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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 171 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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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

A nice street to walk down. A mixture of high end galleries and tourist traps. Great street musicians and some good eateries. Architecture is fantastic.

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Midwest City, Oklahoma
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This is a great street in NOLA. Can't say enough positive about Royal House Oyster Bar. It's our "go to" whenever we are in NOLA and the art is awesome to see. Chartres Street is parallel and shouldn't be missed as well. Great bars and restaurants on both streets. Could make you say Bourbon Street...?

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Sabetha, Kansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Antiques and beautiful architect. Did notice that New Orleans is cleaning the streets much better than the past. Only Bourbon street reeked! Don't know why...as it was clean.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Royal street is nice. The shops are on both sides of the street. Their where are gallery, people selling local art. Also shops all around.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for a break from crazy Bourbon St. this is the place to go. Royal street has so many great shops and art galleries. I enjoyed shopping and perusing the stores. There were lots of musicians playing jazz in the street which gives Royal the perfect atmosphere. Very enjoyable afternoon!

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Flemington, NJ
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

There are lots of antique/curiosity shops on Royal Street. You will often see/hear a jazz band while walking on this street. It is more tame than Bourbon Street, and you can find some good restaurants for a quick bite or sit down meal. Rouse's market is a great place to go for wine/beer and groceries. I picked up a lot... More

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I loved Royal Street with all it's shops and of course Rouses market. I spent hours walking this street and going into shops that caught my eye.

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Kingwood, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I have been to New Orleans countless times and I always look forward to Royal. Even though many of the shops stay pretty much the same, it is always changing. New galleries feature wonderful new artists, works from names everyone knows, and established artists from the area. There are lovely shops with upscale offerings, upscale resale, the nicest of the... More

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Phenix City
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70 reviews 70 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Bourbon street is trashy whereas Royal Street was a step up. Although not as many bars/strip clubs, it was much more relaxing and enjoyable for an evening walk through the Quarter.

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Missouri City, Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

If you ever wanted to see vintage then this is the place for you. You can find anything from jewelry to furniture. It is hard to take in in a single day. Best to research a little before you go so you won't miss points that may interest you.

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