One thing we love about Baton Rouge is how much pride the city has in its history. The food, the music, and the people are all a reflection of the rich cultures that make this city so special.
- The rich Creole and Cajun cultures here make for an unforgettable food experience. We suggest booking a food tour for any fellow food nerds.
- A music lover’s paradise. The annual Baton Rouge Blues Festival helps to keep the swamp blues music scene alive and well. The genre is native to the city and is a great way to get to know the city from a new perspective.
- You don’t have to stress about planning, these travel guides will help you pick the best of the best spots in town:
Act like a local
- Food: Bayou Cafe. The BBQ chicken at this family-owned restaurant is a must-try.
- Drink: Bengal Tap Room. Great for beer lovers, you can’t go wrong with any of their tap options.
- Outdoors: Baton Rouge Zoo. Newly-renovated and just 15 minutes from the heart of downtown, this is a great family-friendly excursion.
- Learn: Louisiana Art and Science Museum. From interactive art and science exhibits to educational workshops, this museum – built in a historic railroad depot – is a wealth of information to those of all ages.
- Listen: If you like live music, you’ll love Mid City Ballroom. This renovated church now hosts live music performances and the world’s only Komet Amp showroom.
Where to stay:
- Vrbo: Going with a group? This charming stay offers four bedrooms + a full kitchen. (~$300/night)*
- Airbnb: Perfect for a couple’s trip, this guest suite is centrally located and equipped with a kitchenette. (~$72/night)
- Splurge hotel: Advertised for you to “Revel in the luxury” of this hotel, The Watermark is definitely a splurge. But hey, it’s vacation. (~$200/night)