GREATER NEW ORLEANS
T O U R I S T I N F O R M A T I O N
JEFFERSON PARISH INFORMATION CENTER - 300 Veterans Hwy, (I-10 & Loyola Drive) Kenner. 8-5 Mon-Sat; 8-12:30 Sun. (504) 468-7527.
STATE WELCOME CENTER - 529 St. Ann Street, New Orleans. 9-5 daily. (504) 568-5662.
STATE WELCOME CENTER - I-55 Southbound, Kentwood. 8:30-5 daily. (504) 229-8338.
ST. TAMMANY PARISH TOURIST & CONVENTION COMMISSION - 600 N. Hwy. 190 (Hollycrest Plaza, Suite 15), Covington. 8:30-4:30 daily. (504) 892-0520.
TANGIPAHOA PARISH TOURIST & FILM COMMISSION - 42271 South Morrison Blvd., Exit 28 off I-55) Hammond. 9-5 weekdays; 10-4 weekends. (504) 542-7520. STATE WELCOME CENTER-I-59 Southbound, Pearl River. 8:30-5 daily. (504) 646-6450.
STATE WELCOME CENTER - I-10 Westbound East of Slidell, Pearl River. 8:30-5 daily. (504) 646-6451.
MORE NEW ORLEANS AREA INFORMATION
St. Bernard Parish Tourist Commission - 204 Cougar Rd., Arabi, LA 70032. Historical St. Bernard, just 4 miles from downtown New Orleans. Museums, wonderful restaurants, friendly people, great fishing & many other activities. (504) 278-4200.
Plaquemines Parish Economic Development District - P.O. Box 937, Belle Chasse, LA 70037. Plaquemines Parish is the beginning and end of the Great River Road. Southwest Pass Tarpon Rodeo, annual Fair and Orange Festival at Historic Fort Jackson. (504) 394-0018.
Southern Seaplane, Inc. - 1 Coquille Dr., Belle Chasse, LA 70037. Discover Louisiana's living bayous. Experience the thrill of New Orleans and its surroundings from the air. All tours feature a water landing. (504) 394-5633.
Fairs & Festivals/Special Events
Bridge City Gumbo Festival - 1701 Bridge City Ave., Bridge City, LA 70094. Festival dates: October 13, 14, & 15. Featuring Cajun foods, games, rides, arts & >crafts, 5K bridge run, continuous live music. Free admission and parking. (504) 436-4712.
Quality Inn Marina - 5353 Paris Rd., I-10 Exit 246A, Chalmette, LA 70043. Located in beautiful St. Bernard Parish. Just 9 miles east of the French Quarter. Marina Wharf Seafood Restaurant and Lucky Bayou video poker gameroom. (504) 277-5353.
Piccadilly Cafeteria - Chalmette, LA. Over 100 made-from-scratch favorites available daily 11 am-8:30 pm. Paris Road. (504) 271-6860.
Chalmette Battlefield-Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve 8606 W. St. Bernard Hwy., Chalmette, LA 70085. Site of the January 8, 1815 Battle of New Orleans, an American victory over the British in the War of 1812. Tour road, Visitor Center, Beauregard House, Chalmette National Cemetery. (504) 589-4428.
City of Gretna Visitor Center - Huey P. Long Avenue at Fourth St., Gretna, LA 70053. City founded c. 1836 and only 10 minutes from downtown New Orleans. Attractions include Historic District, period house, fire/railroad museums, dinner theater, offtrack betting, restaurants, Mardi Gras, festivals. (504) 363-1580.
Gretna Gun Works - 230 Lafayette St., Gretna, LA 70053. This internationally known establishment is the oldest gun shop in the state. 46 years of sales and service. Mini Military Museum dedicated to all wars. 25-yard range on premises. (504) 361-5028.
Gretna Historic Museum Complex - 209 Lafayette St., Gretna, LA 70053.
Kittie Strehle Home, c. 1840, where German immigrants raised a family of nine. David Crockett Fire Museum housed in original firehouse with c. 1876 steam pumper. (504) 362-3854.
La Quinta Inn - 50 Terry Pkwy., Gretna, LA 70056. 154 rooms; 1994 reimaged inn; AAA approved; Free continental breakfast/local phone calls; outdoor pool; remote TV; 24 hour restaurant adjacent; near French Quarter, casinos. (504) 368-5600, (800) 531-5900.
