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Bourbon Street, New Orleans

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Historic Walking Area
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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  • Unless bar hopping is your thing, Bourbon Street is like a bohemian mix of Tijuana and the Barbary Coast. Both sides of the street are lined with bar after bar after bar, each one with either karaoke ...  more »
  • Amazing! Live music, friendly people, tons of shopping, tons of food! Celebrated my birthday here and it was hands down the best. Cannot wait to return!  more »
  • Like they say, this street is crazy and very entertaining. Not for kids! If you like to party this is the place for you even on a Wednesday night. Lots of bars with live music and plenty of alcohol. E...  more »