Lake Charles Ranks #2 for Small Town Destinations
You know the old story. For decades now, every national poll that has come out has pretty much trashed Louisiana for a variety of reasons, but according to a new poll conducted by U.S. Tourism Quality, the Lake Charles area is the #2 small-town destination for vacationers in the country.
The destinations are ranked based upon a number of factors including; culture, entertainment, sightseeing, sports, adventure, culinary, and lodging. Just a few short years ago, the Lake Area would have never shown up in such a poll. National polls such as the one prepared by U.S. Tourism Quality carry a lot of weight with travel magazines and publications, as well as tourist agencies.
Shelly Johnson, executive director of the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau, said:
With everyone working together, great things can be accomplished, from hosting successful events, conferences, media tours or the individual leisure traveler."
According to the report, Here's how various small-town destinations ranked:
#1 - Tallahassee, Florida
#2 - Lake Charles, Louisiana
#3 - Bend, Oregon
#4 - Augusta, Georgia
#5 - Greenville, South Carolina