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Address: New Orleans, LA
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Activities: City walk sightseeing, People-watching, Drinking, Shopping, Nightlife, Dancing
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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Great place to party if that's your idea of fun!

Lots of bars if you're there to party. Our family had a quick view of some type of parade going on involving bicycles, but not a lot of clothing required so you never know what... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Asheville, North Carolina

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Asheville, North Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Lots of bars if you're there to party. Our family had a quick view of some type of parade going on involving bicycles, but not a lot of clothing required so you never know what you might see on Bourbon St.!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

now I love jazz,Cajun,blue grass and the blues, New Orleans was an important part of our 'Deep South' tour.We headed straight for the iconic Bourbon street only to find it had become a bit like one massive stag/hen do. Street peddlers, buskers whose only talent was to try and get money out of you. Cover charges for average bands that... More 

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New Kensington, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Bourbon Street is a must see, but just walking through it was enough for me. It was a little dirty, but their are so many better things outside of it.

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Kentucky
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

No visit to New Orleans would be complete without a visit to Bourbon Street, especially at night. Certainly not a place for kids, but there are is plenty of grown up fun and mischief to be found here. Loaded with bars, strip clubs, and places to eat, this is certainly a site to be seen. Although, I can certainly say... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Hey if partying and drinking is your thing, this is your Mecca but me being neither, I do not see the appeal. Smells bad and lined with strip clubs and hawkers and drunks from the night before sleeping it off in doorways. Go over to Frenchman street for music.

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Frankfort
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

ok, I have always wanted to visit Bourbon Street, and it was fun if you drink. We made it fun even though we don't drink. It sure is a wild place of an evening. Lots of live entertainment. Like I said, it is a very wild place. Glad I visited it but will never go back.

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Athens, Alabama
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Pretty much what you expect - bar after bar after bar after strip club after bar.... There are a few shops and the Hard Rock is there. You really need to plan time both during the night and day. During the day you see much more - at night things get a bit crazy. Police presence makes you feel safe... More 

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Plano,TX
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

When I was much younger Bourbon Street was fabulous. The sights, the smells, the music pouring out on the street and the happy people milling around made it one of the best streets in America. Now the street is decaying. It is filthy including all the bars that line the sidewalks that are crumbling under your feet. No one seems... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Bourbon Street can be a lot of fun. Lots of places to have a drink, eat, and see. Can be very crowded during holidays or special events. A must-do when in New Orleans.

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Saco, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

As good as expected. Lots of people drinking heavilly but well behaved. One rough section with the strip joints but easy to walk by without spoiling anything. Lots of good music in the bars where it is really easy to walk in, listen and walk out. No cover, no pressure to by drinks. Lots of fun!

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Address: Address: New Orleans, LA
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter

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