St. Charles Streetcar
New Orleans, Louisiana
St. Charles Streetcar New Orleans Reviews
Overrated Public Transit...Not a Tourist Attraction Apr 24, 2011
I was motivated to ride the St. Charles Streetcar based on rave reviews from others on another travel website (who's name I'll not dare utter here).
We boarded the streetcar on Poydras St. and rode it west thru the Garden District, past Loyola University and Audubon Park to the end of the line past riverbend. It was touted to offer great views of the big, old houses and venerable Garden District, but the car was packed full, and we couldn't get a seat until the return leg of the journey back into the French Quarter.
The cost is $1.25 each way and that's all it's worth. The "scenery" isn't anything special to write home about. I wanted to get a seat (on the uncomfortable wooden benches) to snap photos of the houses, but in reality, I was hard pressed to find things WORTH photographing en-route.
The round-trip is about 90 minutes in length. There are much more interesting ways to spend an hour and a half in NOLA. So unless you want to use it to actually travel from one place to another and not just as a tourist attraction, like we did...My advice: Give it a "pass".
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