@khaos13: Bourbon Street is an experience. There's no doubt it won't be to everyone's taste. If you offend easy, stay far away. However, if you don't have fine sensibilities there's lots to see and speculate at on Bourbon Street without "wanting to get drunk". Marveling at the diversity of the human creature is enough to make it worth seeing (once), provided you can stomach it. I'll agree you shouldn't visit it blindly, though. It's dirty, smelly, very adult with a lot of open bars and "questionable" activity. If any of that is off putting to you, stay clear.