Hidden Gem ‘Date Ideas’ around Baton Rouge
Being a mom of three boys, I’m looking for ways to get out to enjoy a romantic night out or an adventurous day away! Here are my favorite date ‘things to do’ around Baton Rouge.
- Sipping on cocktails, and eating dinner at sunset at Tsunami Downtown: This is one is a no-brainer! It’s not a hidden gem, but I could not write this without putting this in here. There is nothing like a cocktail, martini, or glass of wine while eating delicious sushi and watching the sunset while viewing the river.
- Hiking at Tunica Hills: Not only can you view the birds and wildlife, horseback ride, but you can also hike three trails or just stroll the nature trail. Trail A can be hard to find, as it is not well marked. This will be your longest trail. At 3.5 miles, this is my favorite trail of them all. Trail B tends to be the easier hike for some. If you are feeling adventurous and up for a challenge, hike Trail C with it’s steep up and downs.
- Spend the night at a bed & breakfast nearby: For a romantic night away with no kids and somewhere nearby, opt for staying at a bed & breakfast. My top favorites are The Stockade Bed & Breakfast and almost any Bed & Breakfast in the Felicianas.
- Frisbee golf at Highland Road Park: I am pretty terrible at Frisbee Golf, but I love a good challenge. I bought a golf disc starter pack from Amazon. On warm days with low humidity, I love to head out to this park with a rolling ice chest and play some frisbee golf. Even though leagues/clubs play out there sometimes, everyone is super friendly, helping you around or letting you go ahead of them to throw some quick discs.
- Dinner, bowling, cocktails, and coffee all in one at Electric Depot: Instead of going out for dinner and then driving to get dessert, you can have a blast here in one spot!
- Enjoy time on the water at the University Lake: Grab a kayak, a canoe or a paddleboat and enjoy time on the water at the LSU Lakes. You can purchase equipment nearby at any outdoor store or rent. You can also rent from LSU directly. If you aren’t a student or a UREC member, you can still rent equipment.
- Walk around The Cajun Village together: Located in Sorrento, this gem is a short drive from Baton Rouge. Stroll the grounds, step back in time, and visit boutiques that make their home in old buildings. Enjoy some beignets, cafe’ au lait, or a glass of sweet muscadine wine as you shop for art or souvenirs. While you’re there, stop by the alligator pond or relax or snuggle up on a porch swing.
- Make a day of it on Saturdays – downtown Baton Rouge: There is so much fun and history in downtown Baton Rouge! Start off your Saturday browsing the Red Stick Farmer’s Market, take a tour of the Old State Capitol, visit the U.S.S. Kidd or browse the Louisiana Art & Science Museum, the day can be endless.