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Combo Oak Alley Plantation and New Orleans City Tour
"Go beyond the typical city tour experience and see New Orleans like a local. Relax in an enclosed air-conditioned minibus that runs every day rain or shine. You’ll pass through the French Quarter and travel past mansions along Esplanade Avenue on your way to a stop in City Park where you can visit the Morning Call Café for coffee and beignets. In addition you will see the Ninth Ward a neighborhood devastated by Hurricane Katrina. View the Garden District with its vast mansions that line pristine boulevards and Faubourg Treme — one of the oldest African American neighborhoods in the country dating back to the 1700s. Pass through the home of the internationally acclaimed World War II Museum and by the Contemporary Arts Center
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Three Hour City Tour of New Orleans
"Your tour begins when you pass through the French Quarter and travel past the mansions along Esplanade Avenue on your way to a stop in City Park where you can visit the Morning Call Cafe' for coffee and beignets or view the Besthoff Sculpture Garden. In addition you will see the Ninth Ward a neighborhood devastated by Hurricane Katrina. View the Garden District with it's vast mansions that line pristine boulevards the Warehouse District Faubourg Treme- one of the oldest African American neighborhoods in the country dating back to the 1700's pass through the area formerly known as the American Sector
From $45.00
French Quarter Walking Tour with Burlesque Guide and Optional Drink
"Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse is the meeting spot where a festively attired tour guide will greet you. The mood is set and you can relax as the evening unfolds. You'll move from the club to the storied streets of the French Quarter. Blaze Starr Chris Owens and many more titillating women are remembered for their bold style of living out loud. Lessons on tassel twirling and sexy glove pulls are delivered in style and don't you worry - the men are no left out. We're pleased to present the only burlesque centered tour. Upon the tour's conclusion there's intentionally a lot of evening left. This tour wraps early. On a regular basis guests follow the guide to burlesque performances. The groups are kept small and this tour is adult only.""""The history of burlesque presented by a burlesque dancer! This tour is completely unique in every way. You'll meet your expert guide in a world class Jazz venue on Bourbon street. Then you'll take to the French Quarter streets in the early evening. Guest
From $25.00

Bourbon St. Tips (23)


What can be said? Bourbon Street is a place of excess. People come here to have a good time but seem to need to drink vast quantities of cheap alcohol to do so. It is legal to walk on the streets with open cups of alcohol, so people do it because they can. Big huge hurricane cups, plastic fish bowls, or just simple cans of beer. The constant parade of drunks, street entertainers and marriage parades on the weekends makes for quite a show. The street also smells.

Unique Suggestions Go for the experience - maybe have dinner at Brennan's Oyster House for a front row seat to the wildness.

Fun Alternatives When you are tired of the noise and drunks, wander over a block or so and the calm will return.

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Jun 13, 2015

Yes Bourbon Street is a tourist trap

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 they go "wooooow". This is a place for 40 year old accountants to go to when they are taking a break from raising their families back in Akron or some place like that. The street itself is dirty and smells of sewage. I spend six nights in New Orleans of which I spend just the first two on Bourbon Street.

Unique Suggestions There are a couple of bars worth a visit such as "Pat O'Brien's" and "Fritzel's "

Fun Alternatives If you are looking for more quality music than try Frenchman Street.

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Nov 17, 2013


This is an area for adults only - especially at night. I was stunned by the amount of tourists dragging their children down bourbon street. Please just don't take kids with you.

This is a tourists den of inequity. Live sex shows, sex trade, and drunken folks out of control.

That being said, it is a unique environment. You may want to have a go see but just do so with the understanding this is like a different world. Eyes wide open.

There are many other ares in the French quarter which offer the feel and sound of NOLA. Spend most of your time exploring the other wonderful streets.

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Feb 21, 2012

Mickeymouseland for adults

Icannot comment a lot on these “establishments”, as I did not step in, just took a few photos when walking by. I have a problem with people making money with the low instincts of human, and it is not with the girls. . . .

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Jul 25, 2011
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Yea, it's a tourist trap, but you gotta go!

Cut loose and have a good time! If partying at night, stay on Bourbon Street, you should be ok. A strong mounted-police presence is a nice deterrent.

