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Best of Lake Charles Guide

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Lake Charles
"The Festival Capital of Louisiana," Lake Charles hosts over 75 festivals each year, the most famous being Mardi Gras, the second largest in the state. The annual celebration attracts revelers with Cajun cook-offs, a children's carnival and a lighted boat parade. The city celebrates its local heritage with "Contraband Days," a two week long party in honor of the pirates that once sailed the local lake. The Central School Arts & Humanities Center is a stop on the African American Heritage Trail.

All things to do » Things to do

Bord Du Lac Park
Bord Du Lac Park
Attraction type: Parks
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Lake Charles Visitor Center
Lake Charles Visitor Center
Attraction type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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USS Orleck
USS Orleck
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Millennium Park
Millennium Park
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L'Auberge du Lac Casino
L'Auberge du Lac Casino
Attraction type: Casinos
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Darrell's
Darrell's
Ranked #1 of 209 restaurants in Lake Charles
Dining options: Late Night
Luna Bar and Grill
Luna Bar and Grill
Ranked #2 of 209 restaurants in Lake Charles
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Mazen's Mediterranean
Mazen's Mediterranean
Ranked #3 of 209 restaurants in Lake Charles
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Continental
Dining options: Reservations
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Cousin's Lebanese Cuisine
Ranked #4 of 209 restaurants in Lake Charles
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Steamboat Bill's
Steamboat Bill's
Ranked #5 of 209 restaurants in Lake Charles
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Red Roof Inn Lake Charles
2.0 of 5
Red Roof Inn Lake Charles
$78 - $102
Ranked #3 of 28 hotels in Lake Charles
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BEST WESTERN Bayou Inn & Suites
BEST WESTERN Bayou Inn & Suites
$100 - $124
Ranked #6 of 28 hotels in Lake Charles
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Super 8 Lake Charles
2.0 of 5
Super 8 Lake Charles
$84 - $155
Ranked #7 of 28 hotels in Lake Charles
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