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Bourbon Street

New Orleans, LA (French Quarter)
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Ranked #110 of 177 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The party never stops here . If you want to experience a more laid back Bourbon Street go during the day . There are fewer people and less drunks than at night . There are many shops worth going into and numerous restaurants worth eating at . I visited during the day and at night and it is definitely two... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

On arriving in New Orleans a taxi driver told us "you'll walk down Bourbon Street to say you've done it but I bet you won't go back". He wasn't wrong - it was dirty with beer bottles, cans, food containers, etc all over the floor. The bars were trashy and selling cheap alcohol. Half naked women trying to drag the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Went one time! Bourbon Street is a disappointment. Yes the smell was bad, but most offensive was hawkers standing outside bars asking if my husband can come in to see *******, half naked strippers standing in doors or "climbing up men," but most of all the vagrants hitting us up for money literally every 50 feet. If you ignore them... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Unless you are in New Orleans specifically for the frat-boy party scene (and if you are, no judgments - you'll have plenty of company), Bourbon Street probably isn't for you. Bourbon St. is fun and iconic, don't get me wrong, so stroll down it and enjoy yourself once, but it's basically strip clubs, stores with kitschy, touristy things, and bars... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I have no idea what's the hype for bourbon street. Not sure if it was the day and time we went (there was an event earlier and people started drinking at 1pm) or it has always been the case. We went there at night. The place was filthy and smelly, people were drunk and rowdy. I have never seen a... More

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Boise, Idaho
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Been there, done that, won't do it again. How can you go to New Orleans without going to Bourbon St.? My advice? Just avoid it and say you went. It's dirty, rundown, and every hundred yards someone's hustling/ begging for money. T-shirt joints, tourist bars, cheesy bars, another cheesy bar and a Hustler's sex joint or two. Maybe I'm too... More

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Sarnia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

What a place... Lot's of great FREE music but don't forget to tip... Everywhere you look there are buskers of every sort, lots of cold drinks, even more strange people so go ahead, be one of them. All in all it's just a great place to spend a day or two or three...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

whats more to say?! Ive been to bourbon for mardi gras, which was just a crazy fun experience, but one that I wouldn't do again (nothing could beat the first time). they have the best slushes! fun bars, good pizza I also went to bourbon on new years (my birthday) and had a fun time. never a dull moment on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Amazing ambiance! Even better music! Delectable food! So alive! Music everywhere, street performers, funny characters, street brass bands, bead throwing. Can't wait to go back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

During the day a great place to shop and dine but when the sun goes down and the music starts the party is on...friends gather from near and far to throw down on Bourbon! Shops are still open, the music is hopping!

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