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Bourbon Street, New Orleans

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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1.4/5 based on 3,200+ 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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  • On Bourbon Street, you will find the jazz on the road - but only during the day. At night, the party announced is here especially. Strange types, full pubs and local, crowded streets. But certainly worth a visit on the day and especially during the day.
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  • Let's keep it real...this street is out of control. It's loud and crowded. Everyone is drinking and having a good time. Watch yourself on the side streets and be careful as the sidewalk is a little ja...  read more »
  • You will be a bit shocked and intrigued by bourbon street. In the end of you are like me? You will leave a bit of your heart here. Highly recommend. A must do for your bucket list! 
  • 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.
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