Lexi Verret is a senior public relations major from Lockport, Louisiana. As a student she serves as Chapter vice president of the Public Relations Student Society of America at LSU. She enjoys meeting new people and spending time with friends and family.
Baton Rouge is filled with exciting people and places that exude Louisiana Culture. If you have free time during Family Weekend and are looking for a traditional Louisiana experience, then Baton Rouge is the place to be.
Downtown Baton Rouge is a great place to explore. You can start with touring the Louisiana State Capitol. Take an elevator 34 stories to the sky deck to get a one-of-a-kind view of the Capital City and the Mississippi River, take a stroll around the grounds and see the spot where Huey P. Long was shot.
Once you have seen the Capitol, you can make your way to Louisiana’s own castle, the Old State Capitol. Tour the beautiful building, and learn the history of Louisiana. If you just want a place to relax, you can grab a signature Louisiana coffee from CC’s, and enjoy it on the levee next to the Mississippi River.
There are a few shopping centers in Baton Rouge. Perkins Rowe is one of my favorite places to shop. There are great boutiques, restaurants and a movie theatre all in one place.
If you are looking for places to eat to pass the time, stop in at The Chimes. It is conveniently located near LSU’s campus and the food is delicious! If you are looking for a sweet Louisiana treat, stop by Coffee Call on College Drive for some beignets. Beignets are easily one of the best things about Louisiana, besides LSU Football, of course.
I hope you enjoy your visit to Baton Rouge! If you are looking for more to do in the Capitol City check out VisitBatonRouge.com for tons of fun Baton Rouge activities.