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“New Orleans street car.”
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RTA - Streetcars
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Garden District and Cemetery Private Tour
Ranked #11 of 352 things to do in New Orleans
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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.
Coral Gables, Florida
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“New Orleans street car.”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

We rode the street car and our experience was fantastic. It was a very nice ride on the portion of Canal st that working,
Can't wait until they update the entire route in Canal st.

Visited December 2012
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“good fun”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

will be better when they has stopped digging up the road! at the moment it only goes half way down canal street. but good fun riding it to the cemeteries!

Visited November 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Sorry to come when the Streetcar is under repair.”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

On my last visit I was finally able to take the streetcar all the way from Canal out to the park after what seemed like a long time under repair. This time, alas, it's running on part of St. Charles, but you have to switch to a bus from about Washington street or so down to Canal. The buses are frequent, but it's just not the same.

Visited December 2012
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Ferndale, Michigan
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“Great way to get around town”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

In November 2012, the streetcar was being services, so we had to ride a shuttle bus for some distance and then transfer to the streetcar. NORTA (New Orleans Regional Transit Authority) had it well planned out, so that it was easy for out of towners to navigate the alteration in the route.

Visited November 2012
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Santa Paula, CA
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“Don't mind a crowd? Economical way to see town”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

Pay one fee and ride to the end, or hop on and off. Don't forget-exact change!! Don't bring valuables-you can grip your bags and cameras-not too bad a hazard while riding. Keep safety in mind at all times-if new to town. Fun essential trip to take.

Visited October 2012
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