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The Northshore delivers world-class culinary flavors, thriving downtowns, aspirational adventures and plenty of outdoor recreation for one or many to enjoy. Take advantage of the many complimentary services that Visit The Northshore offers such assistance as finding hotel arrangements, transportation options, off-site meeting and event locations, entertainment, welcome bags and much more.

With a vast selection of over 3,000 sleeping rooms and versatile meeting spaces, The Northshore provides a plethora of accommodation options to suit your needs. Whether your preference leans towards modern hotels or charming bed and breakfasts, attendees can enjoy a comfortable stay.

After a productive day’s work, The Northshore transforms into an exciting escape. Whether you’re into premier shopping, exploring boutiques and art galleries, or seeking unique experiences, there’s something for everyone. For outdoor enthusiasts, The Northshore offers opportunities for golfing, kayaking, boat tours and more.

Tour the Outdoors

For a close look at the picturesque Honey Island Swamp and its fauna, embark on a guided swamp tour in Slidell, or to Insta-Gator Ranch and Hatchery to hold baby alligators. Global Wildlife Center is another destination to interact with a variety of creatures such as giraffes, camels, and llamas.

The Tammany Trace, a 31-mile bike trail weaving through numerous Northshore communities, is a remarkable Rails to Trails Conservancy project that converted former railroad tracks into a broad, paved bike path. Rent bikes from Brooks’ Bike Shop in Covington and discover the unique landscapes along the route.

Tammany Taste & Historic Downtowns

The Northshore boasts a rich and varied restaurant scene that is sure to satisfy your cravings for authentic culinary delights. Whether you seek upscale, chef-driven establishments such as Palmettos on the Bayou or prefer the comforting flavors of downhome favorites like Big Mama’s Country Kitchen and Middendorf’s Slidell, you’ll find an array of fantastic meals worth savoring. Local seafood markets and po’ boy shops offer a plethora of mouth-watering options, such as perfectly fried shrimp or spicy boiled crawfish. Satisfy your taste buds with a wine tasting at Wild Bush Farm and Vineyard or beer tasting at the Abita Brewing Company.

If you can’t get enough of the area’s charm, take a stroll through Olde Towne Slidell, a historic downtown district boasting antiques, specialty shops, museums, and picturesque architecture. Abita Springs’ UCM Museum houses the fascinating Abita Mystery House, featuring unique folk art that is sure to delight all ages. The historic Dew Drop Social and Benevolent Jazz Hall in Mandeville and community concerts at the Tammany Trace trailheads offer live music experiences.

All this and The Northshore is less than an hour away from Baton Rouge, New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast and conveniently located near three interstates (I-10, I-12, and I-59) and 45 minutes from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport via The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway.