Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana CVB

1205 N. Lakeshore Drive 70601

Why Choose Our Destination?

Whether your meeting is big, small, or somewhere in between, Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana welcomes the opportunity to host your upcoming event in Louisiana's Playground. We are dedicated to ensuring that your meeting in our community is a remarkable experience from beginning to end. Our various meeting spaces and off-site venues provide ample options to suit your needs, guaranteeing that your attendees not only have an unforgettable event but also immerse themselves in the vibrant culture that defines our destination. At the core of any successful gathering is the ability to foster connections and exchange ideas. We offer numerous avenues for networking and engagement. Partake in culinary delights alongside colleagues at our renowned Cajun/Creole restaurants, indulge in a round of golf on some of Louisiana's premier courses, or arrange a captivating charter fishing trip. These exceptional opportunities highlight the abundance of activities that Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana has to offer, allowing for an enriching and well-rounded experience for your attendees. We invite you to seize the chance to explore the breathtaking culture, engaging activities, and experience Louisiana's most magnificent sunsets, all of which can be uniquely enjoyed in the charming locale of Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana.


Meeting Incentive Program

Save $7,000.00
09/01/2024 – 12/31/2025

Getting Here

Located right on Interstate 10 near the Texas state line, Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana is easily accessible by land, air or even boat!

Distance from airport

  • Lake Charles Regional Airport

    10 mi. from city center

  • Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

    122 mi. from city center

  • George Bush Intercontinental (Houston)

    140 mi. from city center

Local Attractions

Golden Nugget Lake Charles

Convention center
12 minutes away
Golden Nugget Lake Charles features 1,100 luxury hotel rooms and suites; an 18-hole championship gold course; extensive retail options; an 18,000-square foot ballroom; 30,000 square feet of meeting space; a one-of-a-kind two-acre pool and lazy river complex; a private beach front and marina; and a spa and salon. The property is also home to a number of Landry's signature restaurants including Saltgrass Steak House, Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse, Grotto Ristorante, Landry's Seafood House, Chart House, Bill's Bar & Burger and more; indoor and outdoor entertainment venues; and multiple bars and lounges with live music. Golden Nugget's spacious casino floor features more than 75 table games, a high limit salon, a poker room, and 1,600 of the newest slot machines.
2550 Golden Nugget Blvd.
Lake Charles, LA, US 70601

Tin Lizard Bar & Grill

30 minutes away
Tin Lizard features a wide range of tasty sharables, craft brews, creative cocktails, and daily specials. Located at the entrance of Delta Downs, you will be transported into a casually elegant dining experience with golden chandeliers and comfortable seating. A stunningly detailed center bar full bar features revolving brews on tap and a spacious main dining room with ample seating. Try an array of Southwest Louisiana's comfort food such as gumbo, boudin egg rolls with pepper jack chipotle ranch, blackened crawfish queso, a wide variety of wings or baby back ribs.
2717 Delta Downs Dr,
Vinton, LA, US 70668

L'Auberge Casino Resort

Convention center
12 minutes away
26-story casino resort with 1,000 casually elegant rooms and luxury suites. Enjoy 30,000 square feet of non-stop Vegas-style gaming with 1,600 slot machines, 83 table games, and 7 live poker tables. Hit the greens at Contraband Bayou Golf Club, an 18-hole championship Tom Fazio course, and savor culinary delights at six innovative restaurants. Stroll down the L'Auberge promenade for an upscale retail experience featuring a collection of 10 uniquely sophisticated shops. Rejuvenate at the world class spa or take a dip at the pool & lazy river. Dock your boat at our marina and play a match of volleyball at the beach while enjoying top-name entertainment.
777 Avenue L'Auberge
Lake Charles, LA, US 70601

Creole Nature Trail

Alligators, over 400 bird species, marshlands teeming with life, 26 miles of natural Gulf of Mexico beaches, fishing, crabbing, Cajun culture and more can be experienced as you travel the more than 180-mile Creole Nature Trail All-American Road. One of only 57 so designated scenic byways in the USA, and affectionately known as Louisiana’s Outback, the Creole Nature Trail is a journey into one of America’s “Last Great Wildernesses.”
2740 Ruth Street
Sulphur, LA, US 70669

Crying Eagle Brewery

10 minutes away
We’re best known for four of our most popular brews: Pistol Bridge, Louisiana Lager, Ready to Mingle, and Hop Blooded IPA. These aren’t your typical craft beers. Lovingly prepared in “the heel of the boot,” what makes ’em different is simple: Louisiana. It’s personality and drinkability. Our brews are unexpected—just like us.
1165 East McNeese Street
Lake Charles, LA, US 70607

Shell Beach Drive

5 minutes away
Located along the southeastern side of the lake, this drive down Shell Beach Drive will give visitors a view of some of the most luxurious homes in the area.
Shell Beach Dr.
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Blue Martini - Golden Nugget

10 minutes away
Welcome to the premier martini lounge. Our stunning décor and high energy feel provides our guests with an unsurpassed experience. Enjoy our Tapas food menu. The perfect complement to our fine wine and spirits selection.
2550 Golden Nugget Blvd.
Lake Charles, LA, US 70601

Charpentier Historic District

Historical landmark
Step back in time with a self-guided walking or driving tour of one of the finest collections of Victorian architecture in Louisiana, dating from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. *Free tour app.
Downtown Lake Charles

Convention Centers

  • Lake Charles Civic Center

    Lake Charles Event Center is located at 900 Lakeshore Drive in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Our complex can support 8 functions at one time; accommodate 7,500 in the main coliseum and over 2,000 in our beautiful Rosa Hart Theater.

    • Exhibit Space17,981 sq. ft.
      Total meeting space94,460 sq. ft.



High season
May 1 – Sep 8
Shoulder season
Sep 9 – Oct 31
Mar 2 – Apr 30
Low season
Nov 1 – Dec 31
Jan 1 – Mar 1

Additional Information

4 casino properties with beautiful, state of the art meeting space and 5 star rated guest rooms Vegas style, Golden Nugget Casino Resort with over 1,000 rooms features a variety of the Houston based, Landry’s brand restaurants and big name entertainment every weekend. Golden Nugget can also accommodate meetings of many sizes with its versatile layout and numerous options. L’Auberge Casino Resort with 1,000 rooms, was recently named the number 4 casino resort in the US, by USA Today for the 2nd year in a row. If you haven’t been, you need to come check it out! L’Auberge features unique dining experiences with food from some of the best chefs around and meeting space to accommodate most every need. In addition, Horseshoe Casino Resort in Westlake offers a lakefront casino experience with 273 sleeping rooms and spacious meeting areas as well as some excellent on-site restaurants, such as Gordon Ramsey Steakhouse. Perhaps, Horse Racing is your thing, just down the road in Vinton, Delta Downs Racetrack & Casino offers horse racing as well as a slot machine casino. The property has 370 sleeping rooms and the restaurants offer a delicious cuisine. For more information on Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana, please reach out to or visit our website at