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Bourbon Street

New Orleans, LA (French Quarter)
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Ranked #104 of 172 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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Moses Lake, Washington, Usa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

New Orleans was a great place to visit and we did have fun, just not on Bourbon Street. There was water in the streets and it stunk like sewer water. Did not enjoy that area, however, went down to the dock area and went for a ride on the Natchez. That I would recomment anytime! The last authentic steamboat on... More

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Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I wasn't really impressed. It reminded me of Downtown Las Vegas before they fixed it all up and called it the Freemont Experience. It seems like it's full of hookers and homeless people. While being able to drink in public is pretty cool, you can do that anywhere in the state. According to several bartenders we spoke to, the prices... More

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Postojna, Slovenia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I always wanted to visit New Orleans and thought Bourbon Street was its heart and soul. I've been very disappointed, there are neon signs for clubs and strip clubs everywhere, people drunk, it really wasn't pretty, not at all what I expected it to be. But just one street away, there is the New Orleans how I thought it would... More

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Springdale, Arkansas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Saturday night is jumping with sights! A little crowded at times but you cannot miss it if your in town.

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Plano, Illinois, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I was expected something different. Went on a Wednesday afternoon about 4pm to visit Bourbon street. Was disappointed that everyother shop is a strip club, gift shop and pizza. Also not a place for kids no matter what time you go. Ladies stand out in stripper clothes and I would not have taken my kids if I knew. I see... More

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New York City, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

If you go to Bourbon Street looking for an upscale experience, you will be sorely disappointed. If you’re uptight and easily offended, you will be again disappointed. However, if you go with an open mind and no expectations or grandeur then you might have fun. Yes, it’s not the most pleasant selling street, but where Bourbon begins at Canal Street... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We had heard forever about Bourbon Street and thought we were prepared for it. Not so much. We had friends who had been there many times at Mardi Gras - have NO idea how they survived it. It is loud, lewd, hot, smelly and strange. You find yourself walking around mouth agape at it all and shaking your head at... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We enjoyed strolling down part of the street in early evening but certainly not everyone's cup of tea. Hadn't realized there were some strip clubs the first time we went as they seem to be more down towards canel street and we didn't see them earlier (wish I hadn't seen then at all). I'd avoid the last couple of blocks... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Third time in NOLA and Bourbon Street just keeps on getting better each time. Always something to do and someone to party with. Everyone is in a good mood and has a good time. If you don't like Bourbon Street you must be a boring person!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

It's something you do just because you're there, take that pic and get out. Smells like puke and piss, odd vibe and kinda feels unsafe. Never again.

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