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where to stay Beaumont to Lake Charles?

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  1. rob lay

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    thinking of a Spring Break trip, need a good stop for me and Mia Beaumont to Lake Charles area. Should arrive 1-2 pm and then stay the night. Something interesting to do for me and Mia. Thanks.
     
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    Go to Houston!!
     
  3. rob lay

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    we wanted to go further than Houston or Galveston, want to be about half way from Austin to New Orleans at stop.
     
  4. VAF84

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    If you stop in Lake Charles, L'Auberge and Golden Nugget come to mind. I've stayed at L'Auberge, and even though I'm not much of a gambler enjoyed it. They have a nice restaurant, a club, and a lazy river in addition to the casino. Occasionally they hold concerts and that sort of thing. I haven't been to the Golden Nugget, but it was built recently so it may be pretty nice. I've driven through both areas many times, but nothing really stands out.
     
  5. tomc

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    Apart from chemical plants, casinos, and horse tracks there is not much on that stretch of I-10.
    If it were me, I would push on to Lafayette, shorter trip the next day plus some interesting stuff
    like Blue Dog Cafe, and with a shorter next day trip to NO, you can stop off and see the Tabasco
    plant in New Iberia.
    T
     
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    Lots of good food in Lafayette.
     
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  7. rob lay

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    sounds like Lafayette the goal, thanks!
     
  8. tomc

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    Have a good trip. Let us know where you go.

    @Rifledriver - what places do you recommend in Lafayette?

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  9. Rifledriver

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    I had a niece there in school for a few years. I don't recall where all she took us. Love the food of the area. My Fathers Mothers people were Claiborne's and I grew up with it.
     
  10. Eric R

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    Use to live over in Houma and would come to Houston from time to time. The best your going to find outside the casinos is going to be 3star quality at best unless your willing to make Baton Rouge. And even there 4star is all you will find and only two at that. But if none of that matters then enjoy the trip.
     
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    Are you okay? First you’re learning Chinese and now you want to go to the petrochemical dump of the world?


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  12. Texas Forever

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    Lafayette has great food, but it is a very poor area. You’ll see homeless everywhere. Push on to the Florida or Alabama beaches.

    Ps Lafayette is half way between Houston and Pensacola. Spend the night, eat some food, and push on. Old Thyme Grocery has great poboys.

    Ps1. I-10 sucks

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  13. rob lay

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    :D :D :D
     
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  14. Rifledriver

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    I 10 sucks in a lot of places. When we drive through New Mexico the other half always says "This must not be the enchanted part". At least in Texas and Louisiana you can eat well. Most of the rest of I 10 means Taco Bell and Dairy Queen. Mad Max could have been filmed on I 10.
     
  15. 2cam

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    ^The section between Sonora and Ft. Stockton seems especially bad. We drove out to Big Bend recently and that section of the drive seemed like they had the landscape set on repeat. We had cruise control set on 85 and it felt like we weren't even moving. We did manage to find a DQ so the food isn't ALL bad. ;)
     
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    #16 Rifledriver, Feb 19, 2019 at 12:49 PM
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    When I was a teenager in the middle of summer we broke down between Sonora and Ozona. A state trooper stopped and looked us over. He said " no private property damaged, no public property damaged, none of my business" and he drove off leaving my brother, my parents and I standing there in the middle of a summer afternoon. We had to hitchhike to Ozona. You need to close your eyes driving through there because seeing it will suck the soul right out of you. I don't even stop for gas until Ft Stockton. I know the Dairy Queen there by the highway well. Next stop, Las Cruces. No need to stop in El Paso either.
     
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