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Things to do in Jefferson Parish

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Neighborhood
“The country's greatest City Park. Check out the Botanical Gardens, Storyland, Carousel Gardens (seasonally operated, with a vintage operating carousel and other amusement rides), Putt Putt, and New Orleans World Famous Beignets from Cafe Du Monde (without the long line like the location in the French Quarter).”
  • 556 locals recommend
Park
“Many great things to explore here in the historic Upper Audubon neighborhood.”
  • 322 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Local Bywater favorite popular with locals and tourist. Great wine, delicious food, engaging music scene.”
  • 443 locals recommend
History Museum
“This is a must do! It may take you more than one day to tour and be able to soak it all in! You are able to immerse yourself into a journey through WWII. The exhibits are like no others that you have ever seen. You can go online to purchase your tickets in advance to save the wait in line, www.nationalww2museum.org”
  • 260 locals recommend
Art Museum
“A great anchor for your visit to City Park! Pair with the Sculpture Garden, a picnic, and a walk!”
  • 304 locals recommend
Gift Shop
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“You have NOT really been to New Orleans until you visit this historic beignet and coffee shop.”
  • 279 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“History and mystery, the French Quarter is filled with a million details you have to visit multiple times to even get a glimpse of. If you must see Bourbon Street, walk down one block then return to the more civilized areas like Chartres, Royal, or Decatur Streets. ”
  • 258 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Poboys, Poboys, Poboys. Try the roast beef (pick up a pile of napkins before you sit) or the surf and turn (shrimp and roast beef). The fries with gravy are good too! ”
  • 307 locals recommend
Aquarium
“This is where you can find fish of all types including octopus, sharks, sting rays and many, many more.”
  • 153 locals recommend
Jazz Club
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“The local musicians play and live for tips-- so please be generous. you can hear Washboard Chaz or the Panorama Brass Band and other local favorites. You gotta buy a beer and now there is cover charge. ”
  • 205 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Old School New Orleans' Fine Dining Experience. Jackets required. Great for a weekend brunch or dinner.”
  • 272 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Excellent pizza joint With nightly rotating specials of pasta, pizza, and salads. Plus cocktails, beer, and dessert.”
  • 209 locals recommend
Route
“Frenchman is a great option instead of bourbon for live music. Great music venues everywhere. The street vendors have great food if they are out, and we love stopping at 13 for a bite to eat as well.”
  • 225 locals recommend
Market
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“Great nearby option with plenty of great food stalls to choose from, as well as a coffee shop and full service bar. ”
  • 231 locals recommend
Plaza
“Go see all the history and enjoy all the local artists and performers that populate this age-old city square where New Orleans meets the river!”
  • 158 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Totally unique Bywater institution with florid history, wonderful New Orleans food and a swimming pool. Housed in a Bywater mansion and decorated in chic decadence. ”
  • 239 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Wine Bar
“Local Bywater favorite popular with locals and tourist. Great wine, delicious food, engaging music scene.”
  • 443 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“Poboys, Poboys, Poboys. Try the roast beef (pick up a pile of napkins before you sit) or the surf and turn (shrimp and roast beef). The fries with gravy are good too! ”
  • 307 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“Old School New Orleans' Fine Dining Experience. Jackets required. Great for a weekend brunch or dinner.”
  • 272 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Excellent pizza joint With nightly rotating specials of pasta, pizza, and salads. Plus cocktails, beer, and dessert.”
  • 209 locals recommend
Market
“Great nearby option with plenty of great food stalls to choose from, as well as a coffee shop and full service bar. ”
  • 231 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Totally unique Bywater institution with florid history, wonderful New Orleans food and a swimming pool. Housed in a Bywater mansion and decorated in chic decadence. ”
  • 239 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“Nice bar off the beaten path. Shoot pool, enjoy some tapas and an amazing view from the 2nd-floor balcony.”
  • 213 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“Great place for brunch. Vibrant bar/dining room upstairs. Very popular...get there early on weekends.”
  • 212 locals recommend

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