Though sometimes overshadowed by its neighbor, New Orleans, Baton Rouge has a culture that's entirely its own. It's no second fiddle to the Big Easy, but a slice of real Louisiana life. Amid oyster specials and crayfish gumbo, riverside views and old oak trees, you'll discover the secret, sleepy world of Baton Rouge, where a midnight fiddle player is no surprise. Baton Rouge vacation packages make it easy to experience all that "red stick" has to offer.
Like most of Louisiana, Baton Rouge loves to eat. Look for hotels in Baton Rouge that are close to downtown, so you have easy access to world-class restaurants that dot the business district. Baton Rouge is also the home of LSU, and no trip to the city is complete without exploring the campus' lovely architecture and many green spaces, covered by branches of old oak trees. Car rentals in Baton Rouge can help get you to the university district. There's even a live tiger exhibit on campus (the tiger is LSU's mascot), which makes for a stunning photo opportunity. When the sun sets, look for a rooftop bar along the banks of the Mississippi river and watch the bridge light up as barges slowly make their way down the Big Muddy.
In the south, there's no bigger holiday than college football Saturdays. Game day in Baton Rouge is a sight to behold. Tickets can be hard to come by, but that's no reason to skip out, as the real party happens outside the stadium, where fans set up tents and share crayfish all through the fall. Baton Rouge packages can be tailored for any interest, and Travelocity makes it easy to find the best deals on Baton Rouge travel. Save up to $537 when you book a hotel and flight at the same time.