Jack’s local guidebook

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Food scene

The Royal Reds and sliced tuna platter rock! Enjoy the sunset here right on the Lake! During nice weather, they have live music.
The Blind Tiger Slidell
37330 lakeshore marina drive
The Royal Reds and sliced tuna platter rock! Enjoy the sunset here right on the Lake! During nice weather, they have live music.
Nathan's Restaurant specializes in fresh seafood, classic creole dishes, and steaks and is located on the scenic Bayou Bonfouca. As a third-generation chef, Ross Eirich shares a rich history and love of exceptional cuisine, following in the footsteps of his great grandfather and grandfather, both restaurateurs. Chef Eirich, a graduate in Culinary Arts started at Drago’s but has also worked in some of the most famous kitchens in New Orleans like Galatoire's on Bourbon St. Sometimes you can see the gators swimming in the lake out the windows!
Nathan's Restaurant
36440 Old Bayou Liberty Road
Nathan's Restaurant specializes in fresh seafood, classic creole dishes, and steaks and is located on the scenic Bayou Bonfouca. As a third-generation chef, Ross Eirich shares a rich history and love of exceptional cuisine, following in the footsteps of his great grandfather and grandfather, both restaurateurs. Chef Eirich, a graduate in Culinary Arts started at Drago’s but has also worked in some of the most famous kitchens in New Orleans like Galatoire's on Bourbon St. Sometimes you can see the gators swimming in the lake out the windows!
Charming destination for Louisiana cuisine in a rustic setting with a lush deck alongside the bayou. Truly Louisiana, you will find our fresh cuisine, lush foliage, and decks overlooking Bayou Bonfouca, an experience that is second to none!
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Palmettos On The Bayou
1901 Bayou Lane
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Charming destination for Louisiana cuisine in a rustic setting with a lush deck alongside the bayou. Truly Louisiana, you will find our fresh cuisine, lush foliage, and decks overlooking Bayou Bonfouca, an experience that is second to none!
No question — Abita® is Louisiana’s best-known local beer label. You can find Abita Amber, Purple Haze® and Turbodog® in grocery stores throughout the nation, but there’s only one place where you can see these and other Abita® brews being made. Head to Abita®’s Covington brewhouse to take a 30-minute guided or self-guided tour; guided tours include four 4-ounce beer tastings and can be reserved online. You can also try Abita® beers without taking a tour, at its Covington tap room and gift store.
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Abita Brew Pub
72011 Holly Street
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No question — Abita® is Louisiana’s best-known local beer label. You can find Abita Amber, Purple Haze® and Turbodog® in grocery stores throughout the nation, but there’s only one place where you can see these and other Abita® brews being made. Head to Abita®’s Covington brewhouse to take a 30-minute guided or self-guided tour; guided tours include four 4-ounce beer tastings and can be reserved online. You can also try Abita® beers without taking a tour, at its Covington tap room and gift store.
Dine al Fresco at Lola's 517 N. New Hampshire St Covington, LA 70433 Tel: (985) 892-4992 Enjoy the blue skies and sunshine by dining outside in St. Tammany Parish. With daily lunch specials and craft cocktails, LOLA Restaurant in Covington is the perfect afternoon stop on a ladies day out. Sit on their deck and save room for dessert because you won't want to miss LOLA's Hummingbird Cake. Get a view of the Tchefuncte River at The Anchor in Madisonville. This open-air restaurant features Gulf-inspired cuisine, hot wings, burgers and more. Visit The Chimes in Covington to enjoy chargrilled oysters and alligator bites before walking down the boardwalk to the Bogue Falaya River. An evening at The Barley Oak on the Mandeville Lakefront is the perfect setting to enjoy the sunset with the girls while drinking brews and eating brats and burgers.
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Lola
517 North New Hampshire Street
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Dine al Fresco at Lola's 517 N. New Hampshire St Covington, LA 70433 Tel: (985) 892-4992 Enjoy the blue skies and sunshine by dining outside in St. Tammany Parish. With daily lunch specials and craft cocktails, LOLA Restaurant in Covington is the perfect afternoon stop on a ladies day out. Sit on their deck and save room for dessert because you won't want to miss LOLA's Hummingbird Cake. Get a view of the Tchefuncte River at The Anchor in Madisonville. This open-air restaurant features Gulf-inspired cuisine, hot wings, burgers and more. Visit The Chimes in Covington to enjoy chargrilled oysters and alligator bites before walking down the boardwalk to the Bogue Falaya River. An evening at The Barley Oak on the Mandeville Lakefront is the perfect setting to enjoy the sunset with the girls while drinking brews and eating brats and burgers.
