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Bourbon Street

New Orleans, LA (French Quarter)
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Ranked #113 of 178 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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New York City, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I had been pretty well prepared for what to expect on Bourbon Street from countless friends who had been before. However, for as prepared as I was to witness the kind of drunken debauchery that it is known for, it was that much worse. Don't walk on Bourbon during the day unless you can't smell... everything does, as the other... More

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Newnan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

put a lot of bars and strip joints on one street and this is what you get..interesting to see but you don't want to stay too long

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San Angelo, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Okay so I have been to New Orleans several times. It's fun to go to bourbon at least one night but after going 5 nights in a row because you came with people who have never been to New Orleans it is so boring. Same kinda bar over and over. Smells like vomit piss and throw up mixed together. Drunk... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

First of all, everyone has different views and if you are looking for strip clubs and getting drunk then this is probably ideal. As a tourist I'm sorry - I just don't get it. I totally understand that time moves on and places need to adapt to modern times. All I can say is take a trip to Memphis and... More

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Gleason, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

My wife and I spent Tuesday - Thursday in NOLA and on Bourbon Street. It stinks, with lots of bars, drunks, drag queens, strip clubs and sex shops. This is simply Bourbon Street, NOLA. What did you expect. My wife and I don't drink, and we don't like the food New Orleans is known for. We had a great time.... More

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Toronto
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125 reviews 125 reviews
40 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The only thing that Bourbon St in September, and the same street during Mardi Gras have in common is the drunks. Walking the eight blocks from Canal St, we found it full of adult entertainment bars/clubs. Street prostitution was subtle, but easy to spot. Plenty of drink. Little jazz. Not what I expected after seeing the tourist videos. Take heed... More

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Bourbon street is getting very tired .dirty .smells .needs a complete overall .we visited 5 years ago and 10 years ago .it has gone down hill rapidly .please do something because new Orleans is great.where are all the jazz and blues bars gone and the old new Orleans people .hopefully back in 3 years but not sure about visiting bourbon... More

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O'Fallon, Missouri
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I've read through some of the other reviews. Is Bourbon Street full of drunks? - Yes. Does it feel like a frat party? Yes. Is there liquor and sex? - Yes & Yes Isn't that why you went there? -YES!! NO ONE goes to Burbon street for the classical music and enlightening conversation. You go to Bourbon street to get... More

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Dallas, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Bourbon is a fun experience, we went for a bachelor party so the vibe on Bourbon met our expectations. I would not return to Bourbon Street though unless it was for another bachelor party (which it is the perfect place) People extremely drunk stumbling and puking on the street, smells like piss every 20 feet, filthy, nudity everywhere, drinks are... More

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Morrison, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Bourbon Street is like a train wreck, you can't help but gawk, but it's gross in every way. If you enjoy drinking until you lose every bit of dignity and common sense, this is the place for you. Otherwise, see it and leave it behind. It is beyond loud with music, some good, some just loud. Liquor and sex readily... More

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