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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
Description:

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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Great shops and beautiful buildings!

I very much liked Royal St. The shops were all cute ma and pop shops, they were cleaner (then the rest of the city), and unique. I enjoyed just walking up and down the street... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Vancouver, Washington
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Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I very much liked Royal St. The shops were all cute ma and pop shops, they were cleaner (then the rest of the city), and unique. I enjoyed just walking up and down the street looking at the buildings!

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Forget Bourbon Street, Royal Street has become a family-friendly street, they even close-off certain blocks to see street performers and enjoy the magical architecture and shops.

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San Antonio, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots of EXCELLENT performers on this street go during the day for some amazing music. Sunday day performances were surprising good.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great street for taking a stroll and antique/art shopping, even window shopping. Close to Bourbon Street, but has it's own character. Beautiful street.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We actually spent two afternoons shopping along Royal Street. My faves were the art galleries...from local street art to world renowned artists. Plenty of antique stores too. Not many cheesy souvenir shops. One negative...in early December 2016, there was a ton of construction going on, especially on the sidewalks.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Royal Street is so beautiful. So many fun and interesting shops. Can spend all day going up and down the streets. Felt very safe on Royal Street.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Royal street is parallel to world famous Bourbon street, however, it has its own face and character. There are nice art shopps on the Royal street, even galleries. My personal favorite in New Orleans as I was getting tired of the noice of Bourbon street.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So different to Bourbon Street, instead bars and sleazy haunts, some wonderful stores, lots of antiques and so good just to walk down.

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Arlington, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a yucky weather day but Royal St's shops and lovely homes were still a great way to spend some time. From Canal to Jackson Sq, it's mostly shops then slowly becomes more residential toward Esplanade. Cc's coffee shop is a nice break for your feet and caffeine along the way.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Just love shopping on Royal Street. Many different shops with a great variety of merchandise. Not just a bunch of junk or t shirt shops. Highly recommend making Royal Street a part of your New Orleans visit.

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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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