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Bourbon Street, New Orleans
(2.7/5 based on 3,600+ 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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  • This street are like 5 or 6 blocks where you have night a local after another pure music with different styles. Re-fuel for varied music lovers. All the local have entry free. Is a street too crowded with drinks cheap and fun until the dawn. Day there are plenty of shops where souvenirs and where to eat. Highly recommended!
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  • Centre of the Bohemian life of Nola. Worth a visit. Bars, restaurants, pubs, shopping, music, tribes ... Day and night. Recommend.
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  • Excellent option specially at night. Bunch of bars, different types. People, live music and beer everywhere. You can bring your beer from bar to bar. Bourbon street is one of the best places to see in...  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.
  • 3 for 1!