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St. Charles Streetcar

2817 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
504-248-3900
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Ranked #28 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This was such a fun ride. We were walking the garden district and along st Charles which is a which is a beautiful shaded street. They were working on the streetcar line soooo we walked to the beginning of the line - passed a Fresh Market, McDonalds baskin Robbins... And found the streetcar was not going in the right direction... More

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Milford DE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Was visiting New Orleans for the first time and our group wanted to see the city so we decided to take the streetcar. It was quite an experience and very enjoyable. What a surprise that we could ride all day for $3.00.

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Hayward, California, Usa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I was tickled to find out that as a "Senior Citizen" I could with the streetcars for 40 cents. However, during this visit there was a bus bridge past some track repairs being made. The bus service was not very coordinated with teh streetcars operation and was un consistant. (I rode several times during my four day visit). I hope... More

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Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Not worth it at all. Thank goodness is price is very low, as you can get a day pass for $3. The problem is the street car is undergoing repairs at this time, and the repair work looks extensive. Goodness knows how long it will take to finish. You cannot stay on the car - you have to get off,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a pleasant non stressful way to see the uptown area, get off in the garden district, go to Audubon Park, and generally get around the city. The only way to get from the French Quarter to Uptown without traffic and noise of busses. It is a New Orleans Tradition that even the locals use.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were staying Near St Charles Avenue and needed to go to the French Quarter. Instead of taking the bus we decide to go back in time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We were advised to ride the trolly/streetcar to get to the Garden District, but didn't realize construction was going on. The streetcar is a great way to get around for a reasonable price (we purchased a day pass that cost us $5 for the both of us) if you want to take a break from walking. We took the trolley... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a great inexpensive way to get around and a chance of pace from all the craziness of Bourbon st.. You will see some magnificent houses and you can hop off and on to hit the bars and restaurants in the area. Definitely a must do while in Nola.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

We tried to take this street car up to the Garden District & Lafayette cemetery. We had to get off the street car & board a bus. Trying to get back to our hotel on Poydras was a mess & the drivers (bus & streetcar) were NOT helpful in providing directions at all. The ride itself was very a nice... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Even with the on/off bus detour, this was just tons of fun and either way, loved the scenery !! Don't miss this ride :)

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