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- 98%Nightlife Lovers
- 71%Local Culture
- 58%Adventure Travelers
- 57%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 57%Luxury Travelers
- 55%History Buffs
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- Bourbon StreetMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 14
Crazy street covered in drunk college kids, trannys, confused tourists with kids, old peeps who know how to party, wedding groups on a busy weekend night. Very festive and you can smell the wonderful fragrant of barf after midnight.
People watching here is fun. It reminds me of the vegas scene but less classy and more happy drunkies at night time.Recommended for:
- Bourbon StreetMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3
If you're like me, not big into crowds, nightlife, or parties, and are only in the French Quarter for the architecture and the history, visit Bourbon Street in the morning/early afternoon. You'll skip the rowdiness that way.Recommended for:
- Bourbon Street
A trip to New Orleans without a walk down the infamous Bourbon Street just wouldn't be complete. This street is mostly filled with bars, but has plenty of entertainment as well. You can walk around outside with your drinks in New Orleans, so this is definitely the heart of the drunk-fest.
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One of the most famous streets in the world! The nightlife - music - food - and overall experience is unmatched anywhere else on earth. A must for every traveler to New Orleans. When someone says Bourbon Street - you can say - "I've been there!"
- Bourbon StreetMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6
I recently completed a busy and satisfying business trip near Baton Rouge that finished up on a late Thursday afternoon. My plane back to Oakland wasn't leaving until Friday morning, and my hosts suggested that I drive down to New Orleans, and enjoy the evening there before heading out. Great Idea!
I've been to Bourbon Street before, and whenever I find myself in NOLA, I visit this street fair again, albeit briefly. This place reminds me a lot of some combination of Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco: touristy, ticky-tacky, and fake. There's actually a little bit of Folsom Street Fair here too, but with fewer plain sight surprises. What amused me the most was the fair number of old guy/sweet young thing combinations, which of course had me and a friend speculating on what was "the rest of the story".
We did stop at Pat O'Brien's nice patio for Hurricanes and people watching. But once we checked the Bourbon Street "Box" we were off to wander classier parts of the French Quarter. I recommend a courtyard dinner at Café Amelie on Royal Street and lingering in that section of town for a spell.Recommended for:
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Skip the touristy bits and go to Galatoire's for some of the best old school New Orleans food in town. After dinner, stroll down to the Chris Owens club for the 9:00 show (rated PG)... while her right leg might not kick as high as her left, that does not change her status as a New Orleans treasure! Finish off with a nightcap at Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop.
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Some folks come to New Orleans because of Bourbon Street - and some come in spite of it! It's wild, and charming, and full of entertainment. There are the crazy sexy shows - spirited bars - great restaurants - jazz clubs - almost "something for everyone" - but it can be crazy!
- Bourbon StreetMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4
It's not that I just didn't like it.. I am just indifferent. I feel like a lot of people imagine Bourbon Street when they think of New Orleans. I know I did until I went. In the 4 months I was there I spent maybe a total of 2 hours there with friends. There is just so much more going on in the city and Bourbon was just way too touristy/drunk college party/ people falling in the streets. During the day it was nice.Recommended for:
- Bourbon StreetMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2
Bourbon Street is one of the rowdiest streets in all of New Orleans. It can get wild and crazy, particularly as the night wears on. It's still a lively and entertaining place though, and you can't pass through the French Quarter without going through Bourbon Street.Recommended for:
- Bourbon StreetMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBackpackers
One of the biggest party scenes in the world! Sure it's gritty and smells like pee, but it's worth it! The street is closed down from cars in the evening so you can walk around with open beverage containers and bar hop. I've been on 3 visits there and it's always been pretty crowded and lively. It must be insane during Mardi Gras.
- Bourbon StreetMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersArt & Design Lovers
In the French Quarter, Bourbon Street is the headquarters of New Orleans jazz. When in New Orleans, you must come here at least once....Even if you are not "into" jazz, you will enjoy being part of the scene.
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Aliases: Bourbon St