Metairie is the first and largest suburb of New Orleans, Louisiana. Located on the South shore of Lake Pontchartrain, it is just a short drive to the French Quarter, Superdome, Aquarium, Convention Center, Rivertown, and countless other New Orleans attractions. But Metairie, the heart of Jefferson Parish, has it’s own life as well. The corporate bustle of Metairie Street, the nightlife of the “Fat City” district and the shopping at Lakeside Shopping Center are just a few of the great things found right in Metairie.
Car is by far the best way to get around Metairie. Main roads like Veterans Highway, Metairie Road and Causeway Boulevard connect most areas of the city. Walking is not recommended but biking is doable. Jefferson Transit provides some bus routes in Metairie as well as outward routes to Jefferson, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and New Orleans.