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Bourbon Street, New Orleans

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The heart of the city's oldest neighborhood, the layout of Bourbon Street was designed in 1721 by Adrien de Pauger. The colony was given to the Spanish in 1763, and a fire destroyed much of the original French architecture in 1788. In 1803, the Americans took over and translated all the street names into English. By 1840, the city was the third-largest metropolis in the country, with the attraction as its main social and economic feature. The area is known for its annual Mardi Gras celebration. Consider trying a popular drink, such as the Hurricane cocktail, served by vendors up and down the street. For a truly original experience, be sure to stop by Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo on the corner of St. Ann. Plan to visit Bourbon Street and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended New Orleans attractions using our New Orleans vacation planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • The music coming from the bars is great! musicians are not half-assing anything. the street itself is full of drunk/high tourists; a beautiful street gone to hell in a hand basket. But go and see it, ...  more »
  • It seems that no matter what time of year it is, this street is always crowded. I still recommend it, though, as it is a defining characteristic of New Orleans! Live musicians, fun bars – good for any...  more »
  • It's smelly, tawdry and full of questionable people (the ones that aren't tourists). Tourists and locals alike have been shot on this street. If you get too drunk and stay out too late you might get r...  more »
Google
  • Never been here, was walking and someone poured their nasty stale beer on me. I complained to someone and they just said 'who cares, they are paying customers and you are not' What a joke
  • Never went, But I called thinking it was a hotel and now I'm gonna end up spending money with these people. The owner is the is a extremely nice lady. Very very helpful. That's hard to find now a days.
  • It was easy to make the arrangements for the rental and the hosts were great. Booked it for a bachelor party and had a great time.
  • 3 for 1!