At A Glance: Lake Charles



Lake Charles at a Glance

Ideas for First Timers:

  • Four casino gaming resorts
  • Creole Nature Trail All-American Road
  • World's largest collection of Mardi Gras costumes
  • Fresh Louisiana seafood seasoned to perfection
  • 40-block Historic Charpentier District

Ideas for Repeat Visitors:

  • Craft Brews and Spirits Trail
  • Southwest Louisiana Boudin Trail
  • Explore waterways via kayak or paddleboard
  • Mule-drawn carriage tour of Shell Beach Drive


Lake Charles, Louisiana has a little bit of everything that defines Louisiana's inimitable character. Here you'll find Cajun and Creole cuisine (including fresh Louisiana seafood that can't be matched), untouched marshlands filled with birds and wildlife along the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road, year-round local celebrations overflowing with food, live music and people waiting to welcome you, as well as luxury relaxation, amazing dining, shopping and entertainment at our 4-star casino resorts. Starting your Louisiana adventure in Lake Charles allows your trip, and your knowledge of Louisiana's unique cultures, to build as you travel towards the crown jewel of Louisiana, New Orleans. Located just 2 hours east of Houston, Texas and 3.5 hours west of New Orleans, Lake Charles' is a must stop in your Louisiana or Deep South itinerary. 

Come experience everything that makes ABA-member Lake Charles a great tour destination.

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