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Baton-Rouge is the capital of Louisiana and one of the largest cities on the Mississippi River. It is the states second largest city behind New Orleans. Damage to Baton Rouge from Hurricane Katrina was relatively minor compared to New Orleans, but the city has served as a refuge for many people and this accounts, in part, for its rapid growth in recent years. The city of Baton Rouge has a motto, "Authentic Louisiana at Every Turn," and a vibrant mix of cultures attest to this throughout the city. Youll find over 900 restaurants in Baton Rouge that offer regional menus that reflect the areas Cajun, Creole, French and Mexican heritage. Dishes such as succulent crawfish etouffe and gumbo can be found in elegant dining rooms, sidewalk cafes or cozy bistros. Recreational opportunities in Baton Rouge include 184 city parks, 190 public tennis courts, 7 public golf courses, 8 swimming pools and one amusement/water park. Cultural offerings include the Southern Museum of Art, the Louisiana Art and Science Museum, the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre and the Baton Rouge Symphony. Shopping is another popular past time in Baton Rouge where youll find everything from large shopping centers to quaint antique shops, world class spas and boutiques. Nightlife sizzles in the city to the sounds of jazz, blues and rock - and dont forget, Baton Rouge offers gaming activities, as well. The list of things to to in Baton Rouge goes on and on. Tour the plantations along River Road, see the spectacular views of the city from the state capitol, take an alligator bayou swamp tour, visit the Baton Rouge Zoo, the Old Governors Mansion and the Hilltop Arboretum. Baton Rouge has something for everyone and boredom is never an option.

Surrounding areas: Port Allen, Louisiana (5.0 mi), Donaldsonville, Louisiana (25.5 mi), St Francisville, Louisiana (27.5 mi), Springfield, Louisiana (34.8 mi), Tickfaw, Louisiana (39.1 mi), Hammond, Louisiana (39.8 mi)

Baton Rouge Vacation Rentals

Baton Rouge Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Amerisuites Baton Rouge East6080 Bluebonnet BlvdBaton Rouge, LA (225) 769-4400
Baton Rouge Courtyard By Marriott/Siegen Lane10307 North Mall DrBaton Rouge, LA (225) 293-7200
Baton Rouge Hilton5500 Hilton AveBaton Rouge, LA (225) 924-5000
Baton Rouge Residence Inn10333 North Mall DrBaton Rouge, LA (225) 293-8700
Baymont Inn & Suites10555 Rieger RdBaton Rouge, LA (225) 291-6600
Best Western Chateau Louisianne710 N Lobdell AveBaton Rouge, LA (225) 927-6700
Chase Suite Hotel By Woodfin5522 Corporate BlvdBaton Rouge, LA (225) 927-5630
Comfort Suites3045 Valley Creek RdBaton Rouge, LA (225) 923-3377
Comfort Suites1755 O'neal LnBaton Rouge, LA (225) 273-3388
Comfort Suites2949 Varsity StBaton Rouge, LA (225) 356-6500
Courtyard By Marriott Baton Rouge2421 S AcadianBaton Rouge, LA (225) 924-6400
Crestwood Suites5222 S Sherwood Forest BlvdBaton Rouge, LA (225) 291-5200
Crossland11140 Boardwalk DrBaton Rouge, LA (225) 274-8997
Days Inn & Suites Of Baton Rouge9919 Gwenadele DrBaton Rouge, LA (225) 925-8399
Days Inn East10455 Rieger RdBaton Rouge, LA (800) 329-7466
Embassy Suites Baton Rouge4914 Constitution AveBaton Rouge, LA (225) 924-6566
Extended Stay America6250 Corporate BlvdBaton Rouge, LA (225) 201-0330
Fairfield Inn By Marriott Baton Rouge7959 Essen Park AveBaton Rouge, LA (225) 766-9493
Hampton Inn I-10:college Drive4646 ConstitutionBaton Rouge, LA (225) 926-9990
Hilton Garden Inn Baton Rouge Airport3330 Harding BlvdBaton Rouge, LA (225) 357-6177
Holiday Inn Express4924 Constitution AveBaton Rouge, LA (225) 930-0600
Holiday Inn Select4728 Constitution AveBaton Rouge, LA (225) 925-2244
Holiday Inn South9940 Airline HwyBaton Rouge, LA (225) 924-7021
Homewood Suites Hotel-baton Rouge5860 Corporate BlvdBaton Rouge, LA (225) 927-1700
La Quinta Motor #5742333 S Acadian ThruwayBaton Rouge, LA (225) 924-9600
Microtel Inn & Suites (75116)10645 Reiger RdBaton Rouge, LA (225) 291-6200
Microtel Inn & Suites10311 PLZ Americana DrBaton Rouge, LA (225) 927-9997
Motel 610445 Rieger RdBaton Rouge, LA (225) 291-4912
Motel 69901 Gwen AdeleBaton Rouge, LA (225) 924-2130
Oakwood / Gates @ Citiplace2500 Gates CirBaton Rouge, LA (713) 995-5111
Oakwood / Live Oaks @ Stumberg12901 Jefferson HwyBaton Rouge, LA (713) 995-5111
Oakwood / Longridge11999 Longridge AveBaton Rouge, LA (713) 995-5111
Oakwood / Mansions In The Park7250 Perkins RdBaton Rouge, LA (713) 995-5111
Oakwood / Regency Club11555 SouthparkBaton Rouge, LA (713) 995-5111
Oakwood / The Park @ Bluebonnet8008 Bluebonnet BlvdBaton Rouge, LA (713) 995-5111
Quality Suites Hotel9138 Bluebonnet Ctr BlvdBaton Rouge, LA (225) 293-1199
Ramada Inn10045 Gwenadele DrBaton Rouge, LA (225) 706-5500
Ramada Inn/ Capitol Conference Center1480 Nicholson DrBaton Rouge, LA (225) 387-1111
Red Roof Inn #14111314 Boardwalk DrBaton Rouge, LA (225) 275-6600
Residence Inn By Marriott7061 Commerce CirBaton Rouge, LA (225) 925-9100

