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Baton Rouge, LA Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 80
Total Sleeping Rooms 10,000
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 300
Committable Meeting Rooms* 20
Largest Exhibit Space 70,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 30,000 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $109
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $55
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $519
*Maximum for a single hotel

Baton Rouge, LA Meeting Planning Overview

Baton Rouge is Louisiana's "Capital City" and the hub of all things Louisiana. With a prime central location, Baton Rouge is the perfect city to explore the eclectic culture of this amazing state. Louisiana's Capital City highlights the unique history, music, culture, and outdoors that both visitors to Louisiana and locals enjoy.

Just a short drive from New Orleans and Lafayette, Baton Rouge is a melting pot of French, Spanish, Creole, and Native American roots. Nicknamed the “Red Stick,” Baton Rouge houses over 300 years of history, much of which can be tasted in the food, seen in the architecture, and learned through the state's history. For those traveling by plane, the city is home to Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, which offers nonstop access to major cities and connecting service throughout the world. Additionally, nearby Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans offers even more travel options on nine major carriers and soon-to-be-resumed international flights.

Once in the city, guests are met with over 10,000 hotel rooms. From full-service hotel chains to historic cottages to budget-friendly inns, properties of all price points line the pedestrian-friendly streets of downtown. For quicker travel, a convenient free downtown trolley service can ferry guests among hotels, top attractions, restaurants, and meeting venues of all kinds.

About Baton Rouge, LA / Additional Info

Situated on the banks of the Mississippi River, Baton Rouge is Louisiana's capital and most populous city with nearly 230,000 residents. Spanning approximately 79.1 square miles, it is one of the southernmost capital cities in the lower 48 United States along with Tallahassee, Florida, and Austin, Texas. A magnificent blend of past and present, Baton Rouge shines with all the sophistication of a modern city while holding steadfast to the graceful charms of its Southern roots.

Baton Rouge bore the colors of a number of different flags before being incorporated as a U.S. city in 1817. In fact, the city dates back 300 years to when, in 1699, French explorer Sieur d'Iberville named the region during an expedition along the Mississippi River. The one-time home of the French, the English, the Spanish and the Confederacy, Baton Rouge is an exciting medley of cultural influences. From Cajun and Creole to antebellum homes and Zydeco dancing, the city is a tapestry of converging cultures sure to enchant visitors from across the country.

Guests often begin their journey into Baton Rouge's vibrant past by stopping by one of the many historic sites and attractions dotted across the city. See Louis Armstrong's bugle and the four-pounder gun used in the Battle of New Orleans at the captivating Capitol Park Museum. Or, take a step back in time at one of the city's lovingly-preserved plantation homes. From the Magnolia Mound Plantation to the Blythewood Plantation and the Nottoway Plantation, these glorious estates impart a true taste of the lives of Baton Rouge's past residents.

As Baton Rouge's colorful history enlightens guests, its opportunities for entertainment and adventure energizes them. Visitors can experience a legendary escape at one of Baton Rouge's premier gaming and entertainment properties at L'Auberge Casino & Hotel. Or, visitors can get out on the water in an entirely different setting, the Louisiana Bayou. Swamp tours are another option for guests looking to get up-close and personal to the native animals of residents of the area's wetlands.

For sports enthusiasts, Baton Rouge is a delight with plenty of golfing and fishing options. Its collegiate athletics are also top-notch, including the championship-winning LSU Tigers football team and the Southern University Jaguars. In the southern United States, college football is important, but even more important is what happens before the game—the tailgating. Baton Rouge likes to think of itself as the Tailgating Capital of the World. If you visit during the fall, you simply cannot miss this unique experience. Picture this: tailgates inundating campus, grills firing up, drinks being poured and loud music playing. Feast your eyes on groups of fans firing up vats of jambalaya, gumbo, crawfish étouffée, fried alligator and more!

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