Visit Baton Rouge — Your taste buds will thank you

Baton Rouge — the crossroads of the South and the hub of all things Louisiana. Just an hour away from New Orleans and Lafayette, Baton Rouge, otherwise known as the Capital City or “Red Stick,” houses over 300 years of history, much of which can be tasted in our food, seen in our architecture and celebrated through our culture.

With an ever-growing restaurant scene, immerse yourself in our delicious Cajun and creole cuisine. Enjoy everything from local dives that have been around for decades, to delicious new restaurants highlighting classic Southern fare. Trust us — your taste buds will thank you.

Experience the sounds of Louisiana through our festivals, such as the Baton Rouge Blues Festival and Bayou Country Superfest, or enjoy one of our free, outdoor concert series such as Live After Five or Sunday in the Park, held in our flourishing downtown. While you’re in downtown Baton Rouge, explore the variety of clubs, restaurants and attractions all housed within blocks of each other.

Some upcoming can’t-miss events include the Star-Spangled 4th of July Celebration, Fete Rouge and football season for our collegiate teams, Louisiana State University and Southern University. Imagine: tailgates inundating campus with vats of jambalaya and gumbo, grills firing up, drinks flowing and loud music playing. Have we convinced you yet?

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