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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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It's a must-do but be prepared for the smell.

If you are going to New Orleans and want the true experience of New Orleans culture...Bourbon Street is a must-do for any visitor. Be forewarned that the smell is just as bad as... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Corinth, Mississippi

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Corinth, Mississippi
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

If you are going to New Orleans and want the true experience of New Orleans culture...Bourbon Street is a must-do for any visitor. Be forewarned that the smell is just as bad as everyone says it is...but if you do not have a weak stomach, you can get over the smell and enjoy your trip. You think you have seen... More 

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Schomberg, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I'm sure this used to be a nice place, back in the day, but if you bring children, prepare yourself to cover their eyes as they walk by a Hustler club, Baroque bars, souvenir stores with cheap sleezy crap. What happened to the New Orleans that has style and class, with Jazz artists and fabulous live music? There is no... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We visited Bourbon street last night just as we arrived in New Orleans. I don't think there is anywhere else in the world like it! Music from every bar, drinking going on everywhere, gentlemen's clubs on every corner, street performers, cigar shoots and that's just the start. A must visit place full of colourful characters and some odd people too!... More 

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Carson City, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A lot of fun going on. Neat things to see and places to visit. Downside: Very crowded. Smells really bad like old beer and sewer and trash. People get drunk and just fall asleep on sidewalks.

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Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Everyone has to do Bourbon Street When in New Orleans. we did a pub crawl from Lafittes Blacksmith shop , Bourbon Heat, and New Orleans Musical Legends. Bourbon street is a great location to sit back have a beer and people watch!!!

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Bourbon street is like nothing else in the world. It is completely different in the morning, afternoon and night. Even if you aren't into the bar scene and noise you have to grab a drink and go for a walk...you never know what you're going to see.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Everyone knows Bourbon Street has a reputation. It lives up to it, even on a Tuesday night in the "off-season". The husband and I came down here to meet a friend. As we walked down the street, we were surrounded by stumbling drunk people carrying fishbowl sized cocktails. Most bars had music blaring out of the doors; most of that... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

What needs to be said? At night its loud, sweaty, it smells like puke and smoke- all the things tourists leave behind! Please take care of this city, it needs our love!

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Germantown, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We wanted to experience the French Quarter on our first (and probably only ) trip to NOLA. OF course Bourbon is the big hype of the quarter. P-U! Very gross smell through out. "Garbage" juice" lined the curbs. While there were some well rated restaurants on and just off Bourbon, it was hard to enjoy the food due to the... More 

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Decatur, Georgia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Amazing as always. There is always something to do and see on Bourbon Street. Rain or Shine you are guaranteed a great time. Food and dancing and live music...this place has it all.

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Address: New Orleans, LA
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter

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