Largely quiet during the day, Bourbon Street comes alive at night, particularly during the French Quarter's many festivals. Most famous of these is the annual Mardi Gras celebration, when the streets are visited upon by thousands of people.
About Bourbon Street
The Street extends 13 blocks from Canal Street to Esplanade Avenue and provides a rich insight into New Orleans' past. Of course, Bourbon Street is the core of New Orleans' nightlife. It is a street that runs the length of the historic French Quarter, and is lined with bars, nightclubs, and souvenir shops. Beautiful architecture and balconies, fun things to see, great bars and restaurants.
Helpful information about Bourbon Street
Bourbon Street has some fantastic bands playing some great music in its bars, ranging from rock to jazz to rap to funk. The nightlife does go on very late, as New Orleans does not have a mandatory closing hour for bars. The French Quarter has the best restaurants and the streets are much quieter.There are many tours available
Where to stay in New Orleans
There are plenty of hotels in a variety of locations in and around New Orleans, so whether you are seeking a family room, making a night of it in a luxury hotel or simply looking for somewhere to rest your head, there are lots to choose from nearby to suit all budgets, as well as, bunkhouses, hostels, houses, apartments and villas.
Things to do in New Orleans
If you are planning a visit in October check out The Voodoo Experience which is on towards the end of October. It combines the world’s best live bands with breathtaking art. This multi-day festival offers a sensory overload to thousands of attendees every year.
Why not travel on the Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with transport from New Orleans – this is an airboat tour through Louisiana’s famous swamps and is the perfect way to experience the untamed side of New Orleans. There is also a steamboat Jazz Cruise and so much more.
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