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Bourbon Street

New Orleans, LA (French Quarter)
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Ranked #98 of 164 activities in New Orleans
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Nightlife, Drinking, Dancing, City walk sightseeing, People-watching, Shopping
Owner description: The partying never stops on Bourbon Street, the French Quarter's liveliest and wildest thoroughfare, where the rhythmic sounds of jazz, country... more » Owner description: The partying never stops on Bourbon Street, the French Quarter's liveliest and wildest thoroughfare, where the rhythmic sounds of jazz, country western, Dixieland and sultry blues permeate the air. Brimming with life, you'll find everything from shopping to music to Cajun food to nightclubs. « less
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East Stroudsburg, Pa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I certainly am not a prude. have been to seedy places in NYC,Atlanta,Las Vegas etc but wish I had never been here. Loved every section of Nola even the 7th Ward club but this place is just flat out an unexciting trailer trash toilet. When you leave from French Quarter it is like stepping into a elongated toilet of punkass... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

If not for a few clubs with jazz and old rock live there is no real reason to get there. There are thousands of streets like this all over the world, usuallly avoided by tourists - dirty, noisy, with unpleasant smells and crowds of drunks - well, I believe after a few shots, the street gets more charm though your... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Obviously not for kids, but any aged adult can have a ball, just make sure you pick a venue that suits you. I went to the 'old opera house' and stayed all night. The live band were local outfit 'Chicken on the Bone' and they were fantastic. Whether your in your teens or your 70's it's definitely one for the... More

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Plainsboro, New Jersey
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140 reviews 140 reviews
66 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I've been to a lot of places, seen a lot of crazy things, but Bourbon Street is unlike anything I've experienced. There are NO rules, anything goes! Best piece of advice we received and I can pass on...wear close-toed shoes! It's a mess out there, but just embrace it and you will have an amazing time!!! So many great bars,... More

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Canyon Country, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Everyone says the party never stops and they were right! A must in New Orleans. We asked the staff at our hotel how to get to Bourbon and they pointed us down the street and said go three block and you will hear it. They were right. We just followed the music. It is definitely an experience and an adult... More

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I had an amazing time on Bourbon Street, with that being said, I am a 25 year old male who likes to drink a little bit. If you are looking for authentic, historical New Orleans don't waste your time, you're not going to find it here. But if you're looking to hang out with fellow tourists, spend exorbitant amounts of... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

If you're in New Orleans to have fun & make some noise, this is the #1 place to go & be in ! It's so vibrant, lively, raucious, noisy in a good way & most importantly, full of positive people displaying great energy whether it's drinking, dancing, playing music, having random chats with strangers or just having a blast in... More

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West Warwick, Rhode Island
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Bourbon street is a must see in Nola. Be careful bc it's easy to get robbed but I haven't had a problem. The drinks are awesome, the music is awesome, it's a great time. Book a hotel in the area and have fun. But remember to keep your head on a swivel.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
46 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Be ready for party,,,, crazy environment... not a place to be seat.. some time a little to extreme... couple of good restaurant... noise... but fun

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douglas isle of man
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

I was expecting New Orleans to be a fun vibrant place like you see on tv but in reality it's tacky & seedy,not a place to take children. I enjoyed doing the boat trip on the Mississippi river but other than that i'm not a fan

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