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Bourbon Street

New Orleans, LA (French Quarter)
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Ranked #98 of 163 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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Canyon Country, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Everyone says the party never stops and they were right! A must in New Orleans. We asked the staff at our hotel how to get to Bourbon and they pointed us down the street and said go three block and you will hear it. They were right. We just followed the music. It is definitely an experience and an adult... More

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I had an amazing time on Bourbon Street, with that being said, I am a 25 year old male who likes to drink a little bit. If you are looking for authentic, historical New Orleans don't waste your time, you're not going to find it here. But if you're looking to hang out with fellow tourists, spend exorbitant amounts of... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

If you're in New Orleans to have fun & make some noise, this is the #1 place to go & be in ! It's so vibrant, lively, raucious, noisy in a good way & most importantly, full of positive people displaying great energy whether it's drinking, dancing, playing music, having random chats with strangers or just having a blast in... More

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West Warwick, Rhode Island
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Bourbon street is a must see in Nola. Be careful bc it's easy to get robbed but I haven't had a problem. The drinks are awesome, the music is awesome, it's a great time. Book a hotel in the area and have fun. But remember to keep your head on a swivel.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Be ready for party,,,, crazy environment... not a place to be seat.. some time a little to extreme... couple of good restaurant... noise... but fun

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douglas isle of man
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

I was expecting New Orleans to be a fun vibrant place like you see on tv but in reality it's tacky & seedy,not a place to take children. I enjoyed doing the boat trip on the Mississippi river but other than that i'm not a fan

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Little Rock
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Not a fan of Bourbon Street I'll say right up front! I expected it to be sleezy - it was. I expected to see a very diverse group of people - I did I expected to spend too much money for drinks - I did I expected it to be sleezy - it was (it bears repeating!) Bourbon Street is... More

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Disney World, Florida
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127 reviews 127 reviews
21 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

It was our first trip to New Orleans and we really didn't know what to expect from this city ! The very heart of NOLA is Bourbon Street. During the day it's a bit quiter than at night when the madness become the queen of the Street ! Anyway it's funny to see the Street artists,bars,restaurants, clubs full of people... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

WE LOVED IT St Paddys night here after driving in from Orlando was a sight to behold I understand why it wouldnt be for everyone but if you are looking to party and party hard this would be one of the best spots ive ever been to to do it

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Long Beach, California
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This was the first thing we visited when we arrived in New Orleans. After 10 minutes, we almost returned to the airport to go home.. The street smelled like urine and puke. Lots of drunks.. I guess I am getting too old for this… There are way better bars and things to see outside of Bourbon Street..

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