GoNOLA TV Presents: A Streetcar Named St. Charles
With so much going on in New Orleans, sometimes one can lose sight of what an experience just getting from place to place can be. One of the coolest ways to get around town is on the streetcar, and folks have been doing it here for over 150 years. Of our several streetcar lines, the St. Charles streetcar is definitely one the most beautiful rides, as St. Charles touts some of New Orleans’ most elegant architecture, and a canopy of live oak trees along the way.
If you get on at the beginning of the line, you’ll get a tour through the downtown Central Business District (CBD), and if you don’t hop right off in the CBD to check out some of the galleries and museums, you’ll be taken over to the Garden District, beginning the stretch of Antebellum mansions and historic buildings that continue all the way through Uptown.
Towards the end of the line, Tulane University and Loyola University will catch your eye, sitting right across the street from Audubon Park. Across from the universities, Audubon Park is a popular destination for outdoor activities, and is a serene setting for a picnic.
If you’re visiting New Orleans, the streetcar is an affordable way to experience one of our cultural cornerstones. Each ride will only cost you $1.25, but if you want to hop on and off to explore along the way, get a 1-day ($3) or 3-day ($9) Jazzy Pass! For locals, there’s also a 31-day pass so you can rediscover New Orleans’ heritage and beauty by the streetcar. You can grab a Jazzy Pass from New Orleans Walgreens stores, select grocery stores, or you can buy it directly from the streetcar conductor.
Take a look at this episode of GoNOLA TV with host Fleurty Girl as she guides us through New Orleans on the St. Charles Streetcar.
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