Hi Larue, which base are you going to working at...Algiers or Belle Chasse? There are a lot of really good things to do and some parts of the Westbank have more business than others. The Oakwood Mall is about half way betwwen the two bases. There are ferry boats to take you to the other side of the river. They are more fun than the roadways, just takes a little longer but you do save on gas. My daughter is Military. I can get you a list of the things she likes to share with new people coming into town.