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Baton Rouge, Louisiana is one of the best cities for a girls’ weekend thanks to its abundance of shopping, dining, nightlife and fun group activities! Surprise a friend with birthday trip, take your mother down for Mother’s Day weekend, plan a bachelorette celebration or a retreat with your closest girlfriends. Whatever the occasion may be, get away with the girls to have fun and relax in Baton Rouge.

Experience Baton Rouge together through a group tour of historic homes and plantations, capture the beauty of the city by strolling the Burden Gardens, or make your way to the top observation deck of the tallest state capitol building in the nation and feel like the queens of the world! If you’re an adventurous group, book a paddle boarding party or paddleboard yoga session for your friends on the lakes with Muddy Water Paddle Company; tour Cane Land Distillery and learn about the process of cocktail creation from sugar mill to glass, finishing with a taste of one of their refreshing daiquiris; or try your luck at L’Auberge Casino on the tables and slots, or their Edge Bar’s dance floor and karaoke stage.

Pamper yourself and your girls in one of the “Best Groomed Cities!” thanks to the Baton Rouge’s spas, wellness centers. Regal Nails Salon and Spa downtown accommodates groups with special party packages for those looking for a relaxing day of illuminating facials, heavenly pedicures or one of the latest nail art crazes. An experience unlike any other, The Healthcare Gallery doubles as a socially-conscious art gallery and a wellness-focused day spa specializing in personalized fitness, massages, beauty and wellness experiences all in one beautiful environment, making it a must-visit for the girls in town.

Named one of the “Best Foodie Cities” you’ll see why Baton Rouge is known for its local flavor. From fun atmospheres at Baton Rouge eateries such as Blend and Eliza, to the unbeatable views from Tsunami Sushi’s rooftop terrace overlooking the Mississippi River, there’s plenty of tasty choices for dinner with the girls. Even if you’re trying to keep healthy when dining out with friends, many Baton Rouge restaurants have partnered with Eat Fit, a dietician-led program that uses a seal to identify healthy dining options on menus, making it easy! When it comes time to wine down, Baton Rouge has a glass for everyone. Happy hours spread out throughout the city at places like Bin 77 and French Market Bistro offer the opportunity to taste local specialty cocktails and Baton Rouge’s twist on your classic favorites.

Don’t leave Baton Rouge empty handed and shop at the latest trendy boutiques that line Perkins Rowe’s beautiful outdoor shopping center, The Royal Standard offering vendors with timeless collections, and the Mall of Louisiana which boasts a new Nordstrom Rack.

For places to stay in Baton Rouge with the girlfriends, consider the hotel at L’Auberge with their spa, rooftop pool and other amenities; the Watermark or Hotel Indigo to be walking distance to all the fun downtown, or the Stockade Bed & Breakfast for a cozy, homestyle stay.

Whisk away to Baton Rouge for a weekend this summer and have the girls’ trip of a lifetime. Make the most of your girls’ getaway to Baton Rouge by using to discover more trip ideas, group activities, and even special offers.