Royal Street
Royal Street
4.5
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One of New Orlean's oldest streets in the French Quarter, this stretch has tons to explore thanks to its curio shops, concept stores, and art galleries.
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Neighbourhood: Ninth Ward
People focus too much on the hardships so closely associated with this well known working class neighborhood when what’s really most remarkable about the tightknit community is its indefatigable spirit of rebirth and ability to stay true to its roots. Perhaps not an ideal destination for those visitors who tend to keep well within their comfort zones when traveling or those with bucket lists filled to the brim with top tourist attractions, the Ninth Ward is nonetheless there for those who are most keen to discover the places they encounter. But it’s not all about learning lessons when going to the Ninth Ward. With its “Living Museum” and “steamboat houses” and a long enduring dedication to preserving local culture, there’s more than enough to see and do during a daytime tour of the area.
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DutchLace
Holland, MI766 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We enjoyed walking through the area. Marveling at the architecture and history. Not as dirty or run down like we expected. Music from artists too.
Written 16 January 2024
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jlantern3
Columbia, SC12,571 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
between the structures, music shopping and great vibes===a wonderful street to stroll down and experience The French Quarter
Written 29 December 2023
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Michael J
Las Vegas, NV5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Wonderful shopping, great food, artists and incredible, laid-back people. Just don't go on royal street during Mardi gras, it's a hot mess at that time!
Written 2 October 2023
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Leakytikki
Garden City, NY87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
My favorite street in the French Quarter. Lots of amazing Art shops, restaurants, antiques and artisans. You can spend a couple hours exploring
Written 16 September 2023
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colesays
Colleyville, TX143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
This review is not for Royal Street specifically, but for Doreen Ketchens, who plays jazz on Royal and St. Peters Friday - Sunday from 10:30-2:30.

She is so, so good. I could have stood there listening to her for the entire 4 hours she plays!

Initially I wanted to take the kids to Preservation Hall, but the ticket price for 8 people and the waiting/line situation made me nervous it would be a poor use of money with little kids. Instead, we stood on the sidewalk and listened to Ms. Doreen Ketchens for the price of a tip. And it was SO GOOD.

DEFINITELY make this happen on your trip to NOLA. She's the best!
Written 7 June 2023
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Rebecca O
Ridgewood, NY1,737 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Drove through this area and took some beautiful pictures. I know you can walk around but we found it easier to drive.
Written 31 January 2023
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Matt P
Gainesville, VA1,389 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
This is my second favorite street while I was at NO. I still think Bourbon Street was better. We walk a lot while in NO and the sidewalks were in need of repair with lots of uneven walking and trip hazards. Worth a walk but watch your step.
Written 26 January 2023
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Michelle S
St. Petersburg, FL185 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
This is my favorite street in the french quarter. The architecture is beautiful and epitomizes Nola. The shops are unique and wonderful - don't miss Bevola lights, really neat!
Written 4 January 2023
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nat
Bradenton, FL3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
I was so excited for our visit to NO. Was so disappointed w/ the hotel. The only friendly person we encountered while staying was the valet in the parking garage. Anytime we asked questions or for recommendations it was as if we were bothering them. And when you pay that much for a room it wouldn’t hurt to give a bottle of water upon arrival. Then we had a back up of water in the room which smelled horrible and the jacuzzi tub didn’t work. Just left a bad taste in our mouth.
Written 1 December 2022
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TimeTraveler0123_10
New York City, NY355 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Runs one block away and parallel to Bourbon Street but a world away. Nice shoppes, galleries and almost like an oasis of sanity in this busy & bustling area.
Written 17 November 2022
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