My favorite brunch place in the city!
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Commander's Palace
1403 Washington Avenue
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My favorite brunch place in the city!
The best Italian in the city of New Orleans and Chef Sam is one of my bestie's. Ask for the Dr. Kruse meatballs! They are not on the menu!
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The Italian Barrel
1240 Barracks Street
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The best Italian in the city of New Orleans and Chef Sam is one of my bestie's. Ask for the Dr. Kruse meatballs! They are not on the menu!
The best brunch place in the city! The bloody mary bar is amazing!
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Atchafalaya
901 Louisiana Avenue
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The best brunch place in the city! The bloody mary bar is amazing!
Mr. Ed's Oyster Bar & Fish House, Iberville
821 Iberville Street
My favorite Oyster joint!

Sightseeing

Get an up-close look at the Northshore’s natural grandeur with a walk or bike down the Tammany Trace. This paved trail is a converted rail line corridor that runs from Slidell to downtown Covington, with equestrian trails paralleling portions of it. Along this 27-mile stretch, you’ll see quiet bayous teeming with wildlife (look out for alligators and amazing amounts of birds), remodeled railroad trestles, pedestrian bridges, and the charming towns of Mandeville and Abita Springs.
Tammany Trace Bike Trail Head
59462 Neslo Rd
Get an up-close look at the Northshore’s natural grandeur with a walk or bike down the Tammany Trace. This paved trail is a converted rail line corridor that runs from Slidell to downtown Covington, with equestrian trails paralleling portions of it. Along this 27-mile stretch, you’ll see quiet bayous teeming with wildlife (look out for alligators and amazing amounts of birds), remodeled railroad trestles, pedestrian bridges, and the charming towns of Mandeville and Abita Springs.
Climb aboard a flat bottom boat and traverse through flooded forests and around giant cypress trees as you go deep into the Honey Island Swamp ecosystem in Slidell. On your two-hour tour, your knowledgeable captain will tell you all about the flora and fauna of Louisiana, throw in a little culture and history, and introduce you to resident alligators of the Honey Island Swamp. Keep your eyes peeled for the legendary Honey Island Swamp monster! Learn more about Honey Island Swamp Tours.
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Honey Island Swamp Tours
41490 Crawford Landing Road
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Climb aboard a flat bottom boat and traverse through flooded forests and around giant cypress trees as you go deep into the Honey Island Swamp ecosystem in Slidell. On your two-hour tour, your knowledgeable captain will tell you all about the flora and fauna of Louisiana, throw in a little culture and history, and introduce you to resident alligators of the Honey Island Swamp. Keep your eyes peeled for the legendary Honey Island Swamp monster! Learn more about Honey Island Swamp Tours.
Cane Bayou slithers through St. Tammany Parish between the towns of Mandeville and Lacombe and offers one of the wildest rides you’ll find in southeast Louisiana. This is pristine Louisiana wilderness, where massive cypress trees emerge from the swamp, and roseate spoonbills and eagles make their nests. There are multiple launch sites and numerous outfitters, such as Bayou Adventure, so getting on the water is easy. Get more details about Cane Bayou and paddling tours. And you can make the outdoor fun even more exciting by taking a paddle adventure through a winding bayou that will lead you at a restaurant's dock — that's what happy hour in Louisiana is like! See how you can Paddle to the Plate! https://www.bayouadventure.com
Cane Bayou
Cane Bayou slithers through St. Tammany Parish between the towns of Mandeville and Lacombe and offers one of the wildest rides you’ll find in southeast Louisiana. This is pristine Louisiana wilderness, where massive cypress trees emerge from the swamp, and roseate spoonbills and eagles make their nests. There are multiple launch sites and numerous outfitters, such as Bayou Adventure, so getting on the water is easy. Get more details about Cane Bayou and paddling tours. And you can make the outdoor fun even more exciting by taking a paddle adventure through a winding bayou that will lead you at a restaurant's dock — that's what happy hour in Louisiana is like! See how you can Paddle to the Plate! https://www.bayouadventure.com
Insta-Gator Ranch in Covington has alligators everywhere, big blue pools of adults in crystal clear water, and you can even touch and take pictures with the baby alligators. Learn about the alligator industry “from hatchling to handbag” and how Insta-Gator’s partnership with Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries has helped bring this species back from the brink. By reservation, visitors can assist in the hatching of a baby alligator from an egg in August and September.
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Insta Gator Ranch
74645 Allen Road
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Insta-Gator Ranch in Covington has alligators everywhere, big blue pools of adults in crystal clear water, and you can even touch and take pictures with the baby alligators. Learn about the alligator industry “from hatchling to handbag” and how Insta-Gator’s partnership with Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries has helped bring this species back from the brink. By reservation, visitors can assist in the hatching of a baby alligator from an egg in August and September.
