New Orleans Babymoon
January 24, 2020 6:30 AM   Subscribe

Husband and I are planning a trip to New Orleans the last week of March, looking for pregnancy-friendly recommendations!

I'll be 5 months pregnant, so I'm looking for a few specific things:
-the best mocktails
-swamp tours I'm allowed on
-prenatal massages / combo couples massage

We're staying in the French Quarter, with a pool. I have good walking shoes, and we're planning to use public transportation, but are happy to Uber to a destination if it's worth it!

Also happy to take general recommendations -- we're looking for a foodie/culture oriented trip, and hubby plans to drink for 2.
posted by DoubleLune to Travel & Transportation around New Orleans, LA (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
A good place to get food, souvenirs, and hear live music is the French Market & Jackson Square. In my opinion entertaining enough just walking around (mind the cobblestone ground).

If you want a culinary delight and possibly explore an old graveyard, Commander's Palace is my favorite restaurant and across the street from Jean Lafitte Cemetery #1 (you can take the street car from the Quarter too!)
There are fun museums as well - The Voodoo museum is something to see, also accessible by streetcar the Ogden art museum is delightful.
Frenchman Street (edge of French Quarter) has an art fair that stays open super late if you want to get out in the evening and not drink.

I guarantee you though you can throw a stone in the Quarter and find a fabulous meal or entertainment. I'd say yes there is a lot of walking but a pretty confined and safe neighborhood. Have a blast!
posted by hillabeans at 8:26 AM on January 24, 2020 [1 favorite]

Bar Tonique, on Rampart, has a huge drink menu including a bunch of mocktails. Eater NOLA has some pretty good lists for up to date restaurant/bar recommendations but there are more great restaurants here than you can try in a year. I always recommend getting out of the French Quarter if you visit- even trying a restaurant Uptown or in the Marigny (which are pretty tourist friendly) shows you a less touristy, slightly more real side of the city.
posted by MadamM at 9:49 AM on January 24, 2020

When I lived in New Orleans I loved Belladonna Day Spa for massages
posted by radioamy at 12:50 PM on January 25, 2020

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