Laurel & Bellingrath Spring
April 28-29, 2023 (2 days)
$529* per person from Baton Rouge
Led by Nancy Horn
*All dates and pricing are approximate and subject to change per supplier and airline
Price is per person, double occupancy & includes deluxe motor coach transportation from Baton Rouge, breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 1 dinner, entrance fees, taxes & tips (including driver and escort). (Tips for personal services – maids, etc., not included). Single supplement - $125
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Day 1, Friday, April 28 – Laurel/Biloxi, MS – Early morning departure from Zachary, Baton Rouge & Denham Springs. Once we arrive in Laurel, we’ll enjoy a brief downtown city tour, followed by free time for you to explore and eat lunch. Stop at the Laurel Mercantile for home décor or souvenirs. Visit the Scotsman General Store and Ben’s Woodshop, grab a snack and watch the Scotsman team hard at work through a large glass wall. You can also enjoy walking through a wide array of antique stores and gift shops in town.
For lunch, you’ll have plenty of choices. Enjoy hearty southern cooking at Pearl's Diner, southern fare at Cafe La Fleur, or delicious Italian pizza and cuisine at Mimmo’s Ristorante. Afterward, enjoy a cupcake or one of their famous cinnamon rolls at Sweet Something’s Bakery.
This afternoon, we’ll say goodbye to Laurel and head to the Mississippi Coast where you’ll enjoy dinner on your own and where we will stay overnight. Enjoy rest and relaxation after a wonderful day of exploring.
Day 2, Saturday, April 29 – Bellingrath Gardens – Today we enjoy Bellingrath Gardens in Theodore, Alabama. Delight your senses with a visit to this floral oasis that features more than 2,000 roses in 75 different varieties, and much more. Tour the home of one of the first Coca-Cola bottlers in the Southeast and enjoy an included lunch. This afternoon, we make our way home. (B, L)