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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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I spent several hours on Royal Street, where I visited antique shops with beautiful old furniture, a shop with chandeliers in the $20k range, as well as shops where I purchased... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Denver, Colorado
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I spent several hours on Royal Street, where I visited antique shops with beautiful old furniture, a shop with chandeliers in the $20k range, as well as shops where I purchased some reasonably priced Christmas gifts. You can still see the old garden courts and get a feel for the earlier gracious living that was once here.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Royal street is a great place to browse antique shops. Unfortunately the sidewalks are awful and need of repair. You'll hear live music from many street players. Overall a great place to explore.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A lot more upscale, better shops. Go to royal street and avoid the rowdies. Not many bars here, but there are plenty to find in this area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went on a Sunday night walking around and was really neat to see. A lot of movies filmed on location, too. Everyone was nice that I passed on the street.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My hotel was based on Royal Street and walked up and down it over the Thanksgiving weekend and found it the best next to Bourbon street for activities.

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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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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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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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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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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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