The Top 24 US Babymoon Destinations in 2024

Need some ideas for where to go on a babymoon in America? I’ve compiled this list of the top US babymoon destinations to visit this year!

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach destination, a taste of luxury, or a more budget-friendly babymoon, you’ll find a wide variety here!

While some might be close to home, others will feel like international getaways! I hope these babymoon ideas will allow you time to bond with your significant other before your new addition comes!

These babymoon ideas range in types to suit every taste. Let’s get to it! Here are the best US baby destinations to visit this year before you become a mom!

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1. Babymoon at Yellowstone National Park

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Why You Should Go

Stock up on peace and quiet before the baby arrives! Spanning 3,500 square miles across Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho, Yellowstone National Park is a dramatic playground. Come summertime, gushing ravines, alpine forests, and lush greenery promise grand adventures.

This is by far my favorite national park in the US, and I think everyone should see it at least once in their lifetime! And while you might think a lot of hiking is required, you’d be surprised! The most popular spots in Yellowstone only require an easy walk on a boardwalk. That makes it a great vacation spot for expecting moms.

There are multiple entrances to Yellowstone National Park; check out this article to see which entrance is best for your trip.

Where You Should Stay

In the park at one of the in-park lodges

To fully immerse in nature, why not stay in the park itself? From rustic Roosevelt Lodge to the famous Old Faithful Inn, you have 9 onsite lodges to choose from. We stayed at Lake Yellowstone Hotel and Canyon Lodge and loved both!

Top 3 Things to Do on Your Yellowstone Babymoon

Grand Prismatic

The mind-blowing colors of the U.S.’ largest hot spring make it a surreal, must-see attraction! If you’re up for a hike, you can do the steep, but relatively short, hike up to the overlook. Check out this post for the best photo spots in Yellowstone!

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

Catch the morning sun as it sharpens the deep grooves of the Yellowstone Grand Canyon. The canyon is best experienced from either the North or South Rim overlooks.

Mammoth Hot Springs

Stroll through the Mammoth Terraces and admire how it looks like a cave turned inside out.

Bonus: Up for a hike? Our favorite was to Morning Glory Pool!

A relatively flat hike will bring you to my favorite hot spring in all of Yellowstone! Morning Glory Pool features the most vivid colors!

And be sure to read this article of everything you need to know before visiting Yellowstone to make sure your trip is a success!

2. Babymoon in Rosemary Beach, Florida

Why You Should Go

With cobblestone streets, al fresco dining, and white sand beaches, it’s no wonder Rosemary Beach consistently is listed among “America’s Most Romantic Small Towns”. There’s casual coastal elegance in the buildings and rooftop restaurants, while the vibrant town square and farmer’s markets keep the vibe cozy. It’s the perfect babymoon for beach lovers, too, with white sand beaches and turquoise waters!

Where You Should Stay

The Pearl Hotel

Private balconies overlook the pool at The Pearl Hotel, a 55-room boutique stay that screams ‘elegant and modern’. Don’t forget the gulf view rooms, phenomenal service, and its convenient location!

Top 3 Things to Do on Your Rosemary Beach Babymoon

Relax at the beach

Settle onto a lounge chair for a relaxing afternoon sunbathing session. Don’t forget to apply that SPF! (If you’re staying at the Pearl Hotel, it comes with its own private section of the beach).

Go shopping

Browse the Town Square and southern Rosemary for gifts, jewelry, and toys for the newest member of your family.

Eden Gardens State Park

This state park is such a lovely stop! Tour the manor of this historic site or stroll through the gardens.

Check out my full list of 30 things to do at Rosemary Beach here! (Photography tip: the charming Santorini-esque town of Alys Beach is next to Rosemary Beach and makes a great setting for maternity photos!)

3. Babymoon in Kauai, Hawaii

Why You Should Go

Heading to Hawaii is a great idea for a babymoon since long flights can become more and more challenging with children. On Kauai, you can revel in the freedom of in the wild before your home becomes a baby jungle! Kauai replaces urban delights with tropical rainforest – hence its nickname “The Garden Isle”. Every photographer and outdoor enthusiast will fall in love with the dramatic cliffs of Na Pali Coast and the countless number of hiking trails. Not up for hiking? There are plenty of small towns to explore and beaches to relax on!

