As the Capital City of Louisiana, Baton Rouge is the heart and soul of the state’s eclectic culture. With over 300 years of history, Baton Rouge has a colorful story to tell, which can be tasted through our culinary offerings, seen through the picturesque views of the Mississippi River and historical landmarks and experienced through the vibrant arts and culture scene. In the “Red Stick,” every day is worth celebrating, even more so through our festivals and events held throughout the year. So, sit back, relax and let us make the planning easy – we’ll be waiting to welcome you with Southern hospitality and an authentic Louisiana experience!
Southeast Louisiana is one of America’s most memorable travel destinations. Savor our rich history, live music, charming festivals, and of course...terrific food! To learn more about the Southeast Louisiana Gumbo Region, click a parish on the map below.
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Just follow the meandering Mississippi River through West Baton Rouge Parish. Located just minutes from Louisiana's capital city, Baton Rouge, one hour from New Orleans and forty five minutes from Lafayette and Louisiana's cajun country. Make a day trip of it, or better yet, stay in one of our moderately, family friendly priced accommodations all located just off I-10. Check out the day itineraries, our events, fair and festivals or visit our historic sites and museums. Get a taste of our home town cooking at many of our unique restaurants offering delicious regional cuisine and a rich palette of flavors refined by generations of culture. West Baton Rouge is "On the River, On the Way" to the best experience that South Louisiana has to offer.
With each mile traveled along historic River Road, anticipation builds as to what might lie around the next bend. Sugar cane fields and moss-draped lanes wind their way in and out of view. By the time you cross the Sunshine Bridge you’re well immersed in 500 years of history layered with such diverse culture and tradition that you couldn’t possibly be somewhere you’ve ever been before. In this special place where Native American, Spanish, French, German, Italian, English, African and Acadian cultures have thrived and mingled, the sights, sounds, traditions and experiences are truly more varied and unique.
Welcome to Livingston Parish! Each year, thousands of visitors discover the wonder of southeast Louisiana. From first-class golfing to an award winning Antique District, we offer something for everyone. We’re home to one of the most unique Bass Pro Outdoor Worlds in the US and our top choice hotels are only 10 minutes from downtown Baton Rouge and only 45 minutes from New Orleans.
Since its inception in 1982, the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report has been committed to delivering comprehensive, accurate, coverage of the Baton Rouge business scene. After many years and hundreds of issues, our publication not only continues its mission, but also has exceeded expectations by becoming a true partner to business and the community.
inRegister is a monthly lifestyle magazine that covers the people, places and organizations that make the Capital Region an extraordinary place to live. From philanthropic parties to features on fabulous homes, inRegister brings readers an insiders’ view of the very best of Baton Rouge.
LSU isn’t just an institution of higher education. We are a community and a culture. Through learning, research, and community engagement, we are dedicated to changing lives, whether it’s a student in the classroom or the citizens of Louisiana and the world.