Baton Rouge is one of the best cities for a girls’ weekend due to its abundance of shopping, dining and group activities. Surprise a friend with a birthday trip, give your mother an unforgettable Mother’s Day weekend, plan a Galentine’s Day getaway or enjoy a bachelorette celebration with your closest girlfriends in the Red Stick. 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, 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 Oxbow Rum Distillery and learn about the process of cocktail creation from the sugar mill to glass, finishing with a taste of one of their refreshing cocktails. Feeling lucky? Head to L’Auberge Casino and take your chance on the tables and slots.
Life is too short to not relax. Pamper yourself and your girls in one of the “Best Groomed Cities!” thanks to 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 the Red Stick Blog.
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. Take a trip to the Perkins Overpass to experience bold flavors from some of our favorites like Chow Yum Phat, The Overpass Merchant, or BLDG5. For drinks and gelato, head to La Divina Italian Cafe or Reve Coffee Lab after! And for all things brunch, check out our guide to brunch in Baton Rouge on The Red Stick Blog!
When it comes time to wine down, Baton Rouge has a glass for everyone. Pick up a bottle from the extensive 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. For speakeasy vibes and excellent martinis, head to 13 Social, where you can enjoy Ladies Night on Friday nights!
For places to stay in Baton Rouge with the girlfriends, consider the hotel at L’Auberge Casino with their rooftop pool, on-site restaurants and other amenities; the Watermark or Hotel Indigo to stay within 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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