New Orleans streetcar lines have been a staple of the city's public transportation for centuries; more specifically, the St. Charles began carrying passengers in 1835, making it the oldest continuously operating streetcar line in the world. Nowadays, the iconic brown and green or red and yellow cars follow in the footsteps of the city. Take a streetcar on Canal Street to head Downtown, Uptown and halfway down Carrollton Avenue.
Get off at the St. Charles and Jackson and explore the beautiful architecture of the historic houses of the Garden District before stopping for lunch on Magazine Street. Plan your tram exploration more with our streetcar itinerary, which breaks everything down by route. If you like to feel the wind in your hair and enjoy the sights and sounds of the city outdoors, there are plenty of bike rental options in New Orleans.
One of the most universal are Blue Bikes, a shared bicycle system with stations spread throughout the city. Use the Lafitte Greenway to easily and safely bike from Mid-City to the Mississippi River. Even without a car or a tour, you can still visit the capital of Louisiana (Baton Rouge) on a day trip from New Orleans. There is a Greyhound bus line between the two cities and it only takes about 1.5 hours.
For ticket prices and schedules, visit the Greyhound website. If you are traveling alone or at night, taxis are recommended. United Cabs is the largest and most trusted company in New Orleans. You may have to ask to be picked up, unless you're in a central part of the French Quarter, where it's relatively easy to tell a passing taxi.
While many New Orleanians rely on their cars for transportation, many more use the city's myriad methods of public transportation. Personally, I preferred New Orleans to Baton Rouge, but if you have time, there are some interesting places to visit in Baton Rouge. Streetcars in New Orleans are both a tourist attraction and a way to get people around the city, so be sure to plan at least one afternoon walking down the street. No matter where you stay, New Orleans has a popular, safe and efficient public transportation system that will take you wherever you want to go.
Another day trip without which your trip to New Orleans wouldn't be complete is a swamp or swamp tour. Now, let us tell you a few things about getting around New Orleans while you're here in town that will make your trip a little easier. This is the plantation that I will visit the next time I am in New Orleans, as I have heard great things about it. I have a great obsession with large live oak trees, an obsession that began with my first visit to New Orleans, and this row of oak trees is one of the most beautiful I have ever known.
Even if you want to explore more of Louisiana while you're in New Orleans, many travel companies offer transportation to places like plantations and wetlands, so you don't even need a car to visit them while you're in New Orleans. So no matter what reason you have for being in New Orleans without a car, you can definitely enjoy fantastic day trips. The friendliness of New Orleans residents can be annoying if people stop their cars in the middle of a narrow street to chat with someone; every New Orleans driver has a story about this incident. Having your own car or renting one in New Orleans can make it much easier to get around the city, from Faubourg Marigny to Riverbend and down Esplanade Ave.