With impromptu homeschooling and a camp-less summer, a fun (and safe) family outing is long overdue. Here are some must-visit spots for the whole family to enjoy in Baton Rouge. 

1. Coffee Call:

Start your day off with one of Louisiana’s best treats: beignets! This classic  cafe is Baton Rouge’s premiere beignet stop—right in the heart of town. You can take your pick from a wide selection of coffee and tea while your kids enjoy pillowy pastry with a hot chocolate. Everyone gets a treat at Coffee Call! 

2. Baton Rouge Zoo: 

What better way to interact with nature and your favorite animals than a trip to the zoo? With animals from around the world, the Baton Rouge Zoo is the perfect way to round out your family staycation. For more information on their safety procedures, visit brzoo.org/visit

3. Knock Knock Children’s Museum’s Annual Duck Derby (August 23rd):

A race of thousands of rubber ducks down the stream at City Park Golf Course, the Knock Knock Duck Derby is the highly anticipated, family-friendly fundraiser for Knock Knock Children’s Museum. The ducks hit the stream this year at 1:00 pm on Sunday, August 23, 2020. Adopt your duck today


4. Java Mama:

Busy parents can still have their cup of (much needed) coffee—and drink it too! Java Mama is a cafe complete with a children’s play area, so you can get your work done while your child is entertained. Private play dates are also available for booking!


5. Milford Wampold Memorial Park: 

In these times, fresh air is essential. Rent bikes for the whole family with Gotcha Bike, or enjoy a kayak or paddle board ride around the LSU Lakes. This park is the perfect place to rediscover the outdoors. 

6. Main Event

With 22 bowling lanes, 130 arcade games, laser tag and a zip line, family fun is guaranteed. This premiere entertainment center is located in the Mall of Louisiana center with lots of eateries to choose from when the fun is done. To see their safety precautions, visit maineventsafety.com

7. USS Kidd: 

This original Fletcher-Class destroyer from World War II doubles as the Veterans’ Museum and displays a variety of artifacts that celebrate veteran and naval military history. Great for kids and history buffs of all ages! The USS Kidd also offers a must-watch virtual tour

In times like these, exploring your town with the family is a great pastime. If you’re looking for more ideas of how to explore Baton Rouge, follow The Red Stick Blog!