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Things to Do | Covington, Louisiana

My sister moved to Virginia a few months ago for grad school and I’ve missed her like crazy. But, her Fall Break is coming up! She has a list of things to do that any out-of-towner should experience when they visit St. Tammany Parish! So if you’re looking to visit the best part of Louisiana (kidding but not really), you’ll want to pin this for later!

ALL OF THE LOCAL RESTAURANTS

Covington has a ton of restaurants that are the actual best. Mac’s on Boston, La Carreta’s, and Cane’s are on Stephanie’s list, but you could spend two weeks or more eating at all of the restaurants Covington has to offer.ย (I’m most excited about dressing up and going to Mac’s on Boston and the bottomless chips and salsa and margaritas at La Carreta’s.)

Things to Do Covington LA | Covington Restaurants

RIDE BIKES ON THE TRACE

The Tammany Trace is one of the best outdoor activities that the parish has to offer! Rent bikes at Brooks’ Bike Shop and get on your bikes and ride! Ride from city to city and stop at quaint restaurants and museums along the way! Plan your ride here. Picture from our last family ride–I can’t wait to go again!

Bike Riding | Things to Do in St. Tammany Parish | Covington LA Things to Do

TAKE THE BOAT OUT

When heading to Louisiana, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to get out on the water! Whether that’s kayaking, canoeing, or boating–you won’t be disappointed. Plus, with the weather feeling very much like summer still, it’s the perfect time to squeeze in a few more nautical hours.

South Louisiana Boating | Lake Ponchartrain

JAZZ’N THE VINES

If you’re in town from Spring to Fall, ย head out to the sticks for a concert under the stars. Pontchartrain Vineyards hosts a concert series, Jazz’n the Vines that mixes local wines with local bands. Here’s a recap from the last time we went!

Wine Colored Shirt with Wine

STAY AT A B&B

There are TONS of quaint B&Bs in Covington, as well as, AirBNBs available for your stay. I for one will be staying at my parents for a weekend for a sister sleepover extraordinaire! P.S. I’m trying to get my parents to rent out their pool house–I mean, how gorgeous is it?!

Pool House Goals | Dream Backyard

Have you ever visited? What are your favorite things to do?

P.S. Hurry home Steph!

 

Covington LA Things to Do

  • Neely

    I imagine the local food is amazing!

  • It looks like there’s so many fun things to do in Louisianna – If I’m ever lucky enough to go there , I’d definitely love to try the Jazz’n The Vines.

  • Ashley Stephenson

    These look like such fun things to do! And yes if you get your parents to rent out their pool house I will be there! It is gorgeous!!!

  • I live on the coast but I have never actually spent any time in Covington. I’ve always wondered what the city was like. Now I know! Thanks for clarity.

  • Miss ALK

    I’ve never been to Louisiana before but I love reading posts like this filled with local recs!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll keep this in mind if I visit there!

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

  • shootingstarsmag

    I’ve never even been to the state, but I’d like to do someday. Thanks for sharing!

    -Lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.net

  • All of this stuff looks so fun! I love getting the local scoop ๐Ÿ™‚

  • That B&B is so adorable! I’ll have to keep these ideas in mind if I ever visit LA! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Love these pics + def going to have to keep these in mind when I eventually visit LA one day. Also, I go to school in Virginia at the College of William & Mary! So cool that your sister is in VA, hope she’s enjoying herself.

  • Sooooo freaking darling and I must say, I’d stay at your parent’s pool house in a second! GORG!

  • I used to go to Jazz N the Vines with my parents when I was a kid. Such a fun time.

  • Sydney Power

    Oh wow that sounds like such a fun time!

  • I love a good B&B – that one you took a picture of the exterior of looks amazing! Also, the margaritas look pretty amazing too!

  • Tori Dunlap

    I’ve never been to Louisiana, but it’s on my list! (Especially after seeing those margaritas!)
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    https://www.victorimedia.com

  • Nicole C.

    I’ve never been to Louisiana, but this post is amazing! Will definitely refer back if I ever make the trip down.

  • That B & B is so cute!

  • Amy

    I’ve never thought to visit Louisianan, but think I may need to after this!

  • Covington is so cute and just up the road from me! Next time you’re out for dinner, visit Meribo – the owner and chef is a friend of mine and the food is amazing!

  • Looks like you had such a great time!!!

  • This looks like my kind of town! That margarita has my mouth watering (is that strawberry and basil?!)! And I love visits to vineyards. If I ever make it to Covington I will definitely be checking all these spots out!

  • I’m loving the boat adventures! Looks so much to do that!

  • How fun is this! I have never been to Louisiana but I do want to visit every state in the U.S. (sometime, anyway!) The airbnb is the cutest little house!