Our affordable, first-rate meeting venues, accommodations and local hospitality are just the beginning of what Baton Rouge can offer your meeting, sport event or convention experience. The dedicated teams at Visit Baton Rouge work with our local partners to get you the best available rates, and offer robust incentives and complimentary assistance to ensure you create an experience that goes beyond the ordinary—from second lines and cooking demonstrations, to entertainment and special excursions.
With over 75 hotels available across the Greater Baton Rouge Area, guests can easily select accommodations from an abundance of modern hotels, historic homes and quaint bed & breakfasts. Renovated historic buildings like Hotel Indigo provide an inviting, yet spacious boutique atmosphere, and hotels like the Renaissance and the Courtyard by Marriott offer a luxurious, business-ready stay in convenient locations.
From classic Cajun and Creole cuisine, to fusion menus that take you around the globe and back again, Baton Rouge has created a culinary profile unlike anywhere else in the South. It comes from the vibrant cultures that settled here hundreds of years ago, and has been carried forward by a wave of new chefs—from New Orleans, Texas, New York and beyond— eager to bring their own creations to the South’s favorite foodie city.
For large events, conferences or shows, it doesn’t get better than the Raising Cane’s River Center, located along the banks of the Mississippi River, touting 200,000 sq. ft. of meeting areas, a state-of-the-art exhibition space and deluxe concession and kitchen facilities. In addition to other grand hotel spaces and theatres, Baton Rouge offers unique historic, outdoor and art infused venues for meetings and events, like the Hilltop Arboretum, Burden Museums and Gardens, Shaw Center for the Arts and century-old plantations.
Whether it’s catering lunch, hitting a happy hour or grabbing dinner after hours, dining out isn’t the only way to get a taste of Baton Rouge. From live music joints, casinos and rooftop patios, to incredible group activities at Topgolf and Uptown Climbing, Baton Rouge offers meeting planners the perfect mix of work and play.