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Donaldsonville is a city of approximately 8,000 located in Ascension Parish in southeast Louisiana. It is part of the Baton Rouge metropolitan area. Donaldsonville is a historic, culturally diverse town that was once the state capital of Louisiana. The city dates back to 1699, but it was a wealthy Englishman named William Donaldson who acquired land and dubbed the town Donaldsonville. In 1830 Donaldsonville was named the state capital, though the city's reign as capital would only last one year. Called the "Birthplace of Jazz" the town is renowned for its wonderful cuisine and outstanding architecture. Considered the gateway to Cajun and Plantation Country, one of the highlights of Donaldsonville are the numerous mansions that stand proudly along the Mississippi River. Other attractions in town include the River Road African American Museum & Gallery, the Historical Donaldsonville Museum, several art galleries, eclectic shops and unique restaurants. The town also hosts the annual Sunshine Festival, which includes rides, live entertainment, lots of good food, historic displays, exhibits, and the world-famous Cajun & Creole Cook-off. Of course, all of the attractions and excitement of the city of Baton Rouge is also just a short drive from Donaldsonville.

Surrounding areas: Thibodaux, Louisiana (23.8 mi), Baton Rouge, Louisiana (25.5 mi), Edgard, Louisiana (26.8 mi), Port Allen, Louisiana (27.5 mi), Morgan City, Louisiana (29.8 mi), Springfield, Louisiana (35.4 mi), Lac des Allemands, Louisiana (37.0 mi)

Donaldsonville Vacation Rentals

Donaldsonville Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Plantation Inn2179 Hwy 70Donaldsonville, LA (225) 746-9050
Best Western2719 Hwy 70Donaldsonville, LA (225) 746-9050
Nottoway Plantation HomeMississippi Riv RdWhite Castle, LA10.3 mi.(225) 545-2730
Americas Best Suites Gonzales2412 Veterans BlvdGonzales, LA10.8 mi.(225) 647-4515
Best Western Inn (75113)Gonzales, LA10.8 mi.(225) 647-2001
Holiday Inn Gonzales1500 Hwy 30Gonzales, LA10.8 mi.(225) 647-8000
Quality Inn1740 W Hwy 30Gonzales, LA10.8 mi.(225) 647-5700
Baton Rouge Courtyard By Marriott/Siegen Lane10307 North Mall DrBaton Rouge, LA20.0 mi.(225) 293-7200
Baton Rouge Residence Inn10333 North Mall DrBaton Rouge, LA20.0 mi.(225) 293-8700
Oakwood / The Park @ Bluebonnet8008 Bluebonnet BlvdBaton Rouge, LA20.1 mi.(713) 995-5111
Microtel Inn & Suites (75116)10645 Reiger RdBaton Rouge, LA20.2 mi.(225) 291-6200
Oakwood / Live Oaks @ Stumberg12901 Jefferson HwyBaton Rouge, LA20.7 mi.(713) 995-5111
Amerisuites Baton Rouge East6080 Bluebonnet BlvdBaton Rouge, LA21.3 mi.(225) 769-4400
Towneplace Suites By Marriott Baton Rouge8735 Summa AveBaton Rouge, LA21.4 mi.(225) 819-2112
Oakwood / Regency Club11555 SouthparkBaton Rouge, LA21.7 mi.(713) 995-5111
Crestwood Suites5222 S Sherwood Forest BlvdBaton Rouge, LA21.8 mi.(225) 291-5200
Oakwood / Mansions In The Park7250 Perkins RdBaton Rouge, LA21.9 mi.(713) 995-5111
Springhill Suites By Marriott7979 Essen Park AveBaton Rouge, LA22.1 mi.(225) 766-5252
Fairfield Inn By Marriott Baton Rouge7959 Essen Park AveBaton Rouge, LA22.3 mi.(225) 766-9493
Oakwood / Longridge11999 Longridge AveBaton Rouge, LA22.6 mi.(713) 995-5111
Howard Johnsons Lodge201 N Canal BlvdThibodaux, LA23.1 mi.(985) 447-9071
Holiday Inn South9940 Airline HwyBaton Rouge, LA23.2 mi.(225) 924-7021
Days Inn & Suites Of Baton Rouge9919 Gwenadele DrBaton Rouge, LA23.3 mi.(225) 925-8399
Ramada Inn10045 Gwenadele DrBaton Rouge, LA23.3 mi.(225) 706-5500
Howard Johnson201 Canal BlvdThibodaux, LA23.3 mi.(985) 447-9071
Ramada Inn400 E First StThibodaux, LA23.3 mi.(985) 446-0561
Super 8 Motel11444 Reulet AveBaton Rouge, LA23.4 mi.(225) 275-8878
Crossland11140 Boardwalk DrBaton Rouge, LA23.5 mi.(225) 274-8997
Red Roof Inn #14111314 Boardwalk DrBaton Rouge, LA23.5 mi.(225) 275-6600
Comfort Suites3045 Valley Creek RdBaton Rouge, LA23.8 mi.(225) 923-3377
Embassy Suites Baton Rouge4914 Constitution AveBaton Rouge, LA23.9 mi.(225) 924-6566
Extended Stay America6250 Corporate BlvdBaton Rouge, LA23.9 mi.(225) 201-0330
Holiday Inn Express4924 Constitution AveBaton Rouge, LA23.9 mi.(225) 930-0600
Oakwood / Gates @ Citiplace2500 Gates CirBaton Rouge, LA23.9 mi.(713) 995-5111
Baton Rouge Hilton5500 Hilton AveBaton Rouge, LA24.0 mi.(225) 924-5000
Chase Suite Hotel By Woodfin5522 Corporate BlvdBaton Rouge, LA24.0 mi.(225) 927-5630
Comfort Suites1755 O'neal LnBaton Rouge, LA24.0 mi.(225) 273-3388
Hampton Inn I-10:college Drive4646 ConstitutionBaton Rouge, LA24.0 mi.(225) 926-9990
Holiday Inn Select4728 Constitution AveBaton Rouge, LA24.0 mi.(225) 925-2244
Homewood Suites Hotel-baton Rouge5860 Corporate BlvdBaton Rouge, LA24.0 mi.(225) 927-1700

