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Address: Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
Phone Number: 504-248-3900
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
Description: Get wherever you want to go in New Orleans with the Regional Transit...
Get wherever you want to go in New Orleans with the Regional Transit Authority (RTA). Our extensive network of buses and streetcars winds throughout every neighborhood of the Crescent City. From Uptown to Downtown, from Lakeview to the Lower Nine, from Mid-City across the Mississippi River and to the parish lines, the RTA goes there.As streetcars glide underneath grand live oaks and past stately mansions, they offer up relaxing views of the beauty, charm and history of New Orleans for little cost. When riders board these historic vehicles they are boarding a piece of movable New Orleans history. The RTA operates three streetcar lines: the famous, historic St. Charles line, the Canal Street line, and the Riverfront line. All lines either run along or intersect with Canal Street in the area between the French Quarter and the Central Business District (CBD) connecting Uptown/Garden District, Carrollton, Mid-City, City Park and the Marigny. The RTA is currently adding more Streetcar lines.
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Great way to see the Garden District and beyond for $1.25 each way

This ride is a great way to both get around town and to sightsee. We took it round-trip and got to see all of the sites along St. Charles from Canal Street, past the mansions in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Lewisville, Texas
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Lewisville, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This ride is a great way to both get around town and to sightsee. We took it round-trip and got to see all of the sites along St. Charles from Canal Street, past the mansions in the Garden District, Tulane University and beyond. One tip is that the streetcars tend to bunch together. If you want a less-filled streetcar, wait... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Brilliant way to see the city and oh so cheap. We paid $3 for a whole day pass which is absolutely incredible. We took the one off Canal and St. Charles st. and went to the Garden District to see some of the wonderful stately mansions. It was very relaxing after all the walking we did. We passed by Loyola... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Enjoyable and simple ride for anyone - especially for a senior easy access to board- only $3.00 for a pass

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

In the 1950's, I made frequent use of the streetcars on the St. Charles line. Now, in our present century, On visiting NOLA, as a tourist, I often take the St. Charles streetcar from Canal Street, up Carrollton at the bend, and on to Claiborne at the end. The stately homes along St. Charles, and the range of interesting riders... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The streetcars are a great way to see New Orleans outside of the French Quarter. It's $3 for an all day pass. It's a great mode of transportation into other districts or a way to joyride around the Garden District. They come by every 10 minutes or so.

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Sebastian, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

My husband and I stayed at a B&B in the Garden District and frequently took the streetcars during our 6 day adventure. The streetcars drives, without exception, were amazingly polite and kept their cool despite answering some of the same questions over and over. The streetcar transit system is efficient and inexpensive and runs frequently. As a whole, the transportation... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If you're a senior, what better and cheaper way to see New Orleans than on a streetcar? For 40 cents (exact change, please) and a picture ID you can ride an entire line and see the sights stress-free. If you're not that age yet, it's a whopping $1.25. You can check the routes out on-line prior to your trip and... More 

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Coarsegold, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The street cars are fantastic for getting around in the city. They are well maintained and clean. All of the operators we nice, polite and more than willing to tell you where to transfer to get to your destination. Purchasing the Jazzy Passes is the best thing to do.

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Ozark, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Cityview from your hotel up high. Bring your bioniclor.dress cool were your favorite hat.blend in with us.see you soon.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The streetcars are one of the reason why NOLA works for visitors. A day pass cost $3.00 and you can get from Canal Street to the Warehouse District, to the Garden District, Tulane University, the park and the zoo (and much more).

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