More tacky than expected, but lively (very magaluf-esque)
Frenchman street was fantastic, more typical of traditional new Orleans with jazz bars and nice restaurants. Bourbon street is very tacky, like Aiya Napa or Magaluf in Europe, it has lots of people on the street trying to get you in to drink in the bars. Very loud and busy street. Streetcars are great and not expensive.
Insider Tip:When on Bourbon street look after your belongings, we had an iphone stolen from inside our friends bag while in a bar (they unzipped her bag while she was wearing it!) Go to Frenchman street and at city park rent a 4 person bike.