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Bourbon Street, New Orleans
(2.7/5 based on 3,400+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Well it is an interesting place. Street blocked off so you could walk in the street. Lots if bars and half naked people. Very crowded. Seemed like there should be more police presence but maybe they w...  more »
  • Live entertainment on the street, live music in most of the restaurants, lots of , lots, lots of good food. Must go 
  • It is the main street of the city and so we must move it. It is full of bars side by side, in which live of different rhythms, disco, jazz, rock music is played. and you are invited to primarily consume beer. People flows down the street with their glasses of beer or cocktails, and as the evening progresses and approaching night, and especially on weekends, the climate becomes more dense, more decadent, more full of drunken people or in the process of being. Also teeming with street artists, who can go from a woman in years dressed in Odalisque and with making possible erotic dances, until a boy painted silver dances with erotic steps, or a girl topless with only two labels in breasts posing for you to see it. There are mediums who read you the future, and HUSTLER making to earn a coin any cuteness giving sadness rather than causing admiration or pleasure. The street is dirty and smells like sour, to vomit, a mixture of concentrated and aged glow. Businesses are typical for tourists that sell products of poor taste and questionable quality. But it is the main street... and you should go.
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  • 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!