Fall Activities Near One of the Best Lake Charles Retirement Homes

Leaves Are Falling, Autumn is Calling!


As the leaves begin to change and the air starts to feel a little crisp, Louisiana becomes full of festive fall events and activities. Whether you’re in the mood to warm up with a bite to eat, or sit back and enjoy soothing jazz music, there are so many ways to make the most of the season. Luckily, our senior apartments in Lake Charles, LA are close to the action! If you’re looking for inspiration to fill your calendar this fall, then keep reading for fun ideas from The Verandah, one of the best Lake Charles retirement homes.

Warm Up With Delicious Gumbo

Nothing says fall in Louisiana like enjoying hot gumbo on a cold day! Gumbo, the official state cuisine of Louisiana, is a thick soup that is often served over rice. There are many variations of New Orleans Gumbo, but it typically features a mixture of ingredients, such as bell peppers, celery, onions, okra, chicken, sausage and seafood. So, why not invite a friend to catch up over a bowl of delicious gumbo at one of these awesome Lake Charles restaurants:

Sit Back And Enjoy A Show

Whether you are in the mood to see a live performance or watch a film, Lake Charles is full of opportunities to do so! Plus, you may even happen to come across a street performance. Check out the schedules at these awesome local venues to find a show to attend:

If you’re looking for more casual entertainment, there are also breweries and restaurants that often feature live music. Here are some popular spots where you can enjoy your meal or drink while enjoying live entertainment:

Indulge In A Delicious Dessert

From brownies and hot apple cider to ice cream, there are so many places to grab something delicious this fall. Be sure to check out these locally-owned options:

Attend a Special Event

There is no shortage of exciting events happening in and near Lake Charles in the upcoming weeks. Invite friends and family to join you in exploring them! Here are a few events happening nearby:

  • Visit historic cemeteries and learn about the history of those who rest there on the guided Lake Charles Living History Cemetery Tour on November 6th
  • Shop for anything and everything at Flea Fest on November 12th and 13th
  • Try delicious spirits and BBQ at the Smoke & Barrel Event on November 19th
  • Support local businesses on Nov. 26 at the Holiday Art Walk in Downtown Lake Charles

This just gives you a taste of the many amazing activities to enjoy this fall in Lake Charles–check out Visit Lake Charles to explore some more! Plus, to make it easier for our residents to fully enjoy these activities in Southwest Louisiana, 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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