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Bourbon Street, New Orleans

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. Make Bourbon Street a centerpiece of your New Orleans vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our New Orleans trip itinerary app .
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  • We opted to head to Bourbon Street in the afternoon hoping to take in some live music without all the chaos of drunken nighttime crowd. We stopped at a bar called Bourbon Heat and the singer was amazi...  more »
  • So if your looking for the bars and the party, this is it. If your looking to tour then go to the French market place. Decatur street. Bourbon lives up to its name. Wild and raunchy.  more »
  • Ok, so there was vomit and possible poop on the street from something so a shop keeper put this powder on the stuff. We let that go and went through the street. People watching and seeing parading ban...  more »
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