Why Louisiana's Northshore is the Perfect Anniversary Destination

When you visit de la Bleau B&B, you will find yourself nestled in the heart of the Louisiana Northshore. While the Northshore is only a 40 minute drive from New Orleans, it truly is a world of its own. If you're looking for a quiet, romantic getaway that still offers once-in-a-lifetime experiences, you've come to the right place!

Here's why you'll love it:

1. Endless Dining Options

If there is one thing New Orleans is famous for, it is all of the unique and delicious foods. However, this holds true for more than just the crescent city. You will find amazing, mouthwatering cuisine all over south Louisiana, the Northshore is no exception! Some of the finest chefs in our area have chosen to call the Northshore their home.

Our Top Pick

Pat Gallagher's 527 - Seafood & Steakhouse

Chef Pat Gallagher is about as native to the Northshore as you can be, and has owned and operated several award winning restaurants in the area.

His latest establishment is conveniently located in Mandeville, only 2 miles from de la Bleau B&B.

Promising Review

"So glad I don't have to travel to New Orleans for an exquisite dining experience. 527 is loaded with delicious items from the bar, to appetizers, entrees and desserts. This place is top notch and the service is fantastic." - James S.

2. Once-in-a-Lifetime Experiences

Have you ever held a baby alligator as it hatched? Or biked a 31-mile trail winding through five communities - each holding their own beauty and attractions?

Probably not. These are activities that you will only find here on the Northshore! What better way to mark the occasion of your anniversary than with a memorable experience?

The Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery is home to more than 2,000 alligators and offers guided tours through a real alligator farm where you can touch and hold real live alligators! If you happen to be in the area in August or September, you may even be lucky enough to hatch one!

Reptiles not your thing? That's okay! The Tammany Trace is a retired train track turned bike path that travels through all of St. Tammany Parish with stops in several downtown areas. Just off the trace you can find restaurants, boutiques, art galleries, live music, and more!

Need bikes? We recommend Brooks' Bike Shop for rentals! Brooks' also has kayaks for rent if you're feeling adventurous!

Find more Activites & Attractions Here: https://www.louisiananorthshore.com/things-to-do/attractions/

3. Local Arts & Entertainment

Find the unique and beautiful culture of Louisiana on display throughout the Northshore thanks to our local artists and musicians.

Walk the streets of Downtown Covington and Old Mandeville to find dozens of local artists, each donning their own styles and mediums.

One of our favorites, Marianne Angeli Rodriguez, has recently been picking up some national attention! Her colorful contemporary pieces are sure to put a smile on your face. While you're there, be sure to grab one of her cute planters as a souvenir!

4. Romantic Accommodations

At de la Bleau B&B, you will find clean, comfortable, and cozy accommodations perfect for staying in to just relax and enjoy each other's company. Not to mention you will be steps from the lakefront of Lake Pontchartrain - a perfect spot for a long walk in the sunset!