Spend 4 Hours Having Fun!
Our airport transfer clients from the Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Lafayette airports are often in one day and out the next. These airports are not in hub cities so there are limited “direct flights” and your schedule may give you 4 or 5 hours of open time to develop some local rapport. Our limo service can make sure you enjoy yourself and stay on schedule.
At a recent association meeting one of the members told of his recent experience zip lining at Tiki Zipline. His story really stuck with me and I reflected on how many business travelers I transport come in and leave without that special connection without enjoying the “local flavor” the Baton Rouge area provides. When I chauffered in Memphis we frequently took visitors to Graceland. While we aren’t the home of “rock ‘n roll” there are many fun things to do near Baton Rouge.
There are numerous opportunities to enjoy a short refreshing change of pace around Louisiana’s capitol city. At Tiki Zipline near Denham Springs, secured in a harnass, you’ll fly through the air and surrounding woods. The nine station course takes about an hour and a half. It’s a great team building opportunity if a group is traveling. You should reserve a time, wear casual clothes and if doing this “on the way to the airport” block 5 hours. Riverside can transport individuals or groups up to 24 people with luggage in our sedans, SUV’s or Mini-Bus.
Another item on your list of things to do near Baton Rouge should be visiting at least one of our historic plantation homes. At well restored and maintained locations like Houmas House, Oak Alley, Laura Plantation or Nottaway visitors can get a feel of what the Old South was like and learn what is unique about these settings. If you allow 4 hours before the required airport check in time you will have time to take a tour, stroll the grounds and get to the airport in time.
The State Capitol, Old State Capitol, Old Governor’s Mansion, Louisiana Arts and Science Center and Magnolia Mound Plantation are great things to do in Baton Rouge. Close to downtown hotels, some of these sites are within walking distance. Being driven in a chauffeured sedan gives you the option of driving by or stopping to take a tour.
Between Baton Rouge and the New Orleans or Lafayette airports there are several outstanding swamp tour opportunities. Remember, these are swamp tours and dress comfortably. These tours take you up close to see alligators and many other swamp creatures. In addition, the often “colorful characters” that lead these tours share the areas back story and history. These tours are on most people’s “A List” of things to do near Baton Rouge. Off the interstate between Baton Rouge and the New Orleans airport, Cajun Pride Swamp Tours offers a variety of options.
Going west, McGees Landing is in the Atchafalaya Basin between Baton Rouge and Lafayette. And, being on the route to the airport makes them easily accessible.
Close to the interstate in south Baton Rouge is a well hidden gem, the Bluebonnet Swamp www.brec.org/swamp. The swamp is home to a variety of wildlife and a great location for bird watching. It’s hard to believe you are in the city limits.
If you have more time available, travel north of Baton Rouge to the the Feliciana Parishes. Towns like St. Francisville, Jackson and Clinton are home to an array of plantation homes. They are also great places for bird watching and enjoying nature.
Pick Your Passion
Brochures on all these sites are usually available at your hotel. So when you get a chance to visit our city, pick your passion and enjoy one of the many things to do near Baton Rouge.