Family-Friendly Mardi Gras
Feb16

Family-Friendly Mardi Gras

Celebrate Mardi Gras with Family-Friendly Events on the Louisiana Coast Parades, costumes, and king cake are just a few elements that mark the Mardi Gras season in Louisiana. Though New Orleans typically comes to mind as the Mardi Gras capital, parishes all across the Louisiana coast celebrate carnival season with an array of special events. But what sets Mardi Gras in coastal Louisiana apart from the New Orleans version is that the...

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Mardi Gras in Lake Charles, Louisiana
Apr10

Mardi Gras in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Mardi Gras in Lake Charles, Louisiana Heading to Lake Charles, Louisiana Flash floods saturated nearby fields as my plane slammed onto the runway. Disappointment flooded my soul. Maybe my friends knew something I didn’t? See – my friends’ faces lit up at the mention of Mardi Gras but dimmed when I announced I was celebrating in Lake Charles, Louisiana, instead of New Orleans. Arriving shaken but safe, squeaky sounds of wet feet...

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Dazzling Flavors in Southwest Louisiana
Feb10

Dazzling Flavors in Southwest Louisiana

There is a lot to enjoy in the Lake Charles, Louisiana area: history, nature, and adventure but for those who are interested in a great food destination nothing rivals Southwest Louisiana known for Cajun and Creole specialties. The Cajuns descended from the Nova Scotia French who settled along the waterways and bayous. Creoles are of French and European lineage who were more aristocratic and settled in the cities. Both had their own...

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The Best of Mardi Gras

NEW ORLEANS, La., July 29, 2009 – The Dauphine Orleans Hotel is a prime place to stay for French Quarter fun and excitement, and the 2010 Mardi Gras festival (February 12-17, 2010) is going to be one of the most exciting events all year. Ideally situated one block from Bourbon Street and four blocks from Canal Street’s parade route, guests of the hotel will enjoy convenient access to all New Orleans Mardi Gras festivities. The hotel...

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Harrah’s Expands in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS – July 8, 2009 – Harrah’s gives customers more reasons to love New Orleans by offering free cooking demonstrations, music and movies all summer long. Enjoy the best tastes, sights and sounds New Orleans has to offer at Harrah’s in July and August. Visit Harrah’s Casino every Thursday at 2 p.m., now through Aug. 27, for the Cooking with Cash promotion. Guests will have the chance to win gift...

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More Than Bourbon Street (video podcast)

Here is a recent interview with Catherine of New Orleans CVB to learn that not only is New Orleans still happening, and Bourbon Street is still the place to be, but New Orleans is one of the best family destinations in the United States. See more on this original ITKT video interview. Also see us on YouTube and Google Video. And be sure to scroll down to see this...

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