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Bourbon Street

New Orleans, LA (French Quarter)
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Ranked #105 of 172 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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xyia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

It depends on what you are looking for when going. There is a huge mixture of people young, older, rich, and poor. I'll admit it is not the cleanest place but if you are looking to go drinking, dancing, and people watching it was fun for that experience. Went mid week and there were lots of people around.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I'm sorry but I don't see what the attraction is for Bourbon Street. I guess if you are into serious drinking then that is the place for you. It smells like puke and garbage! I'm sure during Mardi Gras it is quite a sight, but otherwise I was not impressed. A lot of messed up people! It was a great... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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208 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I been here a couple times great fun and a must do place to visit the bars and restaurant plus a million shops selling everything voodoo under the sun but great fun great atmosphere and the people all make you welcome

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Helena, Arkansas, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I have been to the french quarter many times over the past twenty years and I must say, sadly, that I have made my last trip to Bourbon Street. I'm sure I will return to the French Quarter for the great restaurants, Royal Street shops, Decatur Street and the other parts that are still great but I won't be back... More

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McCook, Nebraska
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Lots of performers street acts clubs went in daylight several times went in voodoo shops was fun we walked up and down the street numerous times shopping and observing.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

If you can handle Vegas you can handle Bourbon Street. We went on a Tuesday night and found it easy to walk around. Good music up and down the street. Lots of places to find good creole cuisine. Night was okay for families but I'm sure it would not be as appropriate for children on the weekend.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Bourbon street is full of bars and booze. It is smelly, trashy, and inappropriate in so many ways. Even if you are going during the day, do not bring kids along for the walk. Bourbon is ALWAYS inappropriate. It is interesting to see and has some great local jazz bars. You just have to try and ignore the rest to... More

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Oneonta, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Arriving from upstate NY I have to say it was one of my best time's in my life! I got the full experience of NOLA and Bourbon St. Went to a lot of Parades, saw a lot of crazy people, and had some great food. Lucky for me I had great hosts that know the in and outs of the... More

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Moses Lake, Washington, Usa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

New Orleans was a great place to visit and we did have fun, just not on Bourbon Street. There was water in the streets and it stunk like sewer water. Did not enjoy that area, however, went down to the dock area and went for a ride on the Natchez. That I would recomment anytime! The last authentic steamboat on... More

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Los Angeles, California
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I wasn't really impressed. It reminded me of Downtown Las Vegas before they fixed it all up and called it the Freemont Experience. It seems like it's full of hookers and homeless people. While being able to drink in public is pretty cool, you can do that anywhere in the state. According to several bartenders we spoke to, the prices... More

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