Explore Your Wild Side on Bourbon Street
Running adjacent to the Mississippi River and spanning the length of the French Quarter, Bourbon Street is known for its lively bars, nightclubs, and strip clubs. It is regarded as New Orleans’ biggest tourist attraction. However, this bustling street is suitable only for adults. Walking from bar to bar with a drink in your hand is seen as common practice on Bourbon Street, as it is fully legal to consume alcohol in the streets of New Orleans. There are also several hotels on the street, along with fantastic places to stop for a quick bite to eat. This vibrant street comes alive at night, and you’ll find a lot of the action closer to the Canal Street end.
Bourbon Street is Always on the Go
After Louisiana was claimed by the French in the 17th Century, a lot of its streets were named after royal French houses. House of Bourbon lends its name to this famous street, which has become the liveliest tourist attraction in New Orleans. Today, you’ll find visitors walking up and down the sidewalk with ’go-cups’ which have been made popular over the years by several bars and restaurants along the street. Often plastic or polystyrene, these cups allow you to walk around with a drink in your hand while exploring all that this street has to offer. If you’re unfamiliar with a few traditions, you might be surprised when looking up onto the famous balconies to find ladies showing a little more than you’d expect in exchange for beads.
While you’re partying the night away, don’t forget to pop in to one of many gift stores to collect a souvenir or two, which are often adult themed. It’s not uncommon to walk into a bar on Bourbon Street to find a karaoke stage where you’ll be able to show off your singing skills. You could also take a ride on a mechanical bull while trying your hardest not to fall off. If you’re into jazz music, you’ll find live performances every night at Fritzel’s European Jazz Club. Bourbon House Restaurant will take care of your appetite with fresh seafood dishes. This highly rated historical restaurant is certainly worth the visit for those who appreciate good food.
Getting the Rest You Deserve on Bourbon Street
After a late night of fun, you’ll need somewhere close to rest your head, slip away from the crowds, and re-energise. There are plenty of hotels in the French Quarter that will more than cater for your needs. Bourbon Orleans Hotel is an obvious choice for those who enjoy being pampered after a long night out. This excellently rated hotel is situated steps from the action, and offers on-site facilities that will make you want to stay an extra night (or two). Take a dip in the outdoor courtyard pool, feast on breakfast and dinner at The Creole Restaurant, and break a sweat in the fully equipped fitness centre.
Boasting a grand lobby, modern rooms with amenities such as a safe, flat-screen TV, and a coffee maker, as well as a large conference room, Crowne Plaza New Orleans French Quarter Hotel provides guests with a comfortable, well-priced place to stay during their time in the beautiful city.
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