Great River Road
The Great River Road Area sits outside of Baton Rouge and is a short drive to New Orleans.
The towns of Gonzales, Darrow, Sorrento, Vacherie and more make up this region. The area showcases the history of River Road’s once highly influential landowners on a winding path that leads to the state’s political seat. Add to that the capital city’s downtown with award-winning restaurants and a thriving Arts and Entertainment District and you’ve discovered the area’s vibrant personality.
The art of cooking was perfected in this region and today, mansion restaurants serve mouthwatering seafood, meat and dishes that represent the Creole and Cajun flavors. From music festivals to antebellum plantations like Oak Alley, Houmas House, Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Evergreen Plantation to name a few, the Greater River Road offers a glimpse into this unique area of Louisiana.