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Review of RTA - Streetcars

RTA - Streetcars
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$250.00*
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Garden District and Cemetery Private Tour
Ranked #4 of 383 things to do in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed July 24, 2014

This was such a fun ride. We were walking the garden district and along st Charles which is a which is a beautiful shaded street. They were working on the streetcar line soooo we walked to the beginning of the line - passed a Fresh Market, McDonalds baskin Robbins... And found the streetcar was not going in the right direction sooo had to get on a bus to the point on the line where the streetcar was running. All the people we came into contact with were soooo helpful. Course we were all going to the same place...once we were on the streetcar everyone was friendly and visiting and a nice cool breeze was coming through all the open windows. So glad we didn't give up and miss it.

1  Thank Karen W
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Reviewed July 24, 2014

Loved the street cars! Used them all the time to get to almost anywhere! Definitely recommend getting the day pass and using this service!

1  Thank Chantal D
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Reviewed July 24, 2014

Thee are authentic old streetcars not reproductions, going up canal not so cool but a trip thru the garden district us a magical ride

1  Thank Emil T
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Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

This is an absolute must in New Orleans the day ticket is $3 to ride as many times as you like also take the Charles street car out to the garden district the drivers are very helpful and humorous great service

1  Thank Jo H
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Reviewed July 23, 2014

For a good way to get up and down Canal Street or along the river, the street car is fun and inexpensive. They run pretty regular, thought they do get crowded at certain times of the day, rush hour! Canal Street line is air conditioned, the river line is not, but the open windows give a good air flow. One can get a 1 day, 3 day or 5 day pass for about $3 per day. Be careful using the kiosks - they do NOT give change, as we found out. But you can get a 3 or 5 day pass at the local Walgreens if you do not have exact change. The 1 day pass you get from the conductor only. The St Charles street line was under repair and we did not use it this trip. Overall is was great fun!

4  Thank Hank S
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