Piccadilly Cafeteria - Gretna, LA. Over 100 made-from-scratch favorites available daily 11 am-8:30 pm. Lapalco Blvd. (504) 391-1063.
Boomtown Belle Casino Westbank - 4132 Peters Rd., Harvey, LA 70058. Boomtown Belle features 30,000 sq. ft. casino in its 1800s style riverboat with an 88,000 sq. ft. landbased terminal featuring the best in winning, Country Cajun food, fun, and hospitality. (504) 366-7711.
Best Western Westbank - 1700 Lapalco Blvd., Harvey, LA 70058. 141 lavish rooms, 10 minutes to New Orleans. Near the French Quarter, Superdome, gourmet restaurants. Lounge, meeting rooms, executive suites, whirlpool, free continental breakfast. (504) 366-5369.
Travelodge New Orleans West - 2200 Westbank Expwy., Harvey, LA 70058. Full service featuring 3 pools, New Orleans-style courtyards, free local calls & free in-room coffee. Just minutes from French Quarter. Free transportation to ferry for French Quarter & Casinos. (504) 366-5311.
Jean Lafitte Tourist Commission - City Hall, Hwy. 45, Lafitte, LA 70067. Visit bayous that were once home to the famous pirate Jean Lafitte. Come and enjoy Cajun music, dancing, swamp tours, fishing, and Cajun cuisine. (800) 689-3525.
Bayou Barn "Cajun Canoeing & Dancing" - Hwy. 45, 313H, Crown Point, LA 70072. Authentic Cajun Festival-style parties. Swamp tours and canoe rentals. Live Cajun dance, Sundays 2-6 pm. Open to public. Located on bayou. (504) 689-2663, (800) TO-BAYOU.
Lil' Cajun Swamp Tours - Rt. 1 Box 397-A Crown Point, Marrero, LA 70072. The best non-commercial swamp tour available. Captain Cyrus, a true Cajun, narrates an educational, unforgettable 2-hour tour. Moonlight shrimping tours, 4-6 hours, are available. (504) 689-3213, (800) 725-3213.
Cochiara's Marina - Rt. 1 Box 526-B, Lafitte, LA 70067. Spacious rooms with kitchens, sleep 4-6. Fish and crab from your own balcony. Visit our lounge with video poker. Full service marina, 20 miles from New Orleans. (504) 689-3701, (504) 689-7928.
Bed & Breakfasts
Victoria Inn - Hwy. 45, Box 545B, Lafitte, LA 70067. Travel the route of the Baratarians. Explore bayous once haunted by Jean Lafitte and relax in elegant surroundings fit for the debonair pirate himself. (504) 689-4757, (800) 689-4797.
Restaurant des Familles - Corner of Hwys. 45 and 3134, Rt. 1 Box 313-A, Crown Point, LA 70072. A beautiful restaurant located in Crown Point, nestled amongst live oaks and overlooking historic Bayou des Familles. Specializing in fresh local seafood and authentic Cajun cuisine. (504) 689-7834.
Voleo's Seafood Restaurant - Hwy. 45 and Nunez St., Lafitte, LA 70067. Authentic German and Cajun food. Large seafood platter. Famous for our Flounder Lafitte and Bayou Trout. Enjoy friendly atmosphere on the bayou. (504) 689-2482.
Barataria Spice Company - P.O. Box 239, Barataria, LA 70036-0239. Creator of CAPTAIN MIKE'S SEASONING, a harmonic blend of all-natural seasonings and spices. Available in stores and tourist attractions locally and throughout New Orleans. (800) 793-7650.
Higgins Seafood - Rt. 1 Box 508-A, Lafitte, LA 70067. Freshly shucked oysters, crabmeat picked fresh daily, boiled crawfish, crabs, shrimp (seasonal); we also offer stuffed crabs, stuffed shrimp, stuffed crab claws and crawfish pies. (504) 689-3577.
Captain Crickett's Charters - 2632 Foliage Dr., Marrero, LA 70072. Based at Joe's Landing in Lafitte, Captain Crickett's 20 years of experience will make your day informative & enjoyable. Bait, ice, tackle furnished. Rates to fit everyone's budget. (504) 340-7521.
