Searching for an exceptional girlfriends getaway destination? Look no further than Baton Rouge!
Endless Shopping, relaxing spa treatments and heavenly desserts- what more could a girl want? Friends, sisters, mothers, and daughters, come to Baton Rouge for the perfect girlfriends’ getaway experience!
Delicious Cuisine – You go girl!
Indulge in a delectable snack at Strand’s Café, serving coffee, tea, French pastries and chocolates! For lunch, visit the Main Street Market that features gift shops and several eateries to satisfy every visitor. Enjoy refreshments like a true Southern Belle in Plantation Country. Experience the savory taste of Louisiana cuisine with dinner at Houmas House or take advantage of Nottoway Plantation’s Bed and Breakfast offer, salon and restaurant at the South’s largest plantation home. Wrap up your day with “Girl’s night out” time at the Wine Loft, downtown, or at Tsunami in the Shaw Center for the Arts, which overlooks the “Mighty” Mississippi River.
A Culture Like No Other:
Travel through our storied political history at Louisiana’s “Castle on the River,” the Old State Capitol. Don’t miss their brand-new interactive exhibit on Sarah Morgan, the ghost of the Old State Capitol. Also, visit the Old Governor’s Mansion to see how legendary Governor Huey P. Long designed his home to look just like the White House. For a glimpse of Louisiana history through the eyes of a female plantation overseer, visit Laura: A Creole Plantation for their guided tour. Don’t forget to hit the fabulous gift shops at each attraction!
Shopaholic s Welcome!
No girls’ vacation would be complete without a shopping adventure, so be sure to check out one of our premier shopping malls! Begin your shopping tour at the Mall of Louisiana, Baton Rouge’s 1.6 million square foot enclosed mall. You’ll enjoy shopping at 175 retail stores, including Ann Taylor, Macy’s, Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Coach, Caché, Sephora and Borders. Also, visit Perkins Rowe, a unique residential and shopping village, housing retailers such as Urban Outfitters, Z Gallerie, Barnes and Noble, BCBG, J. Crew and White House/ Black Market. Don’t forget to visit Towne Center at Cedar Lodge to shop in a relaxed and charming open-air marketplace. For localized boutique shopping, visit Mignon Faget and Pierre Crawdeaux.
Need a Little “Me” Time?
After all this shopping, treat yourself to a manicure and pedicure at Bumble Lane Spa or mix up your own bath scrub at Bath Junkie located in Towne Center! Create your own unique bath and beauty products with Elizabeth from Handmade at Homestead at the location of your choice. Elizabeth uses Louisiana goods such as cane sugar and red beans in her products. Visit the Manship Theatre, downtown for unique wellness classes or an evening performance. For an exceptional culinary experience at a unique spice boutique, visit Red Stick Spice for a hands-on cooking class. After dinner, pick up some wine and make you way to Corks and Canvas to paint your own masterpiece. You’re sure to enjoy this artistic social event!
After all this shopping, treat yourself to a manicure and pedicure at the Bumble Lane Spa located in Towne Center! Come back to your hotel to experience beauty products the Baton Rouge way, with a demonstration from Elizabeth from Handmade at Homestead. Elizabeth creates bath products before your eyes, using Louisiana goods such as cane sugar and red beans. Each visitor will also have a chance to create her own unique scrub or soap. Visit the Manship Theatre, downtown for unique wellness classes! For an exceptional culinary experience at a unique spice and wine boutique, visit Red Stick Spice for a hands-on cooking class. After dinner, pick up some wine and make you way to Corks and Canvas to paint your own masterpiece. You’re sure to enjoy this artistic social event!