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Old 08-22-2018, 04:52 PM
 
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I will be in town solo for 5 days and was wondering since I have car is there any small towns or something near the area ( no more than 1.5 hours) of Nola that are unique or worth a visit ???


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Old 08-22-2018, 05:00 PM
 
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Covington on the Northshore.
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Old 08-22-2018, 08:11 PM
 
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Covington is not interesting at all. Depending on what you like Bay St. Louis or perhaps Breaux Bridge if you want to dance to cajun music and eat great food, it's about 2 hours away though. To be honest, 5 days isn't enough to see everything in New Orleans so you should have plenty to do each day. Maybe you can do a swamp tour.
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Old 08-23-2018, 02:26 AM
 
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I will be in town solo for 5 days and was wondering since I have car is there any small towns or something near the area ( no more than 1.5 hours) of Nola that are unique or worth a visit ???


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What do you find to be interesting? If you get west of the Mississippi River, it's swampier and more French based so it feels different and the culture is different...maybe Galliano. Someone mentioned Covington which is a fine community to live in and is old but I wouldn't consider it that interesting.
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Old 08-23-2018, 07:40 AM
 
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Covington is not interesting at all. Depending on what you like Bay St. Louis or perhaps Breaux Bridge if you want to dance to cajun music and eat great food, it's about 2 hours away though. To be honest, 5 days isn't enough to see everything in New Orleans so you should have plenty to do each day. Maybe you can do a swamp tour.
So disagree. Covington is a beautiful small town with plenty to do (quaint downtown, shops, restaurants, plethora of festivals, beautiful countryside near there). And Breaux Bridge isn't anywhere close to NOLA.

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Old 08-23-2018, 09:16 AM
 
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So disagree. Covington is a beautiful small town with plenty to do (quaint downtown, shops, restaurants, plethora of festivals, beautiful countryside near there). And Breaux Bridge isn't anywhere close to NOLA.
Plenty to do if you like one small street surrounded by suburbs. Covington is not what they are looking for.
Breaux Bridge is one of these most cultural cities in the state, it is the epitome of cajun culture in Louisiana and it's just 30 mins further away, maybe not even that. Maybe about and hour a 40 mins away.
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Old 08-23-2018, 09:41 AM
 
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Plenty to do if you like one small street surrounded by suburbs. Covington is not what they are looking for.
Breaux Bridge is one of these most cultural cities in the state, it is the epitome of cajun culture in Louisiana and it's just 30 mins further away, maybe not even that. Maybe about and hour a 40 mins away.
Covington has a lot to offer. Just noticed you live in Denver. I have lived in LA for 34 years and have pretty much visited every corner of the state. BTW, OP asked if there were interesting towns near NOLA. Covington is 41 miles while Breaux Bridge is 125 miles. Mapquest is showing an almost 2 hour drive. BB doesn't qualify as 'near'.

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Old 08-26-2018, 02:17 AM
 
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Covington has a lot to offer. Just noticed you live in Denver. I have lived in LA for 34 years and have pretty much visited every corner of the state. BTW, OP asked if there were interesting towns near NOLA. Covington is 41 miles while Breaux Bridge is 125 miles. Mapquest is showing an almost 2 hour drive. BB doesn't qualify as 'near'.
The point is that Covington has nothing of value worth crossing the lake for.
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Old 08-26-2018, 12:52 PM
 
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If it were me, I would enjoy New Orleans for that entire time. I know that's not the answer you were looking for, but New Orleans has so much to offer on its own that I probably wouldn't bother to venture outside of the city for five days.
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Old 08-26-2018, 01:27 PM
 
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The point is that Covington has nothing of value worth crossing the lake for.
Again, I notice you live in Denver. Covington is a very nice small town with a lot to offer. I have lived in the area for over 30 years and know the area well. Covington has a beautiful downtown, lots of boutique shops, wonderful restaurants, and the countryside north and west of Covington is very pretty. Mandeville, which is very closeby, has a wonderful lakefront with walking path. You can go sailing on the lake, if you'd like. Mandeville also has great restaurants. Madisonville, another small town near Covington, is on the Tchefuncte river and is very pretty (with harbor). Also, has a few good restaurants. All 3 towns can be visited in an afternoon. The drive across Lake Pontchartrain is very nice, as well. So, this area has LOTs to offer.

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