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Lake Charles Vacation Rentals

Lake Charles Travel Guide

Lake Charles, LA, is located in the southwestern part of the state, not far from Port Arthur and Lafayette. Lake Charles got its name from the lake which borders the city from the west. In 1910, a large fire destroyed the town of Lake Charles, however, it was rebuilt very fast and rapidly grew into a city. In the past few decades, Lake Charles has become a popular vacation spot due to its culture, landmarks, welcoming locals, sports, beaches, and much more.

Things to Do in Lake Charles

Lots of wonderful indoor and outdoor activities await visitors in Lake Charles. To spend quality time in nature, head to Bord Du Lac Park, right on the lake shore, where visitors can fish, get something to eat, and simply enjoy the serenity of the park. Additionally, the Prien Lake Park is a very popular due to its walking and biking trails, picnic areas, beaches, and boat docks. Alternatively, Sam Houston Jones State Park has beautiful birds and wildlife -- ideal for budding photographers. Visitors can also join hiking tours here to learn about the history and nature of the area.

On rainy days, check out the interesting selection of museums in Lake Charles. To discover more about the heritage of Lake Charles and Louisiana as a whole, the Mardi Gras Imperial Calcasieu Museum is super engaging and brilliant for kids and adults alike. The museum is filled with costumes, decor, and original art pieces depicting Mardi Gras scenes. If you're a sports fan, make your way to the McNeese State University and cheer on the local college team at a football game.

Best Places to Stay in Lake Charles

The best area to stay in Lake Charles is around the lake where there are plenty of outdoor activities, parks, restaurants and cafes nearby. Whether traveling with family and friends, as a couple or solo, a vacation rental is a great way to establish a new home away from home. Many rentals in Lake Charles come with full kitchens, large living rooms, dining areas, multiple bathrooms, and sometimes even a hot tub.

Best Time to Visit Lake Charles

The weather is generally pleasant year-round at Lake Charles. The best time to visit is October when the weather is hot without the humidity. The average temperature from May until the end of October is around 85 degrees but can peak to over 90 degrees. June is the wettest month, with around 5 inches of rainfall.

Price and Availability in Lake Charles

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Lake Charles is in September, while the cheapest month is in February. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Lake Charles is in the high season in February. Lake Charles has its low season in January, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.
The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Lake Charles tends to be Tuesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. Vacation homes in Lake Charles tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Sundays.

The Weather in Lake Charles

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Lake Charles. The warmest months in Lake Charles are June and May, when temperatures reach 99 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 19 ˚F. The wettest month in Lake Charles is September with 10.32 inches of rain, while the driest month is August with 1.98 inches of rain.

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Vacation Rentals in Lake Charles

Browse accommodations from all the best providers including Airbnb, priceline, Agoda and more at AllTheRooms.com. Lake Charles has 713 hotels, vacation rentals and other unique places to stay, with prices to suit budget travelers, luxury travelers and everything in between. For those trying to keep costs down, the lowest priced place to stay in Lake Charles comes in at $30 per night. The average price of accommodation in is $119 per night.

If you want to stay connected during your trip, then you can choose from over 124 accommodations in Lake Charles that have WiFi. We have 43 accommodations that come with a breakfast included. You can keep up with your workout regime by staying at one of 21 accommodations that provide gym facilities. If you're planning on arriving in Lake Charles by car, be sure to choose from 129 accommodations that provide parking. We have 28 places to stay that have a pool or jacuzzi.

AllTheRooms has 42 pet-friendly places to stay in Lake Charles, so if you're travelling with your cat or dog you won't have any trouble.

AllTheRooms aggregates vacation rentals, hotels and other unique accommodation types from 5 providers in Lake Charles, including 86 places to stay from Airbnb, 29 accommodations from priceline and 20 places to stay from Agoda

323 of our places to stay in Lake Charles have been rated by previous guests. They rated 70% as excellent or good. 91 accommodations allow instant booking.