Comfort Inn New Orleans Airport
10151 Airline Highway
Saint Rose, LA 70087
Phone: (504) 443-5100
Fax: (504) 443-5115
Stroll through a replicated village of days gone by.
Premium family entertainment is provided at the Children's Castle. Enjoy music, magic, puppetry, storytelling, dance and opera. The Castle presents shows every Saturday at 11:30 a.m.
Lafreniere Park is a 155-acre park with several amenities including a two-mile jogging trail, glass-enclosed room available for meetings and parties, eight picnic shelters, a 20-acre lagoon, two playgrounds, a carousel, multi-use sports fields, and an 18-hole disc golf course. The park is open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
Adventure Quest offers a 6,000 square foot multi-level laser tag arena. Visitors can also enjoy black light Cosmic Golf, bumper cars, live-action sports on a big screen TV, wireless Internet, King Tut's Cafe, and a great arcade area.
In 1859, when construction of Nottoway Plantation was completed, the sprawling mansion was one of the most regal of its time. Today, visitors have the opportunity to step into the grand lifestyle of the old South with guided tours of the property. One of the few plantations that survived the Civil War, this antebellum mansion has been fully restored to capture the opulent lifestyle of the original owners. In addition to guided tours, Nottoway Plantation features the Nottoway Museum and bed and breakfast accommodations. - Bethany Culp
The University of New Orleans - Jefferson Campus is located in the city of Metairie. This university offers education to more than 3000 students from the nearby cities. It also offers a number of additional study courses suitable for undergraduates and graduates in various streams like arts, science, business and more. There is also an on- campus booking facility at the “Human Performance Center, ” for various public events.
Thanks to the generous donations from Sydney and Walda Besthoff, New Orleanians and visitors to the city can enjoy art-in-the-park at Besthoff Sculpture Garden. The nearly five acres that make up the sculpture garden in City Park are home to 57 large-scale works of art. The sculptures, situated among the park's large oaks and Southern magnolias, vary greatly in style and represent a range of classic and modern artists. Additionally, the Besthoff Sculpture Garden is free for all visitors. - Bethany Culp
The New Orleans street car system, the oldest continuously operating street railway system in the world, includes three different lines, the St. Charles Avenue line, the Riverfront line, and the Canal Street line, and covers a total of about 13 miles. These lines run through some of the most beautiful areas of the city and facilitate access to popular neighborhoods and attractions such as the French Quarter, the Central Business District, Audubon Park, and the Aquarium of the Americas, etc. A one-way fare is $1.25 and transfers to other lines are available for an additional $0.25. Sadly, all three of these lines were non-operational following Hurricane Katrina, but as recently as June 2008, they are all up and running again at full speed. These beautiful old streetcars are not only an integral part of New Orleans's history, but they are a convenient means of getting around the city, and their charm makes them an absolute must-do for visitors.
This Greek Revival mansion is home to original English and American antiques and eight acres of formal gardens and decorative fountains. Although florals vary with the seasons, visitors can count on a spectacular display year-round. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Longue Vue House & Gardens features ever-changing exhibits. A gift shop sells horticulture and decorative items, children's gifts and reproductions from the Longue Vue Collection.
From the critter-filled swamps of Louisiana to the grasslands of Africa, you can explore some of the Earth's most intriguing habitats and the creatures that dwell within them at this world-class zoo. Rated one of the top zoos in the United States, it features two rare white tigers as well as Komodo dragons.
Built on a race course in 1872, Metairie Cemetery is known for its architectural beauty. It has one of the finest collection of funeral statues and marble tombs which has made it secure a place in the prestigious National Register of Historic Places in December, 1991. It also holds its place in the Forbes list of ten bests cemeteries in the world. This cemetery is worth visiting while in New Orleans.
Having started out as the nation's first sugar plantation, then an urban park, and finally renamed in 1886 as Audubon Park in tribute to John James Audubon who painted many of his famed "Birds of America" in Louisiana, the 340-acre Audubon Park and Audubon Zoo is a place one can truly and peacefully enjoy New Orleans's old-world charm: fountains, statues, gazebos, lagoons, giant oak trees, and the occasional horse-back riders and carriages. There are also a golf course, tennis courts, and a extremely popular 1.8-mile-long paved jogging track. Do walk along the outskirts of the park and be wowed by the historic buildings of Loyola and Tulane universities, as well as many elegant mansions.