Parades roll through New Orleans throughout the Carnival Season, but the biggest, most elaborate and most exciting parades happen during the last weekend of Mardi Gras through Fat Tuesday, when our tour takes place! Each parade has its own unique theme, and is hosted by a different "Krewe." Most visitors will plan to arrive no later than Friday, February 25, 2022 in order to enjoy an extended weekend of festivities. Mardi Gras 2022 is March 1, 2022. https://mardigrasinsidertours.com/parade-schedule
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Mardi Gras World
1380 Port of New Orleans Place
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Parades roll through New Orleans throughout the Carnival Season, but the biggest, most elaborate and most exciting parades happen during the last weekend of Mardi Gras through Fat Tuesday, when our tour takes place! Each parade has its own unique theme, and is hosted by a different "Krewe." Most visitors will plan to arrive no later than Friday, February 25, 2022 in order to enjoy an extended weekend of festivities. Mardi Gras 2022 is March 1, 2022. https://mardigrasinsidertours.com/parade-schedule
This is the number one tour in New Orleans. The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world—why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today—so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn.
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The National WWII Museum
945 Magazine Street
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This is the number one tour in New Orleans. The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world—why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today—so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn.
Fishing in St. Tammany Parish is unforgettable. Our waters are home to trophy trout, record redfish, fat flounder, largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie and even tarpon (and many more species), and you don’t have to go far offshore to catch your limit. With easy access to the Rigolets, Lake Borgne, Lake Catherine, Lake Pontchartrain, Biloxi marsh, as well as rigs, reefs, and bridges, we have more than a dozen charter captains launching out of Slidell. Three fishing lure companies were born in St. Tammany (Deadly Dudley, Matrix Shad, and Category 5), all of which are marketed regionally and some nationally at places like Academy, Bass Pro Shops, and Cabela’s. For a printed brochure, call us at (800) 634-9443 and we'll mail it to you.
Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge
61389 LA-434
Fishing in St. Tammany Parish is unforgettable. Our waters are home to trophy trout, record redfish, fat flounder, largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie and even tarpon (and many more species), and you don’t have to go far offshore to catch your limit. With easy access to the Rigolets, Lake Borgne, Lake Catherine, Lake Pontchartrain, Biloxi marsh, as well as rigs, reefs, and bridges, we have more than a dozen charter captains launching out of Slidell. Three fishing lure companies were born in St. Tammany (Deadly Dudley, Matrix Shad, and Category 5), all of which are marketed regionally and some nationally at places like Academy, Bass Pro Shops, and Cabela’s. For a printed brochure, call us at (800) 634-9443 and we'll mail it to you.
Get your creative juices flowing with a few glasses of wine at Painting with a Twist or Impastato’s Art Gallery in Mandeville. Hammer & Stain in Covington offers the group a chance to transform unfinished wood into personalized works of art. Relax and unwind with a paintbrush or power tool in one hand and a handcrafted cocktail from a local restaurant, like Hambone, in the other. Hambone's Mason jar cocktails and seasonal concoctions, such as Satsuma Whiskey Smash and Watermelon Jalapeno Tequila, are sure to delight your taste buds during your project. Or, pick up a specialty daiquiri from Pyre Provisions in Covington to sip on while you work.
Impastato Gallery & Art Therapy
1901 U.S. Highway 190
Get your creative juices flowing with a few glasses of wine at Painting with a Twist or Impastato’s Art Gallery in Mandeville. Hammer & Stain in Covington offers the group a chance to transform unfinished wood into personalized works of art. Relax and unwind with a paintbrush or power tool in one hand and a handcrafted cocktail from a local restaurant, like Hambone, in the other. Hambone's Mason jar cocktails and seasonal concoctions, such as Satsuma Whiskey Smash and Watermelon Jalapeno Tequila, are sure to delight your taste buds during your project. Or, pick up a specialty daiquiri from Pyre Provisions in Covington to sip on while you work.
If your group is up for experiencing the natural beauty in St. Tammany, go hiking at Northlake Nature Center or Fairview-Riverside State Park. Both have boardwalk trails through the wetlands, which are perfect for taking Instagram selfies. Make sure to #LANorthshore to have your girls' getaway photos featured on our Instagram Stories during your visit. If the ladies are feeling more adventurous, try kayaking the Bogue Falaya River with Canoe and Trail Adventures. This shallow river that runs through Covington is an easy paddle and has lots of sandbars to take breaks on along the way. Stay away from the water and explore the Tammany Trace, a 31-mile rail-to-trail conversion, with a bike from one of the three Brooks' Bike Shop locations (Covington, Mandeville or Slidell) or Bayou Adventure in Lacombe.
