Welcome to St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana's Northshore. We are 45 minutes north of New Orleans and the natural choice for families, foodies, nature and art lovers, and golfers. Find festivals, go shopping, tour Abita Brewery, try tubing, fishing, cycle the Tammany Trace or take a swamp tour, enjoy a wine tasting.
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Bacobar keeps it fresh, bright and fun Chefs showcase Asian, Latin flavors in new Covington hot spot Chefs Jean Pierre Guidry and Carl Schaubhut, who met while working in New Orleans' noted Commanders Palace, have created an Asian-Latin fusion menu of bright fare for their new Covington restaurant, Bacobar. Named for the "baco," a soft steamed bun taco with your choice of fillings (carnitas, fried oysters, chicken), the restaurant draws international inspiration for dishes like habanero guacamole, kimchi debris fries, tuna poke tostada, the Seoul Bowl, and shrimp and bacon Pad Thai. Talented bar goddess Lu Brow has created the drink menu, a sassy slate of craft and fun, frozen cocktails.
Summer's sweet in, and on, the water Northshore offers plenty of opportunity to make a splash Tubing's a popular pastime when the days heat up.
Float down the lovely Bogue Chitto River, designated a
scenic waterway, through Louisiana River Adventures,
Bogue Chitto Tubing and
Rocky Bottom Tubing in Bogue Chitto State Park.
Prefer a beach? Find a stretch of heaven in Fontainebleau State Park in Mandeville: sand, gentle waves, sunshine.
Swim in sandy-banked shallow rivers at Land-O-Pines Campground.
Kayak Lake Pontchartrain. Try paddleboarding. The sweet summers you remember? Right here.
The Southern Hotel Voted Accommodation of the Year Historic elegance in the heart of Covington The Southern Hotel in Covington recently scooped up a state-wide award for Accommodation of the Year from the Louisiana Travel Promotion Association at its Annual Meeting. The Southern was recognized for its elegance, excellence, historical preservation, and honoring the legacy of City of Covington as an artist's community. The newly restored 109-year-old hotel is a beloved gathering place for visitors and locals alike, with the lobby of the 42-room hotel affectionately known as “Covington’s living room.” The hotel is at the heart of historic Covington, within walking distance of scores of shops, galleries and restaurants.