Covington, the seat of government in St. Tammany Parish, offers the area’s widest variety of accommodations. The lovely Southern Hotel, opened in 1907 and gloriously restored in 2014, has become the centerpiece of downtown Covington, a hub for exploring the historic district. Two beautiful B&Bs, just a couple blocks away, offer indulgent serenity and proximity to all the district has to offer. Just off the interstate and along Covington’s main thoroughfare, Highway 190, you’ll find many of the best national chains offering convenience, value and great options for vacationing families. Most of these often-new properties offer free WiFi, parking and breakfast included in the price of the room.