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Streetcars are a charming and convenient way to experience the many areas of New Orleans. Four distinct lines, each originating downtown, travel through the French Quarter and beyond to places you might not otherwise get to see. 


A one-way fare is $1.25 and one or three day unlimited ride “Jazzy Passes” are also available for $3 and $9 respectively. The Saint Charles Streetcar Line has rumbled down the ''neutral ground'' or middle of St. Charles and Carrollton Avenues for more than 150 years making it the oldest continuously operating streetcar line in the world.   Vintage streetcars built by Perley A. Thomas Company still run along a 6-mile crescent from Carondelet at Canal Street in the Central Business District through the oldest and most majestic section of Uptown New Orleans, around the Riverbend to Carrollton at Claiborne Avenue. Read more...

As iconic as train travel, but a much slower pace, the riverboats and paddle wheelers roll down the river in Louisiana, watching city skylines and scenic areas of natural areas slowly pass by from the comfort of your seat. Paddle wheelers and riverboats offer a nostalgic way to explore the area – and one that is gaining popularity among a new wave of travellers looking to experience a slice of America’s past, when riverboats regularly plied the water carrying both passengers and freight. Today’s Louisiana riverboats are all about fun and exploration, but exactly how you choose to cruise is up to you. At ports of call in Louisiana river towns, you can hop aboard to see the sights, dine and dance, learn and love, get a taste of river life, roll the dice or just … relax. Most Louisiana riverboats host a variety of tours featuring different themes and destinations. For a full round up, read more...

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