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Daycation destination: How to enjoy your Spring Break in BR

Spring Break is in just a couple of days. For some people, that means it’s time to start packing and getting ready for the big trip. However, for others, getting away isn’t as easy as simply packing a bag.

For many reasons, some students will be spending their Spring Break in Baton Rouge. While this isn’t your typical trip to the beach, staying at home doesn’t have to be boring.

 

Enjoy Downtown

If you’re looking for something new to kick off Spring Break on that Friday afternoon, consider buying a ticket for the Downtown Baton Rouge Food Tours, as suggested by Christy Chachere, the communications coordinator for Visit Baton Rouge.

Rain or shine, the food tour convenes every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, at either 11 a.m. or 6 p.m. The guided tour group meets in front of Poor Boy Lloyd’s downtown and then proceeds to have a sampling of Baton Rouge’s best food downtown.

Chachere also suggested some other notable attractions downtown, such as a number of museums and historical landmarks, including the Capitol Park Museum, New and Old State Capitols, Old Governor’s Mansion, USS Kidd, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, LSU Museum of Art and the Manship Theatre.

Museums don’t suit your fancy? Chachere offered a few other ideas for downtown fun, such as eating oysters at Jolie Pearl Oyster Bar, visiting Blend Wine Bar, walking down the Riverfront access point on River Road and Florida Blvd and enjoying Third Street nightlife and live music.

 

Around LSU

For more student-oriented fun, the LSU UREC will also be open during Spring Break, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Although this is three hours earlier than when the UREC normally closes, there’s still plenty of time to come in for your daily game of tennis, basketball or racquetball.

LSU business freshman Garrett Barton offered his opinion on how to stay busy during Spring Break. He is one of many who will be staying home during the holidays, and doesn’t see anything wrong with it.

“Baton Rouge is such a pulsating city,” he said. “I think a great thing to do would be to enjoy some of our cultured and original cuisines.”

Barton listed a few spots to grab a bite during the break.

“I would personally recommend the blackened alligator from Sammy’s Grill,” Barton said. “The beignets from Coffee Call make for a good dessert too.”

He also mentioned that, without school and homework to worry about, Tigerland is always a good option for students.

“Since I’m on vacation, why not have a little fun,” Barton said. “With that in mind, I’m probably going to spend a night or two at The House or somewhere else in Tigerland.”

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