Things to Do in Baton Rouge (2024)

There's much to explore when looking for things to do in Baton Rouge. Whether you're here for a sporting event, girlfriend getaway, or family vacation, there's something for everyone. Immerse yourself in Louisiana culture by exploringhistorical landmarks and attractions, where you can learn about Louisiana's colorful and storied history. Embark on an outdoor adventure at one of Baton Rouge's sprawling parks, where you can rent kayaks, picnic, hike, and much more. Find your new favorite artist by exploring the arts and culturescene, where local and nationally-renowned artists are on display at every corner of the city. Dance the night away at free live local concerts or large-scale festivals, where you're sure to jam toevery genre, from swamp blues to alternative rock. Whatever you're looking for, we know that you'll find it here in Baton Rouge!

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Things to Do in Baton Rouge (17)

Whether you're new to the city or simply exploring your own backyard, you can check out all of the historical and cultural attractions Louisiana's Capital City has to offer!

Things to Do in Baton Rouge (18)

Attractions

Tours

Family Fun

With Friends

Shopping

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"twostage" : "checkbox",typeExtra : {options : useGroupedCats ? groupedCats : subcats,countArgs : {watchFilters : ["amenities", "regions"],unsupportedFilters : ["keyword"],field : "categories.subcatid",unwind : "categories",model : "plugins_listings_listings",sort : true}},toFilter : function(value, filter, context) {filter.$and.push({filter_tags : {$in : crmLib.getListingFilterTags({ items : this.custom_selectedSubcatItems })}});return filter;}},{name : "amenities",label : translations.listings.amenities,// we do not implicitly filter on amenities so if there is only one available option we still want to show the checkboxshow : amenities.length > 0,type : "checkbox",initialValue : initialAmenities,typeExtra : {options : amenities,countArgs : {watchFilters : ["subcats", "regions", "amenities"],unsupportedFilters : ["keyword"],field : "amenities_array.uniquename",unwind : "amenities_array",model : "plugins_listings_listings",sort : true}},toFilter : function(value, filter) {value.forEach(function(val) {filter["amenities." + val + ".value_raw"] = true;});return filter;}}],sortOptions : [{ value : "qualityScore", label : translations.leo.recommended },{ value : "distance", label : translations.leo.near_me },{ value : "pan", label : '' }],limitOptions : site?.siteConfig?.custom?.[site.site].listings?.enablePaginationCountControl && site?.siteConfig?.custom?.[site.site].listings?.paginationOptions ? site.siteConfig.custom[site.site].listings.paginationOptions : [],maxRangeMiles : 100,latitude : 30.4582829,longitude : -91.1403196,data : {custom_catid : (widget.listingcats !== undefined) ? Number(widget.listingcats) : undefined,custom_dtnids : []},// computed allows the passing of computed and method properties, in cases where they may need to be unique to the templatecomputed : {custom_selectedSubcatItems : function() {return this.filter_subcats_numberArray.map(function(val) { return { site : site.site, subcatid : val } });},custom_dtnFilterTagItems : function() {// if we have not chosen subcats in the widget, then we need to load via the category id// if we have chosen subcats then we utilize whatever the state of the if (this.custom_selectedSubcatItems.length > 0) {// if we have items selected in the UI, use themreturn this.custom_selectedSubcatItems;} else if (subcatsChosen) {// if we have items chosen in the widget, use thosereturn allFilterTagItems;} else {// otherwise fall back to the chosen catidreturn [{ site : site.site, catid : this.custom_catid }];}}},methods : {},watch : {docs: function() {// place logic in here that needs to happen after render of itemsthis.$nextTick(function() {if (hasDtn) {gamClient.renderAds();}lazyload.lazy($(this.$el).find('.content .item').toArray());});}},query : function(cb) {var self = this;var filter = self.getFilter("query");var options = {limit : self.limit,skip : self.skip,count : true,castDocs : false,fields : {recid : 1,title : 1,address1 : 1,url : 1,isDTN : 1,latitude : 1,longitude : 1,primary_image_url : 1,qualityScore : 1,weburl : 1,primary_category : 1,"dtn.rank" : 1,"yelp.rating" : 1,"yelp.url" : 1,"yelp.review_count" : 1,"yelp.price" : 1},hooks : defaultHooks};if (self.sort === "pan") {options.sort = { qualityScore : -1, sortcompany : 1 };filter["loc.coordinates"] = {"$geoWithin": {"$geometry": {type: "Polygon",coordinates: [[[parseFloat(self.bounds.W),parseFloat(self.bounds.N)],[parseFloat(self.bounds.E),parseFloat(self.bounds.N)],[parseFloat(self.bounds.E),parseFloat(self.bounds.S)],[parseFloat(self.bounds.W),parseFloat(self.bounds.S)],[parseFloat(self.bounds.W),parseFloat(self.bounds.N)]]]}}}} else