So what can you do in-between your meeting in Baton Rouge? We are so glad you asked! Whether you need to grab a meal, or just get some exercise in, the list is endless on how you can spend your spare time while exploring the Red Stick.
Baton Rouge is home to many spots that's sure to satisfy your cravings for brunch. Stop by Bistro Byronz or newcomer SoLou for a menu full of Southern favorites including seafoods, salads and your traditional po'boy. Cocha also offers a abundance of meals to choose from, whether you're looking to bite into some lobster sliders or a sandwich filled with your favorites meats. Voted as 225 Magazine's Best Brunch spot four years in a row, Mason's Grill surely won't disappoint you on an empty stomach!
Locate in the renovated Electric Depot in Mid-City, Red Stick Social was designed to bring people together through music, food and entertainment. Head upstairs to bowl with your group or stay downstairs to listen to the live sounds of artists local to Baton Rouge. In the mood for a drink or two? Be sure to visit downtown and grab a beer at the Bengal Tap Room for a local sports bar experience.
Who said you can't stay in shape while you're on a business trip? Take a stroll along the LSU Lakes for a relaxing day around the trees and a breath of fresh air. If that's not enough for you, go by the Windrush Gardens at LSU's Botanic Gardens where you'll marvel at the majestic live oaks and ancient crapre myrtles that create a shady canopy over the numerous azaleas and camellias.
Visit a Museum
There's so much to learn about Baton Rouge's history and culture. Because of this, the Capital City is home to many museums that each have a story to tell. The Capitol Park Museum highlights Louisiana's French history while also paying homage to Mardi Gras (it even has its own exhibit!) and how the state has changed over the years. Feeling creatively inspired yet? Stop by the Louisiana Art & Science Museum to get up close and personal with exhibits that explain the way science and art correlates with each other. The museum's planetarium is a unique sight to see too!
If souvenirs is what you need to remember your time away from the office or just a nice blouse or two, then you've come to the right city. Baton Rouge offers a shopping experience you may not be able to find anywhere else. Inside the Electric Depot, you'll find LSU-inspired boutiques like Sweet Baton Rouge, a dose of sweet perfection from the Creamistry, restaurants with outdoor dining and more. A few streets down, the biggest mall in Louisiana called the Mall of Louisiana sits with over 150 stores. If you group doesn't leave until Saturday evening, make a trip to the farmer's market downtown for all your fresh fruit and veggie needs. While you're at it, stop at the Baton Rouge Area Souvenir Shop, or BRASS for items made by local artists!
Cheer on the Tigers and Jaguars
You can't come to Baton Rouge and not cheer on our universities, who does that? Saturday nights in Death Valley is the place to be during the fall. Don't forget to wear your purple and gold attire so you won't stick out like a sore thumb! Baton Rouge is also home to the largest HBCU system in the country known as Southern University. See the Jags in action at A.W. Mumford Field, and even see special performances during half-time from the world-known Human Jukebox and Dancing Dolls.