Noisy. Raucous. Nocturnal. For many New Orleans visitors, Bourbon Street embodies the life of a party town. The street is lit by neon lights, throbbing with music and decorated by beads and balconies. Named for a royal family in France and not the amber-colored alcohol, Bourbon Street has become a place for revelry of all sorts. With its windows and doors flung open to the wandering crowds, it should be no surprise that the famed sidewalk strolling libation known as the “go cup” was invented on Bourbon Street, according to Tulane University historian Richard Campanella. Many things change in New Orleans, but the color and excitement of Bourbon Street never falters.
NEW ORLEANS CASINOS
Betting on a good time? In New Orleans, the odds are good you’ll find one. Gambling in New Orleans has been popular for decades, although it was not legalized until in 1990s. Previously, underground betting was extremely popular because the state did not allow it. However, horse-race bets have been allowed since the 1920s and have remained popular since.