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Frequently Asked Questions

What does Baton Rouge mean?
Baton Rouge means "Red Stick" in French.

What are the best restaurants in Baton Rouge?
Patio Grille and Lounge is a great choice for convenience and modern American fare with an emphasis on Louisiana culinary heritage.

Tsunami Sushi is a great spot for fresh sushi and views of the Mississippi.

Zorba's Greek bistro is well known for charming decor and contemporary Greek cuisine.

Gino's Italian Restaurant has been family run and operated for over 50 years.

What activities are there in Baton Rouge?
When visiting Baton Rouge, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy during your stay. Be sure to visit LSU Tiger Stadium and campus, swing by the Louisiana State Capitol (the tallest in the US), and tour the USS Kidd. For animal lovers, stop by the Baton Rouge Zoo or visit the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center.

Does Baton Rouge have an airport?
Yes, Baton Rouge airport (BTR) is located about 15 minutes from the Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge and provides flights on American, Delta and United to cities throughout the country.

How much is parking at the Baton Rouge airport?
Parking facilities are located directly in front of the airport terminal. Garage parking is $12 daily and economy parking is $9 daily.

Does Baton Rouge have alligators?
You can spot a wild alligator outside the bayou from time to time! Heavy rains tend to send alligators searching for dryer grounds. If you encounter a wild alligator, it's best to slowly back away.
If you're looking for gators, there are plenty of places to see alligators in Baton Rouge, check out a local swamp tour!

How far is Baton Rouge from New Orleans?
The drive from Baton Rouge to New Orleans is about 1 hr and 15 minutes, or approximately 80 miles.

Does Baton Rouge get hurricanes?
Yes, being located along the Gulf of Mexico, hurricanes do pose a threat to the city of Baton Rouge.

What is Baton Rouge's weather like?
Baton Rouge is known to have a humid, subtropical climate. Summers get very hot and humid, winters are cold and short, with a good chance of precipitation all year round.