Covington is an ideal holiday destination in Louisiana, with a population of 8843 residents,according to the 2010 census. The earliest known settlement by Europeans in the area was in 1800 was made by a Frenchman. Commerce was brought here by boat up the Bogue Falaya, which connects through the Tchefuncte River to Lake Pontchartrain. With its large number of accommodation, venues and beautiful landscapes, Covington is a great destination to go to for a short holiday or a weekend getaway.
Top Attractions Within Covington
Bogue Falaya Covington Park is a very spacious venue that is perfect for people who wish to walk around in the shade or play football in an open space. The park is gorgeous. It is large enough to have a picnic or a barbecue with many friend, or just walk and talk. The children love the playground equipment. It is a great place to spend the afternoon quietly relaxing at the shade or on the grass.
Insta-Gator Ranch. Experience the life of Louisiana with the most ancient residents, the alligators. See them in crystal clear water in the climate controlled environment of a working alligator farm, home to more than 2000 species. The place is great for children and adults alike who want to see these creatures in their natural habitat. Children have also got the opportunity to play with alligator babies in the specially designed touch pools.
Three River Art Festival has bombarded the streets of downtown Covington with fun, music, colour and most importantly, art. The festival attracts a sophisticated public and a talented group of artists and fine craftsmen, with more than 50.000 visitors attending every year. The Festival is promoted through extensive media coverage that targets sophisticated, knowledgeable buyers in New Orleans.
Brunner Gallery is a platform for a small hand of local and regional artists to show and exhibit their original artwork. Brunner Gallery has grown to be one of the most popular and recognized contemporary art galleries in Covington, as well as in the state. The exhibitions consist in original paintings, sculptures, photography and mixed media assemblage.