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Getting Around New Orleans

Posted on: May 21 2015 | Posted in: Latest News

If you’re visiting New Orleans for the first time, or any city for that matter, you probably don’t know the best ways to get around. Here are the best modes of transportation in New Orleans depending on what you need them for.

Airport Shuttle: Of course, the best way to get to your hotel from the airport and back is Airport Shuttle! We offer convenient one-way or round-trip service that you can book in advance online or right after you get off the plan at the airport. There will always be a shuttle ready and waiting! Arrange for your return ride with your hotel concierge, at our airport kiosk or when online.

Charter Buses: If you’re coming to New Orleans with a large group, like for a convention, sports event or school trip, New Orleans Tours is the best option. With motor-coaches for up to 56 passengers and mini-buses for 25 passengers, New Orleans Tours can transport your group anywhere in the New Orleans area.

Sightseeing: For touring the most desirable parts of the city at your own pace, there’s no better way than City Sightseeing’s Hop On Hop Off double-decker, open-air buses. Hop on at stops in the French Quarter, Treme, CBD, Warehouse District and Garden District and hop off wherever you want to get out and visit. Buses come by each stop every thirty minutes. Unlimited three day passes can be purchased online for $39.

Streetcar: A unique, fun and historic way to get around in New Orleans is the streetcar. Running from the Riverbend to the French Quarter on the St. Charles Avenue line, or from the Riverbend to Mid-City on the Carrollton Street line, or from Mid-City to the French Quarter on the Canal Street line, the streetcar can get you where you need to go at a leisurely pace. Single ride fares are $1.25, paid upon boarding, or single day, three day and 31 day passes can be purchased online.

Pedicab: Operating primarily in the French Quarter and CBD, the pedicab is a great option for spontaneous, short distance travel. Take a pedicab ride from dinner down to Frenchmen Street or after the bars when you’re ready to return to your hotel.

Taxi: Taxis are a good option when you need to get from one neighborhood to another fairly quickly. In busy areas it’s possible to hail a taxi, or you can call for one from any of the major New Orleans cab companies.

On water: Being located right along the banks of the Mighty Mississippi, New Orleans offers many opportunities to explore its waters. Take a daytime or nighttime cruise on the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen, or take the ferry over to charming Algiers Point.

By foot: One of the best ways to experience New Orleans is to simply walk around and see what you run into. The French Quarter is very walkable and is always within close proximity to downtown hotels.

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