Captain Phil Robichaux's Saltwater Guide Service - 4037 Hugo Dr., Marrero, LA 70072. Fish with the pros for Specks and Reds. Light tackle, fast boats, lots of action. Abundant wildlife, beautiful scenery and WE GUARANTEE FISH. (504) 348-3264.
Joe's Landing, Inc - 1170 Anthony Lane, Barataria, LA 70036. Full service marina, fishing boat rentals, inland charters. Open 7 days. Family owned & operated since 1970. (504) 689-4304.
Lafitte Harbor Marina - End of Hwy. 45 South, Lafitte, LA 70067. Located on C&M Dock. Full service marina and fuel dock. Back down ramps, 7 1/2-ton hoist, power boat rental. Ice, bait, tackle, food, fishing/sightseeing charter service: Captain E.J. Plaisance Jr., guide. Open 7 days. (504) 689-2013.
Ripp's Inland Charters - Box 423-1/2, Barataria, LA 70036. Ripp Blank, lifelong resident and fisherman of Lafitte, takes you on all-day fishing adventures including folklore of the area's bayous and swamps. Specializing in speckled trout and redfish on light tackle. (504) 689-2665.
Turgeon Tours & Charters - Rt. 1, Box 595-E, Marrero, LA 70072. Fun, extended personal education tours through bayous, lakes, bays and swamps. See coastal erosion, restoration projects, area wildlife and plants. Morning sunset and moonlight charters. (800) 946-9922.
Piccadilly Cafeteria - Jefferson, LA. Over 100 made-from-scratch favorites available daily 11 am-8:30 pm. Jefferson Hwy. (504) 834-2695.
Jefferson Parish Tourist Information Center - 300 Veterans Hwy. (I-10 and Loyola), Kenner, LA 70062. "Kenner on the Move." 10 miles to New Orleans and French Quarter. Six museums, hotel/motels, restaurants, shopping, Ponchartrain Center and more. Monday-Saturday 8-5, Sunday 8-12:30. (504) 468-7228, (504) 468-7527.
Kenner Convention and Visitors Bureau - 2100 3rd St., Ste. 11, Kenner, LA 70062. Kenner boasts of our new public assembly facility, The Pontchartrain Center, plus 2700 hotel rooms and the Treasure Chest Casino. The Affordable New Orleans is THE place to meet. (504) 464-9494, (800) 231-5282.
Comfort Inn New Orleans International Airport - 1700 I-10 Service Rd., Kenner, LA 70065. 290 beautiful guest rooms, over 3000 square feet of meeting space, complimentary airport shuttle, full service restaurant. Only 15 minutes from French Quarter, half a mile to the Treasure Chest Casino. (504) 467-1300, (800) 777-7036, fax (504) 468-1714.
Days Inn New Orleans Airport Kenner - 1300 Veterans Blvd., Kenner, LA 70062. 348-room property offering outdoor pool, restaurant, video poker, beauty salon, exercise room, airport and French Quarter shuttles, one bedroom suites, tour desk; pets allowed. (504) 469-2531, (800) 368-DAYS.
Holiday Inn & Holidome - New Orleans Airport - 2929 Williams Blvd., Kenner, LA 70062. 303 guest rooms; kings, double and poolside; Chez Tasso Restaurant; Huey P's Lounge; Meeting/Banquet facilities - two miles from airport; complimentary shuttle; group rates available. (504) 467-5611.
La Quinta Inn - 2610 Williams Blvd., Kenner, LA 70062. 194 rooms; 1994 reimaged inn; Free airport van/continental breakfast/local calls; guest w/d; outdoor pool; remote TV; near Pontchartrain Center, casinos, French Quarter, excellent restaurants. (504) 466-1401, (800) 531-5900.
New Orleans Airport Hilton - 901 Airline Hwy., Kenner, LA 70062. 317 guest rooms. Restaurant and lounge on property. Cable TV, pool, free parking, business center, fitness center, lighted tennis courts and heated whirlpool. Call (504) 469-5000, (800)-HILTONS.
