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Metairie, founded by the French in 1706 is known as the "oldest suburb of New Orleans." It is not a city. It is the largest populated area in Jefferson Parish by remains unincorporated. The name comes from the French feudal word for leased farms. Minutes from the French Quarter and everything New Orleans, it sits on the Lake Ponchartrain.
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Metairie has much to offer besides just being a place to stay while playing in New Orleans. There are great day spas here, and beautiful parks surrounded by quiet lagoons teeming with birds and nutria. There is some great shopping opportunities in Old Metairie as well or at one of the malls on the outskirts. The Palace Theatre puts on productions year round, and at Christmas time, Lafreniere Park glows with thousands of holiday lights reflecting off the lake. The nightlife gets jazzed in the clubs of Fat City.
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Sports lovers love Metairie. Here you can watch the New Orleans Saints practice or take in a Zephyr home game. This is a fisherman's paradise between the lake and the bayous that filter into the Gulf. Take a swamp tour and watch for alligators. Play golf at one of the outstanding courses like the Green Acres Country Club. Or, jog along the nature trails that offer scenic views. Take the kids to B&L Amusement Park. It is all just minutes from low-priced motels.
Metairie is an easy exit off I-10 heading west to Baton Rouge or east from Mobile, Alabama.