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10 Weekend Trips from Baton Rouge

Looking for a weekend getaway that doesn't involve +6 hours of driving one way to get there? Here are my picks for fun vacation spots (and a few cute places to stay!) :

1. Florida Beach Picks - Cape San Blas, Destin, Navarre, Pensacola, Panama City, Seagrove

If you don't might the drive, white sand beaches, crystal clear water, and cute beach towns are waiting for you in the FL panhandle. For something less touristy, check out some of the cute beach rentals off highway 30A.

Photo Cred: via IG @brittany_jones_life

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2. Alabama Beach Picks - Gulf Shores / Orange Beach

Less of a drive but still just as fun, these popular beaches in Alabama will fit the bill for a fun weekend trip to the beach!

Photo Cred: IG @city_gulfshores

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3. Mississippi Beach Picks - Biloxi, Gulfport

Two more popular beach spots and only one state over! Fun fact: Biloxi is one of the oldest settlements in all of Mississippi, being founded back in 1699. The city is well-known for its casinos, restaurants, and other tourist attractions which are all located just a short walk off the beach itself. If you're looking for something a little more laid-back, nearby Gulfport is perfect!

Photo Cred: IG @cityofbiloxi

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4. False River, LA

Boating more your style? Check out False River for your next laid back weekend getaway! Located less than an hour away from Baton Rouge, this is the perfect spot for those who don't want to drive far but still want to feel like they're away from home.

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5. Galveston, TX

Between beaches, shopping, Schlitterbahn, and Moody Gardens, you won't be stuck without anything to do for a weekend!

Photo Cred: IG @cityofgalvestontx

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6. Grand Isle, LA

If you like to fish, Grand Isle is the place to be! It might not have white sand beaches, but there is more than enough sun and salty air to go around. Be sure to check out the state park, check out one of the many fishing tournaments, or see some of the wildlife.

Photo Cred: IG @redsticklife

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7. Natchez, MS

Cute B&Bs, lots of small town charm, and some of the best tamales I've ever had at Fat Mama's Tamales. Go shopping, check out any of the gorgeous antebellum mansions, or visit the Natchez State Park!

Photo Cred: IG @visitnatchez

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8. New Orleans, LA

One of the closest places on the list and oh so much fun! Perfect for a weekend trip, there definitely won't be a shortage of things to do. There are plenty of options for shopping, sightseeing, and restaurants, and kid-friendly activities!

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9. St Francisville, LA

If you prefer a quiet town with lots of historic sights, St. Francisville is the place to go. This small town is packed with historic historical sights, and the surrounding area is home to six plantation homes open to the public for guided tours. Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge is also nearby for those who are looking to see some nature, as is the Afton Villa garden.

Photo Cred: IG @visitstfrancisville

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10. Toledo Bend Reservoir, LA

Another popular "lake" spot, the Toledo Bend Resevor is located right on the TX and LA border. Between good fishing, golfing, 2 nearby state parks, and and historic sites, there are plenty of things to do for a weekend away. Fun fact: it is the largest man-made body of water in Louisiana, the largest in the South, and the fifth largest in the United States.

Photo Cred: IG @toledobendlakecountry

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