PLACES to SEE
We’ve got more than just platefuls of food. We’ve got great drinks too. Crying Eagle Brewing Co. is one of the newest additions to the Louisiana Brewery Trail and their beers are GREAT! My husband’s favorite is their crisp rice lager “Louisiana Lager.” It pairs perfectly with pretty much everything Louisiana offers. Take a tour or just enjoy a few brews. You could easily spend an afternoon here.
*Local Tip: Visit the first Thursday of the month for Food Trucks Invade!
Boudin is a must and eating it guarantees that you will leave as my aunt says, “Fat, dumb and happy.” The best way to taste this local favorite is by travelling the Southwest Louisiana Boudin Trail. My favorite stop is, The Sausage Link where you can not only purchase boudin links, balls or cracklins, but also see how boudin is made.
- Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point
Adventure Point tells the story of our culture and unique landscape. Its hands on exhibits also feature culinary lessons in Cajun vs. Creole, Cajun seasonings and traditions. Added bonus, if you plan on visiting the Creole Nature Trail during your visit – this is the perfect launch pad.
- Casino Resorts
The area is known for casino resorts, with four casino complexes in the area. Golden Nugget Lake Charles, L’Auberge Casino Resort, Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel and the Isle of Capri Hotel Casino all have exceptional amenities but one pleasure they all share is a variety of fabulous restaurants. So when you’re not on the golf greens, enjoying a spa day and lazy rivers, or playing the slots, make sure you treat yourself to some outstanding meals.