Hawaii Mom Blog: Visit New Orleans: Jazzy Pass




July 10, 2023

Visit New Orleans: Jazzy Pass

Disclosure: Our Jazzy Passes were hosted. 

For a convenient mode of public transportation throughout New Orleans, with frequent stops and the elimination of any parking hassles, get your Regional Transit Authority Jazzy Pass.

The Jazzy Pass allows you to hop on and hop off RTA buses, streetcars, and even ferries. You can buy 1-, 3-, 7-, and 31-day Jazzy Passes, which activate at first use.

A 1-day pass is just $3!  Think about how much time and money you would save without having to search and pay for parking each time you went to a restaurant, went shopping, or visited an attraction along or nearby one of the routes that the buses, streetcars, or ferries stop on.  

We took the St. Charles Avenue streetcar, which took us along this main thoroughfare in New Orleans.  

We stopped in the Garden District, where we walked around the neighborhood and were in awe with the many grand mansions.  

It was neat to see all the different styles of architecture - you won't see these types of homes in Hawai`i!

Mardi Gras took place a few weeks before we visited, so it was fun to see homes and trees decked out in beads galore!

St. Charles Avenue is actually a parade route for several festivities during Mardi Gras season.

After exploring the neighborhood a bit and gazing at all of the stunning homes, we hopped back on the St. Charles Avenue Street Car.  We rode all the way to the end of the line, and along the way, we saw all sorts of historic buildings, statues, and iconic landmarks. 

At the turnaround, we hopped on another Street Car heading back to the French Market, and got off near the Milton H. Latter Memorial Library.  We visited this former mansion turned library to browse through books and sit in some air conditioned comfort before our lunch reservation.  

We had lunch at Superior Seafood, which is right on St. Charles Avenue, and just a short walk from the Milton H. Latter Memorial Library.  I highly recommend a meal there - it's a fantastic, family-friendly restaurant!

After lunch, we walked to Lucy Boone Ice Cream for a sweet, cool treat, then walked back to St. Charles Avenue to hop on the Street Car back to the French Market.  
There is so much to see and do at the French Market, as you can imagine!

The Street Cars arrive every 30 minutes, and although they were sometimes pretty full, we never had a problem finding a seat (the seats are pretty cleverly designed, with the ability to adjust the back so you can sit facing forward or backward).

I highly recommend taking the Street Car to explore New Orleans and getting around with ease.

The Jazzy Pass makes it so convenient for anyone to explore the city.  From parks and casinos, to world-famous eateries, the convenient and efficient transportation options will make your New Orleans adventure a breeze.

You can buy your Jazzy Pass online or via various retailers.  

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