If you want to consider all the Hawaiian islands for your US babymoon, check out this article to see which is the best fit for you!

Where You Should Stay

Timbers Kauai

Timbers Kauai exudes luxury with fully-decked-out lodgings and the only infinity pool on Kauai. They help tailor your day with golf, beach, kayaking, or even a fishing charter.

Top 3 Things to Do on Your Kauai Babymoon

Waimea Canyon State Park

Hiking is a must at Waimea Canyon State Park – don’t miss out on the dramatic landscape at the Waimea Canyon Lookout! And continue down the road until you reach the end of Kokee State Park, too! There you’ll see gorgeous rugged mountains at the Pu’u O Kila Lookout on a clear day. (Check out this post for my favorite Kauai photo spots!)

Relax at Hanalei Bay

Hanalei Bay is what I consider to be the prettiest beach in Kauai! We highly recommend paddleboarding or relaxing on the beach here.

Go on a helicopter tour

Unfortunately, if you’re visiting Kauai as a pregnant person in your second or third trimester, you’re not allowed on any NaPali Coast boat tours. However, you can still see the dramatic, Jurassic Park-esque coastline and Kauai in its entirety! How? By joining a helicopter tour. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the breathtaking views! We did the Jurassic Falls Landing Tour with Island Helicopters and loved it! If there’s one thing you splurge on for your Kauai babymoon, let it be this!

We absolutely loved our Kauai babymoon! Check out our full Kauai Itinerary here.

And if you’re interested in the other islands, here’s a roundup of the best places to babymoon in the Hawaiian Islands, including in Maui, Oahu, and the Big Island.

4. Babymoon in Leavenworth, Washington

Why You Should Go

Take a trip to Europe without leaving the States! The Bavarian-style village of Leavenworth is such a charming destination for a babymoon in the USA. In the spring, summer, and fall, you can go on short hikes, enjoy the alpine air, and walk around this dreamy town.

Then, come wintertime, it transforms into a dreamy winter wonderland. Located in the Cascade Mountains, it’s a portal to Alpine-style lodges, German cuisines, and even a Nutcracker Museum.

Where You Should Stay

Post Hotel

Located right by the Waterfront Park and the main street, Post Hotel is one of my favorite hotels I’ve ever stayed at.

Why? The spa aspect! Your stay comes with access to the incredible spa (I’m talking salt tubs, eucalyptus rooms, an indoor/outdoor pool, plunge pools, luxurious spa showers, and more!). People literally walk around the hotel in their bathrobes all the time.

The hotel also provides a complimentary breakfast and light European-style lunch. It’s adults-only, so keep that in mind if you’re planning a family babymoon with other kiddos!

Top 3 Things to Do on Your Leavenworth Babymoon

Get pampered at the Post Hotel Spa

Saunas, water beds for naps, indoor and outdoor hot tubs… the amenities are 10/10. (Just remember to speak with your OBGYN before getting in a hot tub- most experts say to avoid hot tubs in the first trimester and limit your time to 10 minutes or less after that.) You can book a prenatal massage if you want to, though I found the complimentary spa amenities to be plenty!

Shop and dine on Front Street

Specialty stores and German cuisine line Front Street, making it the highlight of this charming Bavarian town. Don’t forget to get a giant soft pretzel from Rhein Haus!

Walk or bike to Blackbird Island

The easy loop to Blackbird Island is a hidden gem. Picture forested paths and serene river views.

Bonus: Up for a hike? Colchuck Lake is my favorite view in Washington!

The catch: it’s an extremely difficult hike. I’d only recommend going while pregnant if you’ve been maintaining a workout schedule! 8 miles round trip with a TON of elevation gain. If you do this hike, be sure to bring plenty of water!

5. Babymoon in Carmel-By-The-Sea and Big Sur, California

Why You Should Go

Set up base at Carmel-By-The-Sea because the 90-mile stretch of Big Sur is pretty remote. Its fairytale cottages and storybook-like storefronts are almost too charming to speak of! This quiet hamlet is exactly the romantic getaway you want a babymoon to be.

You can do a road trip down Big Sur but keep in mind that you may have no cell service, so if you’re far along in your pregancy or at-risk, I’d avoid this route just in case!

