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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...more
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Bourbon street used to be a neat place to visit but not so much anymore. You don’t catch the local music as much instead you have beer and frozen daiquiris along with pizza slices. Just different vibe now which isn’t as good as before.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank IowaJim2015
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you like food, music bars and booze then this is for you. Quiet during day with cool touristy shops. It comes alive at night with music and local cuisine

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Seeingthingsnow
Reviewed 2 days ago

So many people at almost any time of the day or night....sooo many bars and shops to take in...it is impossible to frequent them all unless you are there for many moons...fun reigns the atmosphere all day long, and you will want to take one...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank pmsilv2
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Decided that we needed a guys trip so we booked a trip to New Orleans. Arrived late on a Monday evening and got an Uber from the airport to the Wyndham Garden Barrone. Taxi wanted $45 but Uber was under $35. Got to the hotel...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Ray G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Bourbon street is somewhere you have to see while in new orleans. However it is really amateur hour and basically a giant frat party. The locals say that Frenchman street us really more for adults. Some bars sell watered down drinks in small cups for...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank djrealone
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We walked down Bourbon street, lots of shops, we had fun and really had fun . We bought New Orleans t shirts and souvenirs

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank EricaJerseygirl
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Unsafe, creepy, dirty, weird and definitely not for children at any time of day. So crowded at night that you couldn't walk. Avoid restaurants. Other streets safer and better food. Some Police presence but not everywhere. Some very dark streets and alleys.

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank Brenda D
Reviewed 5 days ago

We turned the corner onto Bourbon street. My husband immediately had pink goo squeezed onto the toes of both his shoes. It was semi rubbed off and a hand came out for a tip. We walked a short way down and the same thing again....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Whoppie2
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was extremely disappointed after hearing so much good about this street! It was so dirty and broke my heart to see children playing on buckets without any parents around to supervise. Not for me!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Molly F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Bourbon St for a couple of nights in Sept 19. Its a lot noisier with drunken people at weekends, Sunday was fairly quiet. Saw some good bands. It is a bit like Blackpool.

Date of experience: September 2019
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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
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30 August 2019|
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Response from paulmR436YQ | Reviewed this property |
I stayed at the Hilton Garden CBD in the french quarter, walking distance to Canal street, casino and river walk.
26 June 2019|
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Response from CabinFeverNY | Reviewed this property |
There's LOTS of other things to do, see and experience in New Orleans, other than Bourbon St. Everyone should go at least once! Your view of Bourbon St. might depend on what you like. My wife marched down Bourbon St... More
Bruce M
17 June 2019|
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I'm sorry you had such a miserable time. I've visited New Orleans at least one hundred times in my short life and yes, I've done some stupid things there. Getting drunk and wandering around alone, at night! Never was... More