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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!

Taste of Jefferson

This November 13 & 14, our Louisiana Oyster Trail is excited to introduce a new culinary event, Taste of Louisiana Oyster Trail! Enjoy delicious dining deals featuring special discounted menus from our restaurants along the Louisiana Oyster Trail!

Special Menus

  • 3 course dinners for $18-$39
  • 2-3 course lunches for $7-$35

    Click below to see participating restaurants and menu options!

Oyster CTA

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 November events and festivals! Looking for fall festival fun? Click here to read our Fall Festival Guide.

Gretna Fest

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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See what's happening right next door to NOLA in Jefferson Parish! Let our food and culture inspire
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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!

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