Donaldsonville Weather & Climate

Southeast Louisiana has a warm, wet, semi-tropical climate. The close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico definitely has an influence on the weather. Southeast Louisiana tends to be very humid with lots of rainfall, and little difference between summer and winter conditions. Average rainfall per year is 56 to 60 inches. New Orleans, for example, is hot and humid for the majority of the year, with well over 180 days of sunshine annually. Southeastern Louisiana is prone to hurricanes, with the month of June being the start of hurricane season. Plenty of warning time is generally given for these types of severe storms.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 61°F 41°F 5.73 in. -
February 64°F 44°F 4.65 in. -
March 71°F 50°F 5.26 in. -
April 77°F 57°F 5.18 in. -
May 84°F 65°F 4.44 in. -
June 89°F 71°F 5.57 in. -
July 90°F 73°F 6.45 in. -
August 90°F 72°F 5.68 in. -
September 87°F 68°F 5.49 in. -
October 79°F 58°F 3.86 in. -
November 71°F 50°F 4.59 in. -
December 63°F 43°F 4.87 in. -

Donaldsonville Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Baton Rouge Metro Ryan Field (BTR) located about 31 miles northwest of Donaldsonville in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International airport (MSY) located approximately 44 miles east of Donaldsonville in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Acadiana Regional airport (ARA) located roughly 53 miles west of Donaldsonville in New Iberia, Louisiana, and finally the Lafayette Regional airport (LFT) located around 59 miles west of Donaldsonville in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Donaldsonville Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Celebration StationBaton RougeLA26.2 mi.
Dixie Landin'Baton RougeLA26.2 mi.
Celebration StationMetairieLA47.3 mi.
City Park Carousel GardensNew OrleansLA56.0 mi.
Six Flags New OrleansNew OrleansLA56.0 mi.
Water Parks
Blue Bayou Water ParkBaton RougeLA26.2 mi.
Waterland U.S.A.HoumaLA38.4 mi.
Atwood Water ParkMonticelloMS113.7 mi.
Golf Courses
Pelican Point Golf ClubGonzalesLA10.3 mi.
Bayouside Golf ClubNapoleonvilleLA10.9 mi.
Briarwood Golf ClubBaton RougeLA19.6 mi.
West Side Golf ClubBruslyLA25.3 mi.
City Park Golf CourseBaton RougeLA26.1 mi.
Clark Park Golf CourseBaton RougeLA26.1 mi.
LSU Golf CourseBaton RougeLA26.1 mi.
Santa Maria Golf ClubBaton RougeLA26.1 mi.
Webb Park Golf CourseBaton RougeLA26.1 mi.
Howell Park Golf CourseBaton RougeLA27.8 mi.
LSU Museum of Natural ScienceBaton RougeLA26.2 mi.(Science)
Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime MuseumMadisonvilleLA54.5 mi.(History)
Louisiana State MuseumNew OrleansLA56.0 mi.(History)
Musee Conti Wax MuseumNew OrleansLA56.0 mi.(History)
Louisiana Children's MuseumNew OrleansLA56.0 mi.(Children's)
DDay MuseumNew OrleansLA56.0 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Greater Baton Rouge ZooBaton RougeLA26.2 mi.
Aquarium of the AmericasNew OrleansLA56.0 mi.
Audubon Park and Zoological GardenNew OrleansLA56.0 mi.

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