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Bourbon Street

New Orleans, LA
+1 504-524-0010
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The partying never stops on Bourbon Street, the French Quarter's liveliest and wildest thoroughfare, where the rhythmic sounds of jazz, country western, Dixieland and sultry blues permeate the air. Brimming with life, you'll find everything from shopping to music to Cajun food to nightclubs.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good23%
  • Average22%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible11%
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“party street” (61 reviews)
“people watching” (233 reviews)
“mardi gras” (276 reviews)
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New Orleans, LA
French Quarter
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+1 504-524-0010
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"party street"
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"people watching"
in 233 reviews
"mardi gras"
in 276 reviews
"street performers"
in 201 reviews
"live music"
in 191 reviews
"souvenir shops"
in 57 reviews
"hand grenade"
in 64 reviews
"great music"
in 106 reviews
"drinking"
in 315 reviews
"beads"
in 216 reviews
"partying"
in 137 reviews
"bands"
in 240 reviews
"balconies"
in 105 reviews
"craziness"
in 65 reviews
"stroll"
in 149 reviews
"parade"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Like Blackpool on speed! Busy busy place but not the nicest. Good fun to walk through but not to stay.

Thank Stephanie L
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a lovely but hot afternoon. I was the designated driver. Visit to French quarter was as expected, many people mulling around with adult beverages. We sat in Fritzel's European Jazz Bar and listened to Big Joe Kennedy playing ragtime and jazz piano. He...More

Thank judith b
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nasty nasty nasty.. I can not believe this is a tourist area. So many nasty and shaddy people on this street. Beggars and some guy flipping everyone off for a dollar. I'm 43 and far from uptight but this is not a place to visit...More

Thank williamkn
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Reviewed yesterday

The night street hype was great but the smell of urine and spew in the streets was over bearing in some areas.

Thank stiffle2017
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What can I say, it’s loud, proud, and in your face. We went there just to say we did it. If you like watching lots of drunks with an anything goes attitude, then this is the place for you. If you want to be a...More

Thank itchy0ne
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We loved Bourbon Street! Great Food, Entertainment and Music!!! (There was a slight smell in the streets on a hot day. It didn't take away from our fun.)

Thank Steven D
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed three nights of people watching and strolling bourbon st and the surrounding areas. We aren’t big drinkers but we enjoyed a few cocktails at some of the establishments. There are a lot of people as the night wears on. And there is a...More

Thank Strayedfar
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is classic party USA. Loud, crowded and drunk. But hey it’s N,awlins. Go enjoy. And find some quietness later!

Thank Patrick W
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I mean really what can you say about Bourbon Street. Even in the off-season it's still lives up to its hype. It is really cool that they block off the street so that cars can't drive down there at night. The bouncers will drag you...More

Thank josalynDiane
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I loved Bourbon Street. There is everything the heart desires in this street. There are all sorts of clothing, shoe, jewellery, gift , costume, souvenir, bars, cafes, restaurants, ice cream , brothels, strip joints, sex shops, tour offices and much more . You have to...More

Thank leanneandrew15
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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living
lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty
Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port
of call for folks in search of a good time and a great
story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs
across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied
around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively
well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the
...More
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fosterlloyd3
11 March 2018|
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Response from Bert G | Reviewed this property |
as with any big city stay together keep your eyes open I have never had a problem and have been there all times of the day and night
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LisaAnn1091
28 February 2018|
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Response from Michelle-OdysseyTrvl | Reviewed this property |
Hi Lisa Ann! Wow, for a 8 a.m. time frame and depending upon how long you actually can spend there. I'd suggest as Tim did go to Café du Monde first. Have a relaxing cup of coffee and an amazing beignet. I'd then suggest... More
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Katie S
29 January 2018|
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Response from Chris W | Reviewed this property |
If you go by early afternoon it will be fine. Even if you went later, the kids wouldn't be emotionally scarred.
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