You don’t have to look too far in the Capital City for a location to take the perfect selfie or a full-out photo shoot. Whether it is a decorative wall, a unique restaurant or an outdoor adventure, you can spice up your feed with these top 10 Instagram spots in Baton Rouge!
1. Baton Rouge Murals
Perkins Rowe, Government St.
Snag a photo in front of a vibrant wall below the palm trees of Perkins Rowe, or explore Mid City’s Government Street to find some of the best art in the city. Notable Insta-worthy murals on Government St. are located at French Truck Coffee, Elsie’s Plate and Pie, The Electric Depot or Pink Elephant Antiques.
2. BLDG 5
2805 Kalurah St.
Located on the edge of the Perkins Overpass, BLDG 5 is the place to be if you are looking for a fresh bite with an intimate atmosphere. Every inch of the eclectic atmosphere, from hanging plants to antique decorations to an outdoor patio, provides the perfect setting for snapping pics.
3. Baton Rouge Swamp (BREC)
10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway
A 103-acre nature park nestled a little over a mile away from The Mall of Louisiana, the Bluebonnet Swamp is the perfect getaway to experience nature in the heart of Baton Rouge. It is one of the most popular spots to see the wildlife native to the Bayou State. Take a stroll or some family pics, and while you’re there you might be able to get a picture of an alligator or two!
4. LSU Campus
16 N. Stadium Dr.
The home of the fighting Tigers is also home to some of the most photogenic scenes in Baton Rouge. LSU’s stately oaks and broad magnolias make the perfect backdrop for any Instagram post, and two statues of Mike the Tiger (plus the real Mike!) are popular spots for graduation shots.
5. Mid City Beer Garden
3808 Government St.
Bring your pets, your ID and your appetite for happy hour (Monday-Thursday, 3:30-6 pm) or brunch (Saturdays and Sundays, beginning at 11 am)! This 21+ beer garden is an oasis of greenery and craft beer on BR’s booming Government Street.
6. Sing the River Sculpture
Florida St. & N. River Rd.
Hear the river sing its melodious tune on the levee downtown. This 14-foot tall interactive structure, which produces songs from the river’s currents, illuminates at night and can be seen from the Mississippi River Bridge. This stunning feature is already becoming Baton Rouge’s new most photographed art piece! Grab a cup of jeaux from PJ’s Coffee located on Lafayette St. and snap a pic filled to the brim with culture.
7. The Staircase Mural
While you’re exploring Baton Rouge, don’t forget to snap a pic in front of the Red Stick skyline. Baton Rouge’s top landmarks are featured on the design, making it a quirky and interesting piece to pose on. Plus, the Staircase mural gives your Instagram feed an unexpected pop of color!
8. Mississippi River Levee
While you’re at the Sing the River sculpture and the Staircase mural, take a walk down the historic Capital City levee to catch a view of the bridge, the USS Kidd, the Mighty Mississippi and a gorgeous Louisiana sunsets. Catch the view at night to see the lights shine on the Mississippi Bridge and a purple glow in the sky from Tiger Stadium.
9. The Sunflower Field
4560 Essen Lane
Bring out your inner boho at the LSU Botanic Gardens’ sunflower fields . In season from July to October, these sunflowers are the perfect accent to brighten up your Insta feed and keep you one with nature.
10. The Old State Capitol
100 North Blvd.
Completed in 1852, the castle-like building stands valiantly downtown. Characterized by its bright stained glass and grand staircase, the Old State Capitol is a splendid place to showcase your love for Louisiana history and grandeur places.