The St. Francisville Inn offers a welcoming front porch perfect for rocking on a hot summer day. Photo courtesy of Louisiana Hospitality Group.

Beat the summer vacation stress with these nearby destinations

Are we there yet? If that phrase grinds your gears, you’ve come to the right place.

The long car ride to and from the destination can leave you questioning whether it’s really a vacation. And planning a family trip is easier said than done. So, we found a few spots for spring or summer getaways, all within an hour-and-a-half drive of Baton Rouge.

We can’t promise the kids won’t ask, “Are we there yet?” but at least you won’t be lying when you say, “Almost!”

Scroll below to see more options and get the details on each spot. 

The Blue Heron Cabin

Summit, Mississippi

This kid and pet-friendly cabin is an easy-to-get-to-getaway for families with young children. You’ll find lakes, games and more, which is why The Blue Heron is a great setting for making some sweet summer memories. Click here for booking information.

The St. Francisville Inn

St. Francisville

Photo courtesy of Louisiana Hospitality Group.

The small historic town of St. Francisville has been thriving thanks to establishments like the trendy but historic St. Francisville Inn. Just forty-five minutes outside of Baton Rouge, enjoy cocktails, butler service and beautiful rooms at the St. Francisville Inn.

West Inn Beach Club

Waveland, Mississippi

The West Inn Beach Club in Waveland, Mississippi, brings the beach experience closer to home. Located just a little over an hour away, it’s a great destination for a weekend of swimming, relaxation and family time. Click here for booking information.

The Pearl Hotel

Bay St. Louis

If you haven’t taken a trip to Bay St. Louis, you are missing out. Just under two hours away, The Pearl is a boutique hotel in the heart of this quaint city. With great drinks, an exceptional pool and lovely views, this destination is sure to bring some fun to your family vacation.

Maison Madeleine

Breaux Bridge, Louisiana

For a weekend of good food, great music and even better company, opt for a stay at Maison Madeleine in Breaux Bridge, just one hour away from the Capital City. This dreamy bed and breakfast offers top-notch accommodations and “secret suppers” with renowned Louisiana chefs like Jay Ducote and Sullivan Zant.