Though recent times have required us to be apart, we know you’ve been wanting to reunite with family. Whether it’s with your relatives or people you simply call family, everyone deserves a meeting place to share beautiful moments, meals and memories with. Here in Baton Rouge, we treat everyone like family, making it the perfect spot for your family reunion. Here is a fun-filled family itinerary for all ages to enjoy.
STAY AND PLAY
We’re all about southern hospitality here in the Capital City. From boutique to historic, our hotels are perfect for a comfortable stay. Whether you want to be settled downtown or near the Garden District, we have a spot for you. Head to visitbatonrouge.com/hotels to see all of our hotels.
For a day packed full of family fun, you’ll need fuel—and by fuel we mean a delicious breakfast. Start the day off right with some classic Baton Rouge beignets and café au lait from Coffee Call, a local gem. For a more savory option, head to LSU-bound Louie’s Cafe for classic diner eats. If you just need a morning pick-me-up, visit Brew-Ha-Ha! for a cup of fresh coffee paired with their incredible cake balls.
If you’re rolling with a crew of late-risers, check out these spots for brunch: try a New Orleans favorite The Ruby Slipper, experience true Southern and French fusion flavors at Beausoleil, or dishes with a soulful touch at Bistro Byronz.
For an overall food experience that all of Louisiana loves, visit the outskirts of Baton Rouge for Frank’s Restaurant, home to “the best homemade biscuits in the world.” This charming spot not only has every meal on the menu, but breakfast and lunch options with all kinds of Louisiana flavors. Choose from staples such as Beignet Bites,Red Stick Benedict, Chicken Fried Steak and Seafood Combo platter. Frank’s also has private dining options for you and the family.
Just below the hustle and bustle of I-10 sits BLDG 5 which features sharing boards and dishes that are the talk of the town. Cruise around Downtown Baton Rouge to explore restaurants that offer local favorites like Capital City Grill or Jolie Pearl Oyster Bar.
Time to start making those reservations! Consider trying Louisiana Lagniappe, true Louisiana flavors with a little something extra (the meaning of the word “Lagniappe”) or Mansur’s on the Boulevard for a contemporary twist on Creole cuisine.
Still need more recommendations? Take a look at this full 48-hour itinerary of how to eat your way through Baton Rouge.
For a little friendly competition, check out bowling and laser tag at Quarters, or test your swings at TopGolf. For arcade games, rock climbing and karaoke, check out Main Event Baton Rouge. These family activities that are sure to hit a hole-in-one or a strike in fun! For dining, live music, and dancing, head on over to Red Stick Social in Mid-City.
Baton Rouge is known for its fun, relaxed environment making it the perfect hub spot for nightlife. Consider stopping by The Bulldog, a dog-friendly bar is a local favorite for all those over 21. Experience Louisiana live music at Phil Brady’s Bar, the oldest Blues club in Baton Rouge. For a full list of all things activities and nightlife, click here.
In Baton Rouge, our culture is based on gathering. In a post-pandemic environment, we plan to enjoy the company of loved ones as safely as possible. For more information regarding COVID-19, visit visitbatonrouge.com/tools-info/coronavirus-information.