Romantic Escape Contest at Baton Rouge’s Hilton Capitol Center #RedStickRocks

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.

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  1. 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!!!

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

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

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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!

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

  16. 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!

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

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

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

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

  21. 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.

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

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

  24. 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!

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