City Center, 6.7 mi
102 Mallard Street
Sulphur, LA 70665
Welcome to Lake Charles
A popular tourist destination in Louisiana, Lake Charles has a long and exciting history from pioneer settlers, to pirates and buried treasure. Legend has it that pirate Jean Lafitte buried his treasure along the banks of Lake Charles. Louisiana's Pirate Festival celebrates this famous tale every year.
Southwestern Louisiana is the perfect destination for casino gamers, outdoor adventurers and active families. Home to more than 75 annual festivals, Lake Charles has something to keep everybody entertained. Whether you're looking for a first-rate casino getaway or a festive family experience like Mardi Gras, you'll fall in love with the attractions in Lake Charles. Visitors may enjoy spending time outside in the area's parks like Creole Nature Trail or taking a ride through the marsh on a Grosse Savanne Eco-Tour, a 45-minute drive from city center.
With so much to do in Lake Charles, plan to stay for a least a few days. Choose from one of the many five-star or budget-friendly hotels. If you're interested in city's nightlife, enjoy first-rate gaming at one of the casino resorts. Families that delight in the outdoors love the area's campgrounds, or if you're trip is an inspired romantic getaway, why not stay at a bed and breakfast?
Tourists can fly into the regional airport in Lake Charles. Unfortunately, nearby Chennault International Airport does not offer commercial service. The city provides bus and trolley routes to shuttle you and your family around town or rent a car from an agency counter at the airport. Taxi service is also available right to your hotel.