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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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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Our hotel was on Royal Street. It is only one block from Bourbon Street and yet is was so much quieter. All of the very high end antique stores are on Royal. There were also some quaint little New Orleans souvenir shops, as well as several restaurants.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Royal Street- great location handy to everything. Would definitely stay there again. Everything you need close by. The buzz of Bourbon Street very close, but for a quieter dining experience very good

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Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Less traffic, fewer drunks and much better options for quality food, beverage and shopping. Street is also shut down on weekends and you feel safe when walking at night.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Close to our hotel and had some cute shops and decent restaurants. Also close to Bourbon street if you like to party!

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Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Loved this street for shopping and street music. It leads directly up to Canal Street. We were fortunate on one day to see a New Orleans wedding, brass band an all proceed up the street with family and friends following behind. Some footpaths are still in disrepair after the 2004 hurricane but with card not a problem.

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Chicago, Illinois
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Food, bars, antiques, coffee and beignets are all available at any point of this street. Besides begin one of the most beautiful places to walk around. You can walk up and down the entire distance of this street and I believe you will also find it as one of the best in the Quarter.

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Decatur, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

So many good restaurants nearby. Good street musicians. Tons of unique shops. Nothing like the dirtiness of Bourbon Street.

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Summerville, South Carolina
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Loaded with interesting shops. While this isn't my cup of tea, my wife loved it. It was very eclectic. High-end art and antique shops were right next door for cheesy t-shirt shops.

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Carrboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

One can hardly hear raucous Bourbon Street on Royal, a more pleasant and authentic Vieux Carre experience with antique stores and bars and restaurants for adults who no long equate fun with out of control. The shadow projection on the back of the Cathedral at night remains a striking site

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Great shopping street with great restaurants. Avoid all the Bourbon Street craziness and stay on Royal Street!

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