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Address: New Orleans, LA
Phone Number: 5045240010
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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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Great music and dancing on the streets. We found the free street music better than the music in the clubs on Bourbon. The revelry is non stop, day or night. Drinks are pricey... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Liz B
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Encinitas, California

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Ramsey, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My decision to travel to New Orleans initiated upon hearing my cousin had accepted a generous offer to attend college in the Big Easy. Right away, I knew there would be no better time to visit New Orleans, or Bourbon Street for that matter, than during Mardi Gras. For those contemplating visiting New Orleans during one of its busiest seasons,... More 

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Tampa, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The people, the bars, the food.....it is just an awesome experience. IT is the best area you can go and see things never seen before. Mardi Gras is a time to remember

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El Paso, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I agree with the other reviewers ~ you don't need to spend a lot of time here, but you have to experience Bourbon Street. My husband & I walked down here during the day & again in the evening. On our last night in New Orleans my choice was to head back to Bourbon Street. The people watching is great... More 

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Encinitas, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great music and dancing on the streets. We found the free street music better than the music in the clubs on Bourbon. The revelry is non stop, day or night. Drinks are pricey here, but you can carry your own drink in hand right on the street.

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Irving, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wouldn't be Mardi Gras without a stroll down Bourbon Street, with 100,000 of your favorite new friends. Crazy! Love it!

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Victoria, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You do not have to spend a lot of time here. But go, just to say you have seen it. Not a great place for kids, due to the number of strip clubs (they come outside)

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Thank Tina F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Bourbon street is pretty much a party street. It is closed off to traffic so you can walk up and down bar hopping with your drinks. Drinks are super cheap! A lot of people around this area so be sure to keep a keen eye on your belongings.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The best people watching, literally on this side of the Mississippi! Love the street performers, music and everyone enjoying their time on Bourbon Street! Come see for yourself. :)

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What's not to love about Bourbon Street, from the jazz music, to the amazing soul food, to the art galleries, to the street music and the list goes on - wonderful vibe.

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Ocean City, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I think people understand that Bourbon Street is the party central of New Orleans. I think it depends on the type of person that you are and your willingness to be open minded if you will like or not. The pluses are that there is all kinds of entertainment such as bars, live music in the bars and on the... More 

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.