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Royal Street

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Address: Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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This unusual shopping area is one of the city's most historic streets.

This unusual shopping area is one of the city's most historic streets.

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Good street to walk by

When in New Orleans you will find yourself just wandering around every street, Royal St was fun and very diverse. You will find music, art and delicious food.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When in New Orleans you will find yourself just wandering around every street, Royal St was fun and very diverse. You will find music, art and delicious food.

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Nepean
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This street is an entertaining way to window shop ! Lots of great little shops on this street AND you get to see some buskers when they have the roads closed off. A lovely walk for a couple looking to pass the time.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed on the corner of Royal and St Peter and it was such a great experience. I would say that corner has the best street music in the city. We especially enjoyed Doreen on clarinet and a wonderful band St Cinder. Galleries and great shopping kept me busy and this is a world away from Bourban. Very classy and... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The shopping is fun, but every street corner during the day are entertainers of such wonderful music, street acrobatics, singing, and artisans.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Walking down Royal Street was a great treat for me because I liked all the different antique stores and clothing shops, restaurant was great place to tour in the French Quarter.

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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Preferred Royal Street to Frenchmen Street. Better range of product and interests. Maybe I missed some advantages to Frenchmen Street, but I'd focus just on Royal for shopping next time!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Canal is a great Street to walk down. It is wider with traffic including cable cars going both ways. Gives you a big city feel. Local souvenir shops and restaurants are on Canal Street. We walked on the side with sun in the morning and the shade side in the afternoon.

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Austin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Royal Street is home to businesses and restaurants of a wide variety and well worth the time to explore

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bars, Shops, Restaurants, Not crowded either. My fiancé and I walked down Royal for about 45 minutes after dinner hopping in and out of the shops and bars and had a fun/quiet night.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you want it to be a little tamer and quieter walk on Royal Street instead on Bourbon. There are some nice shops along here as well as some good restaurants/ Not quite as crazy as Bourbon street which is one block over.

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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