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“lots of shops and nice architecture”
Review of Magazine Street

Magazine Street
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$49.00*
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City of New Orleans and Katrina Recovery Tour
Ranked #37 of 358 things to do in New Orleans
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Eclectic collectors and professional browsers will love this six-mile long street which starts at the French Quarter and is known worldwide for its antiques and art.
Middlesex, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“lots of shops and nice architecture”
Reviewed June 27, 2014

Magazine street is s trendy street that you can walk to from the French quarter yet it is a long walk. We happened to do it on a super hot (85 degree) day and ended up stopping in local pizza establishments to buy water frequently. There are many artistic type stores selling all kinds of expensive wares from clothing to local art- it is more on the expensive side, yet you can get one of a kind art here. The street cars run close so you can opt to take this rather than walking home. There are a few local bars, some restaraunts and many shops to browse. It is a nice option from the French quarter.

Visited March 2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Some of the best antique stores this side of Paris”
Reviewed June 25, 2014

Yes you can go to the Puces in Paris, but why not come here to see a broad range of fine furniture and walk the miles of shops--six!--and stop and have a coffee, brunch, lunch or dinner? Not all are antique stores, some fine ladies wear, umbrellas, men's hats, men's toiletries and other highly specialized shops, amid neighborhood needs--shoe shine, delis, and other shops. There are blocks of residential buildings too interspersed along the way. I suggest taking the 11 bus (get a Jazzy pass for $3,00 so you can hop on and off any bus in the city), and going to the end --which seems like near the Whole Foods and walking back. We did the whole street in two afternoons, which allowed a leisurely pace to walk in and out of shops that interested us. Something for everyone here. Beautiful architecture, homes and ironwork throughout. Get the guide published by the Magazine Street Merchants Association in some shops or download it from their web site. Have a great time, we did.

Visited June 2014
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Well, how do you review one long street?”
Reviewed June 16, 2014

Overall, a quaint stretch of shops, restaurants and bars, each with a different feel. Magazine street starts at Canal St. in the Central Business district where it looks like any other street in the area. As you cross the highway (overpass), you will move into the Coliseum Square area which is generally an eyesore, but there are a few divey bars and junk shops. As you cross Felicity, you move into the Garden district stretch which has more antique shops (rather than just junk), a few boutiques, cafes and bars until you get to about Louisiana, then it drops off into a mish mosh of uninspired businesses, pawn shops, until you get to Napoleon. Then between Napoleon and Jefferson, the cute boutiques pick up again, then come into full force after Jefferson. After about Nashville, it becomes residential and you enter Audubon park where it ends near the zoo. if you are into shopping, then this is the place to go. Decent prices, compared to the Quarter, although not cheap. Where lots of locals go to shop for the unusual, or meet friends for lunch or a drink. Generally safe, especially during the day, but exercise caution at night, depending on which stretch you are on. Parking can be found along the street itself or the many smaller streets off the main drag, especially on the river side.

Visited October 2013
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Stockholm, Sweden
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“Nice streets with interesting shops in a scenic environment”
Reviewed June 12, 2014

Nice streets with interesting shops in a scenic environment. The street have a lot to offer if you manage to traverse the area where a lot of construction is going on (towards the French quarter). There are some very good restaurants here, among other Juans flying burrito.

Visited May 2014
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Conway
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“Boutique Street”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

The streets were full of nice little boutiques of all types. Many different cafes to choose from. Take the Magazine number 11 bus and ride up and down. Audobon Zoo is at the far end.

Visited June 2014
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