Get in the thick of it
Baton Rouge is a bountiful offering of travel experiences. This capital city is a foodie's dream with a slew of eateries offering up decadent southern cuisine. Though, if history is what you seek, the Louisiana State Museum and Old Governor's Mansion are just two of the many landmarks. Alternatively, a trip to the Mall of Louisiana or Red Stick Farmers Market provide a bit of retail therapy.
The best way to experience it all is to stay smack in the centre of the city. Baton Rouge boasts a huge selection of hotels conveniently located close to many of its best attractions, making it easy to shop, dine and tour to your heart's content. The Holiday Inn is just one example of a city centre hotel, providing mid-range pricing with a great College Drive location.
A taste of southern hospitality
For a chance to escape, Baton Rouge offers a beautiful countryside where you can view the grandeur of its tradition and experience a little bit of famed southern hospitality. Just outside the city, numerous plantations offer travellers a peek into the past with sprawling farms and stunning Antebellum homes.
When staying overnight, you may want to consider one of the handful of B&Bs on the fringes of Baton Rouge. The Stockade Bed and Breakfast and A Manor on the Bayou are both fantastic staying options that provide friendly service with a tranquil country setting.
For something a little bit different
It's been over 300 years since Pierre Le Moyne named Baton Rouge, and with this long, varied past has come tales of the paranormal. From the iconic Old State Capital and State Penitentiary to the Spanish Moon nightclub, this city allows visitors the chance to experience ghostly encounters.
For the truly brave or inquisitive traveller, there are also some reportedly haunted accommodation options that may find you up close and personal with the paranormal. Approximately thirty minutes north of Baton Rouge, the Myrtles Plantation is rumoured to be one of the country's most haunted locations. Ghosts aside, this B&B is a picturesque 218 year old property with 11 comfortable rooms to choose from.