Transportation, neighborhoods and nearby destinations. Plus the new Rampart streetcar line.
It’s one of New Orleans’ biggest attractions, and—at $1.25 a ride—one of its cheapest. The Crescent City’s signature streetcars (p. 50) are a must-do for visitors looking to get off the beaten French Quarter path and explore other parts of the city. In operation since 1835, the St. Charles line offers an ideal vantage for viewing Uptown’s ornate homes and giant oaks. The Canal line travels the street’s full length, with an offshoot to scenic City Park, while the Riverfront line affords river views and access to the lower Quarter. The Loyola line makes getting to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome super-easy, and connects with the new Rampart/St. Claude line (shown), which covers the upper Quarter corridor from Union Passenger Terminal to Elysian Fields. All aboard!