visit Central School, the hub of arts activities in Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana. With so many great activities during the year, there is something going on!

Accommodations                          Museums & Galleries                                                   Casinos

Historic District                               Golf & Outdoors                                                              Upcoming Events

Restaurants                                     For the Kids                                                                         Travel Tools

Whether your next gathering is for business or pleasure, you’ll enjoy the wide range of opportunities that Southwest Louisiana tourism has to offer. Your event can only be enhanced by the natural splendor of our region, innumerable recreational activities, a thriving arts community and a quality lifestyle that is unsurpassed. So what are you waiting for? Come experience Southwest Louisiana travel, where we laissez les bons temps rouler-let the good times roll!

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Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau

1205 N. Lakeshore Dr

Lake Charles LA, 70601