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“Unique ride” 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 466 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.
Kelowna, Canada
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“Unique ride”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

A good way to move about New Orleans core. We used the riverfront and city park routes to get us around. Only 3.00 /per person for the whole day and .40/ seniors I heard. Just remember that the time schedule is a bit Louisiana style so be prepared to wait 15-30 minutes....ya just don't know :)

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“Classic New Orleans experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

My only issue is that they are constantly repairing it. Ride back in time for $1.25 and relax as mansions slip past. Just a gem. One of the reasons New Orleans is such a special place.

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“Historic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Inexpensive, trip back in time, ridden by the locals. This car runs through one of the nicest areas in New Orleans. Safe and beautiful ride.

Visited January 2013
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“Inexpensive Great way to get Overview of City”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Very affordable and drivers very knowledgeable so a fun way to get around the city when you get tired of walking!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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“a classic way to see the town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

They just renovated the tracks, so thankfully you can use the whole route again without being corralled onto busses. A great way to see a bit of the city that tourists can sometimes miss, and for $1.25, it's one of the cheapest deals in town.

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