New Orleans April 13, 2018
This Town Just Outside Of New Orleans Is Perfect For A Day Trip From The City
Sometimes, it can be nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city life and spend the day in a calmer, quieter place. Covington is just a short drive across the Causeway and features a little something for everyone! We’ve got the whole day planned for you, so clear your schedule, jump in the car, and head over to this charming city.
Covington is a city on the north shore of about 10,000 residents.
Established in 1813 under the name Wharton, there are conflicting stories as to how the city came to be named Covington. Many historians believe that the city was renamed to honor General Leonard Covington, a hero of the War of 1812. The more interesting story tells that the town was renamed to honor Blue Grass whiskey, which was made in Covington, Kentucky, and was the drink of choice for many town officials.
Covington has a little something for everyone: great shopping, amazing antique stores, and delicious restaurants.
The historic downtown area is filled with unique boutiques to explore, and there are always outdoor festivals and concerts going on.
Start your day by taking a walk through Bogue Falaya Park
Open from 7 a.m. to
7 p.m. daily, there’s a huge playground the kids will enjoy, plus many picnic benches and shade from the pine trees nearby. The Bogue Falaya River runs through the park, and the dock is a lovely little spot to sit back, relax, and enjoy the view.
Then, head on over to Lee Lane to do some shopping.
The street is lined with tons of unique boutiques, jewelry stores, and antique shops.
While you’re on Lee Lane, grab a bite to eat at Coffee Rani.
This locally owned and operated restaurant has some mouthwatering salads, sandwiches, pasta dishes, and more. Grab a coffee on your way out so you can continue to explore Covington fully caffeinated!
Continue down Boston Street for more shopping, and then head over to Columbia Street to visit one of the most unique general stores around.
HJ Smith & Sons General Store And Museum, a family-owned and operated business since 1876 features hundreds of items from as early as 1870.
From old farming tools to a petrified rat (yes, really), a trip to Covington isn’t complete without swinging by this local attraction.
This spot is truly one-of-a-kind.
Finally, end your day with a spot of tea from the English Tea Room.
With more than 200 teas to choose from, you'll have a tough time deciding on what to get!
Have you ever been to Covington? What’s your favorite spot? Share it in the comments below!