Conveniently located on Interstate 10, not far from our Texas neighbors, Lake Charles is known for its colorful mixture of Cajuns, cowboys, and the coast. Lazy rivers, swim-up bars, incredible cuisine (that only Louisiana has on the menu), and Southern Hospitality like never before, Lake Charles is brimming with good times for you this fall. From concerts and gaming excitement to a round of golf or a spa treatment (or two), you need to take a break and dive in to luxury!

The South’s Premier Gaming Resort Destination – Lake Charles, Louisiana!
Fall is here, and it’s the perfect time to plan a getaway or relaxing vacation. In Lake Charles, you can find that oasis without all the pressure of being in a big city – in the South’s Premier Gaming Resort Destination with two world-class casino resorts side-by-side along the shores of Lake Charles and two other incredible casino complexes nearby.

There is a luxurious side of Lake Charles that deserves to be explored. Even the locals know that the Las Vegas style gaming experience is special. Golden Nugget Lake Charles and L’Auberge Casino Resort are within walking distance, and both sport golf courses, spa facilities, restaurants, live entertainment, and award-winning chefs. However, the pools are the real jackpot. With island-worthy cabanas and intricately designed lazy rivers, this is where you’ll want to be to beat these steamy temperatures if you plan your trip during the spring or summer months. The swim-up bars don’t hurt either. 

The Isle of Capri Casino Hotel, has games of chance, restaurants, retail outlets, and one of the best dance floors with live entertainment, great for anyone wanting to boot scoot or do the Cajun two-step, and in Vinton, close to the Texas border, patrons can experience the heart-pounding thoroughbred racing action at Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel.

Still wondering about what’s happening in Lake Charles? Once you arrive, don’t hesitate to ask a local. One of the benefits of Cajun Country are the people who live here – they are full of Southern hospitality and are always willing to give a helping hand or to just sit for a spell.

Nature One-on-One
Natural beauty is all around any time of the year, along the Creole Nature Trail, there are wildlife refuges including the Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge – the best place to spot an alligator, or you can take a driving tour on Pintail Drive or walk on the boardwalk. The Sabine National Wildlife Refuge boasts the Wetland Walkway where you can literally walk through the marsh on an elevated trail. There are also abundant opportunities for surf fishing, shelling and sunning at more than 19 miles of natural Gulf beaches.

The ideal place to get acquainted with the trail is at Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point, where you can see imaginative, hands-on, colorful exhibits explaining the landscape, beaches, Cajun/Creole cultures and Cajun/Zydeco music and culinary flavors.

For more information on Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana’s resorts, festivals, attractions, restaurants and more, go to VisitLakeCharles.org.