Sleepy oak trees, brilliant sunshine, live music, delicious cuisine, and relaxation await you in Lake Charles, Louisiana. However you choose to spend your vacation, take advantage of Lake Charles’ big-city amenities while enjoying its small-town charm.

Conveniently located halfway between Houston, Texas, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Lake Charles is a colorful mélange of Cajun/Creole culture and cowboy spirit, dappled with coastal flair. Whether you’re lounging poolside or by a natural waterway, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Louisiana’s Playground.  

Locals love the Golden Nugget Lake Charles and L’Auberge Casino Resort. Both venues sport golf courses, spa facilities, live entertainment, and restaurants with award-winning chefs. But during the summer, the pools are the real jackpot with island-worthy cabanas and intricately designed lazy rivers for beating the summer heat.  

Food and drink are Louisiana’s heart and soul. Passionate chefs and entrepreneurs thrive in Lake Charles, serving up local staples you won’t want to miss, like the “Darrell’s Special” po’boy featuring ham, turkey, and roast beef smothered in gravy, served on a French loaf. Try an extra-large seafood platter from Steamboat Bill’s on the Lake, and sample boudin and cracklins along the Southwest Louisiana Boudin Trail 

If you haven’t visited in a while, check out newer experiences like the carefully curated pairing menu at The Bistro at Crying Eagle Brewing and the Southwest Louisiana Brews & Spirits Trail, which includes Acadian Coffee Roasters. After all, coffee is a “brew,” too! 

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You can register to win two nights (Thursday–Sunday) with a food and beverage voucher to discover or enjoy all the amenities located inside L’Auberge Lake Charles, an $800 Value!