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Visiting Greater New Orleans
What’s your New Orleans? French Quarter, Garden Distict or Tremé, NOLA has something for everyone. The Crescent City’s central business district is the commercial and financial hub of the greater New Orleans area. The CBD, also close to the French Quarter, is home to several of New Orleans’s most popular restaurants and watering holes. Metairie, between the south shore of Lake Ponchartrain and the Mississippi River, is the first and largest suburb of New Orleans. Convenient for air travelers to Kenner’s New Orleans International Airport, Metairie is the heart of Jefferson Parrish. Convenient to NOLA’s destinations and attractions, Metairie also offers its own authentic Louisiana festivals, events and fun.
Travel west from New Orleans on Interstate 10 and Gonzales greets you about mile 60. Gonzales lays claim to the nickname Jambalaya Capital of the World. The city is not just a destination for Jambalaya, shoppers flock to the area hunting for bargains at the well stocked Tanger Factory Outlet Mall. Outdoor retailer Cableas, is also established in Gonzales, making a great destination whether you are a shopper or not.
The Lamar – Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales is the place to go for outstanding events and performances. The Gonzales Expo Center hosts the 46th Louisiana Indian Heritage Association hosts Powwow November 19th and 20th, with the George Carden International Circus following on November 23rd. The Louisiana Quarter Horse Association hosts the 2011 Cajun Classic Quarter Horse Show at the Lamar – Dixon Expo Center November 24th through the 27th. Get into the holiday gift giving spirit in Gonzales at the Expo’s Jolly Jingles Christmas Show. January brings Ascension Parish 4-H Pet and Livestock shows to Gonzales – there is fun for everyone at the Lamar – Dixon Expo Center.
Metairie’s St Clement of Rome Parish hosts the Oyster Festival mid-November, a typical parish fair with live music, rides, games and food. Metairie’s Holiday in the Park at Lafreniere is on display December 2nd through January 3rd, featuring thousands of twinkling lights and light displays. Bring the holidays alive with a trip to Lafreniere Park.
Enjoy a family Mardi Gras celebration in Metairie at Family Gras. February 10th through 12th Jefferson Parish hosts Family Gras at Metairie’s Festival Plaza. Feed on Jambalaya and crawfish at Flambeau Court, browse the works of Metairie and Jefferson Parish artists at the Art Walk and let the kids loose at the Jester Kid’s Tent. With live music on two stages featuring Louisiana’s best performers, Family Gras is a Festival full of fun.
Sitting across Lake Ponchartrain Slidell is a classic Louisiana town. Home of Slidell Little Theater and Slidell Cultural Center, visitors have plenty to see and do. Shop for that special holiday gift at over 15 unique antique stores in Olde Towne Slidell, or visit the Slidell Factory Stores to complete your holiday gift list. Convenient to New Orleans, yet worlds away – a visit to Slidell makes a great getaway.
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