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This unusual shopping area is one of the city's most historic streets.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“antique shops” (630 reviews)
“window shopping” (272 reviews)
“great shops” (221 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
French Quarter
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Reviewed yesterday

just off Bourbon Street, many nice antique shops, with interesting items to purchase, many restaurants and bars to relax in.

Thank Jerome F
Reviewed yesterday

There is lots of construction on Bourbon Street right now (Dec 2017), so we often walked through the French Quarter via Royal street instead. There is plenty to see on Royal with a mixture of nice art galleries, small shops, and a variety of restaurant...More

Thank MPJensen68
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I really enjoyed Royal street. Spent more time there than Bourbon. Runs right behind the cathedral were you can see touchdown Jesus in the evening. Great restaurants and a good way to bypass the craziness of Bourbon if you're trying to get somewhere.

Thank Piranha44
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Taking time to peruse this area can be an adventurous discovery of wonderful neighborhoods and plenty of places that the locals frequent! The architecture is very interesting as well as the places and people one encounters. Avenue Plaza is one of the places here on...More

Thank legacyendeavors
Reviewed 4 days ago

Mostly antiques on Royal, but some really nice shops. If you do it right, it's almost like a museum tour. There are also some nice boutiques.

Thank ngn1958
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Quaint shops & street performers. Have heard some excellent music on Royal. A nice place for a stroll on a nice day.

Thank Karen F
Reviewed 6 days ago

Pick up all your shopping needs on this beautiful street. Be entertained on the weekend by locals who play music in the street. Amazing.

Thank craiger5
Reviewed 6 days ago

I was so happy I ended up on this street. It was clean and had awesome stores and easy to navigate to other streets from this area. It was a refreshing look at New Orleans, I would recommend everyone to come here for food and...More

Thank adefer88
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of my favorite streets to stroll down in the French Quarter! Lots of local art galleries and artists, pretty houses and good restaurants!

Thank Lissy002
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed on Chartres street while visiting NOLA. Royal Street was close to our hotel and was a street we frequented. There are lots of restaurants, shops, bars on this street, and street performers. It has a busy feel without the craziness of Bourbon Street....More

Thank Liz1005
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
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11 February 2017|
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Response from MikeBelAir_MD | Reviewed this property |
The store hours vary by the type store. The bars and restaurants and other eating places were open late. I believe the drug store at Royal and Iberville was open late too. This store also had an assortment of foods and... More
Susan M
21 January 2017|
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16 December 2016|
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Response from 2424railguy |
Lots of jazz variety throughout New Orleans. If you are looking specifically for Dixieland or trad jazz, it can be found at many venues including the Steamboat Natchez dinner cruise and at bars such as the Spotted Cat on... More