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Upcoming November Events in Baton Rouge

by Glenda Daughety & Team

There's no end to the fun in Baton Rouge, and these upcoming events this month of November prove it. There's something for every taste in these events, so get ready to have a great time with friends, family, and neighbors.

Here's what we have to look forward to:

15th Annual Louisiana Book Festival
Nov 10 | 9am - 4pm

Come on over to the Capitol Park area for the 15th Annual Louisiana Book Festival. More than 250 authors will be in attendance discussing their books. Enjoy more than 150 special programs, plus live music and cooking demos. 

Wild Day at the Rowe
Nov 10 | 10 am -1 pm

Experience the wild side of The Perkins Rowe town square during Wild Day at the Rowe. The event features animal encounters with help from Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo. 

White Light Night
Nov 16 | 
6-10 p.m.

It’s time to enjoy the Baton Rouge art scene with the White Light Night in the Mid City Art & Design Cultural District. Meet talented local artists and enjoy live music as you shop and eat your way through Mid City.

Nov. 23 – Dec. 30

It’s beginning to look a lot like winter at BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo. The annual ZooLights returns Friday, Nov. 23, with a mile-long zoo trail illuminated with more than 50 festive holiday displays.

Festival of Lights
Nov 30 | 7-10 pm

Start the holiday season right in Baton Rouge with the Festival of Lights tree lighting and fireworks and the 2018 Reindeer Run & Jingle Bell Jog at North Boulevard Town Square. 

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Top Things to Do in Baton Rouge

by Glenda Daughety & Team

Are you running out of ideas to entertain the family during the summer break? No problem. Baton Rouge is brimming with entertaining activities and things to do for the whole family. Here's a few of the top things to do in Baton Rouge to keep you on track this summer.

Mike the Tiger Habitat

Who doesn’t love tigers, especially Mike the tiger? Mike is the famed mascot of LSU and enjoys his life in a lush habitat that covers 15,000-square feet of space. There have actually been several tigers that have been the live mascot of LSU, with the current Mike being the 7th, with the first one in 1934 known as the “Ole War Skule.” Bring the whole family to see this majestic cat and learn about their history.

Capitol Park Museum

There’s something for everyone at the Capitol Park Museum. As their website puts it “From Louis Armstrong to Huey P. Long, from Mardi Gras to fais-do-do, and from the nation-building commerce of the Mississippi River to the life-sustaining bounty of the Gulf of Mexico, the Capitol Park Museum provides a panoramic exploration of the most vibrant state in America.”

Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

If exploring nature is more your thing, then Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center is the ideal place to take your family.  This 103-acre facility focuses on conservation, education, recreation and tourism.  They also feature a 9500-square-foot building filled with live animal exhibits, along with photographic presentations of the site's flora and fauna, natural artifact and mineral displays, and a sizeable, vintage waterfowl decoy carving collection.

Baton Rouge Zoo

You can’t beat a great zoo for keeping the family entertained. In addition to viewing the animals, you can enjoy twilight tours and other events throughout the year.  You can spend more than a few hours viewing the more than 944 animals and birds, along with  a children's area, tram and train rides that make this zoo perfect for the whole family.

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Enjoy the Great Baton Rouge Outdoors

by Glenda Daughety & Team

Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center in Baton Rouge LASpring is inching toward us, so maybe you're tempted to get outside and start having some fun.  If you live in Baton Rouge or planning to buy a home here, you'll soon discover that Baton Rouge is brimming with outdoor fun and excitement. From nature parks, gardens, paths, and a zoo, you'll find more than a few ways to enjoy nature's wonders.  Here's a few of the best parks and natural attractions in Baton Rouge to get you started.

Baton Rouge Zoo

Sure, the zoo may seem like an obvious place to go to enjoy nature, but the Baton Rouge Zoo is an exceptional example of natural exhibits.  Since 1970, the Baton Rouge Zoo has been a place where residents and visitors have connected with animals and nature. And of course it's the ideal place to take the whole family.

Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

This 103-acre center focuses on conservation, education, and tourism. You can visit the 9500 sq ft building filled with live animals, photographic exhibits, natural artifact and mineral displays, and more. Then you can explore over a mile of gravel paths weaving through various habitats such as the cypress-tupelo swamp, beech-magnolia and hardwood forests.  It's an ideal place for birders and for spotting various creatures in their natural habitats.

University Lake

Located on W Lakeshore Drive, University Lake is a favorite among Baton Rouge residents. A scenic accent to the campus, this lake is a peaceful place to walk, jog, or drive around and enjoy the view.

LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens

The Mission of the Botanic Gardens is to "promote the importance of plants and their environment to the physical, mental and spiritual well being of the citizens of Baton Rouge, the state of Louisiana and the world." And you can certainly see how they accomplish this when you visit their 440 acres of flora and fauna in the heart of Baton Rouge. Visiting the park also helps support their important research related to agronomy and other related studies. It's also the perfect place for amateur photographers.

Baton Rouge is the perfect place to buy a home for anyone who enjoys the wonders of nature.  Check back on our blog every week for more great reasons to live and play in Baton Rouge.

Plan Your Romantic Valentine Getaway in Baton Rouge

by Glenda Daughety & Team

Valentine's Day is less than a month away.  Have you made plans for a romantic getaway with your Valentine yet? If not, now is the time to make the perfect plans to get away with the one you love in Baton Rouge.  Baton Rouge has a number of romantic hotels and bed & breakfasts that will be sure to provide you with the perfect romantic getaway.  Here's a few getaways in Baton Rouge to get you started.

Belle of Baton Rouge

For something different, why not spend the night on this docked casino riverboat on the Mississippi? Spend some time at the casino, swimming in the pool, or dining as you look out at the views of the river.

Watermark Baton Rouge

If you really want to wine and dine your partner, then this art deco Greek revival hotel set in a bank from 1927 is just the place. They feature eclectic and stylish rooms and an elegant restaurant, perfect for any romantic getaway.

The Stockade Bed and Breakfast

This romantic retreat is set in the tree-lined neighborhoods of Baton Rouge on 11 acres and named after the Civil War stockades that used to be located here.  This beautiful and historic B&B features 5 large suites, including a two-bedroom unit, all with private baths. You'll also enjoy the peaceful grounds that have been certified as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. 

Barrow House Inn

Spend a romantic evening at this stylish B&B. They offer elegant suites accented with antiques of the mid-1800’s. But this bed and breakfast also offers modern touches, such as WI-FI and 1000 DVDs to choose from.  You’ll start your mornings off right with your choice of continental breakfast or local egg dishes.

Butler Greenwood

This historic antebellum plantation home provides the perfect romantic backdrop to spend time with your Valentine, just like the old days.  The original family still owns this amazing home and the 8 cottages located on the grounds. You’ll be able to relax in the private baths, hot tubs, and more.

Check back on our blog for more great things to see and do in Baton Rouge!

Upcoming Events in Baton Rouge Promise Summer Fun

by Glenda Daughety & Team

Summer fun has arrived in Baton Rouge, so it's time to get out and enjoy yourself with these upcoming events over the next two weeks. Here's what we have to look forward to.

Dixie Landin' 2017 Summer Concert Series | Blue Bayou Water Park
Saturdays Through July 29

Every Saturday night through July 29, there will be a free concert for park guests, including 3 Doors Down on June 24.

Shrek – The Musical | Independence Park Theatre
Friday, June 30, 2017, 6:00 PM​

IPT’s Theatre Camp presents Shrek – The Musical, featuring all of your favorite characters from the Shrek movies.

Bobby Bones: Funny & Alone Stand Up Comedy Tour | Baton Rouge River Center Exhibition Halls
Friday, July 7, 2017, 8:00 PM

On-air radio personality and entertainer and host of the nationally syndicated weekday radio program The Bobby Bones Show bring his comedy styling to Baton Rouge River Center Exhibition Halls.

Living in Downtown Baton Rouge Has Never Been Better!

by Glenda Daughety & Team

Is downtown living more your scene? There’s no better downtown living experience than Downtown Baton Rouge! With its amazing homes, dozens of great restaurants, entertainment, and many other outstanding amenities, it’s no wonder people are moving here.

One of the great amenities of the Downtown Baton Rouge area is all the great shopping and dining options, all within walking distance. Residents have the convenience of 6 grocery stores, such as Downtown Grocery and Spanish Town Market.  Feel like getting pampered?  No problem! There’s a number of fine salons and spas to choose from.  And if you want to stay in shape, then you can go to local gyms such as Anytime Fitness or the YMCA.  If its great food you’re looking for, then there are over 60 restaurants to keep your pallet busy, with outstanding cuisine from restaurants like Lucy’s Retired Surfer’s Bar & Restaurant or Tsunami.

Of course the entertainment in Downtown Baton Rouge must be mentioned.  The world-class museums such as the Louisiana Art and Science Museum, Capitol Park Museum, and the LSU Museum of Art will satisfy anyone who appreciates art and culture. And there’s plenty of festivals throughout the year to keep you entertained.

For more information about living in Downtown Baton Rouge, visit our Downtown Baton Rouge page where you can find the perfect home in this bustling community.

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Baton Rouge LA 70816
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RE/MAX First
Office: 225-291-1234
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4750 Sherwood Common Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
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