Unique Suggestions Pat O’s is a very well run business in the French Quarter and worth a stop and of course, you have to get a Hurricane.

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May 08, 2011

Where is the Jazz?

We were expecting to hear Zydeco & Jazz and we didn't. We discovered it could be heard West of the French Quarter. Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop on 941 Bourbon Street is the oldest building in the Mississippi Valley from the 1700's. Taking Bourbon Street past Esplanade brings us to Frenchmen's Street that is filled with Jazz clubs & is where the locals go.

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Apr 03, 2010

bourbon street

bourbon street in the french quarter is one of the most popular attractions in new orleans and a visit to new orleans would not be complete with out experiencing it. drink prices on bourbon street will be much higher than on other streets in the french quarter. on my last visit to the french quarter i ordered a pint of quiness at a bar on bourbon street and was charged $10.50. my next stop was a pub on decatur street and quiness was $ 3.75. my suggestion is walk bourbon street and take in the party atmosphere but buy drinks elsewhere.

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Jun 13, 2009

bourbon street strip clubs

bourbon street is lined with sleazy strip clubs and all of them are ripoffs. i personally have no interest in this kind of entertainment but i have visited a couple of these bars in my youth. as i remember the women were unattractive, the drinks very expensive, and the bars dingy. even if you are in to this kind of entertainment don't waste your time and money.

Unique Suggestions hang around the balcony bars that throw beads. the drunken semi nude tourists on bourbon street are better looking than the girls in the strip clubs.

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May 25, 2009

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don't get stuck on Bourbon Street

Bourbon Street can't be entirely avoided but if you stick strictly to it you'll miss a lot of the nicest parts of town. It is a touristy and often seedy area if you confine yourself to the main four or five blocks of it.

Unique Suggestions Make sure to go to the extremities of Bourbon Street. It's amazing how a few blocks walk can take you to an entirely different part of town.

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May 04, 2009

Not Worth It

Bourbon St. is one of the largest attractions of New Orleans, but honestly it is not worth your time. The street is lined with neon-signed bars and strip joints. Every night it is packed with a crowd whose sole purpose is to drink away the night and early morning. It can be crowded, loud, with people constantly stumbling around, it is really not a great time.

Unique Suggestions Go during the day, when most of the restaurants are open but the bars are mostly closed. Or go early in the evening, before the wilder crowds get really revved up.

Fun Alternatives Your best bet is to skip it altogether, you won't be missing much. The funny thing is, if you move to just one street to either side of Bourbon, the crowds drop off along with the annoyance factor. You'll have a much better time and a more enjoyable experience if you stay off of Bourbon Street. Go along Royal, Chartres, or Decatur.

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Apr 23, 2009

Bourbon Street is a tourist mecca

Bourbon Street is world famous for the annual Mardi Gra parade of naked diving for plastic beads and drunken behavior. Not surprisingly, the rest of the year, this street feasts upon the tourists who pay homage to the concept, selling t-shirts and sex acts. Nevertheless, authentic zydeco music and great restaurants are here too. See my tips on these things. Fortunately, Bourbon street is closed to traffic on at least some nights.

Unique Suggestions Bourbon street is lit up at night and a joy to walk along at least once. Restrain yourself from buying too many souvenir items at these shops though. The better shopping is elsewhere.

Fun Alternatives After a night strolling along Bourbon, treat yourself to a night of music in Marigny district or a dinner on Oak Street. See my tips for restaurants and music. I also recommend shopping along some other streets where fine prints, hand-made masks, and kitch antiques can be found.

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Jan 08, 2006

Restaurants on Bourbon St. aren't worth it.

Overpriced dining on Bourbon St. is bland at best. Please walk a block away and get a much better meal!

Unique Suggestions Walk up to the the Clover Grill-The Clover is located across from Cafe Lafitte in Exile and is very busy most of the time. A fifties style diner, the Grill is a great place for a quick, inexpensive meal or one of their famous hamburgers. Love the milkshakes!

Fun Alternatives Jacque-Imo's!!! It's uptown, but well worth the street car ride!

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Apr 28, 2005

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