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St. Charles Streetcar

Address: 2817 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
Phone Number: 504-248-3900
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Ranked #24 of 165 Attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams, Transportation, Other
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...
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Type: Trams, Transportation, Other
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 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

We used to live in NOLA and moved away in 2007. In July, we went back for my birthday and enjoyed the wonderful food and of course we took a ride on the St. Charles Streetcar. We used to ride the streetcar from Canal Street to the end of St, Charles on the weekends and walk back along Magazine street... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

There are several streetcar systems in New Orleans, but the St. Charles is the most relaxing of all. Take a ride and enjoy the mansions that are dotted along St. Charles Avenue. Pass Tulane and Loyola Universities. Cars can get rather crowded on weekends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

I am from New Orleans, Louisiana. I always recommend a round-trip on this historic line as it brings you the downtown district as well as the beautiful Garden District of New Orleans.

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Leeds
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

The five of us road the Charles Street streetcar several times during our short stay in New Orleans recently and enjoyed the experience. The stops are convenient for locations downtown and the conductors are always polite and helpful. Fares are quite low and represent great value. Beware the high steps to board and dismount - people with any infirmity will... More 

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Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Buy a $3 day pass and ride any bus or streetcar line in the city. They run all day and night so you can even use the St. Charles streetcar to go to dinner in one of the great restaurants in the Garden District. We used it during the day and found a great place to eat and went back... More 

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

The Streetcar is a great way to see the city, to become familiar with New Orleans. For $3.00 you can ride all day, at least until 4am. Sometimes you will have a wait, but once your on it's a nice little ride.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

This was an enjoyable ride out to both the Garden District and Uptown. Very scenic and one of the conductors was quite fun and had a tour guide license. He was full of facts on the sights we passed and suggestions for things to see. We bought a $3 unlimited day pass at the vending machine on the median of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This one that runs along Charles Street is over 100 years old and heritage listed. It is not modified in any way, so no heating or air conditioning, beautiful polished wooden seats and sash windows. It was a great way to have a personal sight seeing experience and for $3 you can ride all day

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DELAVAN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

If you are staying in the French Quarter do yourself a favor and take a couple hours and spend less than three bucks and jump on the St Charles Street Car and ride through the Garden District. You will be amazed at all the architecture and beautiful homes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The streetcars are one of my very favorite ways to get around town. They go everywhere and you can experience different things at different times of the day. At night I love to ride the St Charles line all the way to the end past the beautifully lite homes of the garden district and past Tulane University. If it is... More 

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