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Address: New Orleans, LA
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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 for people watching

There are many restaurants and bars along on Bourbon street. It is calm during the day, but can get wild at night! Especially during some Mardi Gras parades. Watch your wallets... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are many restaurants and bars along on Bourbon street. It is calm during the day, but can get wild at night! Especially during some Mardi Gras parades. Watch your wallets, put them in a front pocket, and don't bring a purse just in case. Some interesting bars along the way, and some good restaurants. Great for people watching!

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Ithaca, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Yeah, this is a super touristy move, but you won't be alone. Bourbon Street is a must if you're visiting NOLA. All the great music will help you forget the smell of stale beer. :) We had a great time bar hopping, dancing, and meeting new people!

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Holtsville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although there's lots to do and see, this street is not to my taste. Too many drunken individuals and nudity. I'm not a prude but at 2:00 in the afternoon, I don't need to see a woman parading down the street in just glitter. My family did enjoy the variety of bars to choose from.

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Weston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you're going to New Orleans, you have to visit Bourbon Street. If you don't want to be exposed to the raunch and the public drunkeness that's evident at night, go during the day just to see it and hear some of the music. Watch your wallet, and don't pick the beads up off the street!

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Bellevue, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a very unique street with many things to see. During the day, it could be kind of dead. But when the evening hits, this street is very alive and fun. Lots of very interesting people to watch and street activities along the way. Lots of little restaurants and bars to visit also. Lots of little shops with interesting... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of those streets to go only one time in your life. Okay if you like to drink but just to browse during the day not special. Nice are the life artists that are playing in the pubs and on the streets. As European and often been in Paris this Street is not bringing a lot of extras.

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Nottingham UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

New Orleans so you have to go to Bourbon Street. First visit was in the day and we thought we were in Blackpool; it was tired, it was tacky, a lot of it was closed. Second visit was at night-that was the Bourbon Street everybody talks about. Music everywhere, glorious smells, fabulous people. It's most certainly an after dark venue... More 

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Jackson,NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The best and liveliest street in the French Quarter. At night they block off 7 blocks from traffic and the activities become massive. It is great during the day but at night it is booming. Music, food, acts and more. You have to be there and see it to experience what it is like.

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Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were here just before Mardi Gras so the crowds were just starting to get big. Lots of people throwing beads from balconies to the crowd below them. It was such an amazing and unique experience. Also lots of bars and restaurants to pick from. Cobblestone streets with narrow lanes. Amazing!!

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Always fun and exciting. 5th time to French Quarter. Feel safe and love it more every year. My husband and I go before Mardi Gras & stay at guest houses away from "crazy". But we're in our 50's 😉p.s.we still have great fun, sometimes too much!!

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A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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