Lake Charles, Louisiana, is a blend of contrasts with luxurious gaming resorts and nearby outdoor adventures along lakes, rivers and Gulf beaches. While in the Lake Area, you can definitely live it up or relax in style at L’Auberge Casino Resort, Golden Nugget, or Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel. From lazy rivers with swim up bars and spa treatments to delicious dining selections, cozy night spots, live entertainment or hitting a round of golf, there is an array of activities to explore at area resorts.
For a round of brews, check out Crying Eagle Brewing which touts The Bistro, a beer garden, and fine wines and spirits. Bayou Rum Distillery offers tours and pours, or you can check out Yellowfin Vodka in Sulphur for spirits made from Louisiana-grown rice. While in the area, live music can be found at many restaurants and night spots, and you definitely don’t want to miss out on over-the-top jazz and blues brunches on Saturdays and Sundays.
If you are looking to connect with nature and decompress from city life, there are activity rentals such as kayaks, canoes, bikes, boats and jet skis. With wildlife all around, you can spot the American Alligator, over 400 species of birds and indigenous plants and marshlands on estuaries and wildlife refuges found along the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road.
For trip ideas, be sure to log on to visitlakecharles.org/liveitup and plan your getaway to Louisiana’s Playground!
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