The bright red or leafy green New Orleans streetcar is the iconic mode of getting around in the Crescent City. Traveling through the middle of major streets such as St. Charles, Canal, Carrollton and most recently North Rampart Street/St. Claude Avenue, the streetcar is an affordable ride that lets you watch the world go by with a clickity-clack soundtrack playing in the background. Tickets are just $1.25 but the experience, the timelessness of the rustic streetcar traveling down the track, is beyond measure. In a city loaded with historic references, the streetcar holds its own as the oldest continually operating street railway system in the entire world, moving city-goers from place to place since the 19th century.
Tip: Buy a discounted Jazzy Pass, 1, 3 and 31-day passes, online, at ticket vending machines around town and all Walgreen’s stores.