Orbitz.com can help you book affordable flights to Lake Charles in the Acadiana region of Louisiana, on the banks of the Calcasieu River. Lake Charles is a cultural hotspot in the southwest area of the state, well known for its Cajun influences and musical heritage. The city hosts over 75 annual festivals that attract hundreds of thousands of visitors, from the grandeur of the Mardi Gras festivities to the exciting Contraband Days pirate festival.
Arriving in Lake Charles
Lake Charles Regional Airport, located 5 miles south of downtown Lake Charles, offers connecting flights for international and domestic travelers through the airports in Dallas and Houston on American Eagle and United Express. To get from the airport into the city, you must arrange for a taxi or limo in advance to pick you up on arrival. Alternatively, you can rent a car from Avis, Hertz, Budget, National or Enterprise car rental companies at the airport. The easiest way to get around Lake Charles is by car.
Things to Do in Lake Charles
There isn't a bad time to visit Lake Charles based on the weather. The city enjoys hot summers and mild winters. In January, high temperatures are around 60ºF, and low temperatures hover around 41ºF. In August, the city's hottest month, high temperatures are around 91ºF and low temperatures are around 74ºF. In the fall and spring, temperatures fluctuate in the range of the high 70s to the high 50s. One of the best times to visit the city is in May for Contraband Days, the city's most popular festival. Visitors to Lake Charles can enjoy the city's two cultural districts: Charlestown and the Cottage Shops. Both districts allow the sale of tax-free artwork to help support local artists. Lake Charles is the festival capital of Louisiana, offering visitors a party atmosphere almost every weekend. The city's festivals include CultureFest, Live the Lakefront Music Festival and Rouge et Blanc.
Hassle-Free Travel Planning
Lake Charles has something exciting going on almost every week, from the Cajun Music and Food Festival to the Gallery Promenade Arts Showcase. Visitors will never be bored in this cultural hotspot. Finding cheap flights to Lake Charles is easy when you use Orbitz.com to plan your trip. Orbitz.com specializes in helping you locate cheap airfare, book affordable accommodations and locate deals on admission to area attractions.