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, beautiful green spaces and three historic districts! Need some help planning your trip? Check out our Top 10 Things to Do in Jefferson blog! 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!
Celebrate Mardi Gras in Jefferson Parish!
Mardi Gras is known as "the biggest party on Earth" and Jefferson Parish is inviting you! Spanning over two sides of the Mississippi River, the East Bank and the West Bank, Jefferson Parish offers Mardi Gras fun wherever you may be located. Come and experience the sites, sounds, food, music, parades and of course, the BEADS in this family friendly celebration of Mardi Gras. Check out our parade schedule here and start planning your trip today!
During Mardi Gras is the FREE family-friendly festival, Family Gras! It is the best way to see the pageantry of Mardi Gras and enjoy the outdoor concerts by national & local artists. Shop the Art Market filled with a variety of items from Louisiana photography, framed artwork, regional decor, folk art, hair accessories, hand-crafted jewelry and more. Our Kids' Court is filled with a variety of activities for kids 12 and younger such as face painting, unique hand-wax art, and interactive games.
It's going to be a fun weekend of concerts and parades...relax in one of Jefferson's hotels. Most offer complimentary breakfast and parking. See all of our Family Gras hotel packages here! Or, click here to book your room conveniently through our booking engine.
February Fun in Jefferson
From Mardi Gras parades and Metaire's Family Gras music festival to theater and sporting events, February is a lively month in Jefferson Parish! Mark your calendars and check out our roundup of the top February events here!
While you are in town, make sure to download our mobile app! Plan your perfect day in Jefferson Parish. See pre-planned itineraries. Explore special offers. Take a trip on the Louisiana Oyster Trail! FREE on Android and IOS.
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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