Enjoy NOLA and Lake Pontchartrain near Covington

Take in gorgeous views from a canoe trip, tour Abita Brewing Company or pet an alligator at Insta-Gator Ranch, all within 10 miles of the Country Inn & Suites, Covington, LA. You can also pack a picnic and head to the lakefront Fontainebleau State Park. For an endless supply of things to do, drive down to New Orleans, where you can dine on beignets in the French Quarter, experience the moving exhibits of the National WWII Museum and celebrate one of the city's numerous festivals.
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French Market District

33.16 mi / 53.37 km from the hotel
Covering six blocks, the French Market District is a historic district where you can shop, dine or attend special events like music festivals.

French Quarter

33.18 mi / 53.4 km from the hotel
Known as the cultural center of New Orleans, the French Quarter features rich history, diverse architecture, a lively nightlife, and some of the finest art galleries and restaurants in the city.

Abita Brewing Company

3.51 mi / 5.65 km from the hotel
Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how great beer is created. This nationally recognized craft brewery features distinctive offerings like Purple Haze and Strawberry Harvest.

Dr. Wagner's Honey Island Swamp Tours

24.44 mi / 39.34 km from the hotel
See if you can spot wildlife like bald eagles, feral hogs, turtles and minks during this narrated boat tour of a Louisiana swamp.

HJ Smith & Sons General Store

2.65 mi / 4.27 km from the hotel
Owned by the same family since 1876, this store features historical displays like a cast iron casket, a 1920s gas pump and a hand-operated, wooden washing machine.

InstaGator Ranch & Hatchery

7.19 mi / 11.57 km from the hotel
Take a guided tour of this working gator farm where more than 2,000 alligators spend their days. Kids love holding the baby gators.