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Baton Rouge Awards and Accolades

Destination Awards and Honors

2018

The Best Small Cities in the United States - National Geographic Traveler Magazine - #19/30

U.S. Cities With the Most Green Spaces - National Geographic 

Also in the news... 8 American Cities Making Big Improvements in 2018

2017

Best Cities for Single Men in the US. - moveBuddha - #7/10

Top 10 Digital City in America - Center for Digital Government - #5 (also awarded #5 in 2016, up from #10 in 2015)

Most Fun Cities in America - WalletHub - #61/150

2016

Most Fun City out of 150 Largest Cities - Wallet Hub - #25/150

2015 & Earlier

Best of the South: Favorite Military Museum Editor's Pick 2015, U.S.S. Kidd - AAA Southern Traveler Magazine

America's Best City for Global Trade, 2015 - Global Trade Magazine -

10 American Cities to Visit, 2015 - Horizon Travel & Lifestyle

Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker,Top Five Small Cities, 2015 - MovieMaker Magazine -

5 Happiest Cities in America, 2014 - Harvard & Vancouver School Study -

Top 20 Events - Southeast Tourism Society -

  • The Louisiana Marathon 2015
  • Mardi Gras Season 2015
  • Wearin' of the Green Parade 2015
  • Downtown Festival of Lights 2014
  • Mardi Gras Season 2014
  • Mardi Gras Season 2013

Top 10 Cities for Job Growth in Construction  2014 - Talent Tribune - 

Best of the South: Best SEC Stadium 2013, Tiger Stadium - AAA Southern Traveler Magazine

Best College Gameday Ambiance 2013, Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University - USA Today

Best of the South: Best Casino 2013, L'Auberge - AAA Southern Traveler Magazine

Best of the South: Best Day Tour from New Orleans 2013, Great River Road - AAA Southern Traveler Magazine

Best of the South: Best Large City (Runner-Up) 2013 - AAA Southern Traveler Magazine

 

CVB/Industry Awards and Honors

Outstanding Convention and Visitors Bureau/Tourist Commission of the Year, 2017 Louey Awards - Louisiana Travel Promotion Association

2017 Reaccredited Destination Marketing Organization - Destinations International