Not feeling like cooking a big dinner for Christmas or New Year's? Well, luckily in Jefferson
Jefferson Parish Strong
We at the Jefferson Convention & Visitors Bureau are standing alongside our hospitality and tourism & aim to champion our businesses, support our community and continue to foster the spirit of Jefferson Parish.
We have created this page especially for the community and residents we love and serve. We appreciate all of you. We encourage everyone to share your story using #JeffersonParishStrong and tag @VisitJeffersonParish on social so we can share.
Take this time to plan something fun close to home and rediscover your own backyard all while supporting local businesses who need us right now. Treat yourself to a little staycation. We have compiled resources and activities to entertain as well as support our local businesses below.
FREE Things To Do In Jefferson Parish
We've got you covered with a list of our top activities that just happen to also be free of charge.
- Hike the hidden wetlands of the Barataria Preserve.
- Plan a staycation.
- Hop on a bike and peddle along the levee!
- Explore the brand new Bucktown Marsh Boardwalk.
- Grab your furry best friend, a book and a picnic lunch and head to a park for some outdoor relaxation.
- Take a driving tour of Jefferson Parish's many murals. And tag us on social if you snap a pic!
- Learn about the history of Jefferson Parish in the Historical Society's virtual archives.
- Take a walk at the Wetland Trace behind the Lafitte Barataria Museum in Lafitte, LA.
- Read about the infamous pirate, Jean Lafitte.
- Drive around and view our Artscapes, a public art program created to bring art in the form of sculptures to the masses in Jefferson Parish.
- Head down to Grand Isle for some much-needed relaxation.
Our winding trails and green spaces provide the perfect backdrop for social distancing.
Make Learning Fun
Jefferson Parish Library
All people who live in Jefferson Parish now have access to Jefferson Parish Library’s online resources, even if they do not possess a library card. Some of the resources do not require a card but others do. If patrons do not possess cards, they can go to our website, www.jplibrary.net and sign up for a temporary card which will be active for 30 days. At the end of that time, patrons can sign up again.
Jefferson Parish Trivia
How much do you know about Jefferson Parish? Test your skills by taking our Jefferson Parish Trivia.
Jefferson Parish Historical Society
Jefferson Parish contains three certified historic districts. Learn about them HERE
What is Visit Jefferson Parish?
Visit Jefferson Parish is the Parish's official Convention & Visitors Bureau, or CVB for short. We are a destination marketing organization responsible for promoting Jefferson Parish as a travel destination and a dynamic place to live and work. Through travel, we strengthen our economic position and provide opportunities for the people of the parish.
Take a look at Jefferson Parish's Tourism by the Numbers.
Read our Insider Blog for even more inspiration!
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