Before You Go
Welcome to Covington! If you are planning a visit or a move to Covington, here are a few reasons we are proud to call Covington home:
For literally centuries, Covington has been attracting people with its promises of clean air and healing waters. In fact, Covington celebrated its Bicentennial Anniversary in 2013. A walk from the beautifully restored Southern Hotel, circa 1907, on Boston Street through all the downtown streets of Covington feels like a walk back in time.
Covington’s big city culture and small town charm is only part of what attracts visitors, new businesses and new residents to our city. As the parish seat and home of the Justice Center, St. Tammany Parish Hospital/Ochsner, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center and other medical institutions, Covington is proud to be the legal and medical center of the north shore where hundreds of lawyers and doctors have chosen to practice.
ART AND CULTURE
Despite its stature in the legal and medical fields, Covington is probably best known for its Arts District. The nationally registered Historic District in downtown Covington is filled with art galleries of every medium and style. If you appreciate any type of art, Covington is the place for you!
In addition to a stellar public school system, Covington is home to five academically acclaimed and/or athletically superior private schools.
NATURE AT ITS BEST
Nestled between three rivers, all of Covington is a “scenic route.” Whether you are picnicking in one of our parks or strolling down one of our tree-lined streets, Covington’s natural beauty and quality of life are why you will never want to leave.
If you are planning a visit or a move to Covington or if you are opening a new business here, please give us a call or send us an email. We will do everything we can to make your transition as smooth and easy as possible. On behalf of the administration, the businesses, the families that have lived here for generations, and those who are new to the area.
“Welcome to Covington! You are going to love it here!”
Canaan Baptist Church of Covington
Collins Blvd. Baptist Church
First Baptist Church Covington
First Missionary Baptist Church
Greater Starlight Baptist Church
Grace Family Fellowship
Mount Zion Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church
Bethel Reform Methodist Church
First United Methodist Church
Covington Presbyterian Church
Faith Presbyterian Church
Three Rivers Presbyterian Church
Christ Episcopal Church
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
St. Peter Catholic Church
Faith Bible Church
Fountain of Praise Church of God
Northshore Bible Church
Northshore Vineyard Church
Seventh Day Adventist Church
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Doughty Chapel A.M.E. Church
Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall
Christ Community Church
A FEW RESTAURANTS IN COVINGTON TO TRY
Abita Roasting, 1011 Village Walk, (985) 246-3345 abitaroasting.com/covington
Aki Sushi, 510 N. Florida Avenue, (985) 302-5166 akicovington.com
Annadele's Plantation, 71518 Chestnut Street, (985) 809-7669 annadeles.com
Bear's Restaurant, 128 West 21st Street, (985) 982-2373
Beck-N-Call Cafe, 534 N. New Hampshire Street, (985) 875-9390 beckncallcafe.com
The Blind Tiger, 19124 W. Front Street, (985) 900-2443 theblindtigercovington.com
Buster’s Place, 519 E. Boston Street, (985) 809-3880 bustersplaceonline.com
The Chimes Covington, 19130 W. Front Street, (985) 892-5396 thechimes.com
Cilantros Mexican Cuisine, 323 N. New Hampshire Street, (985) 900-2363 cilantro-mexican-cuisine.business.site
Coffee Rani, 234 Lee Lane, (985) 893-6158 coffeerani.com
Columbia Street Rock N Blues Cafe, 407 N. Columbia Street, (985) 892-9949 rocknbluescafe.com
Columbia Street Tap Room / Seiler Bar, 434 N. Columbia Street, (985) 898-0899 columbiastreettaproom.com
Del Porto Restaurant, 501 E. Boston Street, (985) 875-1006 delportoristorante.com
DiCristina's, 810 N. Columbia Street, (985) 875-0160 dicristinas.com
DiMartino's, 700 S. Tyler Street, (985) 276-6460 dimartinos.com
The English Tea Room, 734 E. Rutland Street, (985) 892-5396 englishtearoom.com
Gallagher's Grill, 509 S. Tyler Street, (985) 892-9992 gallaghersgrill.com
Lola, 517 N. New Hampshire Street, (985) 892-4992 lolacovington.com
Los Sombreros Mexican Restaurant, 716 W. 21st Avenue, (985) 892-5950
Mattina Bella Restaurant, 421 E. Gibson Street, (985) 892-0708 mattinabella.com
Meribo, 326 Lee lane, (985) 302-5533 meribopizza.com
New Orleans Food and Spirits, 208 Lee Lane, (985) 875-0432 neworleansfoodspirits.com
Ox Lot 9, 428 East Boston, (844) 866-1907 southernhotel.com/dining/
Pepe's, 321 N. Columbia Street (985) 400-5559
Pizza Man of Covington, 1248 N. Collins Blvd., (985) 892-9874 the-pizza-man.com
Sala Thai, 315 N. Vermont Street, (985) 249-6990
Sweet Daddy's BBQ, 420 S. Tyler Street, (985) 898-2166 sweetdaddysbarbq.com
Toad Hollow Cafe, 207 N. New Hampshire Street, (985) 893-8712 toadhollowcafe.com
Vazquez Restaurant, 515 E. Boston Street, (985) 893-9336 vasquezpoboy.com
Yujin Japanese Restaurant, 501 N. Theard Street, (985) 809-3840
*If you own a restaurant in Covington and would like to add it to this list, please email [email protected].
Bed and Breakfasts
Unique to Covington's downtown business district and a credit to our forefathers, our original town grid layout allowed for public squares in the middle of each block for the purpose of trade and commerce. Farmers would bring their ox-drawn carts to town loaded with wares and conduct business in these designated center block locations. Traditionally called "ox lots" and largely responsible for Covington's designation as a national historic district, today's use provides free public off-street parking for downtown visitors and employees.
Covington Trailhead Museum - Take a stroll through Covington's past. The museum includes a short film(s), photos and interactive kiosks. The museum is open Wednesday from 10 am to 2 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
419 N. New Hampshire Street, Covington, LA 70433
H J Smith's Son General Store and Museum - This general store has been a Covington institution since 1876. The museum and store are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm, Wednesday from 8:30 am to noon and Saturday from 8:30 am to 1 pm.
308 N. Columbia Street, Covington, LA 70433
For general inquiries, call (985) 892-0460.