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Bourbon St. in New Orleans

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Tourist Traps in New Orleans Bourbon St.

New Orleans is a place of mystery and endless fun, however there are some tourist traps in the Big Easy that should be avoided.

Avoid These Tourist Traps Around Bourbon Street

Yes, the street itself is a tourist trap for people who are not savvy. While it offers a front row to all the action, you should also be wise to the situation. It is legal to walk with open containers of alcohol and the streets can get pretty rowdy. If you walk a street over you can enjoy the experience with a little more peace.

Not For Children

This is an area for adults only – especially at night. 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.

Bourbon Street Strip Clubs

It is lined with sleazy strip clubs. Even if you are in to this kind of entertainment don’t waste your time and money. Alternately you could hang around the balcony bars that throw beads.

Editor’s Note: The inforamation contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about Tourist Traps in New Orleans.

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