WITH A FOURTH CASINO TAKING shape on its bayou waterfront, Lake Charles is a gaming destination to be reckoned with. Opening later this year, the $600 million Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino promises world-class luxury, from top-shelf dining and a marvelous spa, to an 18-hole golf course and specialty suites. The Nugget is in good company.
L’Auberge Casino Resort just completed a $20 million upgrade, Isle of Capri revamped to the tune of $15 million and Delta Downs is a leader in gaming, swank suites and entertainment with a decidedly country accent.
While gaming may get you to The Festival Capital of Louisiana, there’s a great deal more going on here than what goes down on the casino floor. Situated just three hours from New Orleans and an hour from the beaches and marshes of the Gulf, Louisiana’s fifth largest city delivers distinctive cuisine, a vibrant local music scene, a rich history and a serious dose of the great outdoors.