Millions of eyes were on Baton Rouge during the live Miss USA 2014 telecast on NBC June 8. We at Visit Baton Rouge were bursting with pride. The world was seeing what we've known all along: Baton Rouge is a spectacularly beautiful and fun city.

Recently crowned Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez told reporters after the pageant that she would miss Baton Rouge's hospitality more than anything. Thank you for making her feel welcome!

"I will always remember the hospitality. Every single person that we met at the hotel, at the restaurants - even the police that were with us - they were all so kind, so nice, and always had a big smile and were welcoming people," Sanchez said.



We couldn't have made the Miss USA organization and its contestants feel at home without the warm welcome from the numerous places they visited. Thank you's are in order for these attractions and restaurants:


  • Rural Life Museum
  • Queen of the Mississippi
  • Nottoway Plantation
  • Houmas House
  • Old Governor's Mansion
  • Capitol Park Museum
  • Old State Capitol
  • Celtic Media Center
  • Third Street
  • Irene W. Pennington Planetarium
  • Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board
  • L'Auberge Casino and Hotel
  • Sullivan's Steak House
  • Mestizo Louisiana Mexican Cuisine
  • Tony's Seafood
  • Restaurant IPO
  • Ruffino's Restaurant
  • Louisiana Culinary Institute
  • Louisiana State Archives
  • BREC Baton Rouge Zoo
  • Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's





Posted by:
Danielle Kelley, communications intern


Danielle is the communications intern for Visit Baton Rouge. She was born and raised in East Baton Rouge Parish, and is passionate about all things Louisiana. An LSU senior, Danielle is studying mass communication with a concentration in public relations. She loves books, birds and Baton Rouge.

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