Laissez les bons temps rouler! Welcome to one of the most famous streets in the world. Located in the heart of New Orleans, Bourbon Street stretches for 13 blocks all the way from Canal Street to Esplanade Avenue. Situated in the historic French Quarter, the party truly never ends around here. Regardless of the time of day, you’re bound to hear some live jazz music, see outrageously sized drinks, and witness some truly unique characters while strolling down the road.
However, there is so much more to this notorious street than the Mardi Gras beads and hurricane drinks. Originally named Rue Bourbon when the French claimed Louisiana as a colony in the late 1600’s, it was named in honor of the French ruling family, House of Bourbon. Nearly 100 years later, the area was given to the Spanish following the Seven Year’s War. During this time, a fire destroyed a large portion of the city and the neighborhood had to be rebuilt, which is why so many of the current standing building have strong Spanish influence in the architecture in addition to French. Rue Bourbon became Bourbon Street in 1803 when the United States of America acquired the territory as a result of the Louisiana Purchase.
Our Day Segway Tour takes you to the other end of Bourbon Street where nestled amongst the rows of Creole Cottages we find the favorite hangout of the Pirate Jean Lafitte. Join us to hear about New Orleans history, music, architecture, and of course: food!