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Bourbon Street

Address: New Orleans, LA (French Quarter)
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Ranked #131 of 204 Activities in New Orleans
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Food & Drink
Activities: Drinking, Nightlife, Dancing, Shopping, City walk sightseeing, People-watching
Owner description: The partying never stops on Bourbon Street, the French Quarter's...
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Food & Drink
Activities: Drinking, Nightlife, Dancing, Shopping, City walk sightseeing, People-watching
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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Delmar, New York
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207 reviews 207 reviews
137 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We visited New Orleans in December and as most tourists made a point of walking down Bourbon Street because of its notoriety. It did not fail to live up to its rep. Lots of noise, people partying, bars and strip clubs. Most of it was seedy looking and some of the bars smelled awful. Having done the "tourist thing" I... More 

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Alicante Province, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We stayed at the Hilton in Carondalet Street , the Hotel ticked all the boxes for us , great staff , good food ( breakfast included ) complimentary drinks 24 hours a day ( that's tea , coffee etc and you help yourself from the dining room ) . We would highly recommend this hotel , it's only 5 minutes... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Smaller then I expected, but it is full of life and people partying non stop. A must see if you have never been to New Orleans.

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Wisconsin
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48 reviews 48 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

It's dirty smelly, did I mention dirty and smelly. Lots of bars and strip clubs and buildings that look like they should've been painted 50 years ago. My hope is that this is the last time I have to visit this god awful place

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Melbourne, Australia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Seedy, dirty but fun. If you are in for a good time, this place is fun. You can go for the music or for the booze, that's your choice

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Pollock, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

You have to experience it to understand the rating. Aside from smelling terrible and not being kid friendly. It's quite the experience for the thrill seeking adult :)

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Trinidad
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Lots of fun, with so many bars, restaurants and things to do. If anyone comes up to you and tries to talk to you walk away, there are a lot of hustlers trying to get money from you for tricks and other extortion type antics like" I bet I can tell you where you got your shoes" don't fall for... More 

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Dallas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Everyone should see Bourbon Street once. But once is enough. There's great music and food elsewhere in New Orleans (including Frenchmen Street) -- without the extreme sleaze element on Bourbon Street.

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London, England
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

... Unless you like screamingly drunk armies charging towards strip joints as they shout to each other what a great drunken time they're having. This street is the one thing I really didn't like about NOLA.

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Cranage, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

What can I say. Always wanted to visit Bourbon Street but now wish I hadn't bothered. If you are thinking of a quaint place with lively jazz bars - forget it. At night the place is loud, brash, dirty, full of drunks, strip joints and basically a disgrace to New Orleans. Apparently they hose the street down every morning to... More 

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