If you like your cities hot and humid you’ll love Baton Rouge. The capital of Louisiana, Baton Rouge gets its fair share of rainfall all year round, while rarely dipping below freezing. Its low elevation rate and location right along the banks of the Mississippi River lend a tropical feel to the city.
What does one do while visiting Baton Rouge? If you aren’t busy attending an LSU sporting event or social affair, you can check out any number of plantation homes that give a glimpse into southern history. The Nottoway Plantation, built in 1859, has a mere 53,000 square feet and 64 rooms to explore. As slightly less extravagant option is the Rosedown Plantation which features a lovely garden that is perfect for a romantic stroll.
Being the center of government in the state, Baton Rouge also has a wonderful Old State Capitol that is fun to explore. If that doesn’t float your boat, you could always take a ride on a steamboat along the Mississippi. It is a wonderful way to see the city and to enjoy a lovely meal while Huck Finn passes by.
Getting to Baton Rouge is fairly easy and inexpensive. Frontier Airlines has some especially inviting cheap flight deals.