Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana
By Rose Overbey

Country Singer Garth Brooks was determined to send his love down to Baton Rouge after visiting. Granted, there was a lady involved, but it's easy to see why he wanted to get back. Garth Brooks isn't the only artist inspired by Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge Blues Week is held yearly and the city boasts a swinging music scene year-round. As the capital of Louisiana, Baton Rouge is full of energy and a lovely southern city to visit.

If you're looking for a dose of southern charm, WhatsCheaper.com recommends you book your next trip to Baton Rouge. The city can be reached by Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport. Flights can be booked today with WhatsCheaper.com: Just click on the link to arrange your flights (https://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php). Make sure to look at the hotel section of our site to find a place to stay in the city while you’re visiting (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

WhatsCheaper.com has found that a good place to begin a tour in Baton Rouge is in the heart of downtown. The Shaw Center for Arts offers ballet performances and a lovely restaurant on the top level which offers picturesque views of the Mississippi while you dine. Art exhibits abound, including some very unique displays throughout downtown. There are many restaurants to choose from, and if you visit during a pleasant time of year, you're likely to hear live music. At night, the area comes alive with venues that offer dancing, and local bands often perform.

Of course a trip to the capital city of Louisiana isn't complete until you've seen the State Capitol Building! The building is the tallest state capitol building in the country. Inside is the grandiose memorial hall, honoring the state and some of the governors that have served it. The building abounds with symbolism. For example, you may find a flower etched into a wood railing. There are also other images indicative of the state's agricultural past throughout the building. The observation deck is a must-see, as it offers wonderful panoramic views overlooking the city.

WhatsCheaper.com highly recommends the Now and Then Museum of African American History. It's a small museum, but shows the important contributions of African Americans to the state and country. Another important memorial is the USS Kid and Veterans Memorial. Located only a block away from the capitol building, it celebrates veteran's important contributions to the country and the state.

If you like shopping, WhatsCheaper.com recommends checking out The Mall of Louisiana. If it's a rainy day, catch a movie, shop, or people watch in this 1.6 million square foot space. Riverboat casinos are a must-see for anyone willing to roll the dice. Check with your host to see which ones are best to visit.

A trip to Baton Rouge wouldn't be complete without enjoying the food. You won't go hungry, and you'll satisfy your taste buds thirst for adventure with the many restaurants abounding with Creole inspired menus. Baton Rouge's inspiring culture makes it a wonderful city to explore today. WhatsCheaper.com recommends visiting this wonderful capital city on your next vacation.

MUST SEE IN Baton Rouge, LA LIST:

  • 1. State Capitol Building
  • 2. USS Kidd
  • 3. Shaw Center for the Arts
  • 4. Louisiana Art & Science Museum
  • 5. Old State Capitol
  • 6. Baton Rouge Zoo
  • 7. Blue Bayou Water Park
  • 8. LSU Tiger Stadium
  • 9. Museum of Political History
  • 10. LSU Rural Life Museum

Baton Rouge, LA EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Community Center Carnival Parade - February
  • 2. Baton Rouge Blues Week - April
  • 3. Jambalaya Festival - May
  • 4. Baton Rouge 4th of July - July
  • 5. Swamp Pop Music Festival - July
  • 6. Taste of Baton Rouge - October
  • 7. Harvest Days
  • 8. Greater Baton Rouge State Fair - October/November
  • 9. Baton Rouge Christmas Parade - December
  • 10. Festival of the Bonfires - December

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Hilton Garden Inn Baton Rouge Airport
3330 Harding Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA
By Summer Brons

Located just minutes from the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR), the Hilton Garden Inn pairs luxurious lodging with a convenient location. With easy access to the finest offerings of Baton Rouge, the hotel is ideal for both the leisure and business traveler.

The Hilton Garden Inn is nearby the Baton Rouge River Center, the Historic Government District, LSU Tiger Stadium and the Mall of Louisiana, just to name a few popular attractions. Additionally, you'll be able to take advantage of the numerous entertainment, shopping and dining options all around Baton Rouge.

On-site, the Hilton Garden Inn has a plethora of amenities to make your stay even easier. Take advantage of complimentary high-speed wireless internet access, a 24-hour business center, fitness center and outdoor pool, a gift shop and the on-site Pavilion Pantry convenience mart, perfect for finding last-minute items.

