Jefferson Parish Communities
Jefferson Parish, Louisiana is a diverse community that offers a variety of attractions, activities, cuisine, and experiences. Sprawling over sixty miles from the Gulf of Mexico to the shores of beautiful Lake Pontchartrain, we are Louisiana’s largest parish! We invite you to step back in time exploring our historic districts each representative of our heritage and the cultural influences of the region. Check out WWL's Morning Show below as they speak with our President, Violet Peters, and travel around Jefferson Parish visiting some of our restaurants and top attractions!
Delight your taste buds at some of our award-winning restaurants. If shopping is your pleasure, Jefferson Parish will not disappoint. From the beautiful tree-lined Metairie Road boutiques and the hustle and bustle of modern malls to our quaint farmers, fisheries, and art markets, you are sure to find that perfect keepsake.
Explore our scenic hideaways and swamps or kick off your shoes and dance the Cajun two-step to the sounds of the zydeco or fiddle. Visit with the locals and learn the traditions and intrigue of this picturesque region. From the pageantry of carnival to the Cajun, German, and Italian heritage of our neighborhoods, immerse yourself in our culture and traditions.
Fishing and outdoor recreation is a way of life in Louisiana and Jefferson Parish is no exception. Offering inland and offshore fishing, a national park & preserve, and two state parks featuring camping, paddling, nature and bird watching trails, and miles of sandy beach for fun in the sun on Grand Isle, we’ve got the great outdoors covered!
We invite you to enjoy all that Jefferson Parish has to offer. Whether you’re planning a family vacation, adventurous get-away, or a business trip, we offer you all the comforts, entertainment and amenities that will make your stay memorable.
New Orleans’ Playful Neighbor
Nestled next to our famous neighbor, New Orleans, Jefferson offers a vibrant night life, as well as the quiet serenity of a nature walk. Our communities are comprised historic homes, fishing piers,... See More
Location: Gretna, Kenner, Westwego
Go beyond the history of the city of New Orleans and take a more in depth look at the history of the Mississippi River region. Jefferson hugs both the east and west banks of the Mississippi and plays... See More
A Culinary Craze
Jefferson Parish restaurants are among Louisiana’s best, offering the freshest ingredients, specialty dishes and friendly staff. Louisiana is known as a culinary epicenter offering a variety of... See More
The Beautiful Bayou
Location: Jean Lafitte
Discover the natural wonders of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. With a unique ecosystem the preserve is a representative example of the delta's environment, containing natural... See More
Louisiana's Only Inhabited Barrier Island
Location: Grand Isle
The State of Louisiana maintains a mile of beach front at Grand Isle State Park on the easternmost staying e park looks out toward nearby Grand Terre island, once the lair of the legendary pirate (or... See More