Baton Rouge, the state capital of Louisiana, is a bustling modern metropolis with plenty of tradition, history and Southern charm. Come discover a scene of culture, dining and entertainment that makes the city an admired destination for visitors. Looking for a hotel room? Book with Choice Hotels in Baton Rouge, LA near all the favorite local landmarks and attractions, including:
The Louisiana State Capitol is the tallest capitol in the United States, looming 450 feet high with 34 floors. Head up to the observation deck on the 27th floor and enjoy the view of the entire city and beyond. During your visit, stroll through the grounds and enjoy the beautiful landscape full of mighty oak trees, fragrant magnolias and colorful azaleas.
Since 1860, Louisiana State University (LSU) has been the flagship institution of Louisiana, offering top-notch educational, research and athletic programs. There is plenty to discover and experience within campus borders.
Once game day arrives, join an army of fans decked in purple and gold as they root on their beloved football team at Tiger Stadium. Be prepared to start early in the day with tailgating and continue with nonstop cheering up until the final whistle blows.
If you find yourself downtown, check out the Shaw Center for the Arts, a top-notch performing arts venue and fine arts museum that is home to the LSU Museum of Art, the LSU School of Art Gallery and the Manship Theatre. You will also find a variety of retail shops and eateries, including coffee shop and rooftop sushi restaurant!
Also located downtown on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River is the Baton Rouge River Center. This multipurpose facility is dedicated to bringing premier conventions and entertainment to the city. Popular events include the Baton Rouge Symphony, sporting events, concerts and theater productions.
Not far away on the Mississippi River sits the USS KIDD and Veterans Memorial, a retired Fletcher-class destroyer dating back to 1943. The memorial honors the men and women of the American armed forces. Take advantage of the tours for an opportunity to roam the deck and interior compartments of the ship.
If you are looking to escape to a destination with a wealth of things to see and do, pack your bags and start making your way to Baton Rouge, LA. Make a reservation with Choice Hotels and be welcomed by a warm, cozy room once you arrive!
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