Metairie is the largest suburb of New Orleans, Louisiana, located in Jefferson Parish. While much of the city experienced moderate flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Metairie has rebounded quickly.
By car; while their are some bus routes public transit is poor in Metairie.
Wide Veterans Highway is the main commercial avenue, running east to west. Narrow winding Metaire Road runs through the older part of town, flanked by more upscale small businesses. Causeway Boulevard runs south to north, connecting with the causeway across Lake Pontchartrain leading to the North Shore.
"Sno-ball" shop on Metairie Road; a cool treat on hot days.
At the start of the 20th century, most of what is now Metaire was a mixture of farmland and swamp. In the 1910s and 1920s, suburban development from neighboring New Orleans spread along Metaire Ridge, natural high ground along winding Metaire Road. Most development, however, occurred in the boom following World War II. While lacking the history and architecture of New Orleans, Metaire is an economic center in Greater New Orleans.
Gaspare's, 4421 Clearview Pkwy. Italian style gelato. Tel. 267-5552
Morning Call, 3325 Severn Avenue, behind Lakeside Mall. 24 hour coffee & begniets. For over 100 years this was the competition to the French Quarter's Cafe du Monde until it moved out to the suburbs in the 1970s.
Days Hotel 3400 I-10 Service Road (near Causeway Blvd) - Free parking and a location in the heart of Metairie's Central Business District, minutes away from the New Orleans International Airport, downtown New Orleans, the Historic French Quarter, Convention Center and the city's world renowned restaurants. Tel 833-8201
Four Points By Sheraton 6401 Veterans  Situated in suburban Metairie, Four Points by Sheraton New Orleans Airport. Smoke-free hotel. After a $4 million renovation, every room is equipped with new, inviting furniture and amenities.
Ramada Limited Metairie, 2713 North Causeway (I-10 at Exit 228), ☎ 835-4141 (fax: +1 504 835-6942), . (30.000896,-90.155037)edit
TownePlace Suites New Orleans Metairie, 5424 Citrus Boulevard, ☎ 504-818-2400, . checkin: 3:00 p.m.; checkout: 12:00 p.m.. This hotel offers amenities including an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, continental breakfast, and free wireless Internet.edit
Wyndham Metairie New Orleans Hotel, 4 Galleria Blvd., Tel: 837-6707, Fax: 837-6906, . Only minutes from New Orleans history and nightlife and close to the businesses and attractions of Metairie and Lake Pontchartrain's southern shore.
New Orleans Marriott Metairie at Lakeway, 3838 North Causeway Boulevard, Metairie, LA 70002, ☎ 504-836-5253, . Located along the scenic shores of Lake Pontchartrain in Metairie, LA.edit