Visit and Explore Baron Rouge!
When the sun begins to shine, it’s family time! Baton Rouge is the perfect place for the whole family to hang, find some fun and explore some of Louisiana’s most iconic attractions. Whether you’re a family full of foodies or looking for another outdoor adventure, there’s plenty to do in Baton Rouge.
Baton Rouge is the perfect blend of Louisiana cuisines. It’s a melting pot of freshness and flavors unlike anywhere else in the state – or the entire world for that matter. One of the best recent additions to the Baton Rouge food scene SoLou. Short for South Louisiana, this modern fusion restaurant brings modern takes to the table for dozens of South Louisiana favorites. From the crabmeat cheesecake to the tableside s’mores, you’ll enjoy every last bite when you dine at SoLou.
- Tin Roof Brewing
Tin Roof Brewing is a great place to beat the Summer heat with the whole family. Not only are they one of Baton Rouge’s biggest (and oldest) craft breweries, but you can also count on finding food trucks and live music filling the lively green lawn every weekend. Cool down with a cold draft beer on the covered patio, or enjoy lawn games with the whole family. With fan favorites filling the taps and several seasonal beers on rotation, even the pickiest beer drinks are sure to find something they’ll love.
- The Louisiana Art and Science Museum
Though its silhouette is a familiar part of the downtown skyline, the Louisiana Art and Science museum is an unassuming part of downtown Baton Rouge. Its facade is that of a historic railway station originally built in 1925. Inside of that iconic brick building, it sits between the Raising Cane’s River Center and the Mighty Mississippi itself, and thus this hub of activity and creativity often goes overlooked. But it shouldn’t be! With constantly rotating exhibits and experiences, excitement awaits in every trip – even for the most frequent visitors.
- The Bluebonnet Swamp
Those not from Louisiana often picture the entire state as a cypress-filled swampland. While that’s not entirely the truth, Baton Rouge is actually home to the Bluebonnet Swamp – smack dab in the middle of the city. Part of BREC’s park system, the Bluebonnet Swamp has more than a mile of boardwalks and pathways weaving between the trunks of cypress and magnolia trees. This nature preserve is brimming with natural wildlife, and the property also boasts an award-winning live-animal exhibit inside the nature center. You wouldn’t expect such a green, serene space just a stone’s throw away from the Mall of Louisiana, but it’s there that this beautiful property lies just waiting to be explored.
There are dozens more places to explore around the city of Baton Rouge, but half of the fun is finding them for yourself! Until you’re able to get down here and experience them, head over to www.visitbatonrouge.com and find even more stops to add to your Baton Rouge bucket list.
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