Make Louisiana your playground. Whether you like to get out on the field and "mix it up" in a friendly ball game, swing the clubs on a beautiful course, or soak up the sports action from the comfort of a stadium seat, you'll find plenty of options. Check out the fabulous golf courses of the Audubon Golf Trail, for starters. Or check the schedules for college, semi-pro and pro sports teams. LSU football or basketball, anyone? Hockey in Louisiana? Yes, we have that too. Do you enjoy NBA basketball? Take a seat in the New Orleans Arena as the Hornets take the floor. And for professional football, perhaps you've heard of the current world champion NFL team called the New Orleans Saints!
Mandeville is where the urban meets the natural. Founded in 1834 by the Marigny de Mandeville family of New Orleans, it developed early on as a lakeside summer resort for wealthy denizens of the Crescent City. This remains in evidence in the older quarters of the city, and in some of its key historic properties that are found on Lakeshore Drive. In the 1950s, Mandeville was connected to the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain via the Causeway, the longest bridge in the world. To complement its well-established, wooded suburbs, Mandeville offers a full complement of upscale amenities. These include fine dining establishments, shops and day spas – the perfect for unwinding after a visit to New Orleans. At the edge of town, Fontainebleau State Park offers cabins and campsites with plenty of diversion for nature lovers. It also connects to the Tammany Trace, a leafy, 31-mile trail that bicyclers find exhilarating.