We actually visited Carmel with our baby and loved it, so if you don’t check this off your list on your US babymoon, keep it in mind for later!

Where You Should Stay

L’Auberge Carmel

White stucco exteriors, flower boxes, and a cozy lobby salon is just a glimpse of L’Auberge Carmel’s Old World charm.

Top 3 Things to Do on Your Carmel and Big Sur Babymoon

Drive down the coast

Fill up your gas tank! Every turn reveals deep blue waters and rising cliffs. Keep your eye out for the iconic Bixby Bridge. I recommend heading all the way to McWay Falls before turning back around. (Worried about nausea? Unless you’ve got extreme nausea and are prone to car sickness, I think this road should be fine! It winds and curves but is so open that you can keep an eye on the horizon.) If you are hesitant to do this drive, you can do the gorgeous 17-Mile Drive in Pebble Beach, instead!

Historic Carmel Mission

Don’t miss out on this architectural and cultural gem – it’s truly beautiful.

Explore Carmel on foot

The best Carmel experience is walking its streets and taking in the sights. Ocean Avenue takes you straight to Carmel Beach.

Check out my favorite things to do in Carmel and Big Sur here!

6. An Adventure-Filled Babymoon in Alaska

Why You Should Go

A trip to Alaska feels like you’re on an international getaway- with no passport needed or money change required! One of the best US babymoon destinations for summer travelers, this U.S enclave is a collection of superlatives: highest peak, largest national park, longest day, and longest coast.

If you picture snow everywhere when you think of Alaska, you’re in for a surprise! Summertime brings mild-to-warm temperatures and lush greenery while providing access to glacier hikes and whale watching.

And if you go during shoulder season, you’ve got the opportunity to see the northern lights! We saw them at the beginning of September in Fairbanks, Alaska.

(Note that wintertime in Alaska is more suited for snow sports, so I wouldn’t consider winter to be a good season for a babymoon in Alaska.)

And yes, I put the whole state on this list, not just one town. Because, honestly, if you’re going all the way to Alaska, might as well see more than just one spot! Check out our full Alaska road trip itinerary here! In it, I include suggestions on how to modify it for trips of different lengths.

Where You Should Stay

Borealis Basecamp

You’re one with the stars and forests when staying in a geodesic igloo! Borealis Basecamp is one of the coolest places we’ve ever stayed at, and it’s where we saw the northern lights in early September!

Top 3 Things to Do on Your Alaskan Babymoon

Road trip around Alaska

Alaska’s geography is astounding and surprisingly diverse. Road trip across the state and explore Denali National Park, fjords by the coast, and dreamy forests. If you’re not up for a lot of hiking, good news! You’ll see incredible views right from your car, no hiking required! Here are the best stops along the scenic Seward Highway from Anchorage to Seward.

Do a helicopter tour

There’s nothing like seeing the sheer breadth of Alaska via a helicopter tour. We did the Knik Glacier Landing Tour and absolutely loved it! Truly a remarkable experience.

Visit a glacier

Matanuska Glacier was our favorite! But be VERY careful if you’re hiking on a glacier while pregnant – you’ll want to bring crampons so that you don’t slip!

And before you plan your trip to Alaska, here are 33 crucial things to know!

7. Babymoon in Charleston, South Carolina

Why You Should Go

Charleston is one of the best babymoon destinations in the USA! Step back in time as you explore downtown Charleston and the surrounding areas. This colorful city with small-town vibes is a dreamy place for a US babymoon! Picture horse-drawn carriages and pastel antebellum houses, especially in the French Quarter and Battery district.

Where You Should Stay

Hotel Bennett

Custom furnishings and terraced dining make Hotel Bennett extra luxurious; the spa is a bonus. It’s also in a prime location on King Street, right in the middle of it all!

Make a reservation for afternoon tea at their gorgeous champagne bar, Camellias!

Top 3 Things to Do on Your Charleston Babymoon

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

Meander through the oldest public gardens in America and pose under beautiful azalea arches! If the azaleas aren’t in bloom, know that there’s always something gorgeous growing here. And be sure to take a couples photo on the little white bridge to commemorate life before baby!

Cypress Gardens

This is my favorite thing to do in all of Charleston! Cypress Garden offers a really cool boat experience through the dreamy cypress groves where parts of The Notebook were filmed! While you’re there, don’t miss the butterfly house attraction as well. Check out more of my favorite Charleston nature spots here!

Shop and dine your way through King Street

Distinctive King Street contains an eclectic mix of fashion, art, boutique shops, and delicious eateries. Definitely worth a leisurely stroll!

And don’t miss these Charleston hidden gems while you’re there!

8. Babymoon in The Texas Hill Country

Why You Should Go

Rolling hills and gentle breezes make the Texas Hill Country a year-round destination. Adventurous couples will love scampering over hiking trails and exploring water holes (like Krause Springs or Jacobs Well), while casual road trippers can visit historic towns. Concerts and live music play as you indulge in Texas BBQ, Mexican staples, and even German sausages!

The best way to see the Texas Hill Country is on a road trip- check out my recommended itinerary here!

You can also see some of my favorite Texas Hill Country hidden gems here!

Where You Should Stay

Camp Lucy

Located in Dripping Springs, the wedding capital of Texas, you’ll find rustic ranch meets modern luxury at Camp Lucy. You’ll love the outdoor pool and private balconies that overlook the landscaped estate. And eating at Tillie’s, regardless of whether you’re staying at Camp Lucy or not, is a must!

Top 3 Things to Do on Your Texas Hill Country Babymoon

Historic Gruene

Once a German settler town in the 1800s, Historic Gruene is now teeming with quaint shops and a lively dance hall.

Cave Without A Name

Visit this National Natural Landmark for a living cavern of 6 limestone caves! The tour is about an hour long.

Kayak the Medina River

The Medina River is a beautiful kayaking location, bracketed by towering trees like a magical canal to some faraway world. My other favorite way to explore the Medina River is from City Park in Bandera or Castroville Regional Park in Castroville.

Interested in more Texas babymoon destinations? Check out this post!

9. Babymoon at North Lake Tahoe in Nevada

Why You Should Go

Lake Tahoe is a perfect babymoon destination. There’s a great debate on whether one should visit South or North Tahoe – we say, babymoons are great in the latter. Quieter than its Southern counterpart, North Tahoe is dotted with beaches and private coves. (Fun fact: it’s also the gateway to the long-distance Tahoe Rim Trail, making it an ideal basecamp for hikers, though that might not be you as a pregnant person.)

Where You Should Stay

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe

This is where we stayed on our North Tahoe babymoon and we absolutely loved it! The Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe offers everything you need for a relaxing and entertaining stay: a lakefront beach, a spa, a 24-hour casino, and spectacular views of the mountains.

If you’re interested in a spa session, I highly recommend their float pod experience! You float in 1500 lbs of Epsom salt for an hour and the zero-gravity feels incredible on your pregnant body!

Also, the breakfast at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe is superb. There are multiple dining options on-site, as well as plenty of great restaurants around it!

Top 3 Things to Do on Your North Tahoe Babymoon

Sand Harbor

The gorgeous curved bay is famous for crystalline waters and sandy beaches. Kayaking and SUP is a must in the summer! Parents-to-be will love this spot for photos, too!

Monkey Rock hike

A relatively short (but very steep) hike at 2.5 miles, Monkey Rock hike features panoramic views of Lake Tahoe. You’ll gain about 500 feet of elevation in a short stretch, so only do this hike if you’re up for it! Keep your eye out for the rather monkey-like boulder at the top that gives this hike its name!

Relax by the lake

Do I need to say more? Treat yourself to a nice long day by the lake. I certainly loved looking out at the tranquil water and mountain backdrop!

Check out my full list of things to do in North Lake Tahoe in each season!

10. Babymoon in Salt Lake City & Park City, Utah

Why You Should Go

This is one of the best babymoon destinations in the USA. Salt Lake City is known for many things: sprawling mountains, hiking, ski resorts, and gorgeous towns like Park City. Marvel at its religious motifs and colorful terrace houses before skipping town for boutique shops and cafés in the mountains.

We went on a babymoon in Salt Lake City during my first trimester and took a baby announcement selfie here- so it holds a special place in my heart!

