New Orleans Streetcars

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Romantic Things to Do, Free Things to Do, Things to Do with Kids: The New Orleans Streetcar is the preeminent mode of transportation in the Crescent City. Traveling through the middle of major streets such as St. Charles, Canal and Carrollton, the streetcar is an affordable method of transportation that allows you to soak in the sights as you move closer to your end destination. $1.25 gets you aboard, and if lucky, you'll have a street car operator that will act as a pseudo tour guide, pointing out important landmarks. The streetcar itself is of historical significance to the city. It is the oldest continually operating street railway system in the entire world, moving city-goers around since the 19th century.

Historic Sites: The New Orleans Streetcar is the most historic mode of transportation in the Crescent City. Traveling through the middle of major streets such as St. Charles, Canal and Carrollton and soon Rampart Street, the streetcar is an affordable method of transportation that allows you to soak in the sights as you move closer to your end destination. $1.25 gets you aboard, and if lucky, you'll have a street car operator that will act as a pseudo tour guide, pointing out important landmarks. The streetcar itself is of historical significance to the city. It is the oldest continually operating street railway system in the entire world, moving city-goers around since the 19th century.

Best Attractions & Activities: The New Orleans Streetcar is the preeminent mode of transportation in the Crescent City. Traveling through the middle of major streets such as St. Charles, Canal and Carrollton, the streetcar is an affordable method of transportation that allows you to soak in the sights as you move closer to your end destination. $1.25 gets you aboard, and if lucky, you'll have a street car operator that will act as an informal tour guide, pointing out important landmarks. The streetcar itself is of historical significance to the city. It is the oldest continually operating street railway system in the entire world, moving city-goers around since the 19th century.

Attractions near Smoothie King Center: The New Orleans Streetcar is the preeminent mode of transportation in the Crescent City. Traveling through the middle of major streets such as St. Charles, Canal and Carrollton, the streetcar is an affordable mode of transportation that allows you to soak in the sights as you move closer to your end destination. $1.25 gets you aboard, and if lucky, you'll have a street car operator that will act as a pseudo tour guide, pointing out important landmarks. The streetcar itself is of historical significance to the city. It is the oldest continually operating street railway system in the entire world, moving city-goers around since the 19th century.

Sightseeing: Look both ways before you cross the street! You'll not only have to watch out for cars but also pay attention for streetcars zipping down the road. There are two streetcar lines in New Orleans – St. Charles and Riverfront. Routes are not extensive but a ride will show you some of the city's major sites and tickets are very inexpensive. New Orleans streetcars are the oldest continuously running street railway in the US. Now part of the municipal transit system, the 35 olive green trolley cars date from 1923-24, with the rail line completed in 1835.


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St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA

Map / Directions
504-827-7433


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Expert Tips by Beth D'Addono

New Orleans Local Expert

Romantic Things to Do: "A seat by the window is like getting a show for your ticket price."

Best Attractions & Activities: "Take the Canal Street line out of the Quarter to experience Chickie Wah Wah, a locals' favorite for live music."

Free Things to Do: "You need exact change to board, so keep dollar bills and quarters handy."

Things to Do with Kids: "Remember that you'll need exact change, $1.25, to ride the streetcar."

Attractions near Smoothie King Center: "One of the best ways to see the Garden District is take the St. Charles Avenue streetcar from Canal all the way up to Carrolton Ave. When you see something that looks interesting, just hop off and investigate. The street is dotted with huge antebellum mansions and hotels."

Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Riding an original 19th century St. Charles streetcar is a seminal New Orleans experience.

Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Streetcars are a living breathing part of New Orleans culture.

Best for Free Things to Do Because: Though the Streetcar isn't technically free ($1.25/trip), it is the most economical non-walking tour of the city.

Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: New Orleans streetcars are an iconic symbol that not only carries tourists but also serves the students and residents of the city.

Best for Attractions near Smoothie King Center Because: Riding the St. Charles Avenue streetcar is on ever visitors' bucket list.

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