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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.
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“party street” (60 reviews)
“people watching” (221 reviews)
“mardi gras” (257 reviews)
New Orleans, LA
French Quarter
+1 504-524-0010
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Reviewed today

This road has attracted all the lower end aspects of a big city, with loads more fast food/cheap bars than the other more refined areas of town. The street was littered with the flotsam of boozy nights out and street beggars. I advise if you...More

Thank JD C
Reviewed yesterday

NOLA has a reputation as a party town and it is for sure. I was nonplused about coming here, however our travel agent urged us to visit whilst we were in the area. We had fun, drank a lot, partied hard, stayed in a good...More

Thank Neville H
Reviewed yesterday

Everybody seems to get crazy on Bourbon Street! The atmosphere was out of control and everybody is just out to have a good time. Ever type of bar and drink you can think of. Lots of people watching and street performers.

Thank Rhonda A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Must walk the streets to get a good vibe. It’s not that long, so you can get the gist in an hour or so. I’d strongly suggest not saying that you don’t stay there; look for places on Canal street

Thank 5starone
Reviewed yesterday

Who goes to NOLA and doesn't stroll down Bourbon street? I bet no one. You've got to go here. There is good time and drinking here. Aside from the beggars on the street it was good. There are some good restaurants here too. Beware of...More

Thank doylec712
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loud. Smelly. Overpriced food and drinks and souvenirs. It’s like a giant frat party, just without the frat. Go once to say you did. Walk around with a Hurricane and eat at Pat O’s. Enjoy yourself. Walk into the Voodoo Museum and any random strip...More

Thank Wayne D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a life experience. No matter how many times we have been here it is different every time. Come with a happy heart and open mind.

Thank grits_are_good
Reviewed 2 days ago

I read a lot about this place but do not step out of New Orleans without visiting Bourbon Street. My friends and I had a very good experience here. My friend was a bit worried as she read so many things like pick pocketing, puking...More

Thank Teju_Chowdary
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife & I were in NOLA for the first time, when we went on a cruise. We came in a night early, and had to go to Bourbon St. This was a Sunday afternoon in January, and it still had a lot of people...More

Thank Mark K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you like to people watch this is the place, party at every building. The crowd is high energy. The garbage and street was cleaned early every morning which helped keep the litter under control and based on the time of year I would say...More

Thank Jennifer S
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
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Katie S
29 January 2018|
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Response from robfar | Reviewed this property |
Def not a good place at night during the day its very quiet im sure they will enjoy the parks by riverfront much better
24 January 2018|
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Response from The_Loup_Garou | Reviewed this property |
There is parking on N Peters St, behind One Canal Place and Westin. It is essentially 3 short blocks to Bourbon St. Also, the New Orleans Forum has many threads on parking in the French Quarter.
Ross P
13 August 2017|
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Response from Jan B |
We have been to New Orleans at Halloween - end of October - where everyone dresses up and walks the streets. Great atmosphere and fun just to watch the revellers. This year we went back at Mardi Gras in February/March... More