if (self.sort === "qualityScore") {options.sort = { qualityScore : -1, sortcompany : 1 };} else if (self.sort === "distance") {filter.solrOptions = filter.solrOptions || {};filter.solrOptions.sort = "distance";filter.solrOptions.point = [self.georesult.latitude, self.georesult.longitude].join(",");filter.solrOptions.radius = self.args.maxRangeMiles.toString();}if (options.skip === 0) {// whenever the skip is 0, we reset the custom_dtnids back to scratchself.custom_dtnids = [];}var flow = new asyncLib.Flow();flow.series({dtn : function(cb) {if (hasDtn === false || options.skip > 0 || self.sort === "distance" || self.custom_catid === undefined || self.sort === "pan") {return cb(null, []);}var dtnFilter = self.getFilter("query");dtnFilter.$and.push({filter_tags : {$in : crmLib.getListingFilterTags({ items : self.custom_dtnFilterTagItems, dtn : true })}});// using 0000 and 2359 for caching purposes, otherwise we could just use Date().toISOString()var today0000 = clientMoment().startOf("day"); // send date as 00:00:00 in the client timezone in UTCvar today2359 = clientMoment().endOf("day"); // send date as 23:59:59 in the client timezone in UTCdtnFilter.$and.push({$or : [{ "dtn.sdate" : { $lte : { $date : today0000.toISOString() } } },{ "dtn.sdate" : { $exists : false } }]},{$or : [{ "dtn.edate" : { $gte : { $date : today2359.toISOString() } } },{ "dtn.edate" : { $exists : false } }]});var dtnOptions = utils.extend({}, options, {// we allow DTN to oversell the first page by a factor of 2// we will pull from this set a max of the limitlimit : self.limit * 2,count : false,hooks : defaultHooks.concat("afterFind_dtn")});if (abortController) {abortController.abort();}abortController = new AbortController();const xhr = new URL(`${window.location.protocol}//${window.location.host}/includes/rest_v2/plugins_listings_listings/find/`);xhr.searchParams.append('json', JSON.stringify({ filter : dtnFilter, options : dtnOptions }));xhr.searchParams.append('token', core.simpleToken );const fetchOptions = {method: 'GET',mode: 'no-cors',signal: abortController.signal,};fetch(xhr, fetchOptions).then(function(res) { return res.json() }).then(function(res) {// randomize the result set, then trim it down to our desired limitres.docs = arrayLib.randomize(res.docs);res.docs = res.docs.splice(0, dtnargs.limit);res.docs.forEach(function(val) {self.custom_dtnids.push(val.recid);val.dtnAuid = dtnargs.auid;val.isDTN = true;});return cb(null, res.docs);}).catch(function(err) {if (err.name === "AbortError") {return flow.halt({ total : 0, docs : [] });}return cb(new Error(err));});},data : function(cb) {if (flow.data.dtn.length > 0) {// has DTN listings, need to adjust page 1 limit and store dtnids for exclusion from main query on all pagesoptions.limit -= self.custom_dtnids.length;} else {options.skip = (options.skip - self.custom_dtnids.length);}if (self.custom_dtnids.length > 0) {filter.recid = { $nin : self.custom_dtnids }}if (self.custom_dtnids.length === self.limit) {options.limit = 1;}if (abortController) {abortController.abort();}abortController = new AbortController();const xhr = new URL(`${window.location.protocol}//${window.location.host}/includes/rest_v2/plugins_listings_listings/find/`);xhr.searchParams.append('json', JSON.stringify({ filter : filter, options : options }));xhr.searchParams.append('token', core.simpleToken );const fetchOptions = {method: 'GET',mode: 'no-cors',signal: abortController.signal,};fetch(xhr, fetchOptions).then(function(res) { return res.json() }).then(function(res) {var returnData = {total : res.docs.count + self.custom_dtnids.length,docs : flow.data.dtn.concat(res.docs.docs).slice(0, self.limit)};returnData.docs = returnData.docs.map(function(val) {return {recid : val.recid,title : val.title,crmc : val.primary_category.catname,crmsc : val.primary_category.subcatname,image_url : val.primary_image_url,url : val.url,dtn : val.isDTN ? {auid : dtnargs.auid,rank : val.dtn.rank} : undefined,yelp : val.yelp,locations: [{title : val.address1}], // sets listing locationlatitude : val.latitude,longitude : val.longitude,qualityScore : val.qualityScore,button : {title : translations.leo.read_more,url : val.url,weburl : val.weburl,weburl_title : translations.leo.visit_website} // call to action button}});return cb(null, returnData);}).catch(function(err) {if (err.name === "AbortError") {return flow.halt({ total : 0, docs : [] });}return cb(new Error(err));});}}, flow.cbLast(cb));}});/* register available UI events */var watcher = new UIWatcher(vue, $, document);var uid = clientLib.uuid().toString();var widgetEvents = ["change-page", "view-change", "value-change", "sort-change", "toggle-show-more","scroll-into-view", "item-click", "title-click", "map-pin-click", "tripbuilder"];for (var i=0; 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Things to Do in Baton Rouge (2024)

