There's no better place to begin exploring the architecture, culture and lush natural wonders of the American south than Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and there's no better way to do it than renting an RV from Cruise America.
While not as populous or famous as its neighbor New Orleans, Baton Rouge is more centrally located and as the state capital of Louisiana it makes a great starting point for any road trip or RV journey through this unique state.
Nestled on the eastern bank of the mighty Mississippi River, Baton Rouge was first settled in the 1700's by French colonists. Because of the influence of French, Spanish and Caribbean immigrants on its culture, this 300 year old city is a rarity among American destinations. While staying in town you can see this diversity in the architecture of the city from the Art Deco state capitol building to 18th century plantations to the Italian Renaissance style of the scenic LSU campus.
The very best aspect of building your vacation plans around renting a motorhome is that you aren't anchored to a single spot. Just over an hour's drive and 80 miles south of Baton Rouge is New Orleans, Louisiana's most famous city. With your RV as home base you can explore the Big Easy via the St. Charles Streetcar Line where you can take in everything from the historical mansions of the Garden District to the jazzy nightlife of the French Quarter to the vast peaceful expanse of Lake Pontchartrain.
If your trip through Louisiana happens to take place a few weeks before Easter, in late February, you can experience the wild celebrations of Mardi Gras. While New Orleans is more famous for its French Quarter Mardi Gras parades and events, Baton Rouge also celebrates the holiday in a more family friendly manner with lavish parades featuring floats and marching bands.
Wherever you plan to travel in or around Baton Rouge, there's no more fun and convenient way to do it than by renting a motorhome from Cruise America. You can research the available models here on the site and even make a reservation online and we'll have an RV waiting for you when you touch down in Louisiana. If renting and RV is new to you and you need more information or assistance, please give us a call and we'll walk you through the process.