The word trolley belongs to descriptions of San Francisco. You might draw a local's ire if you refer to the streetcar as such. The streetcar can be accessed from Bourbon all the way uptown to Claiborne street. It will cost you $1.25 each way, and it runs all day. It has reduced hours after 2:00 A.M. (every 30 minutes), but during the day you should see one pass every 10 minutes or so. If you want to see the awesome homes of St. Charles Avenue, and you are staying in the Quarter, then this is the only way to go. There are many restaurants on St. Charles, many of which are open 24 hours. So, if you are done partying on Bourbon, then go to where Bourbon intersects Canal St. and you will see the tracks.
There are a few street cars you can take in New Orleans. These historic streetcars run two daily routes. The St Charles Streetcar runs 24 hrs a day down St Charles Avenue from Canal Street to Claiborne Ave. The Vieux Carre bus runs the perimeter of the French Quarter from 5.00am to 7.15pm. There is also the Riverfront Streetcar which runs from Canal St to Riverview on weekdays 6.00am to midnight and 8.00am to midnight on weekends. These are really inexpensive ways to get around. The St Charles Streetcar is really popular and the best time probably to get on comfortably would be first thing in the morning. You can tour the Garden district via this route. In the afternoon it is really crowded.
NEW ORLEANS STREETCAR. The most enjoyable way to explore a beautiful stretch of New Orleans is to take a ride on the oldest continuously operating streetcar line in the world, the historic St. Charles Line. Since 1835, the line's green cars have been running from a terminus at Canal and Carondolet streets 13.2 miles through the Central Business District, Garden District, and Uptown to the intersection of South Carrollton and Claiborne avenues. Since 1988, they have been joined by the red cars of the Riverfront Line, which runs along the edge of the French Quarter between Esplanade Avenue and Thalia Street. Fare is $1.25 one-way for the St. Charles Line, $1.50 for the Riverfront Line (exact change). Daily 24 hrs, about every 10 min 7 AM-8 PM, every ½ hr 8 PM-midnight, every hr midnight-7 AM.
Streetcars! Buy a Visitour pass from your hotel. These come in 1 and 3 day denomonations. Cars get pretty crowded and the best place to get it from the Quarter out to the Garden District is at the end of Bourbon and canal. This is the begining of the line. If you get it on Royal, like most people, you may not get a seat.
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