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How do I spend a day in Baton Rouge? ›

Top Attractions in Baton Rouge
  1. USS Kidd. 664. Military Museums. ...
  2. Louisiana State Capitol. 767. Government Buildings. ...
  3. LSU Tiger Stadium. 902. Arenas & Stadiums. ...
  4. Louisiana's Old State Capitol. 729. ...
  5. LSU Rural Life Museum. 374. ...
  6. Capitol Park Museum - Louisiana State Museum. 260. ...
  7. Mike the Tiger's Habitat. 631. ...
  8. Magnolia Mound Plantation. 165.

What is Baton Rouge popular for? ›

Named by French explorers as "the Red Stick City," Baton Rouge is where Louisiana's capital, flagship university, and distinctive Cajun and Creole cultures all come together. Located in Southeast Louisiana, Baton Rouge is the fifth largest city on the Mississippi River and home to Louisiana's largest parish.

Why should I visit Baton Rouge? ›

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The city is proud of its Cajun and Creole heritage, with clubs famous for playing the blues, and streets full of restaurants serving up everything from spicy Bayou foods to Caribbean home cooking.

Is there a lot to do in Louisiana? ›

Attractions in Louisiana

Go tubing down the river or learn to peel and eat crawfish at a Cajun dance party. Stop to smell the flowers at a state park or experience the beauty of the bayou on a swamp tour.

What is the famous street in Baton Rouge? ›

Third Street Baton Rouge. At the heart of downtown Baton Rouge lies Third Street, an entertainment hub of restaurants, bars, live music venues and other bustling hot spots.

What are the hood streets in Baton Rouge? ›

Here's a list of the top five most dangerous streets/intersections in Baton Rouge:
  • Nicholson Drive. ...
  • O'Neal Lane from Harrell's Ferry Road & I-12. ...
  • Staring Lane from Highland Road to Perkins Road. ...
  • Highland Road from Perkins Road to Airline Highway. ...
  • Burbank Drive from Lee Drive to Bluebonnet Drive.
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What food is Baton Rouge known for? ›

Creole & Cajun Food in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge is known worldwide for its exquisite cuisine that combines the flavors and cultures of both Cajun and Creole.

Why do people go to Baton Rouge? ›

Baton Rouge has plenty of exciting activities within it, which makes it a perfect choice for any traveler. Baton Rouge is the capital city, and there is a unique blend of music, culture, and scenery that makes this city one of a kind. From historic sights to outstanding food, here are 10 reasons to visit this capital.

What is the nickname for Baton Rouge? ›

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Baton Rouge Bâton-Rouge (French)
Nicknames: Red Stick, The Capital City, B.R.
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Coordinates: 30°26′51″N 91°10′43″W
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Is it worth going to Baton Rouge? ›

You're Going to Love Baton Rouge

You can use it as a base to tour the swamps of the Bayou or visit the many beautifully preserved antebellum plantations nearby like Frogmore or Magnolia Mound. And, if you need to visit the French Quarter, you can drive to the Big Easy in just over an hour.

What is a fun fact about Baton Rouge? ›

The city's name translates to “Red Stick” Baton Rouge means “Red Stick” in French, named after a red cypress pole that marked the boundary between tribal hunting grounds. The name reflects the city's deep Native American roots and French colonial history.

What is the #1 tourist attraction in Louisiana? ›

The Old State Capitol is the number one tourist attraction in Louisiana and is located the heart of Baton Rouge, atop a bluff peering over the Mississippi River. Built in 1847 as a Gothic castle, it was burned by the Union Army and then repaired in 1882.

Is Baton Rouge a fun city? ›

Baton Rouge was listed as the 54th most fun city in the country. “Finding a city that matches your own unique brand of fun is important.

Do you have to pay to park downtown Baton Rouge? ›

Digital parking kiosks have replaced coin meters in downtown Baton Rouge. Drivers will need their license plate number and a credit card or smartphone payment app. Parking is enforced from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Legal street parking is free after hours and on weekends.

How do you spend a perfect day in LA? ›

For the perfect day in Los Angeles, follow the sun; start in the East and make your way West. The short hike to Griffith Observatory with panoramic views of the city is the perfect way to start your day. Continue the day by uncovering some of the city's best coffee, juice, food and boutiques.

Does Baton Rouge have a downtown? ›

Downtown Baton Rouge is a great place to hang out with its riverfront area, historic neighborhoods, Old State Capitol building and numerous restaurants and dance clubs.

Is Baton Rouge a walking city? ›

Baton Rouge has an average Walk Score of 39 with 229,493 residents.

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