Lake Charles is a blend of contrasts from the abundant wildlife and the great outdoors to the luxurious surroundings of area casino resorts, with a Cajun/Creole twist. Summer months offer lazy rivers with swim-up bars or paddle boarding along the area’s many waterways, shelling along Gulf beaches with the warm breeze off the coast, or bird and alligator sightings along Pintail Wildlife Drive at the Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge. 

In town, you can experience the thrill of two world-class casino resorts side-by-side—the Golden Nugget Lake Charles and L’Auberge Casino Resort. Both offer golf courses, spa facilities, restaurants, live entertainment, and award-winning chefs, not to mention relaxing in jaw-droppingly gorgeous pools. You can also enjoy delicious restaurants and amenities at Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel.  

Crying Eagle Brewing Company in Lake Charles.Photo by Lindsey Janies

While in the area, head downtown for unbeatable dining experiences, brunches, and eclectic shops. Enjoy musical entertainment at Paul’s Rib Shack, Rikenjak’s, and Luna Bar & Grill, or pair a day seeing the sites with a stop at Crying Eagle Brewing Company to experience music and seasonal brews that are on tap along with their new, delicious menu choices at The Bistro.  

Visit or call 800-456-7952  for more information.