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    Have you ever considered Baton Rouge, LA as a romantic destination? I’ve lived in this area my entire life and a romantic getaway so close to home just wasn’t something I’d ever really thought about. During Mardi Gras season, my husband and I had a chance to experience downtown Baton Rouge with a night at the Hilton Capitol Center Baton Rouge for a soiree. I have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised (as was hubby) at just how romantic an evening away from the house, even in our local area, could be.

    Hilton Capitol Center Baton Rouge image copyright Hilton Hotels

    For years I watched the building now known as The Hilton Capitol Center experience extensive renovations. It used to be the old Heidelberg Hotel and the next door Capitol House, both which were vacant for decades. The Heidelberg was a favorite of former Louisiana Governor Huey “The Kingfish” Long and was even considered the governor’s mansion while the new mansion was being constructed.

    The Hilton Capitol Center is centrally located in downtown Baton Rouge within walking distance of attractions, various restaurants, and the vibrant downtown nightlife. Valet parking is available and couples can drive right up to the front door for assistance. Check in was a breeze and I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised by the elegant Art Deco era design. Our room was divine with the Art Deco theme continuing throughout the property and a balcony overlooking the Mississippi River.

    My husband and I really enjoyed our Baton Rouge romantic getaway and wish we would’ve stayed a second night. TravelingMamas.com and The Hilton Capitol Center wants you to have a similar experience and find romance in Red Stick (Baton Rouge, LA). The Hilton Capitol Center is offering a chance to win two nights with dinner at their property. How can you enter this romantic getaway giveaway?

    The Prize: 2 nights lodging at Hilton Capitol Center Baton Rouge, LA and dinner at Kingfish Restaurant. (Standard room type, based upon availability, blackout dates apply. Maximum value of dinner is $100.)

    Three Ways to Enter:

    1. Check out Baton Rouge’s Official Visitor Site and/or VisitSouth Baton Rouge site (me) and browse around. Leave a comment on this post telling us what else you’d do while you’re on your romantic weekend.
    2. Become a Facebook Fan of the Hilton Capitol Center Baton Rouge and come back here to leave a separate comment letting us know you’re a fan (winner must be a valid FB Fan to claim prize).
    3. Tweet this contest and be sure to use the hashtag #RedStickRocks. Come back here and leave a separate comment letting us know you tweeted about the giveaway.

    That’s it! Contest does not include transportation to Baton Rouge, LA but is open worldwide. Contestants must be 21 years of age or older. Contest ends April 6, 2010 at 11:59 CST. Randomly chosen winner (via Random.org) will be announced sometime on April 7 and notified by email. Winner will have three days to response with prize acceptance or prize will be forfeit and awarded to another entrant.

    Special thanks to Hilton Capitol Center Baton Rouge for providing this giveaway.

    Winner Update: Congrats to commenter 52 Trish who commented that she and her hubby would like to check out the Louisiana State Museum during their visit. Winning number generated on Random.org. Entries submitted after contest closing were ineligible.

    Published on March 26, 2010 · Filed under: Mamas on the Move, Romantic Getaways; Tagged as: , , ,
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  1. Kelly Spell said on

    I just became a fan of the Hilton Capitol Center on Facebook!

  2. Meghann Hebert said on

    Hey! I just became a fan of the Hilton Capitol Center on FB and I tweeted it on my page, @meghebert! I’m a resident of BR, but have never actually toured the Old Governor’s Mansion & the USSKidd! I’d love to do that if I was able to win!! Thanks!!!

  3. Amanda Eisman said on

    I just became a fan on Facebook!

  4. I would LOVE to go on a Baton Rouge getaway! I stayed at the Hilton Capitol Center for work in November… but didn’t get to see any of the sights! I’d love to go back with my boyfriend.

  5. I just became a friend of the Hilton Capitol Center on facebook…

  6. … and I just tweeted about it, too! @lindsaytweets

  7. Cherie Taylor said on

    I am a fan of the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center. I would love a romantic getaway with my husband and the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center. My husband and I are celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary this April. Romantic time together is awesome!

  8. Lisa Noland said on

    Hubby and I would love a short getaway, just to eat out, go to the movies, or browse at a bookstore with no kids in tow. Our 21st anniversary is coming up soon!

  9. Sonya Jeblonski said on

    If I were on a romantic getaway with my husband, I’d start with the Live After Five concerts on Friday. Then we’d walk along the LSU lakes and dine @ Louie’s cafe. Playing a little golf and going to the farmer’s market sounds great!

  10. susan varney said on

    like to visit the baton rouge zoo
    mverno@roadrunner.com

  11. Baton Rouge would be perfect, not too far, and its so pretty. I want to treat my Lady to a getaway!

  12. Roblyn Honeysucker said on

    That romantic weekend would have to include a stop to browse at the exhibits at LASM and then dinner at Tsunami’s.

  13. Social comments and analytics for this post…

    This post was mentioned on Twitter by LifewiththeDiva: RT @Cajun_Mama: Win a 2 Night Romantic Escape at Hilton Capitol Center in Baton Rouge #RedStickRocks http://bit.ly/aieEXE

  14. David Ruiz said on

    Checking out the USSKidd would be a cool experience for me and my kids, makes what our military does for our country actually seem real.

