Dreamscapes Travel & Lifestyle Magazine
A LOUISIANA SWEET SPOT
Experience the unique culture and surroundings of St. Tammany Parish.
Just 40 minutes from New Orleans, St. Tammany is known for its slower pace, savoury local cuisine, unique natural surroundings and music that “puts” your feet to dancin’. Home to charming, historical villages and a distinct, enchanting Louisiana culture, this sweet, memorable haven is a very special place for a perfect getaway.
Mother Nature has blessed this area with silent, stunning, natural beauty found in swamps filled with gnarly, ancient trees and lush green flora. Hugging the shores of Lake Pontchartrain, it’s a recreational playground, bisected by boardwalks, hiking trails and waterways ideal for kayaking, canoeing or paddleboarding. Two waterfront parks—fontainebleau in Mandeville and Fairview-riverside in Madisonville— attract campers and water enthusiasts.
St. Tammany Parish boasts quaint B&BS and elegant and affordable boutique hotels. Family-run restaurants have been operating here for generations, and in recent years, notable chefs have joined them. Louisiana specialties include crawfish, fried shrimp, gumbo and po’ boys—sandwiches stuffed with beef or seafood served on New Orleansstyle French bread (every bit as delicious as it sounds). Music flows from St. Tammany’s very soul and you can enjoy it in places like Dew Drop Jazz Hall, built in 1895.
St. Tammany Parish offers a different vacation experience—one you won’t soon forget.