South of Metairie, Jefferson, Louisiana, is only six miles from New Orleans. If you’re looking to tour New Orleans but do not want to deal with the noise and traffic at night, Jefferson is ideal. Booking a room or suite from the various hotels in Jefferson, LA, should be the first step before you make your way to this area.
Jefferson, Louisiana, was named to pay tribute to Thomas Jefferson. Over the years the town’s population has varied. Following Hurricane Katrina, the population did decline, but business growth has been steady, so the area is starting to see a boom. Ochsner Medical is one of the area’s largest employers, and hotels in Jefferson, LA, put you in easy reach of the medical center for business or medical care.
Things to Do
There’s so much going on that it’s difficult to imagine that you will spend much time in your hotel. Start your vacation plans with a trip to Lake Pontchartrain. Jefferson sits on the southern edge of the lake. Check conditions before you go swimming as Pontchartrain Beach does close if the water quality is not ideal. A more popular activity on Lake Pontchartrain is fishing. Fishing maps are readily available, if you’d like to go see what you can catch. Redfish and speckled trout are a sampling of what you can catch in the lake.
New Orleans City Park is just as close. This park is a must-see as it is home to the New Orleans Museum of Art, Couturie Forest, and two golf courses. If you have children in your party, the park has a few amusement rides, including an old-fashioned wooden carousel and a roller coaster.
When it comes to hotels in Jefferson, LA, you have plenty of choices. If you want to book a suite instead of a guest room, Hampton Inn and Suites Elmwood and Residence Inn New Orleans Metairie are excellent choices. If you’d prefer something closer to the hospital, Brent House Hotel is adjacent to Ochsner Medical Center.