Covington is known for its rich history and involvement in the exciting world of film and television. The city has had a leading role in several productions, earning it the nickname “The Hollywood of the South.”
The Kasasa Rewards Rush is excited to visit this special place as part of Newton Federal Bank’s Customer Tailgate Party — a free customer appreciation event happening this Friday, October 2nd. If you’re looking for something rewarding to do, stop by Newton Federal Bank’s eastside branch for free food, music, games and more!
Also, be sure to check out these other rewarding ways to spend some time in Covington:
1. Feast And Drink At The Mystic Grill.
SOURCE: MYSTIC GRILL RESTAURANT
The Mystic Grill is known for its appearance in the television series The Vampire Diaries, and includes tie-ins from the show plus a themed beverage menu. It’s also a good place in Downtown Covington to feast (on food that is….bwahaha!). Reviewers recommend their shrimp and grits, burgers, and thick curly fries. The rooftop seating overlooks Covington Square and occasionally features live music.
2. Bike, Walk Or Run On The Eastside Trail.
SOURCE: NEWTON TRAILS
Get your morning run in, or simply stroll and enjoy the surrounding landscape on Covington’s Eastside Trail — a 2.5-mile trail that stretches between Downtown Covington and Eastside High School. Opened in 2013, the trail is part of the larger Newton trail network and features wooden boardwalk sections through forest wetlands as well as a tunnel that runs beneath the Covington Bypass road.
3. Take A Tour of The Fictional Town Of Mystic Falls.
Alright, if you didn’t get your fill of The Vampire Diaries at The Mystic Grill Restaurant, try the Vampire Stalkers Mystic Falls Tour — rated a #1 thing to do in Covington by TripAdvisor®. You’ll see locations around Covington where the show was filmed and hear interesting facts from knowledgeable tour guides. The Vampire Stalkers group also hosts fun fall events, including a screening of TVD and The Originals on October 8th in Covington Square!
4. Bring Your Clubs To The Oaks Course.
SOURCE: THE OAKS COURSE
If you like to golf, Covington is a good place to be. The Oaks Course golf course is a beautiful, 18-hole course just to the west. It’s a great course for the casual golfer and serious golfer alike, and you can even get lessons from a PGA Head Golf Professional. “The Oaks is one of our favorite places to play golf,” says one reviewer. Other reviews have also praised the restaurant and pro shop that are on-site.
5. Discover Covington’s Historical Sites.
Covington “is one of the most historic and beautiful places in north Georgia,” says the Newton County Visitor’s Bureau. See several locations that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places, including the Newton County Courthouse and the Floyd Street Historic District. Visit antebellum homes such as the Sandtown Place and The Cedars of Covington. Many of the homes are open for tours throughout the year.