Thursday, April 26, 2012

Guest Post: Bourbon Street History

Hi Everyone! Wes coming to you from Life Through Preppy Glasses. Stop over and say hi if you have a minute! I hope Leann is enjoying her time down in NOLA...im pretty jealous!

Every city has the famous street that every one instantly associates with it. Like Madison Avenue and New York, Rodeo Drive and Beverly Hills, or Worth Avenue and Palm Beach. Since Leann is off having fun in  New Orleans, it would only be appropriate to feature the famous New Orleans street.

Bourbon Street


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Bourbon street spans the wonderful French quarter of New Orleans, and is one of the go-to spots in the city. Heres a little trivia: what is this street named after? You guessed it, the House of Bourbon which was the ruling French family at the time.

The street is home to many many restaurants, bars, clubs, and shops. One of the more well known spots is Galatoire's. Of course this description would not be complete without mentioning the fact that Bourbon Street is home to the wild Mardi Gras fete of New Orleans.


What's your favorite iconic street that you've visited??
Keeping with the French theme, I have to admit that mine is the Avenue des Champs Elysees in Paris. I havent experienced anything quite like it anywhere else.

7 comments:

Christina said...

Great post! I just recently traveled to some famous streets. Beale Street in Memphis and Broadway in Nashville. I have to agree with you though, Champs-Elysee is my favorite so far!

smk053078 said...

Because I live in Austin, Texas, I have to give my props to Sixth Street! But, I don't think it holds a candle to Bourbon Street!
xo,
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Jayme and Mendi said...

Love Bourbon Street and can't wait to one day see the Avenue des Champs Elysees. Great post!!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

Val said...

I need to be on Bourbon Street sipping some Bourbon.

Christianna said...

This is an awesome post! I haven't been to NOLA yet, but I'd like to!

Mrs. Kindergarten...aka...Madame Spoiled said...

Ahhhhh, memories of Bourbon Street! A few years back...it was toooooo much fun!

Love and Hugs,
Mrs. Kindergarten...aka...Madame Spoiled

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Oh Bourbon Street...I so need to go there. :)