Bourbon Street, New Orleans

Bourbon Street, New Orleans (must see)

Set in the heart of New Orleans' French Quarter, the Bourbon Street is an attraction in its own right, stretching 13 blocks from Canal to Esplanade Avenue. Renowned for its bars and strip clubs, as well as the live jazz scene, Bourbon Street is just as rich in historic sights and iconic venues. Built in 1798, it is home to some of the most luxurious spots in the city, including The Royal Sonesta Hotel and Galatoire’s Restaurant where you can taste the best of the French Creole cuisine. Among the iconic bars here are Jean Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop on the corner of Bourbon Street and St. Phillip Street; The Old Absinthe House, the birthplace of the famous Absinthe House Frappe; and Lafitte-In-Exile, the oldest gay bar in the U.S. among whose regulars during his time in New Orleans was Tennessee Williams. If you’re in the mood for jazz, head to Fritzel’s European Jazz Club, an almost 200-year-old building hosting live jazz gigs every night of the week!

Why You Should Visit:
Nice to walk around and look at the art shops during the day and check out the food options, but come night time it gets pretty wild.
Be prepared for sensory overload: the lights, the noise, the smells, etc. There will be something here to surprise the unsurprisable. Definitely ADULT entertainment.

Tip:
If you visit, you MUST try the famous hand grenade drink.
And don't take pictures of street performers if you don't intend to tip them.
For those looking for some hard-core jazz music, that appears to have all moved over to Frenchmen Street.
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Bourbon Street on Map

Sight Name: Bourbon Street
Sight Location: New Orleans, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in New Orleans, Louisiana

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African American Heritage Trail in New Orleans

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New Orleans' Nightlife

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Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles