New Orleans Tourist Traps

  • Bourbon Street at twilight
    Bourbon Street at twilight
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  • Bourbon St.
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  • A drab shot of Bourbon Street near Canal Street
    A drab shot of Bourbon Street near Canal...
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Most Viewed Tourist Traps in New Orleans

  • 1. Bourbon St.

    Yes Bourbon Street is a tourist trap. This is despite it's fame as a nightlife hot spot. It is overcrowded with conventioneers who fill bars where third rate bands play "Sweet Home Alabama" to them as...

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  • 2. Tours

    I have to respond to Dutch-Tulip who simply stated that "Bourbon Street smells like vomit." We spend a lot of money having a company constantly moving around the Quarter picking up garbage and...

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  • 3. Street Acts

    I live here in New Orleans.. and I find the whole trap analogy offensive. We are known all around the world for crowds.. massive crowds depending on events going on. Street performers are indeed...

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  • 4. French Quarter

    Luckily, we didn't have any - honest. How so, you ask? Simple - I walk right up to someone who looks like a local, tell them I'm a tourist who's never been to their beautiful city and ask their...

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  • 5. Betcha I can tell ya where ya got dem shoes!

    I am as local as red beans and rice on Mondays. Born, raised, and shot in the back here. That being said, I have no patience for the street hustlers in the French Quarter. They go after anyone, even...

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  • 6. Riverboat

    Steamboat Natchez is a tourist trap-NOT...at least the dinner jazz cruise. The other reviews here don't mention that the 7:00 pm cruise features the Dukes o f Dixieland traditional jazz group, and are...

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  • 7. Souvenir Shops

    They're on every block on Bourbon Street, every other block on Canal Street (but they tend to be bigger), and are dispersed on Decatur Street. They have porcelain, plastic and paper masks, Mardi Gras...

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  • 8. Voodoo Museum

    I have been to this place on more than one occasion and I would just like to say you get what you pay for. $5.00 is not a huge price to pay for a little "taste" of the spiritual culture of New...

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  • 9. Restaurant/Bars

    Cafe Dumonde and Morning Call (now in Jefferson Parish) are well worth the wait. The coffee is great, and the beignets even better. Back in the 60's, the tourists went to Du Monde, and the locals...

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  • 10. Will I love it when I get it home?

    Like all hot tourist spots, New Orleans offers a range of really great to really tacky merchandise. Mardi Gras is, of course, a (yawn) common theme in souvenier...

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  • 11. The Konriko Rice Museum

    I was so excited when I saw the sign for the "Rice Museum", odd person that I am, because I thought it would have all sorts of cool historical rice-related...

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  • 12. Cafe du Monde - that's right, you heard me!

    Cafe du Monde started out as a beignet "stand" many years ago. The last time I was there, one could walk up to the stand, order a beignet and chickory coffee...

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  • 13. Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum

    During My first trip to New Orleans, I had all these plans to visit famous historical venues and museums. what was the only museum I ended up going to, you...

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  • 14. The Bands are Just as Good from the Street

    There are many places that offer good music. Most are great to hang out in for a while, but a few are way overpriced and pushy and rude about food/drink...

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  • 15. Horse-drawn Carriage

    These rides may be something you might be interested in, but you need to be cautious of your driver overcharging you. Just agree to the price before boarding....

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