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Stay & Play in Jefferson
Experience the best of Jefferson Parish, right in your own backyard!

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.

Explore Outdoors

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 ►

Local Restaurants

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 crawfishItalian, 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.

NOLA Gold Rugby

Catch a NOLA Gold Rugby game at The Shrine on Airline! NOLA Gold is the premier, professional rugby entity in the South. The team has bolstered its roster with top-tier talent not only locally, but nationally and internationally as well. The Gold mixes world-class athletes with an exciting on-field product to deliver a spectacular fan experience. 

Shop Local

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 ►

Insider Blog

Read our Insider Blog for even more staycation inspiration.

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