Way down in the heart of the Louisiana is the well-known southern city of Baton Rouge. Also known as Louisiana’s fastest growing and capital city, Baton Rouge is rich with culture and plenty of things to do for both locals and visitors. Whether you’re a foodie on the hunt for good southern cooking, or you’re an avid LSU Tigers fan, Baton Rouge is a town where everyone can find something they will fall in love with. Take a look at some great things to do while in town.
The one thing we can say about Baton Rouge is that it has plenty of culture and history. Take a look at some of the best cultural and historical attractions to see while in town.
St. Joseph’s Cathedral
St. Joseph’s Cathedral is known as Baton Rouge’s oldest church. Take some time to walk about this breath-taking cathedral that dates back to the 1790s. This was initially a Spanish church, with a steeple added around forty years later.
St. James Episcopal Church
Churches are definitely the thing to see in this city! The beautiful St. James Episcopal gothic revival church was built in 1895 and contains picturesque arched portals, a square belltower and so much more that will leave you beyond impressed.
Southern University is a historic public university that overlooks the Mississippi River. Founded in 1880, Southern University resides on 500 acres and was constructed with unique architectural styles from traditional to modern. All that is a site worth seeing for anyone.
Let’s be honest, it doesn’t get better than good southern cooking! Check out some of the best eats in Baton Rouge!
For over 20 years, Drusilla Seafood has won the hearts and palettes of Baton Rouge’s locals and visitors. Indulge in fresh, high-quality fish every day prepared with perfect Louisiana flair.
The Cabin Restaurant
If there’s one traditional restaurant in Baton Rogue, The Cabin Restaurant is definitely it. The Cabin Restaurant was once a former slave home from the Monroe Plantation. Some of the meals you can order range from gumbo to stuffed po’boys.
What’s a trip to Baton Rogue without a little Cajun flair? Enjoy the tastes of the south at Louisiana Lagniappe with their stone crab claws, fried oysters, bacon-wrapped yellow fin tune and so much more.
Sights to See
Last, but not least, are the amazing sights to see while you’re in town. Visit some of these popular attractions that all ages can enjoy.
LSU Hilltop Arboretum
The Hilltop Arboretum resides on fourteen acres and consists of native plants and trees, that include old oaks, bamboo, wildflowers, magnolias, and grasses that will leave you in awe.
BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo
BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is home to several animals from Asia, Africa, North and South America. Guests are welcome to view over 1800 animals that are love at this beautiful zoo including giraffes, zebras, elephants, parrots, tigers, and otters, among many others.
Belle of Baton Rouge
If you’re looking for a fun night out, Belle of Baton Rouge is definitely the place to go! This triple-deck riverboat is home to all kinds of gaming. From Blackjack to mini-baccarat and all the slot machines you could want, this is the perfect place for a night out and a good time!
Have you been to Baton Rouge? Where are some of your favorite spots to go when you’re in town?