Northlake Nature Center
23135 U.S. 190
If your group is up for experiencing the natural beauty in St. Tammany, go hiking at Northlake Nature Center or Fairview-Riverside State Park. Both have boardwalk trails through the wetlands, which are perfect for taking Instagram selfies. Make sure to #LANorthshore to have your girls' getaway photos featured on our Instagram Stories during your visit. If the ladies are feeling more adventurous, try kayaking the Bogue Falaya River with Canoe and Trail Adventures. This shallow river that runs through Covington is an easy paddle and has lots of sandbars to take breaks on along the way. Stay away from the water and explore the Tammany Trace, a 31-mile rail-to-trail conversion, with a bike from one of the three Brooks' Bike Shop locations (Covington, Mandeville or Slidell) or Bayou Adventure in Lacombe.
Catch a play at Playmakers Theater, 30 by Ninety Theatre, Cutting Edge Theater or the Slidell Little Theatre. Talented local performers present a broad spectrum of theater, from well-loved classics to avant-garde productions.
Slidell Little Theatre
2024 Nellie Drive
Catch a play at Playmakers Theater, 30 by Ninety Theatre, Cutting Edge Theater or the Slidell Little Theatre. Talented local performers present a broad spectrum of theater, from well-loved classics to avant-garde productions.
Glamping with your Pals Plan to "rough it" with your gal pals by booking a Tentrr glamping site at Fontainbleau State Park. These primitive glamping sites offer the luxuries of home and an element of adventure. Each site features a queen-sized memory foam mattress, a propane heater, fire pit with a grill, solar shower and a portable camp loo. If your girl gang is in need of more space, book one of Fontainbleau's lakefront cabins that sleep up to 8 people. While staying at Fontainbleau, plan to explore nature, too. Rent a kayak, canoe or bicycle from Bayou Adventure to help you explore the water and the grounds. This local outfitter brings your rental to Fontainbleau for you and will provide a guided tour of the waters if requested.
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Fontainebleau State Park
62883 Louisiana 1089
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Glamping with your Pals Plan to "rough it" with your gal pals by booking a Tentrr glamping site at Fontainbleau State Park. These primitive glamping sites offer the luxuries of home and an element of adventure. Each site features a queen-sized memory foam mattress, a propane heater, fire pit with a grill, solar shower and a portable camp loo. If your girl gang is in need of more space, book one of Fontainbleau's lakefront cabins that sleep up to 8 people. While staying at Fontainbleau, plan to explore nature, too. Rent a kayak, canoe or bicycle from Bayou Adventure to help you explore the water and the grounds. This local outfitter brings your rental to Fontainbleau for you and will provide a guided tour of the waters if requested.
Best Jazz in the city. Must see!
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Preservation Hall
726 Saint Peter Street
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Best Jazz in the city. Must see!
A must-visit in the Crescent City. I have a lot of places for you to hit here!
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French Quarter
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A must-visit in the Crescent City. I have a lot of places for you to hit here!
The Sculpture Gardens are my favorite and they are free!
NOMA Shop
1 Collins Diboll Cir
The Sculpture Gardens are my favorite and they are free!
Great day for kids!
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Audubon Zoo
6500 Magazine St
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Great day for kids!
Come ride the Streetcar Desire!
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St Charles Street Car Tours
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Come ride the Streetcar Desire!
Come do a tour of the above ground tombs that date back to the 1700s
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Cemetery Tour
718 N Rampart St
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Come do a tour of the above ground tombs that date back to the 1700s
Come ride a paddleboat on the Mississippi!
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Paddlewheeler Creole Queen
1 Poydras St
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Come ride a paddleboat on the Mississippi!
Awesome day at the foot of Canal St.
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Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
1 Canal Street
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Awesome day at the foot of Canal St.

Neighborhoods

Magazine Street is a major thoroughfare in New Orleans, Louisiana. Like Tchoupitoulas Street, St. Charles Avenue, and Claiborne Avenue, it follows the curving course of the Mississippi River. The street took its name from an ammunition magazine located in this vicinity during the 18th-century colonial period.
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Magazine Street
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Magazine Street is a major thoroughfare in New Orleans, Louisiana. Like Tchoupitoulas Street, St. Charles Avenue, and Claiborne Avenue, it follows the curving course of the Mississippi River. The street took its name from an ammunition magazine located in this vicinity during the 18th-century colonial period.