Fairs & Festivals/Special Events
Mensaje's Spanish Festival - 3645 Williams Blvd. Suite 208, Kenner, LA 70065-3416. Come to one of the greatest festivals in Louisiana! April 28-30 and May 5-7, 1995. Fantastic food, great music, games and many rides. (504) 443-4612.
Pontchartrain Center - 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner, LA 70065. Over 35,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space and 6 meeting rooms for only 5 cents per sq. ft. Outstanding catered cuisine by Marie's. Call (504) 465-9985 for your next meeting.
Piccadilly Cafeteria - Marrero, LA. Over 100 made-from-scratch favorites available daily 11am-8:30 pm. Belle Promenade Mall, (504) 341-7525.
Barataria Preserve-Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve - 7400 LA 45, Marrero, LA 70072. Explore 20,000 acres of forest, swamp, and marsh on 8 miles of boardwalk, hard-surfaced trails, or over 20 miles of waterways. Visitor Center exhibits. (504) 589-2330.
Best Western Landmark Hotel - 2601 Severn Ave., Metairie, LA 70002. Located between airport & downtown, featuring 342 guest accommodations. Free airport/French Quarter shuttle service. Fitness room, laundry facilities, restaurant, 2 lounges. Free bus, automobile parking. (800) 277-7575.
Holiday Inn New Orleans I-10 - 6401 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, LA 70003. Completely renovated with restaurant & lounge, room & valet services. Complimentary airport & French Quarter shuttles. Lafreniere Park across street. Outdoor pool/spa. Passes & transportation to Gold's Gym. (504) 885-5700.
Lakeside Inn - 3800 Hessmer Ave., Metairie, LA 70002. Walking distance to shopping, entertainment, some of Metairie's finest restaurants. 15 minutes to French Quarter and airport. Continental breakfast, free movie channel/parking. Minutes from casinos. (504) 455-6110.
La Quinta Inn - 3100 I-10 Service Road/ Causeway, Metairie, LA 70001. 101 rooms; 1994 reimaged inn; AAA approved; Free continental breakfast/local phone calls; remote TV; outdoor pool; adjacent restaurant; near casinos, French Quarter, Superdome, UNO, Loyola. (504) 835-8511, (800) 531-5900.
La Quinta Inn - 5900 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, LA 70003. 153 rooms; 1994 reimaged inn; AAA approved; Free continental breakfast/ local phone calls; outdoor pool; remote TV; near restaurants, French Quarter, Casinos, Celebration Station, Zoo. (504) 456-0003.
Quality Hotel & Conference Center - 2261 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, LA 70001. This beautiful, highrise suburban hotel is conveniently located between the airport and the French Quarter. Our amenities include complimentary shuttle service to the French Quarter and airport, pool, restaurant and Sports Bar. (504) 833-8211.
Ramada Limited - 2713 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, LA 70002. Comfortable suburban property, complimentary continental breakfast, lounge, fitness center, free airport transportation, free French Quarter shuttle (limited times and space availability), outdoor swimming pool. (504) 835-4141.
Sheraton New Orleans North - 3838 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, LA 70002. Luxury on the lake! 210 fantastic guest rooms with lake/city views. Concierge level. Health club, pool/jacuzzi. Restaurant offering Cajun/Creole cuisine. 8 miles to airport/downtown. Complimentary shuttle. (504) 836-5253.
Shoney's Inn New Orleans - 2421 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, LA 70001. 145 rooms, 10 minutes from French Quarter. King and executive rooms available. Restaurant, pool, free parking/local phone calls. AAA and AARP rates available. (504) 456-9081.
Andrea's Restaurant - 3100 19th St. at Causeway Blvd., Metairie, LA 70002. 5 stars - Fresh seafood, prime beef, veal, poultry, game. Homemade pastas, desserts. European atmosphere, reasonable prices. Free parking. Complimentary shuttle to & from downtown hotels. (504) 455-0175.
Crozier's Restaurant - 3216 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, LA 70002. A traditional restaurant offering outstanding cuisine from country pate to coq au vin. Chef Gerard Crozier continues to host the finest in French cuisine. (504) 833-8108.
Piccadilly Cafeteria - Metairie, LA. Over 100 made-from-scratch favorites available daily 11 am-8:30 pm. Veterans Hwy., (504) 467-4224; Clearview Pkwy., (504) 454-6271.