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Royal Street

Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
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As featured in New Orleans on a budget
Ranked #5 of 172 Attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Antiquing, Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: This unusual shopping area is one of the city's most historic streets.
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Philadelphia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
37 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Go to Bourbon for booze but if you want a leisurely stroll for architecture, antiques & art, Royal Street is for you. Walk it to enjoy it. Nice mix of cheap souvenir stores, art galleries, jewelry and just about every type of antique store. Check out the street performers with their live jazz music. Soak it up and relax. Plenty... More

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Manhattan, Kansas
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The best part of the French Quarter. We found so many eccentric, charming, unique galleries and shops that we couldn't visit them all. This is the place to spend a long afternoon browsing, shopping and enjoying the Big Easy.

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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91 reviews 91 reviews
42 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Lots of antique and art shops. We just loved the stroll and easy pace. What a difference from Bourbon St. Right next to our Hotel Mazarin.

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essex, england
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Royal Street is extremely busy, theres frequent trams and are easy and cheap to go on. They travel to many different places around the main part of New Orleans.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

So different from Bourbon, and just one street over. Filled with small shops and not bars. A totally different experience...but better.

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Forest HIlls,NY
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Like it. We did not even think about taking the trolley . I recommend it. Although it rained for abou 30mins-1hr that still did not stop us.

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Central Point, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

All of the stores, shops and outside of the building with the cast iron balconies! And the music....LOVED the music!

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London, Canada
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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Tons of antique shops and small restaurants and bars Big advantage vs Bourbon street is that it does not smell no where near as bad.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

When we had only a two night/one day stay in the French Quarter, thanks to TripAdvisor comments, we headed down Royal for walking/shopping. Nice mix--antiques, clothing, art--a far different offering than store after store of tacky t-shirts. Some high-end, but some mid-range. Great place for classy souvenirs, enjoying French Quarter architecture. Be aware that some shops don't open until 11... More

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Toronto, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Get off of Bourbon.... Walk through the French Quarter... Check out the architecture... Go into the shops...

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