What is public transportation like in New Orleans?

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Karen Dalton Beninato

Public transportation in New Orleans is historic, with one of the finest working streetcar systems in the United States. No one takes the streetcar if they're in a rush, but from the rumble of the tracks to the clanging of the bell upon stopping it's a sensory experience. Enjoy a ride through the historic Garden District and bring along a guidebook for mansion-spotting.

The New Orleans bus system is back on track post-Katrina. It's one of the better ways to attend the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival if you're staying in the French Quarter and need to make it to Mid-City without breaking the bank.

Pedicabs, horse and carriage tours, double decker tour busses, taxis and hotel shuttles round out your NOLA transporation options.

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