Baton Rouge Weather & Climate

Southeast Louisiana, along the Mississippi River, has a subtropical climate that is warm and wet year round. The southeast region, around Baton Rouge, experiences rain showers all year round, high temperatures and humidity during summer, and generally warm, sunny weather in the wintertime. The weather can be unpredictable in southeast Louisiana, and cold spells have been experienced in winter, but snowfall is rare. The best time to visit the area is between February and April, when the heat and humidity are not at peak levels. June is the start of hurricane season, but plenty of warning time is given for these types of storms.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 60°F 40°F 6.36 in. -
February 63°F 43°F 5.67 in. -
March 71°F 49°F 5.32 in. -
April 77°F 55°F 5.61 in. -
May 84°F 64°F 5.41 in. -
June 89°F 70°F 5.97 in. -
July 90°F 72°F 5.88 in. -
August 90°F 71°F 5.91 in. -
September 87°F 67°F 4.36 in. -
October 79°F 56°F 4.17 in. -
November 70°F 47°F 5.01 in. -
December 62°F 42°F 5.41 in. -

Baton Rouge Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Baton Rouge Metro Ryan Field (BTR) located about 5 miles north of Baton Rouge, the Acadiana Regional airport (ARA) located approximately 53 miles southwest of Baton Rouge in New Iberia, Louisiana, the Lafayette Regional airport (LFT) located roughly 54 miles west of Baton Rouge in Lafayette, Louisiana, and finally the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International airport (MSY) located around 60 miles southeast of Baton Rouge in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Baton Rouge Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Celebration StationBaton RougeLA 
Dixie Landin'Baton RougeLA 
Celebration StationMetairieLA62.7 mi.
City Park Carousel GardensNew OrleansLA71.5 mi.
Six Flags New OrleansNew OrleansLA71.5 mi.
Exchange Club ParkBrookhavenMS88.0 mi.
Water Parks
Blue Bayou Water ParkBaton RougeLA 
Waterland U.S.A.HoumaLA63.8 mi.
Atwood Water ParkMonticelloMS97.3 mi.
Golf Courses
Briarwood Golf ClubBaton RougeLA 
City Park Golf CourseBaton RougeLA 
Clark Park Golf CourseBaton RougeLA 
Howell Park Golf CourseBaton RougeLA 
LSU Golf CourseBaton RougeLA 
Santa Maria Golf ClubBaton RougeLA 
Webb Park Golf CourseBaton RougeLA 
West Side Golf ClubBruslyLA8.4 mi.
Dumas Park Golf CourseBakerLA9.3 mi.
Beaver Creek Golf CourseZacharyLA13.3 mi.
Copper Mill Golf ClubZacharyLA13.3 mi.
Pelican Point Golf ClubGonzalesLA19.5 mi.
False River Golf & Country ClubVentressLA22.8 mi.
Magnolia Creek Golf CourseEthelLA23.6 mi.
LSU Museum of Natural ScienceBaton RougeLA(Science)
Louisiana Museum of Military HistoryLafayetteLA55.5 mi.(History)
Lafayette Natural History Museum & PlanetariumLafayetteLA55.5 mi.(Science)
Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime MuseumMadisonvilleLA57.8 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Greater Baton Rouge ZooBaton RougeLA 
Aquarium of the AmericasNew OrleansLA71.5 mi.
Audubon Park and Zoological GardenNew OrleansLA71.5 mi.
Alexandria Zoological ParkAlexandriaLA98.3 mi.

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