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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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Better than the bigger named roads

I enjoy Royal Street better than Bourbon and Decatur as there are more shops and artistry availble here. There are still some bars and restaurants, but it is a bit tamer than the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Bill And Donna ... S
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Birmingham, Alabama
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I enjoy Royal Street better than Bourbon and Decatur as there are more shops and artistry availble here. There are still some bars and restaurants, but it is a bit tamer than the streets on eother side.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great shopping for unique one of a kind items. A lot of fine art and several good eating places. Nice walking and window gazing.

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Pacifica, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you have come to the French Quarter to drink, stay on Bourdon Street, if you want to shop, enjoy some music and street performers, then check out Royal Street. You can shop for souvenirs, clothing, and even enjoy a restaurant. Lots to do on this street.

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

In the French Quarter this street could be trouble for people with shopping issues... but no mall type stuff here - it's art focused. I found most artists to be very welcoming - don't be afraid to stop in and look at their work, and tell them you appreciate it!

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Brampton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The complete opposite of Bourbon St. A nice quiet stroll without the loud music. If you have a lot of money or just want to protend you do, stop in some of the antique shops and have a look. Way past my pay grade

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walked and visited most shops, bought spices and sauces, danced with the music! Great restaurants and bars.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walk these few block of Royal in the French Quarter to see so much. Wander in and out of the stores and museums to appreciate the history of this area. The antique shops are wonderful - the furniture, glassware, clothing, guns and swords and so much more. Appreciate the art in the galleries. Consider purchasing a painting as a souvenir... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Plenty of bars, restaurants and street performers to enjoy. Music every where, drinking everywhere and plenty of placed to eat.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed at Cornstalk Hotel on Royal. Very nice street close to many attractions and eateries. Easy to get to points of interest from here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of my favorites in NO. Nice shops and cafes. Better shops than you'd see on some other streets, not just beads and t-shirts.

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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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