Known as one of the most affordable destinations in the South, Baton Rouge is a great spot to get a taste of culture on a budget. In the Capital City, we believe culture and a safe, clean atmosphere should never be sacrificed! For travelers and locals alike who are looking to save money but still have a great time, we’ve curated a list of things to do in Louisiana’s Capital City that won't break the bank.



The LSU Museum of Art: There’s family fun and art for everyone to see at one of the largest university-affiliated art exhibitions in the South. You can see most exhibitions for under $10!

Louisiana Art & Science Museum: Experience art and science firsthand with interactive exhibits. 

Baton Rouge Gallery: Explore local and known artist's work for an affordable price! Baton Rouge Gallery is also creating a Flat Curve Gallery where anyone can submit their artwork to be featured on their social media. 


Louisiana Capitol Grounds

The Louisiana Capitol Building grounds have been described as “the most beautiful in the nation.” You can explore 27 acres of native Louisiana plants and trees including oak trees, magnolias and azaleas. It truly is a sight to behold. Take a stroll through the grounds and pathways for some of the most beautiful scenery in the city. 


Parks & Outdoor Activities 

For any member of the family, BREC has over 180 parks to choose from with plenty of wide open space to peruse. You can use their Find a Park tool to find the best way to spend your day. For your furry friends, BREC has many dog parks in the Baton Rouge area. Since they’re spread over multiple community parks, you’re bound to find the perfect park for your pup! For a little exercise under the sun, rent a Gotcha Bike for a fun and sustainable way to explore the city. Take a ride down the Levee for a breathtaking view along the Mississippi River and visit the Sing the River Sculpture or the Explore Baton Rouge stair mural. Or stop in the Spanishtown neighborhood to capture photos of the quirky colored houses. If you see any pink flamingos around, be sure to snap some pics of them too! 



Farmer’s Market

The Red Stick Farmers Market prides itself on its fresh, local and seasonal produce that is only grown on sellers’ farms. The “Shop & Go” market features open-air, walk-up style tents where vendors will happily assist individual customers. Visit to look at vendors and place pre-orders. Feel free to simply walk around, get to know the locals and enjoy a beautiful morning activity in Baton Rouge. 


With so many talented artists that are local to the area, Baton Rouge is known to be an outdoor art museum full of colorful murals! Take a trip across the city and you're bound to find one that makes the perfect Insta-worthy backdrop for your next post.


With so many free and fun events to experience, your trip to the Red Stick doesn’t have to break the bank. Visit to plan your trip today!