Slidell is located at the southeastern tip of St. Tammany Parish and is its largest municipality. Located about three miles from the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, it is surrounded by rivers and bayous. This quiet, friendly city is waiting to welcome you with its legendary southern hospitality. Slidell offers an abundance of festivals, the excitement of a visit to the swamp and its native alligators, delightful shopping, fine dining and excellent accommodations. In Slidell, you can experience prize winning camellias, outstanding performances at Slidell's Little Theatre or enjoy biking on the St. Tammany Trace. You can catch beads during Mardi Gras parades and cabbages at the St. Patrick's Day parade. The community and visitors alike gather en masse to enjoy free quality concerts in Heritage Park. Every November brings Arts Evening, one of the area's largest cultural festivals, featuring the works of over 100 artists and a variety of live entertainment throughout Olde Towne.
From dining on boiled shrimp overlooking the marina to crawfish pasta by candlelight; from po-boys in the park to a snowball in Olde Towne; to red beans at the diner or gourmet coffee at a sidewalk table, Slidell is a great place to eat. There's even a steak house so popular it doesn't need a sign.
Photo opportunities abound. Live oaks drip with Spanish moss, loblolly pines stretch five stories tall, beds of Louisiana irises nod in the breeze and a graceful white egret tiptoes between the cattails. A hidden world can be discovered from a flat bottomed boat gliding through the dark waters. Come explore Slidell; it will become one of those places that you'll want to return to again and again.
Slidell is on the way to anywhere. At the intersection of three major interstate highways, it's just the right place to stop and relax. Slidell is close to the technology at Stennis Space Center and Lockheed Martin Manned Space Systems, the glitz of New Orleans and the beaches of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Learn more about Slidell: http://www.slidell.la.us
Learn more about St. Tammany Parish: http://www.stpgov.org
Visit St. Tammany Parish: http://www.louisiananorthshore.com