Enjoy Endless Entertainment Near Senior Apartments in Lake Charles, LA

Embrace The Lively Culture Of Southwest Louisiana


The lovely Lake Charles area in Southwest Louisiana is home to games, rhythm and blues music, delicious cuisine, and a whole lot of history. The city’s casinos, historical spots, excellent restaurants and endless attractions can lead to a retirement filled with fun and friends. Rain or shine, hot or cold, there is an abundance of fun-filled activities to enjoy. Keep reading to learn about some of the top attractions located near The Verandah, our wonderful senior apartments in Lake Charles, LA.

Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu

One thing comes to many people’s minds when they think of New Orleans… Mardi Gras! Many people come from all over to join in on the festivities. While the event only happens once a year, you can check out the Mardi Gras Museum to learn how the holiday came about, the history of king cakes, and so much more to help prepare for next year’s celebrations. The museum is home to the largest display of Mardi Gras costumes in the world and even has a float that you can get on!

Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point

Learn about Southwest Louisiana’s wildlife and culture at the Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point. The attraction offers hands-on exhibits where visitors can learn where to spot alligators, get an inside look at bayou and marsh wildlife, take in the smells of Cajun/Creole fare, and enjoy a Cajun and Zydeco band. An added bonus to this fun, immersive attraction is that it is free!

Golden Casino Nugget

Give everyone a run for their money during some friendly competition or enjoy an exciting getaway at the Golden Nugget Lake Charles Hotel & Casino. The 242-acre waterfront casino resort features over 1000 guest rooms, an 18-hole golf course, over 12 dining and bar options, retail, a spa, a marina, a private beach and a 24-hour casino. Be sure to check it out for a fun night with friends!

Charpentier Historic District

If you’re an architecture enthusiast, then you must explore the charming Charpentier Historic District. The district’s French name, meaning “carpenter”, reflects the carpenter architects who freely designed the buildings as they went. The district covers over 40 blocks, with buildings featuring mixtures of turrets, gables, leaded glass, gingerbread accents, towers and more. There are hints of Colonial Revival, Bungalow/craftsman, Queen Anne Revival and Eastlake architectural styles.

Prien Lake Park

If you’re looking for ways to get outside on a beautiful day, then be sure to head to Prien Lake Park. The park offers a view of Indian Bay, a historic waterway where 19th-century schooners set sail. Its views also include trees, flowers, fountains, streams and sunsets. In addition to the scenery, Prien Lake Park offers picnic areas, pavilions, a playground and a walking trail, providing fun for everyone.

Farmers Market

Try out a new recipe using fresh ingredients or find a gift for a friend by supporting the local vendors at a Southwest Louisiana Farmers Market. At our local farmers markets, you can find a community of vendors providing jams, soaps, veggies, fruits, dairy products, seafood, soaps and more. There are a variety of farmers markets nearby, open on varying days of the week making it easy to find homegrown goods!

These are just a few of the many amazing attractions in Lake Charles–check out Visit Lake Charles to explore some more! If you’re looking for a retirement community in a lively area where you can enjoy endless entertainment, then The Verandah, our Lake Charles retirement homes, were meant for you. Plus, to make it easier for our residents to fully enjoy the attractions and life in Southwest Louisiana, as our all-inclusive senior living community offers complimentary transportation!

To learn more about The Verandah or schedule a tour of our Lake Charles active retirement community, contact our friendly team today.

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