The historic St. Charles Avenue Streetcar is one of the best ways to get around New Orleans. ((courtesy, New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau))

The St. Charles Avenue Streetcar was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 and is one of the best ways to get around New Orleans. For a laid-back exploration of the Central Business District, the Garden District, and Uptown, visitors staying in the French Quarter should board the streetcar at the corner of Carondelet and Canal streets (Stop No. 0). Each stop has a number, and there are dozens along the line. The line serves a nearly seven-mile stretch—from the edge of the French Quarter; down St. Charles Avenue to Riverbend, where it turns onto South Carrollton; and to its terminus at South Carrollton and South Claiborne avenues. The cars turn around at the end of the line and head back in the opposite direction. A one-way trip takes about 45 minutes. The cars are not air conditioned or wheelchair accessible.

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Away Travel Expert: Eric Lindberg
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RomanceExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
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  • For an especially memorable date, ride the St. Charles on a rainy night when the streets glisten and the street lamps cast a soft glow.
Depart the French Quarter for a romantic ride together on the historic St. Charles Streetcar through the Garden District. Fresh breezes fan though the open windows as you pass huge mansions with centuries-old trees draped in Spanish moss. It's a leisurely way to experience New Orleans ambience as you watch the world pass by.

Carondelet and Canal streets (first stop)
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: (504) 248-3900
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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