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Frenchmen Street

Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA (Bywater)
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Ranked #9 of 172 Attractions in New Orleans
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Nightlife
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This is where all the real jazz musicians have taken shelter from the boombox culture of Bourbon Street.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Fantastic music, great food, jumping atmosphere. I loathe Bourbon St. and this is a great alternative with nicer people and a hip atmosphere.

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The street is walking distance from the last stop of the street car along the river. Local jazz spots, generally playing late afternoon's into the evening. Kind of seeding looking but that is the fun of the street. Don't worry it's very safe!

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New Brighton, Minnesota, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Stilla fun party atmosphere, but more based around the music scene of New Orleans! Well worth the walk or cab ride to get a break from the bead throwing!

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Amherst, New York
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

we enjoyed walking around experiencing all the different kinds of music! Loved the ambiance. Loved the local art and food.

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Forest HIlls,NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We were a bit disappointed because we were both expecting on seeing a bit more. You don't have to make it one of your main priorites.

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Greenbelt, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

If you like live music, you can't go wrong. There are at least 7 live music venues in a 5 block radius. If you don't like one, just move on to the next. Most are free, but a couple may have a small cover charge.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Frenchmen Street is the grown ups Bourbon Street - lisen to fabulous music eat fabulous food and enjoy a great atmosphere.

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Philadelphia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

At one end of the French Quarter, Frenchmen Street is a small version of Bourbon Street. Has a nice Jazz bar called Snug Harbour and a few places to drink and dance. A higher concentration of jazz fans in this area with some spillover from the Bourbon Street crowd.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Many of the guide books say that this is off the beaten path - it is NOT. There were lots of people there, but there were also plenty of great places to listen to music and have some fun. We went around 8:00 pm (so relatively early) and stayed until 11:00 pm, we went into three places to listen to... More

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