The ghostly Spanish moss fluttering from cypress trees and stately, white-painted plantations may seem like a dream, but in Baton Rouge, LA, this dream is a beautiful reality. The gorgeous scenery and laid-back Southern hospitality have made this state capital popular with film crews and travelers alike. After you pick up a rental car in Baton Rouge, you’ll see why the city lives up to its motto, “Authentic Louisiana at every turn.”
Plane tickets to Baton Rouge are just the beginning of your adventure. You’ll land 7 miles north of the city center; pick up your car rental in Baton Rouge and prepare to see the Pelican State. New Orleans is just 80 miles southeast and makes a great day trip. Warm up to “The Big Easy” with beignets and café au lait in the French Quarter. See classic NOLA architecture at the St. Louis Cathedral, then go next door to the Presbytere building at the Louisiana State Museum for a Mardi Gras history lesson and unique memorabilia. Stroll along the Riverwalk on the way to your dinner and jazz cruise on the Mississippi River. Then enjoy a calliope concert, check out the engine room, and take in beautiful views of the New Orleans skyline at sunset.
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