  15. I retweeted the post to enter the contest. (biteandbooze)

  16. This would be such a great getaway – just to have some alone time together & visit a new city 🙂

  17. Wolvie72 said on

    I would like to go on a fanboat ride. gbloganx@aol.com

  18. Laurie Jackson said on

    I think because it is a romantic nights hotel that I would love just exploring around the hotel and spending a lot of time in bed and eating all the different foods that Baton Rouge is so famous for……hdgirlie@aol.com

  19. I would go to the Bayou Country Superfest

  20. M. Reismeyer said on

    I think that I’d like to see the Old State Capitol.

  21. scottsgal said on

    I’d like to see the Blythewood Plantation

  22. scottsgal said on

    Hilton facebook fan

  23. Joannie said on

    I’d surprise my husband. We are celebrating our anniversary in June and this would be such a treat – we’d head to the Baton Rouge zoo and then take the boat ride!

  24. Ruth Bousquet said on

    My husband is a caretaker so I’d love to see the Blythewood Plantation, and of course, enjoy the eats. What a great getaway…and would be on the way to visit my son in Florida.

  25. Ruth Bousquet said on

    I am a Face Book Fan.

  26. David Heath said on

    If I were on a romantic getaway with my wife, I’d start with the Live After Five concerts on Friday. Then we’d walk along the LSU lakes and dine @ Louie’s cafe.

  27. Robbie Chandler said on

    I have never had a chance or incentive to visit Baton Rouge, but maybe now I will get there. Who knew Baton Rouge was called the Red Stick? Baton Rouge Louisiana is home to the renowned action of LSU and SU athletics, legendary Louisiana Cajun cuisine, a booming film and television industry, fascinating plantation tours, Mardi Gras thrills and a variety of attractions. It certainly seems worth it to visit and spend sometime there.

  28. Elizabeth said on

    Would love to win this. Keep up the great work!

  29. You know, I live in Baton Rouge, and my husband and I have never really explored the downtown area. I think that would make for a fun weekend to act like tourists in our own city!

  30. I tweeted about this! http://twitter.com/niftyfoodie/status/11267078136

  31. Christine said on

    I just became a fan of Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center. The story about Huey P. Long is very interesting.

  32. Vivian Cupples said on

    I became a fan on Facebook today. Even though I live in Baton Rouge, a weekend downtown, a get-away would be so much fun. There is so much to do downtown. What fun!

  33. Heather McDonough said on

    I’d like to visit Blythewood Plantation.

  34. Lila Thum said on

    I’ve never been to Baton Rouge and I do want to start now!!!!!

  35. WorkingTravelingMom said on

    I am a fan of the Hilton Capitol Center. it’s my favorite place to stay while doing buisness at the State Capitol!

  36. Judy Middlebrooks said on

    a great getaway

  37. john lewis said on

    Bennets in Zachary is a cool place to ski.

  38. Patti Berry said on

    Love the swamp tours there!

  39. Frederick Rotzien said on

    This would be very nice!

  40. Jordan Hebert said on

    I just became a fan on Facebook! I love this contest idea!!

  41. Became a fan of the Hilton on facebook.

  42. Love to work here.

  43. jennifer said on

    I would love to go to the Bayou County Superfest.

  44. I would love to have a nice dinner on my romantic weekend, maybe a carriage ride, that would be nice.

  45. Melissa B. said on

    I’d visit Blythewood Plantation.

  46. Kat Emerick said on

    We are going to Louisiana this summer on vacation and we would love to win this.

  47. cory mcgeehon said on

    I would love to visit louisiana and enjoy the beautiful nights with a great dinner out on the town in baton rouge.

  48. I would like to visit Blythewood Plantation.

  49. tweet http://twitter.com/ThriftyJinxy/status/11683150942

  50. Shawna OBrien said on

    I Checked out Baton Rouge’s Official Visitor Site and the VisitSouth Baton Rouge site and something that I found that my husband and I would like to do on our romantic adventure in Baton Rouge is to go on the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino. It has live poker, slots, table
    games and video poker, lots of food including a seafood
    restaurant and casino buffet. It also has Concerts, boxing
    matches and other live entertainment. Sounds like a blast.

  51. Shawna OBrien said on

    I Became a Facebook Fan of the Hilton Capitol Center Baton Rouge. My FB username is Shawna OBrien

  52. Shawna OBrien said on

    Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/ShawnaMichelle2/status/11683535458

  53. Louisiana State Museum is on their list of 225 things to do, that would be aswesome for me and my man!!!

  54. Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center facebook fan – trisha dowling

  55. http://twitter.com/whitetrashtrish/status/11685421972

  56. oneangel said on

    I would love to see the Blythewood Plantation

  57. Jared G. said on

    I would love to catch an LSU sports event when I’m there, and catch up with a few old friends who live in BR!

  58. Jared G. said on

    I became a fan on Facebook!

  59. Donna K said on

    I would like to visit Blythewood Plantation.

  60. Donna K said on

    I tweeted.

  61. Lily Kwan said on

    I would eat at Hello Sushi.

  62. Lily Kwan said on

    I became a Facebook fan of the Hilton Capitol Center Baton Rouge.