Delicious dining is also available without having to leave the Hilton Garden Inn. Enjoy freshly prepared meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Great American Grill. You'll also find a full bar at the Pavilion Lounge and available room service, should you prefer a private meal in the comfort of your guest room.

After a long day working or playing around Baton Rouge, return to the Hilton Garden Inn to relax in your well-appointed guest room. Each room features a Garden Sleep System bed, generously sized work desk, coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave, iron and board, hairdryer and bath amenities. Upgraded suites are also available, ideal for an extended stay or a special occasion. As always, members of the Hilton HHonors program will also receive credit for their stay at the Hilton Garden Inn.

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Homewood Suites by Hilton Baton Rouge
5860 Corporate Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA
By Sarah Hay

At Homewood Suites Baton Rouge, you’ll find everything you need for a relaxing stay, right near Baton Rouge’s main attractions, including the Baton Rouge Zoo, the Louisiana Arts and Science Museum, and the Mall of Louisiana. Whether you’re in town to cheer on LSU, located just four miles away, or are looking to be close to the busy nightlife of downtown Baton Rouge, just five miles away, you’ll love the ease and convenience of the many amenities offered at Homewood Suites.

Some of the extra special touches included in your stay at Homewood Suites Baton Rouge include a complimentary daily hot breakfast buffet to start your day, as well as an evening Manager’s Reception, complete with a light meal and beverages every Monday through Thursday. Of course, if you’re looking for a great way to unwind at the end of a day, why not check out the hotel’s swimming pool, or full gym, complete with aerobics and weights. There are additional recreational opportunities nearby, including a golf course, a tennis court, jogging track and paddle tennis table. To help make your stay more enjoyable, the hotel offers guests a grocery shopping service, an on-site convenience store, and laundry as well as valet services, along with a 3 p.m. check-in time, and a 12 p.m. check-out time.

Homewood Suites Baton Rouge spacious suites reflect their commitment to service. Guests will appreciate fully equipped kitchen with utensils, a full-sized refrigerator, coffeemaker, microwave, iron and ironing board, along with free high-speed internet access and two telephones with data ports and voicemail, in every spacious one-and two-bedroom suite. Rooms also boast separate bedrooms with Suite Dreams® bed and dining areas which can also function as workspaces. Business travelers will appreciate the corporate services offered at the hotel, including meeting rooms, an executive business center, complete with PCs, printers and copiers, fax services and audio/visual equipment rental. WhatsCheaper.com can help you with book your reservation at this hotel at this link: (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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DoubleTree by Hilton Baton Rouge
4964 Constitution Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA
By Keleigh M. Quinn

Located just fifteen minutes from downtown and just a few miles from Louisiana State University, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Baton Rouge is the ideal place to stay while you are visiting the area. You will have easy access to everything the Baton Rouge area has to offer including the Baton Rouge Zoo, Magnolia Mound Plantation, the USS Kidd and Navel Museum and the Louisiana Art & Science Museum. You will also be close to entertainment and shopping at the Shaw Center for the Arts and the Hollywood Casino. Of course, you will also have easy access to LSU and Tiger stadium.

After receiving your warm chocolate chip cookie upon check-in, you will enjoy all of the amenities in your comfortable guest room or suite. Suites offer a separate living area, pull-out sofa and wet bar. All rooms have complimentary high-speed internet access and flat panel 32-inch TVs. You will also find a microwave and mini-fridge for your convenience. Check-in time is at 3 p.m., and they request that you check-out by 12 p.m.

For your convenience, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Baton Rouge offers in-room dining, as well as a 24-hour convenience store on-site for snacks, sandwiches, and other necessities. For dinner you can try 4964, offering Southern cuisine in an upscale atmosphere; you can grab a drink at the full bar in the lounge area after dinner. There are also many other great dining options nearby and in downtown Baton Rouge for you to explore.

Business travelers will find a Business Center available for all of your needs. There are also meeting spaces and a boardroom if you would like to gather at the hotel. Catering services are available upon request. After you are finished working or seeing the sights, you can enjoy the indoor pool and whirlpool, as well as a well-equipped fitness center accessible to all guests.

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