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St. Charles Streetcar

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Address: 2817 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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What a treat riding the Street Car through St. Charles

By riding the streetcar through St. Charles, we were able to see a portion of the city we would have otherwise missed. I suggest catching the streetcar on Canal Street and riding... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

By riding the streetcar through St. Charles, we were able to see a portion of the city we would have otherwise missed. I suggest catching the streetcar on Canal Street and riding all the way to the end where you can catch lunch or dinner at Cooter Browns!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Purchase a Jazzy Pass for the day (or three) that gets you unlimited passage on the streetcars and buses. It's only $3. A good trip is to see the city and go through the Garden District of old homes. The "new" old streetcars will take you way back in time. They are slow, though, and stop every where. And you... More 

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Lumberton, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

How can a ride on an old fashioned trolley be anything but fun!!! Made it easy to get around certain parts of NOLA without using our car.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The street car is a wonderful experience, you will enjoy the ride through the Garden District and take it to the Riverfront. A great way to get around and you can get a pass roundtrip.

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Adrian, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Riding the streetcar up St. Charles is a unique experience. The wonderful homes provide a great view during the ride. My colleague and I were headed to the Tulane Baseball game and this streetcar provided the best way to get there. It was not a fast ride but it was enjoyable. The streetcar was a bit crowded but we didn't... More 

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Teaneck,NJ
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This famous streetcar crossing the city is so often so over crowded as to be unusable in busy times of the day (the drivers simply don't open the doors). Long waits would appear to be the rule at the busier times of day. Most unreliable! Backup plan including walking, Uber is therefore recommended.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Now, if you were expecting this cute little streetcar line to run like the subways in NYC, you are indeed going to be disappointed. But hey, you're on vacation! Walk over to a stop for the streetcar (say, on St. Charles Avenue, which was nearest to where we were staying) and you can talk to the other folks waiting, get... More 

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Louisville, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We loved the idea of buying a one day bus/streetcar pass for $3 and cruising all over the city on the streetcars. Didn't happen that way for us. Waited at least 20-30 minutes for a streetcar to come. We were packed in like sardines. Had I had a seat next to a big open window I would have loved it.... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Can't recommend enough. This is what New Orleans is all about - charm and history. So glad they brought the streetcar back and continue to expand the lines. It is relaxing and lovely However, as a resident, I am always saddened to see the construction take soooo long. Not good, doesn't make us look good, detracts from the city's loveliness.

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Hammond, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

On a mother and daughter weekend trip we decided to ride the St. Car, it's an affordable form of transport while being a fun historic ride and every time we ride it's a pleasure. A New Orleans must do!

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