The St Charles Street Streetcar line is the oldest continuously used street railway route in the world. Streetcars first started rolling down this way almost 200 years ago, in 1833.
The current cars were built by a company called Perley Thomas in the 1920s.
As the route leaves downtown it passes through the Garden District neighborhood, with a number of small shops and cafes.
Some of the homes have been converted into B & Bs.
Further out you pass educational facilities such as Tulane and Loyola.
The Audubon Zoo is along this route as well.
The homes of the Garden District are a highlight. Many are quite large, and all are beautifully maintained.
As you make your way past Riverbend and onto Carrollton Avenue the homes become somewhat smaller, but still nicely maintained.
It takes about an hour and a half to ride the entire distance out and back on the St Charles Streetcar, but it is well worth the time, and the very low fares.