• Visit the USS Kidd, a naval destroyer museum located on the Mississippi River. Learn about Louisiana’s naval history and take a tour of the ship.
• Explore the Louisiana State Capitol, a historic building in downtown Baton Rouge that houses the state legislature. Take in the architecture and learn about Louisiana’s history and government.
• Take a walk along the Mississippi River and admire the stunning views.
• Head to The Chimes for dinner and enjoy live music while you eat some of Baton Rouge’s best Cajun food.
• End your night at The Varsity Theatre, a local music venue that hosts live bands and DJs.
• Start your day at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum, where you can explore their interactive exhibits on science, art, and history.
• Head to the Old Governor’s Mansion to learn about Louisiana’s past governors and their contributions to the state.
• Have lunch at City Pork Deli & Charcuterie, a popular spot for sandwiches and charcuterie boards.
• Spend some time at BREC’s Farr Park Equestrian Center and watch horseback riding lessons or take a leisurely ride around the park.
• End your trip with dinner at Beausoleil Restaurant & Bar for some classic Creole dishes.
• The Chimes – Try their famous Cajun dishes like jambalaya or gumbo.
• City Pork Deli & Charcuterie – Try one of their delicious sandwiches or charcuterie boards.
• Beausoleil Restaurant & Bar – Try their classic Creole dishes like shrimp etouffee or crawfish pasta.
WHERE TO STAY:
The Watermark Hotel & Spa is a great option for your stay in Baton Rouge. Located downtown, it offers easy access to all of the attractions you’ll be visiting during your trip. The hotel also has an on-site spa, two restaurants, and a heated outdoor pool.