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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 cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Lake Charles tends to be Wednesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Friday. Vacation homes in Lake Charles tend to be busiest on Fridays, while it tends to be much quieter on Mondays.
The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Lake Charles is in May, 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 June. Lake Charles has its low season in January, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The Weather in Lake Charles

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Lake Charles. The hottest month in Lake Charles is April, when temperatures peak at 99 ˚F. The coolest month is February, when temperatures drop to 27 ˚F. The wettest month in Lake Charles is September with 11.73 inches of rain, while the driest month is October with 0.7 inches of rain.

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Vacation Rentals in Lake Charles

Pick the perfect rental for your trip at AllTheRooms.com. We compare Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and more. Lake Charles has 786 hotels, vacation rentals and other unique places to stay, with prices to suit budget travelers, extravagant travelers and everything in between. If you are wanting to keep costs down, the cheapest place to stay in Lake Charles is just $16 a night. An average vacation rental in Lake Charles costs on average $113 per night.

If you would like to stay connected during your vacation, then you can choose from over 217 accommodations in Lake Charles that have WiFi. We have 53 accommodations that come with breakfast included. You can maintain your workout routine by staying at one of 53 accommodations that provide gym facilities. Driving to Lake Charles? Then choose one of the 221 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included. 70 places to stay have a a pool or jacuzzi

AllTheRooms has 70 pet-friendly places to stay in Lake Charles, so if you're traveling with your cat or dog you won't have any problems.

AllTheRooms aggregates vacation rentals, hotels and other bespoke accommodation types from loads of providers in Lake Charles, including 175 places to stay from Airbnb, 37 accommodations from Priceline and 21 places to stay from Agoda

369 of our accommodations in Lake Charles have been reviewed and rated. 65% are rated excellent or good. 193 accommodations allow instant booking.

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