City Center, 5.34 mi
2860 North Westport Drive
Port Allen, LA 70767
Baton Rouge is Louisiana's capital city. Some people also refer to it by the nickname "Hollywood South" because movie crews often go there to shoot scenes. In the late 19th century, Louisiana State University was established in the capital. Baton Rouge is a popular tourist destination because it offers an interesting blend of historical sites and modern diversions. It also boasts a primarily warm climate, which could make stays more pleasant.
If you want a glimpse of how things used to be in Baton Rouge, make plans to visit the Old Louisiana State Capital. The former government building is now a converted history museum. Alternatively, cool off at the Blue Bayou Water Park. It provides fun for all ages and features multi-story water slides to try out.
Regardless of if you're staying for a few days or a few weeks, it's not hard to find comfortable accommodations in Baton Rouge. Some of your options include outdoor pools, fitness centers, and onsite restaurants. You might choose to stay in the downtown area or as close as possible to the Louisiana State University campus. Other hotels are close to the BREC Memorial Sports Complex, which is a football stadium that sometimes doubles as a venue for concerts and other entertainment events.
If traveling by car, Interstates 10 and 12 take you to Baton Rouge. Don't feel like doing the driving? Greyhound has a bus station in the city. The closest place to fly into is Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport. It's less than 10 miles from Baton Rouge's center.