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Itching for a new vacation destination? We know just the place. Located just off Interstate 10 in Southwest Louisiana is Lake Charles, a spirited city with an insane dining scene and a pretty big backyard. The adventure begins in the downtown area, where art and history collide in a spectacular way in the Charpentier Historic District. This 40-block area showcases some of the finest and most unique historic homes in Louisiana. Though you can download the Lake Charles Historic Tour App, we highly recommend a carriage ride through the district instead so you can learn more about what makes these turn-of-the-century homes so unique to Lake Charles. Just outside the city limits you'll get a chance to explore Louisiana's Outback on along the Creole Nature Trail. Nicknamed Lakes Charles' All-American Road, the nature trail allows visitors to get up close and personal with the wildlife that call the marshland home. After a day of exploring, head back into town for a truly authentic Cajun dining experience. Don't be surprised if you see (or hear) a crowd just down the way either — Lake Charles is practically the festival capital of Louisiana with more than 75 festivals a year (that's more than one a week for the entire year!). Click and slide your mouse along the video below to see what else you can experience in Lake Charles this year.


Bobby Christian

Bobby Christian loves telling a story. After traveling around the world, he now likes to takes his camera with him everywhere- capturing little moments to share with the world.