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“Better Shopping”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Royal Street

Royal Street
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$25.00*
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New Orleans Voodoo Tour
Ranked #6 of 348 things to do in New Orleans
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This unusual shopping area is one of the city's most historic streets.
Orlando, Florida
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Better Shopping”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

This street had the kind of shopping I like. It wasn't as touristy as Decatur or as tacky as Bourbon. There were plentiful galleries, restaurants and interesting shops.

Visited October 2012
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“One block and a world away from Bourbon Street”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

Royal Street runs parallel and one block south of Bourbon Street. Through the mid and west ends of the French Quarter it is mostly art and high-end furniture shops. There are a couple of notable restaurants. It is much quieter than Bourbon Street, and worth a stroll, especially is you have money enough to afford some of the luxuries viewable in the shop windows.

Visited October 2012
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Long Island, NY
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“Antiques galore!”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

We stayed at a hotel on Royal street and found it to be at the heart of the French Quarter, near Canal Street and one block from the infamous Bourbon Street. There are antique shops in every block with something for the discerning eye just waiting to be carried home. Enjoy!

Visited October 2012
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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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“Get away from Bourbon..”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

Enjoyed Royal St. much more than Bourbon...completely different atmospher despite being only running a block parallel. Royal had numerous restaurants and shops, and a very different clientle. We spent most of our time here...highly recommended for the atmosphere and the street musicians! Some very talented people along here...

Visited October 2012
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West Islip, New York
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“Don't miss the street musicians!”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

At the corner of Royal and Toulise are the musicians Tonya and Dorise. They are the best street perfomers we have ever seen and heard! Tonya plays a carbon fiber electric violina and Dorise a very cool carbon fiber guitar. They have a wide range of classical to classic rock and captivate the audience. Once you walk by them, you turn around, sit on the curb and just listen in amazment. They were so good we came back three times and bought their CD's. Look them up on you tube, then go find them on your visit to New Orleans!

Visited October 2012
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