Book your stay for the 2019 Louisiana Housing Conference through our partner and host hotel, Hilton in Downtown Baton Rouge. Discounted rooms are available for conference attendees through the reservation link here.
The special room rate will be available until March 11th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. For easy access and travel to and from the conference, we recommend selecting a hotel in or near Downtown Baton Rouge.
Visitors to Baton Rouge won’t want to miss the downtown experience. It’s a thriving, flavorful, historic area on the Mississippi riverfront that reflects the heart and soul of Louisiana. It’s home to busy office towers, theaters, museums, elegant hotels, dining and nightlife, beautiful scenery, trails for walking, running or riding and a scenic town square where you can attend exciting events, play chess or just enjoy a cup of coffee in our favorable Louisiana weather.
At the heart of it all is the Shaw Center for the Arts, an architectural showpiece that includes the LSU Museum of Art—a 13,000-square-foot space with both touring and permanent collections—and a rooftop terrace and sushi restaurant, Tsunami, which offers stunning views of the Mississippi River and a popular gathering spot for a night out.
Offering world-class performing arts inside the Shaw Center is the Manship Theatre, an intimate 325-seat venue that features a steady rotation of dance, comedy, film and nationally known music acts, with a focus on jazz. A commons area in front of the Shaw Center has interactive fountains, space for events, immediate access to downtown attractions, and a direct view of the magnificent Old State Capitol—now a Louisiana history museum, complete with a gift shop.
Just steps away is North Boulevard Town Square. With café seating, water features, a media beacon and more, it’s perfect for concerts, outdoor movies, picnics or just sipping a latte. Located adjacent to the town square, Repentance Park features an arc walkway with seating, sculptures, fountains with 750 jets and a sloping lawn where children can run and play.
In between the two is Galvez Plaza, with a stage for live music and the international award-winning Crest, a 65,000-pound, 35-foot-tall, steel, curved sculpture that doubles as a performance stage cover. As well as playing a starring role in outdoor concerts presented at the plaza, the Crest has become a symbol of the new downtown vibe and a tourist attraction in its own right.
Nearby are attractions like the 34-story State Capitol (observation deck on the 27th floor), riverfront levee, the Louisiana Art & Science Museum, two riverboat casinos, and the Raising Cane’s River Center, which hosts concerts, Broadway shows, conventions and trade shows.
For more ways to enjoy downtown Baton Rouge, visit visitbatonrouge.com