Around Us

Lodging

Locations marked with ~ are within 1/2 mile walking distance of the MPI office in downtown Covington

~Southern Hotel 844-866-1907 - Mention MPI for Corporate Rate
~ Camellia House Bed & Breakfast 985-893-2442 - Mention MPI for Corporate Rate
~ Blue Willow Bed & Breakfast 985-892-0011- Mention MPI for Corporate Rate
~ The COV LA Cottage - Mention MPI prior to booking for Corporate Rate
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson
Courtyard by Marriott New Orleans Covington/Mandeville
Hilton Garden Inn Covington/Mandeville
Homewood Suites by Hilton Covington

Airport & Ground Transportation

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Aiport
Northshore Airport Express 985-386-3861
Parish Cab 985-892-2010
Uber
Lyft

Dining

Locations marked with ~ are within 1/2 mile walking distance of the MPI office in downtown Covington

~Del Porto Ristorante $$$ Modern Italian 985-875-1006 (closed Sun & Mon)
~Lola $$$ Upscale Southern 985-892-4992 (closed Sun)
~Aki Japanese Restaurant $$$ 985-302-5166 (closed Sun)
~Marcello's Restaurant & Wine Bar $$$ Traditional Italian 985-400-5668 (closed Sun & Mon)
~Meribo $$ Modern Italian & Pizza 985-302-5533 (closed Mon)
~The Greyhound $$ Euro-Style Gastropub 985-400-5828 (open Wed-Sat dinner only)
~DiCristina's $$ Traditional Italian 985-875-0160 (closed Sun & Mon)
~New Orleans Food & Spirits $$ Seafood & Southern 985-875-0432 (closed Sun pm)
~Columbia Street Tap Room $$ Grill & Tap Room 985-898-0899 (closed Sun)
~Buster's Place $$ Seafood & Oyster Bar 985-809-3880 (closed Mon & Tues)
~Coffee Rani $$ Sandwich & Salad 985-893-6158 (closed Sun pm)
~Cured on Columbia $$ Cafe & Coffee 985-893-0355 (closed Sun)
~Abita Roasting Company $$ Cafe & Coffee 985-246-3345
~Mattina Bella $$ Breakfast & Lunch 985-892-0708
~The English Tea Room & Eatery $$ Breakfast & Lunch 985-898-3988 (closed Sun)
~Toad Hollow Cafe $$ Breakfast & Lunch 985-893-8711 (closed Sun & Mon)
~Baan Thai $$ 985-377-3154 (closed Mon)
~Vasquez Seafood & Po-Boy $ 985-893-9336 (closed Sun)
~Cilantros $ Mexican 985-900-2363 (closed Sun)
~HooDoo Ice Cream $ 985-900-2353
~Acquistapace's Covington Supermarket offers the widest & most diverse selection of Wine (at all price ranges), Beer, Spirits, & Gourmet cheeses on the Northshore.

Other MPI Favorites...but you will need a car!
Gallagher's Grill $$$ Steakhouse 985-892-9992 (closed Sun & Mon)
The Chimes $$ Southern & Tap Room 985-892-5396
Albasha Greek & Lebanese Restaurant $$ 985-867-8292
Abita Brew Pub $$ 985-892-5837 (closed Mon)
Pho Cong Noodle & Grill $$ 985-893-3389 (closed Sun)
El Portal Restaurant $ Mexican 985-867-5367
Cafe Du Monde $ Coffee & Beignets 985-893-0453

Covington & Beyond

Covington is a charming southern city located on the "Northshore" of Lake Pontchartrain. A relaxing 45 minute drive north of New Orleans, across the world's longest bridge over a body of water, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, will bring you to a community featured on the National Register of Historic Places. Stroll the streets of Covington’s historic downtown district to discover art galleries, boutiques, antique shops, restaurants, and nightlife. The Covington Trailhead Museum & HJ Smith's Hardware Store offer a glimpse back in time when the unique design of city block centers were used by farmers to shelter ox teams and wagons, leading them to be called "Ox lots" today. Enjoy annual festivals, free concerts, local art walks, and parades throughout the year. Bicycle rentals are available to ride along the state's first Rails-to-Trails Conservancy bike & hike path, the 31-mile-long Tammany Trace.

Louisiana's Northshore boasts a beautiful stretch of waterfront communities. Once a getaway spot for wealthy 19th-century New Orleans residents who came to escape the heat & bustle of the city, St. Tammany Parish offers an amazing adventure in nature, flavor and history. From swamps to flowing rivers, to ancient live oak trees, the diverse landscape of the Northshore is definitely somewhere you will want to explore.

New Orleans is one of the world's most fascinating cities. Steeped in a history of influences from Europe, the Caribbean and Africa, its unique melting pot of culture, food and music attract many visitors every year. Whether driving or flying through Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Aiport, don't miss the opportunity to experience a city with an energy & personality like no other.