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Baton Rouge Travel Guide

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Best Times to Visit Baton Rouge

The best time to visit Baton Rouge is March through May and September through November. The spring and fall months offer highs in the 70s and 80s and plenty of events. Winters here are mild, with high temperatures hovering in the mid-60s and lows that rarely dip below the 40-degree range. Plus, the city hosts a variety of holiday-themed events around Christmas, as well as its annual Mardi Gras celebration in February. Nightly average hotel prices remain consistently below $200 throughout the year, but do see a slight increase in the fall, in part thanks to football game days at the city's two major universities, Louisiana State University and Southern University and A&M College.

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Weather in Baton Rouge

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Average Temperature (°F)
62.24
41.18
65.66
44.42
72.68
50.36
79.34
56.84
86.18
65.12
90.86
71.42
92.12
73.76
92.48
73.4
88.7
68.54
80.78
57.92
71.96
48.92
64.04
42.62
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Average Precipitation (in)
5.7
5.04
4.4
4.4
4.8
6.4
4.9
5.82
4.54
4.7
4.09
5.59
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Data sourced from the National Climatic Data Center

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March-May

With balmy temperatures in the high 70s and low 80s and no threat of hurricanes, spring is a great time to visit Baton Rouge. You can take advantage of the city's pleasant weather during a variety of outdoor events.

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June-August

In addition to sticky temperatures that are known to hit the 90-degree range, summers in Baton Rouge are also vulnerable to the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. Rainfall remains consistent throughout the year, but reaches its peak in June. If you need to cool off, consider a trip to the Blue Bayou Water Park.

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September-November

Though the threat of hurricane season still lingers into fall, the pleasant temperatures are too good to pass up. Expect highs in the 80s and lows in the high 60s and mid-50s – perfect weather for tailgating ahead of football games at LSU or Southern University. Sports fans aren't the only ones who will benefit from a fall visit as a variety of events fill up the calendar.

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December-February

Winters in Baton Rouge are mild, with highs in the 60s and lows that seldom plummet below 40 degrees. Attractions around the city ring in the holiday season with light displays at both the zoo and LSU as well as events at Magnolia Mound and the LSU Rural Life Museum. If celebrating Mardi Gras in Louisiana is on your bucket list, consider traveling to Baton Rouge. A variety of parades take place throughout the city. If you're not interested in Mardi Gras, avoid the crowds and elevated hotel prices by skipping a mid-February visit.

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