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“Best views of the city.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of RTA - Streetcars

RTA - Streetcars
Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
504-248-3900
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Ranked #19 of 470 things to do in New Orleans
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Get wherever you want to go in New Orleans with the Regional Transit Authority (RTA). Our extensive network of buses and streetcars winds throughout every neighborhood of the Crescent City. From Uptown to Downtown, from Lakeview to the Lower Nine, from Mid-City across the Mississippi River and to the parish lines, the RTA goes there.As streetcars glide underneath grand live oaks and past stately mansions, they offer up relaxing views of the beauty, charm and history of New Orleans for little cost. When riders board these historic vehicles they are boarding a piece of movable New Orleans history. The RTA operates three streetcar lines: the famous, historic St. Charles line, the Canal Street line, and the Riverfront line. All lines either run along or intersect with Canal Street in the area between the French Quarter and the Central Business District (CBD) connecting Uptown/Garden District, Carrollton, Mid-City, City Park and the Marigny. The RTA is currently adding more Streetcar lines.
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“Best views of the city.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

A perfect way to show visitors to this great city what NOLA is about. Especially on a beautiful sunny, warm day when everyone is out and about.

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“Magnificent Mansions”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

You can see the magnificent mansions of the very well-heeled. The tour buses have been banned from showing visitors to avoid the 'gawking' element. But the mansions really are beautiful and the Christmas decorations are quite breathtaking.

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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“Charming!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Currently undergoing renovations in preparation for Super Bowl so tracks are limited. But it shouldn't be missed. Streetcars have old wooden seats.

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“Pleasant Ride”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

At the time of our visit, the St Charles Streetcar was not running on the city end due to track work. There was a bus shuttle between Canal St and the trolley. It is a beautiful trip sitting by an open window in good weather looking at the beautiful garden district homes. Get a $3 Jazzy Pass good for riding all day on NO transit. Well worth the price.

Visited October 2012
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New Orleans, LA
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“See the Christmas lights!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Every December my friends and I jump on the streetcar and ride up St. Charles to Canal Street. The old Garden District mansions are glowing with Christmas lights and decorations! Enjoy a walk around the Roosevelt Hotel to see their beautiful lobby filled with more Christmas lights and then either hit the Quarter or stroll back to the streetcar line for a ride back down St. Charles. Great evening fun with friends!

Visited December 2011
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