This is the home of the other Tigers at LSU (I went to school as an Auburn Tiger for my first year of college). Even though they are a rival, it was neat to see their college town, and the historic downtown area is beautiful. It definitely reminded us of New Orleans, but that may have been highlighted a little more with Mardi Gras right around the corner.
Baton Rouge was stop nine on the road trip mentioned in our Waco Birthday Trip post, so we had to refuel our energy levels at this point. We slept in style at the WATERMARK Autograph Collection hotel, which was a prime spot for touring the city the next day. But before we rested our heads, we had to go get a birthday beignet.
The Riverfront Plaza is a great start to walking around and exploring the town because you can see the city landmarks and USS Kidd. Our other recommendations are below. We will have to make another trip to hit some of the food spots that our relatives suggested, so we will let y’all know how those turn out!
FAVORITE FOOD FINDS
- CASUAL: Chimes, Mike Anderson’s, Tio Javi’s Fresh-Mex Bar & Grill
- DRESSY: Ruffino’s, Tsunami, The Little Village
- DESSERT: Cupcake Junkie, Vanilla Sweet House, Rue Beignet
WHERE WE WALK
ARTS AND ATTRACTIONS
- HISTORY/ARTS: Shaw Center for the Arts, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, USS Kidd, Knock Knock Children’s Museum, Capitol Park Museum
- SPORTS: LSU Tiger Stadium, Alex Box Stadium, Pete Maravich Assembly Center
- ATTRACTIONS: Louisiana State University, Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, Baton Rouge Zoo, Mike the Tiger Habitat, Tin Roof Brewery