5 Reasons to Skip Bourbon Street in New Orleans

Bourbon Street is 13 blocks running through the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana. It runs from Canal Street to Esplanade Avenue.

Bourbon Street has a reputation for its year-round party atmosphere. While the rest of the city comes alive during the Mardi Gras season, Bourbon Street is a party any time of year.

While there are many incredible things to see and do in The Big Easy, some think that Bourbon Street is the least pleasant part of the city.

Bourbon Street can get out of hand quickly, especially during Mardi Gras. People indulge in alcohol and then throw themselves into a massive crowd of others doing the same.

It Can Get Really Wild 

After you battle the rough crowds and immoral behaviors, the food and drinks are costly. Mixed drinks are likely to cost upwards of $16+ per drink.

It’s Expensive 

With so much alcohol, it’s only a matter of time before someone has to go to the bathroom. However, urine isn’t the only stench you’ll likely experience on Bourbon Street.

It Smells

You’re not paying for the food or drinks on Bourbon Street; you’re paying for the experience. We’re not trying to insult the restaurants on Bourbon Street, but the food is just ok.

The Food Is Just OK

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