The Michael C. Voisin Oyster Hatchery, one of Jefferson Parish's most cutting-edge and
Jefferson Parish Stay & Play
Now that traveling is returning, know that Jefferson Parish is taking the necessary precautions to keep the public safe. 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! Check out our top staycation ideas below.
Our ample green spaces provide the perfect backdrop for social distancing. Combat cabin fever and head out on a swamp tour. Go on a hike at one of our many trails. Camp under the stars in Grand Isle. Outdoor Recreation ►
The Jefferson Parish food scene is thriving and we want to keep it that way. From fresh Gulf seafood to New Orleans-style po-boys, hot boiled crawfish, Italian, Mexican, Creole & Cajun, Jefferson’s restaurants are serving up a party for your taste buds!
The Jefferson Parish Louisiana Oyster Trail is a delight for your senses as you experience the culinary art our local chefs bring to the Louisiana oyster while taking in the visual art of the hand-painted 3’ tall oyster sculpture at participating restaurants.
Photo Op Stops
Pose in front of the Popeye's mural in Gretna and while you're there, picnic under the Mississippi River bridge and take pics of the stunning New Orleans skyline. Or take a tour of the many creative murals in Jefferson. You can even snap a pic at the bridge of the Black Pearl from Pirates of the Caribbean in Jean Lafitte.
Shopping centers, boutiques and farmers markets are taking the necessary steps to ensure a safe and healthy exchange in hopes of providing a bit of retail therapy. Shopping ►
Read our Insider Blog for even more staycation inspiration.
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Experience the outdoors with your whole family in Jefferson Parish. We have so many easy,
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A shrimp trawler with massive wing nets motors by in the distance. A local fisherman eases his skiff
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