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Bourbon Street

Address: New Orleans, LA (French Quarter)
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Ranked #144 of 456 things to do in New Orleans
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Nightlife, Drinking, Dancing, City walk sightseeing, People-watching, Shopping
Owner description: The partying never stops on Bourbon Street, the French Quarter's...
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks
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 western, Dixieland and sultry blues permeate the air. Brimming with life, you'll find everything from shopping to music to Cajun food to nightclubs.
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I loved Bourbon Street! It's full of so many awesome bars restaurants and shops. We visited during Mardi Gras and expected it to be crowed. It was so crowed that it took one and a half hours to walk two blocks. It was freak'n crazy! I loved it!!! Don't worry you won't go to Hell. LOL! I think everybody, that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

It is an "experience," a must-do if you go to New Orleans. Not for the faint of heart or those who aspire only to high brow culture. Get a to-go cup and stagger down the mostly pedestrian friendly streets.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

On the first night in New Orleans we hit Bourbon St, and what an experience. It was a Thursday night and it was full of people. In New Orleans you can drink on the streets so we never entered a bar, and I doubt many other people did either. Most of the reviews on here are pretty much the same... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Would recommend going down bourbon street at least once in your stay for the experience, however you'll soon find that the street is packed with drunks and smells like vomit. If you're looking for a big night out then it might be for you, However Frenchmen street is a much better alternative!

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Mmmm... when I think of Bourbon Street, a little bit of vomit comes up the back of my throat, as I recall the intermixed scent of urine and vomit as you wander past a wonderful array of old buildings. Other streets in the French Quarter are far more civilised.

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Bourbon street, simply put is a wasteland of overpriced alcohol, strip clubs, hookers, and bad techno/90s music. This is totally a bucket list check off. If urine and vomit smell with 30 and 40 somethings acting like kids, then this is your cup of tea.

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Pagudpud, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

You have to do it once, Saturday afternoon and night is full of young folk getting plastered, but atmosphere and people watching is worthwhile, and some live music as well to sample. Great French colonial homes and a few days after Mardi Gras many still decorated. Sure its touristy and over the top but do visit once

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Don't bring the kids, your inhibitions, or any judgements. Do bring cash and be ready for anything. Stop at all the iconic spots. If you are on a budget remember you can always duck into a general store on Canal and grab a cheap drink to go.

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Chalmers, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

One of the places we wanted to go on our bucket list was Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Of course if you go to Mardi Gras and you want to get the full effect, you must visit Bourbon Street. We were fortunate enough to go to this crazy venue for Mardi Gras 2015. There are many great bars to get... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

It was filthy and the stench of garbage was more than I could take. I did fine a great restaurant in the Bourbon House but walking Bourbon street was not what I expected. The whole downside of it was the horrible smell. I just can't get past that terrible stench.

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