Baton Rouge has a lot of history and personally was creepier than going to New Orleans. It was such a breathtaking location to experience the real Louisiana. Don’t get me wrong, I loved spending time in New Orleans (NOLA), however, NOLA can be more for the drinking and partying aspect. Baton Rouge has a lot to offer and see with swamps, great food, home cooking, beautiful plantations, old homes and so much more. Enjoy the pictures!
Things to do in Baton Rouge
Louisiana State University (LSU)
Let’s just say that the state of Louisiana is very proud of their university. Geaux Tigers! They take pride in their school and their team. Many alumni will still continue to see a LSU game whenever they can.
Live Oaks Plantation
Live oaks plantation is a very beautiful plantation with a weird and spooky vibes. In the attic, you will see this creepy wedding gown in the middle on a mannequin.
Louisiana’s State Capitol
Why not take the chance and opportunity to visit the state capitol of Louisiana? One of my goals when visiting each state is to visit the state capitol. The buildings created for the state capitol always seem to be a large and extravagent building.
There are so many different types of birds and creatures here. Unfortunately, the milk thistle was making me sneeze like crazy. We found one gator while out there.
What a gorgeous view it was to be around here. The water feels like it never ends, the view was breathtaking. What is cool about this area is that there are many rivers that meet here and lead out into the ocean. It was a great way to end the evening with a view of the sunset.
Places to Eat in Baton Rouge
I suggest you try the Boudin Balls, Crawfish Ettoufee, Gumbo, and Raw Oysters.
Have a Crawfish Boil at a local’s home
Crawfish Boils are a thing to do in Louisiana, but the best part is doing all of these with locals. The crawfish are a big deal in Louisiana and the boils are a big family thing to do with drinking beer, eating good food, spending time with family and of course eating Crawfish, Corn and Potatoes from the boil.
Must have Drinks
Grab a Daquiri in a drive-thru
This was probably the one of the most interesting things I saw in Louisiana. However, it is illegal to drink these in the car while it is moving, but it’s weird because it’s technically an open container. Not sure what to say about that, but they were freaking delicious! Hands down the best Bloody Mary I ever tried hands down and definitely refreshing.
Have you been to Baton Rouge, Louisiana?
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