Family reunions are a time to gather, a time to enjoy the company of those you care about. Whether it’s with your relatives or people you simply call family, you all deserve 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.
THE MEET AND GREET
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For a day packed full of family fun, you’ll need fuel, and by fuel we mean a delicious breakfast. You could start the day off right at a local Government Street favorite, Simple Joe’s Cafe, a cafe smaller in size, but with large flavors that can satisfy any palate at any age for an affordable price. Head to LSU-bound Louie’s Cafe for class diner eats or Magpie Cafe for an incredible cup of fresh coffee.
If you’re rolling with more of an afternoon crowd, check out these spots for brunch: try a New Orleans favorite The Ruby Slipper, experience true Southern flavors at Beausoleil, or the soulful touch at Bistro Byronz.
For an overall food experience that all of Louisiana loves, drive a few minutes outside Baton Rouge for Frank’s Restaurant, home to “the best homemade biscuits in the world.” This charming joint 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 and the Red Stick Benedict or the Chicken Fried Steak and Seafood Combo platter.
Just below the hustle and bustle of I-10 sits City Pork Deli and Charcuterie with pork and meats that are the talk of the town. Downtown Baton Rouge has a lot of restaurants to offer with local favorites like Captial City Grill or Lucy’s Retired Surfer’s Bar and Restaurant.
For some true Louisiana flavors, consider trying Louisiana Lagniappe, true Louisiana flavors with a little something extra (hence the name “Lagniappe,” Don’s Seafood for Louisiana staples like boiled crawfish, 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 Laser Tag of Baton Rouge, bowling at Quarters, or TopGolf, all family activities that are sure to hit a hole-in-one or a strike in fun! If you’ve got smaller children in your crew, check out Knock Knock Children’s Museum for a fun and educational experience.
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. Barcadia has great food and drinks for the adults and games for kids all while being right on LSU’s campus! For a sports bar and nightclub experience all in one, check out CityBar. For a full list of all things nightlife, click here.