New Orleans December 10, 2017
You’ll Absolutely Love This Charming Little Town Near New Orleans
Just a short drive across the Causeway and you’ll find Covington, a charming little town on the Northshore. With tons of antique stores, boutiques, restaurants and art galleries, you’ll have your whole day filled with fun. Let’s take a look at why this town is so alluring.
Covington has a little something for everyone—nature, shopping, restaurants, and a friendly atmosphere you’ll never want to leave.
The charm of historic downtown Covington is what makes this town so popular. Founded in 1813 under the name Wharton, there are a few conflicting stories on why the town changed its name to Covington. One theory suggest it was a nod to Blue Grass whiskey, which is made in Covington, Louisiana. Others believe it was named to honor General Leonard Covington, a hero from the war of 1812.
Downtown Covington is where you’ll find all the wonderful boutiques and antique stores for shopping.
Lee Lane and Columbia Street have everything from art galleries to specialty shops.
While you’re on Columbia Street, be sure to pop in HJ Smith & Sons.
This family owned general store has been open since 1876, making it one of the oldest continuously operated businesses on the Northshore. You’ll find some interesting things in here, from an antique iron coffin that was used during the yellow fever epidemic to a petrified rat.
Once you’ve shopped till you drop, head over to Coffee Rani on Lee Lane for a casual yet tasty lunch.
They’ve got delicious salads, soups, quesadillas, pasta dishes, and more. No matter what you’re craving, they’ll have it. On a pretty day, take advantage of their outdoor seating!
If you’re craving nature, Covington has that too.
Bogue Falaya park offers tons of space to sprawl out under the trees, and a sandy beach overlooking the Bogue Falaya River. If you’re still craving some outdoor fun, hit up the Tammany Trace—over 30 miles of paved walkways that go through 5 towns, and Covington is one of them!
After a day of exploring enjoy a spot of tea at the English Tea Room.
They're located at 734 E Rutland St.
What’s your favorite place in Covington? Let us know in the comments below!