Finding Apartments for Rent in Slidell, LA
The St.Petersburg Times called Slidell and the rest of St. Tamany Parish The Anti-New Orleans, and for good reason. Just as it was in the early 1900’s, this area north of Lake Ponchitrain, less than an hour’s drive from the heart of New Orleans, has everything the Big Easy offers except for heavy traffic and lack of open spaces. Some of the best apartments and townhouses in the area are along Interstate 10 and near the water on the northshore of the Lake.
Dining in Slidell, LA
For the very best in fine dining you could drive to New Orleans or you can stay right in town and visit La Provence, owned and operated by world renowned chef, John Besh, Chef Besh is a regular judge and guest chef on national TV shows such as Bravo’s Top Chef and on the Food Network. La Provence offers everything from Grilled Octopus Salad to Whole Cooked Mississippi Rabbit.
For more casual fare that has also gained national attention, you have to eat at LA Pines Restaurant. Guy Fieri of Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives featured this local favorite and for good reason. Located under the city's famous water tower, this eatery has authentic Cajun and southern-style cooking that you will revisit time and again.
Many family fare restaurants in Slidell offer both delicious food and a view of the water. Among these are Zydecos, Nathan’s Restaurant, and Andrews Restaurant and Bar. Other local favorites include Ray's Bull Pen Restaurant and Lounge, Vera's, Southside Café, Neely's Pizzeria, Creole Bagelry, Habanos & The Wine Seller, Sogo Japanese Restaurant, Sunrise on Second Street, and Peck's Seafood Restaurant.
Sports in Slidell, LA
Because Slidell only 45 miles from New Orleans to the south, Interstate 10 can take you to a variety of professional sports. If you love baseball, the triple-A baseball Zephyrs make for a great day trip to the Big Easy. Or, there’s the NBA Pelicans, the NFLSaints and the Jesters of the United Soccer League's Premier Development League.
Outdoor Activities in Slidell, LA
The Big Outdoors Charters is among numerous charter boats that can take you to one of the most diverse marsh ecosystems in South Louisiana. Based in Hopedale, you can leave Slidell in the morning and be back home in time to enjoy fresh seafood caught that day for dinner. The marsh estuary south of Slidell offers a unique combination of saltwater marshes and fresh water estuaries that create a natural breeding ground for millions of saltwater and fresh water fish.
Honey Island Swamp tour is exceptional because it is one of the least-altered river swamps in the country and is close to original condition. You can take a personalized, narrated nature tour through this pristine wilderness. People come from around the world to take advantage of this 70,000 acres of it is a permanently-protected wildlife area. Honey Island is featured on a regular basis on the History Channel’s Swamp People and this tour allows you to view Louisiana alligators in their natural habitat from the safety of the Island tour boats.
Shopping in and Around Slidell, LA
The Northshore Mall is the perfect one-stop shopping locations with anchor stores such as Sears, Dillard's, and JC Penney. Other favorite stores include Burlington Coat Factory, Aeropostale, Forever 21, Rue 21, Lane Bryant, Victoria's Secret, the Limited, and Kirklands.
If you are new to the area or if you want just the right thing to send to friends who have never been to south Louisiana, the Bayou Country General Store is the place to go. Bayou Country is all things Louisiana and other neat stuff! They make the best Pralines and offer a unique selection of local art, gifts and hard to find treasures. For something a little slower and different, Slidell's Historic Antique District is a great place to spend a lazy weekend or weekday. Some of the unique shops you can find here in this downtown district include:
- Annette's House of Décor
- Barbara's Victorian Closet Mall including Aunt Tiques & Curiosities
- Guilty Treasures
- Jean's Antiques & Collectibles
- Marcie's Antique Boutique
- Miss Madie's Antiques
- Magnolia House Antique Mall
- Green Oaks Apothecary
- The Place To Be
- Who Dat Shoppe
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