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Plan Your Trip to Lake Charles: Best of Lake Charles Tourism

About 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 "Louisiana Pirate Festival," 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Lake Charles

Lake Charles is known for some of its popular attractions, which include:

If you're a more budget-conscious traveler, then you may want to consider traveling to Lake Charles between June and August, when hotel prices are generally the lowest. Peak hotel prices generally start between September and November.