Things To Do For Visitors

Before You Go

Welcome to Covington!  If you are planning a visit to Covington, here are a few reasons we are proud to call Covington home:

HISTORICAL PAST

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.

ART AND CULTURE

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!

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.

“Welcome to Covington!  You are going to love it here!”

 

Local Churches

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
(985) 892-2148

Bethel Reform Methodist Church
(985) 892-8664

First United Methodist Church
(985) 892-4694

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

Lakeshore Church

Northshore Bible Church

Northshore Vineyard Church

Trinity Church

Seventh Day Adventist Church

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Doughty Chapel A.M.E. Church
(985) 893-2252

Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall
(985) 893-1335

Christ Community Church

Dining

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
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 vazquezpoboy.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].

City Sponsored Parking

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.

Ox_Lot_Map

Museums

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

For general inquiries, call (985) 281-2271. To schedule a private showing, call (985) 867-1206.

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.