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Things to do in Baton Rouge

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
College Football Field
“In Louisiana we love our football. And According to google maps our Airbnb is just 27 miles away. There is always something fun going on . Be sure to go and see "MIKE the Tiger" while you are there . ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
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“A great local restaurant with traditional Louisiana food. The varsity theater is next door, so this place scores a lot of nightlife points. There's also a roof top bar.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great Cajun food at a reasonable place within walking distance of my pad! (Go for a bar area / patio seat to avoid a wait.)”
  • 18 locals recommend
College & University
“Visit the home of the 2020 FOOTBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONS and Mike the Tiger. When in season, enjoy football and basketball games.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“Good food, reasonable prices and just a walk across the street. Some of the best boiled crawfish in Baton Rouge.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Trail
“Raised board walk through indiginous swamp area, right in the middle of town!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Museum
“The LSU Rural Life Museum provides excellent articles, exhibits and information to those interested in the lifestyles and life-ways of the rural people of Louisiana. Containing the largest collection of material culture of 19th century Louisiana, the Museum also houses artifacts dealing with everyday rural life up to the early 20th century. Information about these artifacts will be continuously added to the website. The Museum Library also gives visitors and students access to a wonderful collection of books for research. With the 19th century Plantation area, the Folk Architecture section, The Exhibit Barn, 32 historic buildings and thousaands of artifacts representing the rural way of life”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
“The original location- located in a charming building, this is where you go if you want to get tucked away and study or have a convo with a friend. There is also an outside patio with some covered seating.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Diner
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“LSU-area fixture dating to 1941 serves a diner menu 24/7 in a classic lunch-counter setting.”
  • 9 locals recommend
University
“This caged, on-campus habitat with a manmade pond is home to LSU's live mascot, Mike the Tiger.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“Unlike most plantation tours, this one will give you a taste of pre-antebellum plantation life. Not your typical plantation tour.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
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“Your classic neighborhood friendly coffee shop: Garden District Coffee has a great patio, a roomy inside and delicious roasts. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“Bar with live music good for before or after games, will play games on big screen too. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“Several locations throughout the city. Great selection of meats and other BBQ type items.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“If you want a real taste of Louisiana, don't miss out on Coffee Call. Great coffee and authentic beignets. So good!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
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“Where everybody knows your name. At least they will by the time you leave. Great food! Cold beer! Awesome people. ”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“A great local restaurant with traditional Louisiana food. The varsity theater is next door, so this place scores a lot of nightlife points. There's also a roof top bar.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Great Cajun food at a reasonable place within walking distance of my pad! (Go for a bar area / patio seat to avoid a wait.)”
  • 18 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
“Good food, reasonable prices and just a walk across the street. Some of the best boiled crawfish in Baton Rouge.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
“Several locations throughout the city. Great selection of meats and other BBQ type items.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“All around good seafood. Not my favorite but everyone loves going to Mike Andersons. Onion rings are the best.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Where everybody knows your name. At least they will by the time you leave. Great food! Cold beer! Awesome people. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Great cocktail menu and the food is really delicious. Atmosphere is hipster-ish but comfortable. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best overall gameday experience for drinks & food. The place to BE after home games. Bands in the parking lot on game days. ”
  • 3 locals recommend

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