17 Things to Do This Weekend in Monroe, Louisiana

Skip the hustle and bustle on your next girlfriends getaway. Gather the ladies in your life for a relaxing weekend trip to Monroe, Louisiana! Whether coming to town for a bachelorette party, a book-club weekend, a reunion of high school buddies, or a mother-daughter vacation, we’ve planned a Monroe itinerary that’s sure to keep everyone entertained.

Friday afternoon

Book a room in historic Downtown West Monroe at the Hamilton House Inn Bed & Breakfast. This quaint inn features four beautifully decorated rooms each with its own luxurious bath.

After you check in, head over to Paul Michael Company, with over 37,000 square feet of home décor, furniture, lighting, kitchenware, and more. Visit Pecanland Mall to shop all of your favorite retailers.

Paul Michael
Dinner Friday night

Enjoy dinner on the water at Warehouse No. I, Waterfront Grill, or River & Rail. Great food with good company and beautiful views can’t be missed.

Tara Ambrose- BBQ Shrimp - Waterfront Grill

Late Night Fun

Enjoy live music at Enoch’s or Live Oaks.



Start your day with breakfast at the Hamilton House Inn.

Saturday Morning

Shop Monroe’s area boutiques where you’ll find everything from clothes for women, men, and kids as well as home décor, stationary, bedding, and more. Local spas are another relaxing choice.

Shopping on Antique Alley

Saturday Lunch

Enjoy an easy lunch at Catfish Charlie’s or Trapp’s along the Ouachita River.

Matthew Thibodeaux Dot at Antique Alley 2 (1)

Saturday afternoon

Keep the retail therapy going in Antique Alley with classic antique shops and trendy boutiques. If you run out of room in your car, take a break at the Biedenharn Museum & Gardens.

You’ll love the story of Joseph Biedenharn, the first bottler of Coca-Cola as you tour the Coke Museum, Bible Museum, the family home, and beautiful ELsong Gardens. Or take a trip to Landry Vineyards in West Monroe for an Outdoor Concert or afternoon Tour and Tasting.

Biedenharn Soda Jerk
Saturday dinner

Enjoy dinner at Restaurant Sage by starting with the Red Oak Grilled Oysters or enjoy an Italian feast at Roma’s Bistro.

Late night

Listen to live music at one of our area venues or for a quiet ending to a long day, hit the theater for a movie. Or visit our Calendar of Events to see what’s happening the weekend you are in town.

Sunday brunch

End your fun weekend with the girls at Restaurant Cotton for brunch and be sure to order the Muscovy Duck Wraps!



  1. Love going to Monroe. Have been to most all these places and have stayed in Monroe but not at the B&B Will try that next time which will be soon. Love shopping in West Monroe downtown.


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