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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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Lots of fun and shoe shines...

A fun area to be at night or during the day. There are lots of bars and restaurants and especially people watching. It doesn't really matter what time you want to party, you can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

You have to go in the evening after dark to have any chance of understanding this street. It is gaudy, noisy and tawdry. It is also overrated as an experience. Having said that, I still think you have to go - after all, you pad a lot of money to get to New Orleans and all your friends back home... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

A fun area to be at night or during the day. There are lots of bars and restaurants and especially people watching. It doesn't really matter what time you want to party, you can easily find it on bourbon street. We had a man walk up and ask a strange question and start shining my husband's shoes and then you... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Bourbon Street is very interesting! Many interesting people and interesting things to do. Something going on 24 hours of the day. It seems there is always a lot of people around. A party person's heaven! Definitely don't forget to visit Cafe du Monde and get yourself some Beniets!!

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Richmond
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Bourbon Street starts at Palm Ave., and runs for about 10 blocks. The Street is closed off at around 6pm and the area becomes a walking mall. The bars and clubs all open their windows and the music flows on to the street. From Jazz to Country, something for everyone. Booze flows also, as cup in hand is encouraged -... More 

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Carnforth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a party street. It's dirty and loud. There is not much culture and it is not like the rest of the french quarter. I only went in the day and that was bad enough. It's not a place to take small children. A few of the restuarants looked good and it's great if you just want to party... More 

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Edmond
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is one place to visit especially on Mardi Gras. NOT really a good place to bring children. You can see almost anything on Burbon Street or the French Quarter. It is a real party place. The music and clubs offer almost anything. I highly suggest a trip that you have a Hurricane or watch the dueling pianos or a... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Loud, raucous party perfect for fraternity bacchanalia. it is a grown up zoo full of costumed, and quite often drunk 20 somethings. Sensory overloud of sound, spells and colors. While there are some decent bars, they are overshadowed. Bourbon street in the morning smells like the most foul combination of urine and vomit.

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Belmar, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Look plain and simple: Bourbon Street is about getting drunk. That's all there is to it. If you are in New Orleans to get drunk, to wander around outside getting drunk, to hang off a balcony getting drunk: Go here. If you're not looking for that: avoid this at all costs. I was walking down the street on a Saturday... More 

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Te Puia Springs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

As you would expect by the hype this is a crazy part of town. Every night and most of the day is party time. Not too much of the street is what you would call authentic New Orleans. This is more theme park than cultural experience. Having said that there is something for everyone here from strip clubs to karaoke... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We found Bourbon Street a little slow to get going during the day but a “must go” at night. I’d recommend taking in French Market area during the day and hit Bourbon Street at night. It’s full of energy, music, people and fun!! The best view is a balcony where you can see everything going on and I’d recommend getting... More 

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