Found yourself in Baton Rouge for work, a move, or for pleasure? Whether you’re on a strict budget or not, it’s always nice to save a little money. Below find our top tips for saving money when you visit Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
1. Use public transit.
If you’re looking for a cost-free tour around the downtown area, the Capitol Park Trolley Service is an excellent option. Hop on and off at each stop you want to explore further, like the Riverfront Plaza, or the Main Street Market. Another transportation option is the Capital Area Transit System (CATS) bus service, the regional transit authority with fixed route service. CATS provides service for the cities of Baton Rouge and Baker, and within unincorporated areas of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. View route info and rider guides here.
2. Peruse the best cheap eats.
Eating well during your visit doesn’t have to break the bank (see #5 — your accommodation may even have kitchen facilities!). But when it comes to dining out, make sure you’re getting the best bang for your buck by doing a little research before hunger strikes. TripAdvisor and Yelp are excellent resources for finding reviews and lists of some of the best, cheap eats in Baton Rouge.
3. Seek out free things to do.
From outdoor things to do (like the BREC dog park on Harrell’s Ferry, or exploring the lakes around Louisiana State University), to the city’s most sought-after attractions (like Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, and the Louisiana Art & Science Museum, offering free admission to the galleries on the first Sunday of each month), there’s plenty of things to see and do in Baton Rouge that won’t blow the budget. Take a look for helpful lists, like this list of 40 free & cheap things to do in Baton Rouge.
4. Make sure the car is well equipped.
Road trips are typically a budget-friendly way to travel, offering plenty of flexibility along the way. With a little planning, you can easily avoid mindless purchases that can drain your resources quicker than planned — a coffee here, a bottle of water there, and so on.
If you’re looking to keep your visit as affordable as possible, consider packing these 9 essential items for a budget-friendly road trip.
5. Use budget-friendly accommodations.
When you visit Baton Rouge, you don’t have to leave the comforts of home behind. Choose extended stay accommodations and you’ll enjoy plenty of features and amenities that enhance your trip, making it easier and more enjoyable — all at one low price. From mail service to laundry, WiFi and kitchen facilities, there are plenty of reasons to stay at InTown Suites.
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