New Orleans

How far is Metairie from the French Quarter?

I’m thinking of taking a trip to New Orleans and staying in Metairie. I have no idea where that is in relation to the rest of the city, and I will be spending a significant amount of time in the French Quarter. Is it far? Is it easy to drive to the French Quarter, and easy to park there if I rent a car?

You would need a cab or car, its about 6 miles or more depending on where you are in each area. Parking in the french quarter is not easy, there are some pay lots or parking just outside the quarter. If you have the option I would definitely choose to stay in the french quarter so you can walk every where and not have a car. Not much to see as a tourist in Metairie.