Travel Guide: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

As the capital and largest city in Louisiana, Baton Rouge is a spot that boasts a rich history, unique southern flair and fabulous culture. The meandering Mississippi River lines the city, and is a stunning addition to the city’s natural beauty. If you’re visiting, be sure to take in all the outdoors has to offer by playing some golf, seeing a real swamp bayou or checking out a Mardi Gras parade. You can also gamble aboard a riverboat, eat traditional Cajun or Creole fare and experience the city’s exciting nightlife, so there’s never a dull moment! In this video, continues our travel series with a look at Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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Travel Guide: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

This southern U.S. town is known as the “red stick.” Welcome to, and today we’ll be continuing our travel series with a look at Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Southern Flair

Baton Rouge is home to many beautiful regions and neighborhoods that are representative of the vibrant culture of Louisiana. Make sure to check out some of the vast plantations and other charming architecture that gives this city its southern flair.

A University Town

The town’s residents are served by two local universities: Louisiana State University, and Southern University. These schools both have an important presence in the city, from their museums, to their sports teams and even their marching band.

Climate and Weather

The climate of Baton Rouge is typical of southern U.S. states: its semi-tropical heat and humidity lasts throughout the summer months from May to September. Even winters are mild and short, so anytime is a great time to visit this southern capital city. Take advantage of the great weather and enjoy any number of outdoor activities year-round.

Outdoor Activities

For example, grab your clubs and play one of the city’s golf courses. Or, take in the beautiful scenery along the Mississippi River. And, be sure to see a real Louisiana bayou while you’re in the area.


Louisiana is a state that is bursting with unique culture, and Baton Rouge is no different. From the city’s abundance of restaurants, its music and arts venues and its many museums, there is never a dull moment. In fact, Baton Rouge is renowned for its typical Louisiana cuisine and its huge variety of restaurants, so don’t forget to taste some of the local fare. The nightlife is not to be missed, either.

Southern Hospitality

And of course, one of the most famous aspects of Louisiana culture is Mardi Gras, and Baton Rouge is home to some lively parades and festivities. By visiting one of these events, you’ll really get an idea of what southern hospitality has to offer.

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