The weather up north is still cold at this time, but it feels like spring in Baton Rouge. Our winter is not completely over and we will undoubtedly still have to deal with some cold weather. However, this warmer weather is a reminder that this is a great time to plan an upcoming vacation. Though there are many, we’d like to list 5 reasons to stay in Baton Rouge at The Stockade Bed and Breakfast.
(1) Baton Rouge is the capitol of Louisiana. There are many historic and scenic areas to tour around the City. The Old State Capital and New State Capitol buildings, the Mississippi River, and the USS KIDD are good places to begin your tour.
(2) The Stockade Bed and Breakfast is a historical site and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Our bed and breakfast is nestled in a grove of trees and features a nature walk on property where the Mississippi River ran before it changed its course. Archaeological investigations have unearthed 4 clusters of artifacts on our property, including 4 Civil War-era bullets, a brick feature, and several personal items.
(3) Baton Rouge offers some of the best food you have ever tasted. Louisiana is known for its food, particularly seafood caught fresh from the Gulf of Mexico. Additionally, this is crawfish season, where you can taste it prepared many different ways.
(4) The Stockade serves as a hub and spoke for tourism. Due to its central location, guests may take day trips to nearby plantations, visit the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, the Baton Rouge Zoo and more, all within a short drive.
(5) Sensational shopping may be found all over the city. Baton Rouge offers some of the best shopping in Louisiana, from souvenirs to clothing and everything in between. It is a shopping paradise providing tax-free shopping for international visitors. Visit downtown Baton Rouge quaint shops as well as the Mall of Louisiana and Cortana Mall.
For locals who are not planning on going on a far-away vacation, may we suggest a stay-cation? Stay with us at The Stockade Bed and Breakfast and explore Baton Rouge like a tourist.
(Some photos courtesy of Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism)