Royal Street, New Orleans

Royal Street, New Orleans (must see)

If you want to experience the finer things in life, Royal Street is one the best streets in New Orleans where you can do so. Unlike the nearby Bourbon Street, Royal Street displays a more sedate culture and refinement. Miles and miles of upscale galleries, stores, and restaurants line the street. It is one of the oldest streets in New Orleans.

Many of the buildings on the avenue date back to the 18th and 19th century and feature ornate and beautiful design. Patrons dine at restaurants that display scenic gardens, ornate fountains, and beautiful courtyards. Connoisseurs of antiques will feel as they have walked into heaven since many of the estates have items that are available for sale. And let’s not forget the many galleries that display fine works of art that rival those that are displayed in major museums.

From visiting the Gallier House to touring the Historic New Orleans Collection or eating at the New Orleans influenced African restaurant Bennachin, there is a lot to see and do on Royal Street. You will also bask in comfort at one of the many luxury hotels if you need to stay overnight. Royal Street is so unique that one will find that it is difficult to choose where to begin and where to end.

Why You Should Visit:
Host to some amazing eateries, boutiques, art galleries, and local flavor. Definitely one of the more upscale streets in New Orleans where you can also get some good people-watching in.
Certainly refreshing if you're tired of the party scene in New Orleans or simply need a break. It's a more family-friendly vibe and the stores have many souvenirs appropriate for family & friends.
Plus, all the main attractions in the city are in walking distance from this quaint street.

Tip:
Have a handful of dollar bills to tip the performers: it's their livelihood and most are talented!
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Royal Street on Map

Sight Name: Royal Street
Sight Location: New Orleans, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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