Things To Do Near New Orleans
They say New Orleans is wild... Take a real walk on the wild side right next door in Jefferson Parish. Find things to do near New Orleans right here!
We may be known for our outdoor adventure, but Jefferson Parish is so much more! We are home to two award-winning theaters, museums, one-of-a-kind shopping, delicious local cuisine, and beautiful green spaces. There's a lot to do here, but it's okay if you can't fit it all in. Come back and visit us again!
In Jefferson Parish, we know how to have fun all year round, but fall is a special time for locals and visitors alike. We celebrate the end of another long, hot summer with outdoor festivals, movies in the park, biking along the levee, paddling in Lafitte, and hiking the wetland trails at Barataria Preserve. As the weather cools, you may find us picnicking in Lafreniere Park, or perhaps enjoying a dozen raw oysters on the patio at one of our many award-winning restaurants. Fairs and festivals abound in Jefferson Parish during autumn. Otherwise quiet communities come alive with the sounds of music and laughter, coupled with the mouth-watering scent of local Louisiana foods like jambalaya, crawfish étouffée, and fried seafood. Click here to check out some of our top September events and festivals! Looking for fall festival fun? Click here to read our Fall Festival Guide.
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Jefferson Parish Promotions & Deals
When visiting Jefferson Parish you don't want to miss out on the fun and...flavor! Below check out specials and promotions to some of our top places to discover and dine...from swamp tours and indoor games to fresh Louisiana seafood! Just imagine the possibilities!
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