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Address: Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Activities: Antiquing, Shopping
Description: This unusual shopping area is one of the city's most historic streets.
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$26*
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Royal Street is a Must SEE

You must have a drink in the Monteleone Carousel which is the oldest working carousel bar in the US. Then walk down Royal Street and tour some of the wonderful galleries. Go... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Nohapa
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

You must have a drink in the Monteleone Carousel which is the oldest working carousel bar in the US. Then walk down Royal Street and tour some of the wonderful galleries. Go into the Police Station and purchase a N.O.P.D. Tee Shirt for Cheap.

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Norton Shores, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Most of the French Quarter is pretty dirty, especially at night and early morning. Although it is festive continuously with mimes, live jazz combos, high school bands/parades, etc. it may not be worth the effort for more than one visit given the difficulty to drive, park. We were there every day (10 minute drive from our rented house) for 7... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the entertainment and shops along Royal street without having to experience drunk people along the way. Bourbon street has a certain smell of too much partying.

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Ottawa, Canada
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24 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Royal Street was my favorite street in the French Quarter. In addition to some high end and interesting shops ( especially the antiques) some of the street musicians were just excellent. In particular, we were very impressed with Doreen Ketchens jazz clarinetist and vocalist who plays here every weekend between 11 am and 6 pm. She and her band (... More 

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New York
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Left on a street corner by the bus bringing me back from a tour and 'fell into' one of the best music experiences in New Orleans. Stayed for two sets and then walked back to our hotel, window shopping along the way.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Great little artsy street--- it was nice to walk it towards Hotel Monteleone and avoid Bourbon!! Although when heading the other direction towards Frenchmen St. definitely cross down to Decatur after a few blocks to be safe.

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Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Royal St is where we would spend our days and Bourbon St...our nights. There we amazing street musicians and entertainers...our favorite, Doreen...who was an amazing clarinet player. It has plenty of shops, restaurants, and bars. A definite must do when in the French Quarter.

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Young Harris, Georgia
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It's amazing how things can change only one block. Royal St is nothing like the trash and filth of Bourbon St. Lots of great shops and places to eat. If you lobe art galleries, this is the street for you.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This street is famous for its art galleries and the antique shops. Royal St. provides a great street to stroll down and get a real feel for the French Quarter. The rumor has it, that the closer you are to Canal St. the more expensive the items are!

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Batavia, New York
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This, along with Chartres, is one of our favorites. Be sure to listen to the street musicians, playing everything from bluegrass, to classical, to jazz, to Klezmer and more. Be sure to have the best beignets in NOLA at the Cafe Beignet. Take your time and come back to this street often. Be sure to tip the musicians!

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