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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Neighborhood: 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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DCCjesss
Knoxville, TN4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Adorable shops all up and down Royal. Very unique items. I would highly recommend buying all ur junk souvenirs over at the French Market, and save ur money for the nice, quality items on Royal. We r talking hand made felt hats, couture dresses straight from Italy, leather shoes...
Written February 5, 2020
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allanharold99
Brookville, IN13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Royal Street runs perpendicular to Bourbon Street one block removed and is pretty much just as filled with interesting music, shops, parades, etc. I suggest to walk the whole street as well as all of the other streets in the French Quarter. I would avoid the month of February if you don't like swarms of people.
Written February 23, 2020
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Cajuncass
New Iberia, LA361 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Couples
We visited during this time of COVID. Most shops are open Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Some have regular hours. All clerk's ard wearing masks and hand sanitizer is available in each shop. They are delighted to have shoppers and provide courteous service observing proper protocols. It's actually a good time to visit since there are no crowds.
Written November 10, 2020
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USALaDolceVita
Brooklyn, NY41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This is my favorite street in New Orleans. It is filled with art galleries, antique shops, restaurants, hotels, Cafe Beignet (better than Cafe Du Monde) and a much more civilized crowd. If you want to have fun but not with hoards of drunken masses, this is the street to be.
Written January 4, 2020
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Meagan D
Atlanta, GA34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Royal Street is one of our favorite streets in New Orleans. There is a great selection of art galleries and we have acquired several pieces of note. The antique selection is first class, but expensive.
Written February 8, 2020
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California_momofsix
Fairfield1,123 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Beautiful area, pretty houses and nice stores. I preferred this street to Bourbon street. Sadly we visited during covid and stores were still closed and the street mostly deserted. I would recommend downloading a walking tour before you go, there is much history here that you would miss without a guidebook.
Less homeless than in Jackson square, but still saw some sleeping in the street during the day.
Written October 7, 2020
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363cymru123
Cardiff, UK127 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Royal Street is fantastic, its one of my favourite streets in New Orleans. It feels very up market with art galleries, fine hotels, boutiques, restaurants and bars. Worlds away from its brash neighbour in the next street (Bourbon St)
Written August 12, 2022
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Kevin U
Columbia, TN288 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Best high-end antique stores I've ever seen. Amazing places to browse and dream! Saw a $1900 paper towel holder in one store this visit for example! Over the top authentic stuff.

Then there are the amazing restaurants. Legendary places.

We never tire of walking Royal Street and eating great food!
Written February 3, 2020
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Leland C
28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
You can do a lot of walking thru the French Quarter, and this street was a breath of fresh air, from Bourbon Street. We want to return when the temps are cooler, and even more places have reopened. We were amazed at the number of antique shops on this street. It is an old street, well established with beautiful pieces . You could spend two days doing some serious shopping here, and remain walking distance of all of the good food, and music. One little shop has so many lovely little figurines. Reminded me of my childhood and of the ones my Mother had. Near by groups gather in the late afternoon to participate in walking tours. I would recommend this street for window shopping, browsing, and for serious antique purchasing. A little something for everyone. Prices range from affordable to out of this world. A lot of businesses are open, some with limited days, or hours, but several remain closed.
Written June 30, 2021
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Zippy B
Petach Tikva50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This is a street with so many things to look at and a walk that one can do oneself. The shops are full of colour, antiques and paintings as well as unique boutiques. Shop keepers very helpful and great to go into the shops just to browse.
Written June 7, 2022
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