Baton Rouge Tourism

Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana, is established on the bank of the Mississippi River and has become a political, economic, and industrial hub of the state. This is the city that has been governed by European settlers after the 1700s for more than a century. As it was governed by French, Spain as well as Britain at that time, its culture and architecture have been influenced greatly. This rich history can be understood when you are visiting different museums here. In fact, the tourism in Baton Rouge is also supported greatly by these sites.

If you are considering a trip to Baton Rouge, then keep in mind that summer is the ideal season to do so. June to August are the best months to visit Baton Rouge and you will get to enjoy outdoor as well as indoor activities to the fullest. Want to avoid the peak tourist season? Go to Baton Rouge in May when there are fewer travelers. Do not worry about how to reach Baton Rouge as it is well-connected by air and road with other major cities of the USA.

You might be looking for a quick weekend getaway or a long, leisurely vacation, Baton Rouge will always be perfect. Wandering through its downtown, taking a tour of museums, relaxing in the gardens, and enjoying the bustling nightlife will give you a chance to experience the true essence of the city. Start planning your trip to Baton Rouge and you will be surprised to see how much this city has to offer!

Essential travel information and Baton Rouge tips for your visit

  • Time zone: UTC−6 (CST)
  • Summer (DST): UTC−5 (CDT)
  • Currency: Dollar
  • Electricity and internet: In Baton Rouge, single phase voltage is 120v and the frequency is 60Hz. Plug type A and B are commonly used. There are several internet service providers and public Wi-Fi spots can also be found around the city. Many hotels also provide free or paid Wi-Fi.
  • Languages: English
  • Security numbers: Police - 225-389-2000 or 225-389-3800 AND Emergency number - 911
  • Tipping - Tipping is appreciated in Baton Rouge. You can tip 10% to 15% of the billing amount in the restaurants and 5% to 10% to taxi drivers.

Baton Rouge Trip Planner

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