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Address: Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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This unusual shopping area is one of the city's most historic streets.

This unusual shopping area is one of the city's most historic streets.

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Lots of shops

Loved Royal Street. One block off Bourbon yet far enough away. Lots of nice shops and cafes. Always felt safe walking well in to the night. Best place to go is 801 Royal!

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Friendship, Wi, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved Royal Street. One block off Bourbon yet far enough away. Lots of nice shops and cafes. Always felt safe walking well in to the night. Best place to go is 801 Royal!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you're not interested in a parade of Hurricanes (and people drinking them), this is where you should go during the daytime. Lots of little shops, boutiques and art galleries to peruse and patronize. I picked up the majority of my souvenirs, as well as some cool art pieces along the street.

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We wandered a long this street,feeling very hot and tired.avery kind shop owner invited us to sit for a while and provided cold water to drink. Feeling rejuvenated we went on to buy a gift for one of our family .Continued along Royal street ,photographing the old houses,and admiring the artistic window displays.certainly worth spending time (and money) here

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is probably one of the nicest streets in the French Quarter. It is a lot calmer than Bourbon & has some really great buildings which house interesting shops & galleries.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Window shopped all the antique stores after they were closed on a Wednesday evening. Beautiful antiques--clearly lots of french influence!

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Royal Street is full of great restaurants, fun shops, art galleries and a great place where the local talent gathers -- including musicians, magicians, jugglers, tarot card readers and singing soloists. Wear comfortable walking shoes -- the sidewalks are mostly cobblestone and very uneven.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I never get tired of Royal Street. There is someone playing music on the street all the time - a singer, or a whole brass band, or anything in between. I love shopping here for clothes, and art at the YVES Gallery or the Giving Tree, or at the many kitchen shops. Mr B's is always good for brunch or... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Royal street is filled with galleries, shops and restaurants. Some high end shopping and much less cheesy than Bourbon street and other places in the French Quarter. Particularly nice for a walk in the evening when there is music and it is not so hot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Shops, restaurants, galleries, you name it Royal Street has it. If you like to browse, allot a few hours. Musicians playing in the street with awesome talent.

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Berlin, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One nice store after nice store along Royal. One street away from Bourbon but a world away in saneness. An nice walk to Jackson Square with antique stores an street performers.

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Staying in French Quarter

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.