LaPlace is an Unincorporated Community on the east bank of the Mississippi River in the historic "German Coast" section of the Acadiana region of Louisiana. It is just a short distance west of Greater New Orleans. LaPlace is the largest community in St. John the Baptist Parish.
Around Mardi Gras time, the hotels in New Orleans, Metairie, and Kenner may be booked up, so LaPlace is a good alternative, 20 minutes drive from Kenner and Metairie, about 30 or 35 minutes from New Orleans.
Until Katrina hit in 2005 this was a relatively small town with a few high schools, a Wal-mart, some strip malls, and a couple of good places to eat. LaPlace has grown significantly in the 2010s, but there is still not much to do here.
- Woodland Plantation (old plantation house). The plantation was the birthplace of jazz pioneer, trombonist and bandleader Kid Ory, and starting site of Louisiana's historic 1811 slave rebellion. Planned to open to public as a museum in late 2020.
- Mabile's, 1124 W Airline Hwy, ☏ . Lunch. Great seafood and roast beef po-boys. Daily plate lunches are cheap, filling and delicious. $5-10.
- Wayne Jacob's Smokehouse, 769 W 5th Street. M-F 11AM-2PM, Su 9AM-2PM. Po-boy sandwiches, Andouille sausage and other Cajun style meats.
- [dead link] Best Western La Place, 4289 Main Street, ☏ . Near the airport, pet friendly accommodations, free breakfast, swimming pool, free Wi-Fi.
- Suburban Extended Stay, 111 Jean Street, ☏ . Check-in: 3PM, check-out: noon. Kitchens, a fitness center and an outdoor pool.
|Routes through LaPlace|
|Lake Charles ← Baton Rouge ←||W E||→ Kenner → New Orleans|
|Jackson ← McComb ← Jct W E ←||N S||→ END|
|Natchez ← Baton Rouge ←||N S||→ Saint Rose → New Orleans|