While Park City is known for skiing, you’ll want to avoid skiing as a mom-to-be! But there is still so much more than winter sports to do here!

And this destination is perfect year-round! Cooler summers, amazing fall colors, wildflower-filled springs, and snowy winters make Salt Lake City dreamy in each season.

Where You Should Stay

Kimpton Hotel Monaco

Located within Central City for easy access to historical landmarks and haute couture, the Kimpton Hotel Monaco is a 4-star hotel is just 10 minutes from Temple Square.

Top 3 Things to Do on Your Salt Lake City Babymoon

Bonneville Salt Flats

Stretching over 30,000 acres, the Bonneville Salt Flats are one of Utah’s most unique natural features. It’s about an hour and a half away from Salt Lake City, but these salt flats are worth it! The other-worldly landscape makes the perfect setting for maternity photos!

Visit Silver Lake in Big Cottonwood Canyon

Take it easy with a boardwalk stroll at Silver Lake. Both meadow and lakeside views make for beautiful photo ops to commemorate your pregnancy! Check out more Salt Lake City photo spots here!

Shop and dine on Main Street in Park City

The heart and soul of Park City, Main Street is brimming with music venues, restaurants, art galleries, and charming storefronts.

Here’s our itinerary that combines both Salt Lake City and Park City!

11. Babymoon in Savannah, Georgia

Forsyth Park fountain Savannah
Chippewa Square Savannah

Why You Should Go

Another US babymoon destination that turns out the southern charm is Savannah. Period architecture and cobblestone squares lure in plenty of crowds, while others are invested in its trove of haunted stories. Personally, I love the blend of gorgeous parks and trendy boutiques!

Where You Should Stay

The Mansion at Forsyth Park

If you want a fairytale getaway, the Mansion at Forsyth Park looks like a literal castle-come-to-life. Inside you’ll find spacious rooms with luxurious marble bathrooms.

Top 3 Things to Do on Your Savannah Babymoon

Relax at Forsyth Park

When you’re done taking photos of its iconic fountain, there are plenty of grassy fields for a romantic picnic. (See more stunning Savannah photo spots here!)

Visit Wormsloe Plantation and Bonaventure Cemetery

Step back in time with a tour through these attractions, both beautiful and somber. The Spanish moss-covered live oak trees are simply stunning at both of these places!

Shop and dine on Broughton Street

As the commercial heart of Savannah, Broughton Street is home to Gutstein Gallery, Paris Market, Leopold’s Ice Cream, and other fun stops!

PS. If you’re comparing Charleston and Savannah, take a look at this post to see which is best for you! You can also combine them into one trip with this itinerary!

12. Babymoon in New Orleans, Louisiana

Exchange Alley New Orleans on Exchange Place
The Chloe patio New Orleans

Why You Should Go

Vibrant, mystical, quirky- celebrate your pregnancy with a music-filled tour of New Orleans. Mardi Gras street parties may be a little wild for the occasion, but live bands and cozy lounges are always on the menu. Speaking of food, satisfy your pregnancy cravings with New Orleans cuisine- it is to die for!

Where You Should Stay

The Chloe

Hotel, restaurant, pool, and patio in one, the 19th-century mansion is full of character! From patterned tiles to curated art pieces, we’re in love with its old-world charm. But honestly, my favorite part about staying at The Chloe was the complimentary gourmet breakfast that you order from the menu! So delicious!

Top 3 Things to Do on Your New Orleans Babymoon

Explore the French Quarter

There’s always something going on behind the cast-iron balconies and colorful doors. Bask in the jazz clubs, Cajun eateries, and street performers along Jackson Square.

Walk around City Park

Sculptures and an antique carousel are just two of the many sights at City Park. It’s a beautiful park, which is why it easily earned its spot on my list of Instagrammable places in New Orleans.

Get beignets

You can’t visit New Orleans without trying local delicacies! Satisfy those pregnancy cravings by grabbing a fresh beignet at Café du Monde or Cafe Beignet!

13. Babymoon in Asheville and the Blue Ridge Parkway

Why You Should Go

Also known as America’s Favorite Scenic Drive, the Blue Ridge Parkway is a whopping 469 miles long! Running through three mountain ranges and national parks, it offers breathtaking views along the highest peaks of the Southern Appalachians. It’s a great babymoon option for low budgets since the views are free! And when you combine the Blue Ridge Parkway with the charming city of Asheville, North Carolina, you’ve got a perfect dreamy US babymoon combo.

