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St. Charles Streetcar

2817 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
504-248-3900
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Ranked #29 of 172 Attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams, Transportation
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Get wherever you want to go in New Orleans with the Regional Transit Authority (RTA). Our extensive network of buses and streetcars winds throughout... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Topsfield, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We hopped aboard this streetcar just a block away from our hotel near the French Quarter and rode it to the end. At the end of the outgoing line, we were disappointed to not be able to find a place close by to have some coffee and biegnets, so after a short wait we boarded a streetcar going back into... More

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Orange, California
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70 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

This is a great way to get to the Garden District. The ride only costs $1.25, but make sure you have exact change (or at least small bills). There were two of us and I was able to pay on board with three one dollar bills. I got a receipt with what appeared to be a .50 credit but we... More

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Jersey Shore - Ocean County
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Completely worth the short wait and crowds. Cheap and direct ride to many of the major attractions in NOLA. The trains were tastefully restored to their original splendor. Loved them!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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155 reviews 155 reviews
25 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

After a long year of torn up multi-block stretches of track the St. Charles streetcar is once again complete, you can ride uniheeded the whole length of it's tracks, still for the bargain rate of $1.25

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Rockford, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

For only $3.00 for an all day pass, you can't go wrong. If you are just looking for transportation around the city, or if you just want to go on a ride and look at all the interesting areas, then this is perfect! We started out on the Canal streetcars and rode that out to the cemeteries and walked around... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Take the streetcar it is the best way to see the beautiful homes and travel through parts of the city.

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Victoria, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This line has been operating since the 1830s, making it the oldest operational streetcar line in the world. But you would never know it; the cars are clean and the wooden benches are shiny. The bench backs are fastened to tracks which enable them to be slid across to the opposite side so as to face the other way, when... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This is one of the great things in New Orleans. This run takes you by many beautiful old houses. We got off and ate at an old-school diner (counter top service). This Streetcar is a must do.

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Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Streetcars are a great way to get around New Orleans. Have the correct change and buy tickets when you get on. If you are going to ride more than twice on any line in one day, the all day ticket was the best for $3.00. We traveled to and from the French Quarter and Garden District, seeing sights, doing walking... More

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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92 reviews 92 reviews
43 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

A fun and pretty ride along St. Charles St. ( Same car to go to WWII Museum and along Napoleon Ave to Magazine street ). $1.25 one way or get the $3 pass for all day.

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