Skip Bourbon Street and Head to Frenchman Street in New Orleans26 January 2015
When you think of New Orleans, you think of Bourbon Street. Once the home of vaudeville, burlesque, jazz joints and gentlemen's clubs, the iconic street continues to be one of the nation's biggest party blocks today. But when we visited this French Quarter staple, I have to say that we were more than disappointed. What I dreamed to be a sexy carnival of cajun color and big brass musical sounds was, in reality, a stale beer smelling loop of bars-turned-frat-houses and sloppy drunks. My heart sank.
Frenchman Street is not nearly as crowded as Bourbon Street, and I sincerely hope it stays that way. I fell in love with this part of the city, and I hope that one day when I return, it looks, sounds and feels just as we left it.