BTR has monumental news. Beginning June 1, Baton Rouge Metro Airport will offer daily nonstops on American Airlines to Washington, D.C.

May 1, 2023

Getting from our state capital to our nation’s capital is more convenient than ever!

No other destination offers more awe-inspiring attractions and collections than Washington, D.C.

Each year, millions visit and explore the city’s never-ending variety of national treasures and natural wonders — not to mention its vibrant nightlife and world-class cuisine.

With so much to see and do, it can be daunting to decide where to begin. So, here are a few must-sees that should be on everyone’s list:

The National Mall: Around the impressive reflecting pool (where Forrest dove in with Jenny!), you’ll find marvelous memorials of marble and stone honoring Lincoln, Washington, Martin Luther King, Jr., Vietnam veterans and many others.

The Smithsonian Museums: From the Spirit of Saint Louis to the Declaration of Independence, from past president’s pajamas to Dorothy’s ruby slippers, the 20 museums and galleries, plus the National Zoological Park, comprise the world’s largest and most fascinating collection of contemporary and historical art and artifacts.

The White House: The home of the president remains one of America’s top tourist attractions. While you’re at it, you can tour other legendary buildings like the Library of Congress, the Pentagon or the U.S. Capitol.

Georgetown: D.C.’s most famous neighborhood is an eclectic mix of centuries-old architecture and cobblestone streets offering great boutiques and bistros, galleries and ghostly tours.

The Gardens: Amid cathedrals and castles, D.C.’s beautifully-landscaped gardens and arboretums are a natural choice for visitors year ‘round.

The maiden flight for D.C. departs BTR at 5:42 AM and arrives at 9:20 AM. Returning flights depart D.C. at 7:52 PM and arrive at BTR at 9:41 PM. For additional flight info or to book a flight, visit

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