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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
  • Don't get me wrong I do love bourbon street..it's a fun place to enjoy drinks and dancing and just having a good time. But it can get crazy with all the string drinks you will have people throwing up ...  more »
  • This was our second visit to New Orleans and Bourbon Street is a "must" for the visitor. It sums up the atmosphere and architecture of the French Quarter, with music coming from every angle. Not the p...  more »
  • Listen, I didn't go to Bourbon Street with unrealistic expectations. I've been to Vegas, Miami, the redlight district of Amsterdam and plenty of other party places. But Bourbon Street was disgusting! ...  more »
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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.
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