BATON ROUGE: Cheap Hotel Rooms in Baton Rouge
Spreading back from the east bank of the mighty Mississippi River, the city of Baton Rouge has a heritage that traces back 300 years to Louisiana’s brief French colonial days. Surrounded by swamps and bayous, the city has historic buildings, lakes, museums and activities which attract a good number of visitors to its selection of city hotels.
Low Season: May through September. Average Daily Rates of:
- 2 Star: $45 - $135
- 3 Star: $75 - $180
- 4 Star: $145 - $200
- 2 Star: $45 - $160
- 3 Star: $95 - $185
- 4 Star: $135 - $225
Sights you mustn't missThe campus of Lousiana State University is one of the major city landmarks for its century-old buildings, lush green lawns surrounded by ancient oaks, Indian Mounds and lakes. The imposing Old State Capitol was built in the 19th century and is now a fascinating museum, and the present State Capitol is an Art Deco-style high-rise dating from the 1930s.
LSU’s Rural Life Museum and the Baton Rouge Zoo are great for family visits, and the African American Museum traces the infamous slave culture of the south.
Fun things to doGetting to grips with this iconic region involves one essential activity – an alligator bayou swamp tour. The city’s history revolves around its relationship with its bayous, swamplands and the magnificent river, and is best appreciated by boat.
Local culture can be seen as the two Saturday morning markets, the Red Stick Farmers’ Market and the Main Street Market, and families will enjoy visiting USS Kidd, a WWII Navy destroyer moored on the downtown river bank.
The city’s nightlife is mostly found in bars and pubs, with the Tigerland complex near LSU a hub for students.
Wining and diningSoul food is a Baton Rouge favourite, with Zeeland Street Market in Garden District the best place to experience this iconic southern cuisine.
Downtown has the usual selection of international and ethnic eateries as well as restaurants specialising in Louisiana’s unique Cajun cuisine. Jambalaya, gumbo, spicy Creole dishes, meat-heavy grills and seafood specialities are all here, and the upscale hotels offer French, Italian, Japanese and other Asian delights.
Day tripsLouisiana is plantation land, and many of the great old Plantation mansions with their slave quarters can be seen along the New Orleans road.
Historic St Tammany Parish boasts a working alligator farm set along the shores of Lake Pontchartrain and surrounded by rolling hills and pine forests.
One and a half hours away is New Orleans with its French Quarter, jazz venues and Voodoo Museum.
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