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Pack your fishing poles and cameras and come enjoy Grand Isle, Louisiana! The camps, motels, marinas, walking trails, restaurants, and Butterfly Dome, are open waiting to host you.
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Experience Jefferson

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Experience Jefferson...the food, the fun, the culture and the southern hospitality. Next door to one of the most famous cities in the United States, you will discover a place steeped in history and culture, mouth watering cuisine, the shopping capital of Louisiana, and the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.    You will discover Jefferson, just a beat away from New OrleansJefferson sprawls the southern shore of Lake Pontchartrain and ends sixty miles later on the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico.

Dine your way through one of Louisiana's Culinary Trails and your taste buds will do the two-step!  Brush up on the history of the Louisiana Purchase and the way of life in southeast Louisiana centuries ago.  Learn the Cajun jitterbug at a Cajun Fais do do at Bayou Barn.  Get up close and personal with nature on a guided canoe tour through Bayou de Families.  Hike the nature trials in Jefferson's national park, Barataria Preserve of the Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve.  Feed the alligators in the Barataria swamps.  Watch them hatch at an alligator hatchery.  Take in a live theater performance.  Shop the retail capitol of Louisiana enjoying quaint boutiques, upscale malls and retail centers.  Play a round of golf at the home of the Zurich Classic.  Charter a fishing boat guided by an expert off the shores of Grand Isle.  Visit lady luck at the Treasure Chest Casino.  Savor a dozen Louisiana char-broiled oysters.  Catch AAA baseball at its finest.  Stroll the Old South, plantation style.  Salute US military veterans at the National World War II Museum.  

Jefferson is home to the family friendly Mardi Gras season and over 150 festivals throughout the year.  The entire family will enjoy exploring Jefferson's abundant parks, playgrounds, nature trails, fishing, camping, canoeing and wavepool.  Families can appreciate Jefferson's value priced hotels with kid friendly meals while visiting popular New Orleans family attractions such as the Audubon Zoo, the Aquarium of Americas and the Insectarium.  As a family friendly compliment to New Orleans, Jefferson welcomes you to expound your itinerary to include some of the many family attractions such as Kenner's Rivertown where the Planetarium and Space Station is sure to spark every child's imagination.  Don't miss the nation's oldest fire station, David Crockett Fire House, in Gretna or an outdoor concert at the Westwego Farmers and Fisheries Market.

The Gretna Ferry is no longer in service.

Tickets for passenger vehicles will no longer be available, for purchase, as of June 30, 2013. All tickets purchased prior to this date will be valid until December 31, 2013. If crossing in a vehicle, the cost of the ferry is $1 payable upon entering the ferry on ramp.


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Baymont Inn & Suites Marrero
  • 6589 Westbank Expressway
  • Marrero, LA 70072
  • Phone: 504-309-5700
  • Region: Marrero

The Baymont Inn & Suites Marrero is conveniently located, offering easy access to the Westbank Expressway and downtown New Orleans. This Marrero, LA hotel is also close to the Louisiana Superdome MORE >>

Best Western Bayou Inn
  • 9008 Westbank Expressway
  • Westwego, LA 70094
  • Phone: 504-304-7980
  • Region: Westwego

Welcome to the all new BEST WESTERN Bayou Inn where our guests find a quiet alternative to the busy city hustle and bustle. Located on the Westbank of New Orleans in quaint Westwego, Louisiana, this MORE >>

Best Western Plus Landmark Hotel
  • 2601 Severn Avenue
  • Metairie, LA 70002
  • Phone: 504-888-9500
  • Region: Metairie

The Best Western Plus Landmark Hotel is a full service convention hotel featuring 156 guestrooms.  Amenities include complimentary WiFi, complimentary parking, and outdoor heated pool. Located just MORE >>

Brent House Hotel
  • 1512 Jefferson Highway
  • Jefferson, LA 70121
  • Phone: 504-835-5411
  • Region: Jefferson

Only 15 minutes from everywhere!  142 beautiful and spacious guestrooms and suites built around a six story enclosed Tropical Garden Atrium.  Rooms feature 11 ft. ceilings, digital satellite, and MORE >>

Comfort Inn & Suites Marrero
  • 6751 Westbank Expressway
  • Marrero, LA 70072
  • Phone: (504) 267-0701
  • Region: Marrero

With the French Quarter nearby, our Marrero hotel is a favorite for visitors and business travelers. Our proximity to the interstate, Alario Center, Bayou Segnette State Park makes us a prime MORE >>

Contempra Inn
  • 2820 Williams Boulevard
  • Kenner, LA 70062
  • Phone: 504-468-7700
  • Region: Kenner

Located in the Heart of Kenner, adjacent to the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport at Interstate 10. Just 13 miles from New Orleans CBD and the French Quarter, and 2 miles from The MORE >>

Courtyard by Marriott - Metairie
  • 2 Galleria Boulevard
  • Metairie, LA 70001
  • Phone: 504-838-3800
  • Region: Metairie

Courtyard by Marriott surrounds travelers with the conveniences that make business and leisure travel easy. Relax and get ready for the day ahead in one of our guest rooms, featuring a comfortable MORE >>

Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport
  • 2829 Williams Boulevard
  • Kenner, LA 70062
  • Phone: 504-467-5611
  • Region: Kenner

Conveniently located to the Louis Armstrong International Airport in suburban New Orleans, just 20 minutes from downtown and the many French Quarter attractions, the Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport MORE >>

Days Hotel
  • 3400 South I-10 Service Road West
  • Metairie, LA 70001
  • Phone: 504-833-8201
  • Region: Metairie

The only Full Service Days Hotel in the New Orleans Area. 10 minutes from the World Famous French Quarter & 6 miles from the New Orleans International airport with easy access to I-10 and Causeway MORE >>

Days Inn New Orleans Airport
  • 1021 Airline Drive
  • Kenner, LA 70062
  • Phone: 504-464-1644
  • Region: Kenner

The Days Inn Hotel N.O. Airport is directly across the street from the Louis Armstrong International Airport. It is the "closest hotel to the Airport". The convenient proximity makes easy access to MORE >>

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From Seafood Classics...gumbo fest


to Zurich Classic ...Jefferson Parish is year-round FUN!

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Lafreniere Park, Metairie


Upcoming Events

Lake Fest

This great day at the lake will be fun for all as we benefit the Save Our Lake F
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The Moving Wall Ceremony

Join us in Jefferson Parish for the arrival of The Moving Wall! The event will b
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Uncle Sam Jam Lafreniere Park Music & Fireworks

Bring your blankets and chairs.  Food & beverage vendors available (NO
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