Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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Baton Rouge Information

About Baton Rouge

Get ready for a warm welcome at the capital of Louisiana, Baton Rouge. East of the Mississippi, this political hub is eclectic, culturally rich, and diverse. The mix of Southern, French, Cajun and Creole cultures create a riotous clash of food and music. This college city has a vibrant future amongst the remnants of its antebellum past.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge has some charming and eclectic activities for you and the family. The Shaw Centre for the Arts is a building that covers almost an entire block, and is packed with theatres and galleries. The gallery is open from 9am-11pm Tuesday to Saturday, with shorter opening times on Sunday and Monday. The gallery has both permanent and new exhibits at the LSU Museum of Art within the building. The galleries feature the art of Louisiana and its history, hoping to bring in more and more. The Louisiana Art and Science Museum (closed on Mondays) is ideal for younger families and kids, mixing art and science in an inspiring way. Downtown Baton Rouge is booming with activities, as its cool bar scene helps you let loose amongst the history, restaurants and music. Downtown is also walking distance to the river front view of the Mississippi. We can’t forget Baton Rouge’s annual Mardi Gras parade, as a trip in February can get festive, if not a little wild.

Day Trips Near Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge is packed with the lure of Louisiana, but there are many other nearby cities that you might consider visiting. Lafayette is an hour away from Baton Rouge, with a deep sense of history. Take your family to the Children’s museum of Acadiana, or the Vermilionville museum to learn about Louisiana’s past. Any visitor in Louisiana however is going to want to see “the big easy.” Take a memorable trip to New Orleans, an hour and a half drive from Baton Rouge. Take in the nightlife, music, and incredible food. Visit New Orleans around Mardi Gras for that extra kick!

Baton Rouge Accommodation

Tripping can make your Louisiana dreams come true with an ideal rental. Whether you’re looking for a quick stop in a hotel, or a longer stay in a rental, Tripping has what you need. Historic Spanish Town in Baton Rouge is the oldest neighbourhood in the area, and is home to a diverse group of artists, students and families. Spanish Town is also where the largest Mardi Gras parade runs through! Downtown Baton Rouge is the hub of bars, business, restaurants and shops. Booking accommodation downtown keeps you close to the action. The Garden District is another neighbourhood, and is Mid-City’s historic and upscale area. You’ll wish you could stay forever!

Transportation in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge’s Metropolitan Airport is just ten minutes from downtown, which can make getting to your accommodation fairly easy. You can also take the train, as the Kansas City Southern or Union Pacific rails go to Baton Rouge. CATS (the Capital Area Transit System) provides buses to the city, which are fitted out with bike racks. Don’t forget to walk around! Baton Rouge is best enjoyed on foot when exploring the restaurants or Mardi Gras.

Weather in Baton Rouge

Hi: 16.1°
Lo: 4.4°
January
Hi: 18.3°
Lo: 6.1°
February
Hi: 22.2°
Lo: 9.4°
March
Hi: 25.6°
Lo: 13.3°
April
Hi: 29.4°
Lo: 18.3°
May
Hi: 32.2°
Lo: 21.1°
June
Hi: 33.3°
Lo: 22.8°
July
Hi: 33.3°
Lo: 22.2°
August
Hi: 31.1°
Lo: 19.4°
September
Hi: 27.2°
Lo: 13.9°
October
Hi: 22.2°
Lo: 9.4°
November
Hi: 17.2°
Lo: 5.6°
December

Vacation Rentals in Baton Rouge

Looking for a vacation rental in Baton Rouge? Tripping.com has 380 vacation rental homes available in Baton Rouge. You'll find 0 studios, 315 1-bedroom, 28 2-bedroom and 37 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from $25 a night. For extra convenience, many of these vacation homes can be booked directly online.

The average price of a nightly rental in Baton Rouge is $113 while the average price of a weekly rental is $25. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a Baton Rouge home is $25.

Wondering if you can bring your dog or cat along with you? There are 115 pet-friendly vacation rentals available in Baton Rouge. In addition to accommodating pets, Baton Rouge rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 251 rentals have Internet and WiFi, 223 have TV and/or cable and 147 have a pool or hot tub.

Search properties from 6 vacation rental sites in Baton Rouge where the top providers in that area are HRS Holidays, Booking.com, and HomeAway. There are 132 HRS Holidays rentals, 79 Booking.com short term rentals and 75 HomeAway vacation rentals.