Explore Louisiana's state capitol and discover an eclectic city by the Mississippi River. Family travelers, sports enthusiasts, and leisure vacationers will discover historic architecture, impressive museums and Southern charm that makes you feel right at home. In Baton Rouge, LSU brings a youthful vibe to the city, with energetic football games that definitely give you something to cheer about. Visitors will discover popular shopping centers, restaurants, stand-out festivals and premier attractions just minutes from our hotel.
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge is a thriving college city, and home to the top ranked LSU football team. The public university was founded in 1853, and moved to its current location on the banks of the Mississippi in 1926. Today, visitors can join a daily tour of the 650-acre campus teeming with live oaks and magnolias, hang out at the quad, or stroll down Historical Highland Road. Sports enthusiasts will want to head to Tiger Stadium where the fighting LSU football team showcases their talents at the 12,000-seat Tiger Stadium.
Each year, Bourbon Street and the French Quarter comes to life with an extravaganza for all the sense. New Orleans's Mardi Gras is a celebration indeed, a round the clock party filled with intricate costumes and face masks, colorful parades, and plenty of dancing in the street to knock your socks off. Revelers will discover a vibrant carnival atmosphere, energetic dance parties, and exceptional food to mark the occasion. New Orleans is only 80 miles from Baton Rouge.
Blue Bayou Water Park
Cool off during warmer days by making a splash at this exciting water park located next to Dixie Landin'. Known as “The Land of the Giants,” Blue Bayou Water Park is famous for for featuring five of the world's largest water slides. Cruise down the lazy river, or zoom down Lafitte's Plunge or Flyin' Pirogue. At Racers challenge your friends down the water-drenched slide. For those looking to have sun-soaked water fun, head to Hurricane Bay and splash in refreshing four-foot waves.