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Address: New Orleans, LA
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Activities: Drinking, Nightlife, Dancing, Shopping, City walk sightseeing, People-watching
Description: The partying never stops on Bourbon Street, the French Quarter's liveliest...
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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Crazy place at night, but fun

The street is quiet, almost dead during the day but at night they close off the street and the party starts. Mixture of strip joints, bars for the younger crowd and restaurants... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Poole, United Kingdom
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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

The street is quiet, almost dead during the day but at night they close off the street and the party starts. Mixture of strip joints, bars for the younger crowd and restaurants. Good to wander along in the early evening and then head somewhere else for a more sophisticated, and quieter, dinner and drinks

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Champlin, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

If you are offended in any way by sex, catcalls, drunks, voodoo, don't go here! Very entertaining walk for several blocks. Fantastic people watching place. Some with less clothing then others. No place really stood out as the place to eat or drink all are little hole in the walls. Worth seeing if you haven't before. May consider only attending... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I visited Bourbon Street at night and during the day and both were unique and cool experiences!! At night (I was here during Mardi Gras) there were lots of people all having a great time, beads everywhere. The coolest thing is that all the bars are walk-up and there are lots of different types (ex. hurricane, big beer, fishbowl) so... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Hate to say..but the world famous party place is sti ky and dirty. Not sure why Bobby Jindal does not take any initiative to clean it up!! It definitly mad me think twice to even eat a slice of pizza. Same with my business colleagues. Clean up the place..I am sure there is a some dept like Health Dept there.... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This is a wild street. We visited bourbon street on a cross country drive on a Tuesday. The street was full of people having fun and drinking grenades. If you are a music lover this will be your nirvana. You can pop from bar to bar and hear live music all night long.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We had not been to Bourbon Street in over 20 years. On the last visit, walking down Bourbon during the day was tame. You had to go at night to see the "sights" But times have progressed and my teens have a new experience now that they have walked down Bourbon on Easter Sunday. We only walked a few blocks... More 

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Waco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

what a great time. Mines, clowns, acrobats, musicians, fancy dancers, gay clubs, trans clubs, strip joints, nice bars, shady bars, and a bunch of restaurants.we had a wonderful time just going up and down the street watching everything that was going on. it was a very fun time.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The famed Bourbon street! This is a must visit during a trip to NoLa. You will encounter something for everyone. There are lots of places to stop and have a drink. Several of which have live music. To put it nicely, if you want it Bourbon street has it.

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Woodstock, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Bourbon street can be experienced in many different ways. If you don't want the hubbub and loud music and drunk people all over, go along it mid morning and afternoon. In the evening it becomes this fantastic mix of everything imaginable. Each bar or restaurant has something different going on and the people watching is beyond belief. Tourists, drunks, transvestites,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Bourbon Street is world renowned! If this is true then why haven't the local authorities put any money in to it. The first thing you will notice about Bourbon Street is the smell! It's a mix of stale beer, body odour and human poo, I am deadly serious, the whole street stinks so bad it's nauseating! There are lots of... More 

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