Around Us


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
~ Blue Willow Bed & Breakfast 985-892-0011
~ Camellia House Bed & Breakfast 985-893-2442
~ The COV LA Cottage - Mention MPI prior to booking for Corporate Rate
Marriott - Courtyard , Residence Inn
Hilton - Hilton Garden Inn , Hampton Inn
IHG - Holiday Inn , Holiday Inn Express
Choice Hotels - Country Inn & Suites , Comfort Inn & Suites

Airport & Ground Transportation

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
Capt. Greg Bouvier Local/Airport Transportation - text name, pickup day, time, & location to 985-966-3810
Northshore Support Services 985-788-1589
NSX 985-386-3861


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

~The Gloriette in the Southern Hotel $$$ Local French-inspired 985-202-8090 (closed Sun & Mon)
~Del Porto Ristorante $$$ Modern Italian 985-875-1006 (closed Sun & Mon)
~Tavi $$$ Israeli 985-200-2045
~Lola $$$ Upscale Southern 985-892-4992 (open for lunch Mon-Fri, dinner Fri-Sat)
~Aki Japanese Restaurant $$$ 985-302-5166 (closed Sun)
~Marcello's Restaurant & Wine Bar $$$ Traditional Italian 985-400-5668 (closed Sun & Mon)
~Dakota $$$ Contemporary Louisiana 985-892-3712 (closed Sun)
~Bon Sake $$ Sushi 985-400-5021 (closed Sun)
~Meribo $$ Modern Italian & Pizza 985-302-5533 (closed Mon)
~The Greyhound $$ Euro-Style Gastropub 985-400-5828 (closed Sun & Mon)
~Valencia $$ Spain & Louisiana Fusion 985-900-2151 (closed Sun & Mon)
~DiCristina's $$ Traditional Italian 985-875-0160 (closed Sun & Mon)
~New Orleans Food & Spirits $$ Seafood & Southern 985-875-0432 (closed Sun)
~Columbia Street Tap Room $$ Grill & Tap Room 985-898-0899 (closed Sun)
~Buster's Place $$ Seafood & Oyster Bar 985-809-3880 (closes 7pm Sun, closed Mon & Tues)
~Haven Coffee & Cocktails $$ Coffee, Cocktails, Small Bites 985-352-2644
~Coffee Rani $$ Sandwich & Salad 985-893-6158 (closed Sun pm)
~Cured on Columbia $$ Breakfast, Cafe, & Coffee 985-893-0355 (closed Sun)
~Green Fork $$ Cafe & Juice 985-234-9830 (closed Sun)
~Abita Roasting Company $$ Cafe & Coffee 985-246-3345
~Mattina Bella $$ Breakfast & Lunch 985-892-0708
~Turgeau's $$ Breakfast & Lunch 985-327-5933 (closed Sun & Mon)
~The English Tea Room & Eatery $$ Breakfast & Lunch 985-898-3988 (closed Sun)
~Baan Thai $$ 985-377-3154 (closed Mon)
~St. John's Coffeehouse $ Coffee & Breakfast Sandwiches 985-888-1270
~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 for groceries & beverages

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 Airport, don't miss the opportunity to experience a city with an energy & personality like no other.