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Experience Louisiana Hospitality in Jefferson Parish

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Enjoy a wild time in Jefferson Parish! As a New Orleans neighbor, Jefferson Parish spans more than 400 miles from Lake Pontchartrain to the fishing community of Grand Isle on the Gulf of Mexico. The area offers diverse attractions, ranging from humble swamp territories to historical districts and contemporary cities. Neighborhoods are comprised of modern high-rises, historic homes, Mississippi River views, marshland, contemporary and old-world restaurants, and flourishing industrial parks.

Jefferson Parish is home to over 8,000 hotel rooms, the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, two convention centers, and various venues, from quaint and comfortable to big and bold, ready to be the epicenter of your event.

Complementing our meeting venues and overnight accommodations is our culture. Your attendees will have the time of their lives as they discover two state parks, a national park and preserve, historic districts, wetland adventures, and urban shopping and dining. Enjoy an up-close adventure aboard an adrenaline-pumping airboat, explore the wonders of nature along lush boardwalks, step back in time inside Gretna Historic District, or savor an oyster, the salty Louisiana delicacy along our Louisiana Oyster Trail.

Those seeking some time outdoors between events will enjoy Bayou Segentte State Park. Teeming with wildlife such as alligators and turtles, as well as local vegetation and flora, the park is a spectacular outdoor space for exploring or just relaxing. Both salt and freshwater fishing are available because of the park’s unique location. From the boat launch, you may explore many areas not readily accessible by overland routes. Catches of bass, catfish, bream, perch, redfish, and trout are common in the park. On land, picnic areas are available, as are campsites and playgrounds. Group shelters are a perfect spot to gather, as are the unique floating cabins for overnight accommodations! 

The Barataria Preserve at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve has more than 26,000 acres of wild Louisiana wetlands, hardwood forests, swamps, bayous, marshes, and forests. Walk along boardwalks and dirt trails to spot animals, including alligators and over 200 species of birds, plus an ever-changing array of wildflowers and plants. Exhibits at the preserve visitor center highlight how the Mississippi River built Louisiana’s wetlands, the national importance of the area, and the relationship between the land and its people. 

We work hard and play hard here in Jefferson Parish. We are the shopping destination for the region. With two major malls, specialty shops, and boutiques, you won’t have any problem spotting great finds here! International travelers can take advantage of Louisiana Tax-Free Shopping, receiving a refund on sales tax spent. Why not indulge in the best of both worlds—dining and shopping? After exploring charming boutiques and shops, relax at one of the incredible dining spots throughout the parish. From cozy cafes and neighborhood bars and grills to gourmet restaurants, our local culinary scene lets you savor the flavor of the season.

Jefferson plays host to conventions, meetings, reunions, and tournaments in a definite southern hospitality style. Let us be a resource and make your planning easy!