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Enjoy Baton Rouge connects visitors to Downtown Baton Rouge's past, present and future through tours that are fun, informative, entertaining and fun! Okay, I said fun twice - walking tours really are fun!
In 2017 encouraged by friends and others in Louisiana tourism I decided to plunge into this opportunity to do what I really enjoyed. I grew up in the Capital City. In 2004 with my wife and children, I moved to Memphis, Tennessee. In 2012 I returned with a new appreciation for my hometown.
Working as a chauffeur I took thousands of guests to sites around town. Giving mini-tours while traversing the town I would notice how visitors would be engaged and more animated during the tour. They started to see the River City through new eyes.
Between 2012 and 2016 I drove representatives from the Louisiana Department of Tourism around the state and started to feel the draw of tourism. In September of 2017 while visiting in Chicago struck by the many ways visitors can enjoy a town and believed there was an opportunity for tremendous growth locally. In 2018 for our anniversary my wife and I went on a food tour in Lafayette and experienced how wonderful that was.
So, my drive is to show off our downtown in ways that are personal, fun, comprehensive, historically accurate and enjoyable. I'm active, constantly learning more about the city, keeping up with what's changing and being part of the community.
The goal is to show Downtown Baton Rouge to 1000+ visitors each year. When we reach that mark Enjoy Baton Rouge will just be beginning to repay the city for what it's given me.
Baton Rouge native! History buff and proud resident of Spanish Town.
As someone looking to move to Baton Rouge, John was able to give my mother and I a history lesson while showing us interesting and important sites. We wish that we had longer to spend listening to him, as he is clearly very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about sharing Louisiana history!
Enjoyed tour and restaurants yesterday!
Fantastic Tour! It exceeded my expectations. The places were really good surprises and you know some stuff.
John was an excellent guide taking us on a walk through the notable spots inside the capitol building and the surrounding neighborhoods. Great stories and an easy pace.