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Royal Street, New Orleans

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 5,000+ reviews on the web
One of the oldest streets in the city, Royal Street runs straight through the famous French Quarter, noted for its street performers, galleries, hotels, shops, and restaurants. Dating from the French colonial era, the street is one of the most expensive places to shop in the world, with exclusive boutiques selling designer clothes, shoes, and jewelry. Some of the finer antique shops located here sell old, rare objects once owned by European royalty. If such expensive items are out of your price range, spend a little time window-shopping along the section of the street closed to traffic every afternoon, or explore the neighborhood's restaurants and cafes, most of which offer sidewalk seating.   Plan to visit Royal Street and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended New Orleans attractions using our New Orleans travel itinerary planner.
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  • Lots of great restaurants and shopping. This was our go to street for traversing the city. Nicer to walk down than Bourbon Street. 
  • Strolling down Royal Street is a must when visiting the French Quarter. Start at one end, and walk to the other end. Along the way you will see beautiful architecture - historical homes - amazing art ...  read more »
  • Fun shops, occasionally great street music, and a few shop owners who could care less and only want to rip you off. Had the price on one item go from $250, to pay cash no tax, to $190, to $150 cash. W...  read more »
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