Girls Getaway Guide
Baton Rouge, Louisiana is one of the best cities for a girls’ weekend thanks to its abundance of shopping, dining, nightlife and group activities. Surprise a friend with a birthday trip, take your mother down for Mother’s Day weekend, plan a bachelorette celebration or a retreat with your closest girlfriends to the Red Stick for a truly unforgettable trip. Whatever the occasion may be, get away with the girls to have fun and relax in Baton Rouge.
Experience Baton Rouge together through a group tour of historic homes and plantations, capture the beauty of the city by strolling the Burden Gardens, visit LSU’s Mike the Tiger Habitat, or make your way to the top observation deck of the tallest state capitol building in the nation and feel on top of the world!
If you’re an adventurous group, check out these recommendations: To get moving, book a paddle boarding party or paddleboard yoga session for your friends on the lakes with Muddy Water Paddle Company. For a more immersive drinking experience, tour Cane Land Distillery and learn about the process of cocktail creation from sugar mill to glass, finishing with a taste of one of their refreshing daiquiris. Feeling lucky? Head to L’Auberge Casino and take your chance on the tables and slots, or let loose at their Edge Bar’s dance floor and karaoke stage.
Life is too short to not relax on vacation. Pamper yourself and your girls in one of the “Best Groomed Cities!” thanks to the Baton Rouge’s spas and wellness centers. Regal Nails Salon and Spa downtown accommodates groups with special party packages for those looking for a relaxing day of illuminating facials, heavenly pedicures or one of the latest nail art crazes. An experience unlike any other, The Healthcare Gallery doubles as a socially-conscious art gallery and a wellness-focused day spa specializing in personalized fitness, massages, beauty and wellness experiences all in one beautiful environment, making it a must-visit for the girls in town.
With a mix of classic retail shopping to quirky local finds, Baton Rouge is a shopping hot spot.
To find some of your favorite, well-known brands, stroll around Perkins Rowe’s beautiful outdoor shopping center or peruse the Mall of Louisiana which hosts classics like Nordstrom Rack, Lush Cosmetics, and Ulta Beauty. For some local finds, check out the Royal Standard offering vendors with timeless collections, or Time Warp Boutique for authentic vintage picks. For more shopping inspiration in Baton Rouge, visit our Red Stick Blog article.
FOOD & DRINK
Named one of the “Best Foodie Cities” you’ll see why Baton Rouge is known for its local flavor. From fun atmospheres at Baton Rouge eateries such as Blend and Eliza, to the unbeatable views from Tsunami Sushi’s rooftop terrace overlooking the Mississippi River, there’s plenty of tasty choices for dinner with the girls. If you’ve got a rather indecisive crowd, head to White Star Market, a gourmet food hall right in the heart of Mid City neighborhood that can satisfy any taste. And for all things brunch, check out 225 Magazine’s guide to brunch in Baton Rouge! Even if you’re trying to keep healthy when dining out with friends, many Baton Rouge restaurants have partnered with Eat Fit, a dietician-led program that uses a seal to identify healthy dining options on menus, making it easy!
When it comes time to wine down, Baton Rouge has a glass for everyone. Pick up a bottle from the extension selection at Martin’s Wine Cellar. Happy hours spread out throughout the city at places like Bin 77 and French Market Bistro offer the opportunity to taste local specialty cocktails and Baton Rouge’s twist on your classic favorites.
Places to Stay
For places to stay in Baton Rouge with the girlfriends, consider the hotel at L’Auberge with their spa, rooftop pool and other amenities; the Watermark or Hotel Indigo to be walking distance to all the fun downtown, or the Stockade Bed & Breakfast for a cozy, homestyle stay.
Whisk away to Baton Rouge for a weekend and have the girls’ trip of a lifetime.
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