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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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A necessary walk through

This is a must see at night. We walked through at night to see this historic street. We didn't do anything actually on the street besides walk up and down it.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is a must see at night. We walked through at night to see this historic street. We didn't do anything actually on the street besides walk up and down it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The French Quarter is full of character and charm, but not this street! Bourbon street is best enjoyed by adults and at night. If you're visiting New Orleans for the first time, you probably need to do Bourbon street at least once to say you've done it. The street is full of neon signs; tacky bars; pizza places; strip clubs;... More 

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Memphis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

So we decided to head to new Orleans my wife brother and his friend. We Booked this very nice small but clean house on pauger st 1825 it's 2 bed one bath and pull out in living room. The price was very reasonable add it's memorial day weekend at 520 Fri till Monday the host supplied bottle water paper plates... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Had the time of my life! I'm 26 and this is a street where you have all ages, everyone just enjoying themselves. No violence etc! Went 2 nights in a row! Filled with bars, stores, restaurants, and clubs.

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Richmond, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Oh my...not what I was expecting at all. This street while at dusk looks maybe a little inviting ( see pictures taken from top of the street at canal St ) is pretty disgusting. Smells like sewers and alcohol mixed together. drunks all over the place, DO NOT take children on this street the further you go down it the... More 

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North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Well I am 56 and finally made it here. We were in New Orleans for a week and we only missed Bourbon Street one night. Started on a Sunday night and went through to Saturday. Of course the first night we were overwhelmed with the whole place. As the week went on the excitement rose. By Friday night it was... More 

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Canyon, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I had always heard about the French quarter and Bourbon Street so, we didn't pass up the opportunity to visit while passing through. This was nothing like I expected. It was like a nastier version of Vegas. Scantily clad women in every doorway, signs advertising "all nude", tattoo parlors and bars were all we found. We were embarrassed to even... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

~The wretch, concentred all in self, Living, shall forfeit fair renown, And, doubly dying, shall go down,To the vile dust from whence he sprung, Unwept, unhonor'd, and unsung – Sir Walter Scott~ If you make the mistake of visiting Bourbon Street – be ready to observe greed, over consumption, and rampant commercialism. What started as an annual party to celebrate... More 

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Wow, never have I ever felt like I needed a vacation from a vacation! There is so much to see and do in and around New Orleans....and I do mean more than bar hopping up and down Bourbon Street! Can't wait to go back and see more!! I went in August of 2012...

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Phoenix,
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Bourbon Street is for adults!! We kept it sane and visited during the afternoon. I was amazed how many visitors had small children in tow. It was pretty insane during daylight hours, I can only imagine the scene after dark. Keep your kids at home.....

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