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Royal Street

Address: Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
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$26*
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94%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Antiquing, Shopping
Fee: No
Owner description: This unusual shopping area is one of the city's most historic streets.
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Type: Specialty Shops, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Antiquing, Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This unusual shopping area is one of the city's most historic streets.
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Royal Street is great for strolling, window shopping after hours or shopping during the day in upscale boutiques and jewelry shops. It has very few restaurants along its length, but many are nearby on intersecting streets. Thankfully Royal Street is devoid of trashy t-shirt shops and the kind of raunchy establishments common a block away on Bourbon!

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Jacksonville, FL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Unlike Bourbon Street, Royal Street has a lot to offer. There are many galleries and antique shops to wander into especially R.S.Rau which advertises in the Wall Street Journal. The stores have tons of stuff that that nobody wants or needs but it fun to poke into. Royal Street is a lot better than Bourbon Street. And they have musician... More 

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Pelahatchie, Mississippi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Great art galleries and antique stores on this street. We also took a ghost tour that took us to this street for a very interesting story.

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Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Royal Street is beautiful. It offers balconies and side alleys and pocket gardens tucked behind fences. The street performers are wonderful, especially the musicians. You can go into the shops and buy from local artists or just wander down the street enjoying the sights and sounds.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

This one is full of galleries, antique shops, performers and musicians. Very historic and full of all the charming mystique that is New Orleans with out the lingering smell of yesterday's booze. Owners are typically friendly and helpful, and some willing to bargain with you on an item. I purchased a beautiful poison ring from an antique store on Royal.... More 

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venice, florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

shops galore. lots of expensive antiques and some funky little shops thrown in. worth a walk down the street.

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North Bend, Washington
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Royal street has many trendy art studios and cute shops. Street performers and cafe's were fabulous. bourbon street it turns out is not for me, so I'll stick to places like royal street

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Royal is filled with great, unique shops. Lots to see and so many friendly people. It's filled with the spirit of New Orleans.

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Creedmoor, North Carolina, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The hotel Monteleone is located on Royal street as wel lonly a couple blocks off one of the major streets.....Canal Street. A very interesting street that has several antique shops mixed in with the other local establishments.

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Tampa, FL
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

If you want to go to the tourist area with drunk college kids go to Bourbon street. If you want a much more authentic New Orleans Experience, head to Royal street.

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