This is actually the first place we traveled to after finding out that we were pregnant, which gives it an extra special place in my heart!

Where You Should Stay

The Inn on Biltmore Estate

Live within turrets and Vanderbilt-designed properties within the massive Biltmore Estate. 4-star dining, verdant gardens, and customized experiences make this gorgeous property an unforgettable place. If The Inn on Biltmore Estate is out of your budget, there’s also the cheaper (but still nice) Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate (which is where we stayed!).

Top 3 Things to Do on Your Asheville Babymoon

Drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Go as far as you’d like! You can pull over any time to admire the landscapes or stop for a hike.

Craggy Pinnacle Hike

Its lush trail, wildflowers, and panoramic views make this hike so worth it! I recommend doing this hike in the morning so that you reach the Pinnacle in time for golden hour. The soft sunlight and misty mountains as far as your eye can see will take your breath away.

Tour the Biltmore Estate

So many surprises are found at America’s largest private estate – even a model railway running through the Conservatory!

Explore my full Blue Ridge Parkway itinerary here!

14. Babymoon in Newport Beach, California

If you want paradise while being close to an airport, hospital, or anything else you could need during your pregnancy, this spot is for you. I got to live in Southern California during college and have visited multiple times since then, including with my baby.

It truly is one of the best babymoon spots in the United States all year round. Fantastic weather, beaches, high-end resorts, and incredible beauty surround you!

Where You Should Stay

The Resort on Pelican Hill

If you are expecting, you deserve to pull out all the stops on an epic luxury stay. And if you’ve got the budget to do so, the Resort on Pelican Hill is perfect for a babymoon in Newport Beach! This luxurious resort has spacious villas with ocean views, award-winning spa treatments, and gourmet dining. You can enjoy the stunning scenery of the California coast, play golf on the world-class courses, or simply lounge by the pool and soak up the sun. The resort also has a special babymoon package that includes a welcome gift, a prenatal massage, a romantic dinner, and a professional photo session to capture your precious moments!

Shop at Lido Marina Village

This chic waterfront shopping and dining area is perfect for a leisurely stroll. You’ll find trendy boutiques, cozy cafes, upscale restaurants, and stunning views of the harbor and the boats.

Visit Balboa Island

For a charming, low-key, walkable babymoon, head to Balboa Island! It’s a gorgeous man-made island with quaint shops, restaurants, and galleries. Don’t forget to try their famous frozen banana, a local specialty that’s dipped in chocolate and covered with nuts or sprinkles! (See photos of this charming island and the best things to do on Balboa Island here!)

Get on the Water

If you feel your pregnant body can handle it, you can rent a kayak or paddle board and enjoy the water! You can also rent a duffy boat and explore the water without the potential of getting wet. Keep an eye out for dolphins! (Though the waters in the peninsula are pretty calm, if you’re babymooning in your first trimester or beyond and have nausea, you may want to stay on land.)

15. Babymoon in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Why You Should Go

Who doesn’t want to escape to a Caribbean island, with no passport required? Puerto Rico features a rich landscape of mountains and waterfalls, and, of course, beaches. But don’t just hang around the beaches! Old San Juan adds color to your babymoon with Spanish colonial buildings and massive historical fortresses.

Where You Should Stay

Condado Vanderbilt

This resort is gorgeous. And if the arched ceilings and elegant décor don’t impress you, Condado Vanderbilt’s infinity pool and private beach strip probably will!

Top 3 Things to Do on Your Puerto Rico Babymoon

Visit El Yunque

The only tropical rainforest in the US, El Yunque is a lush, leafy portal with gorgeous waterfalls to dip your toes into.

Explore Old San Juan

Learn about Puerto Rico’s rich history with a self-guided tour of the 16th-century fortresses, brightly colored houses, and renowned fusion restaurants in Old San Juan. Here’s a list of 10 incredible things to do in San Juan!

Relax on the beach

Local favorites include Playa Flamenco and the beaches in Fajardo.

Bonus: hop on over to Vieques

The island of Vieques is home to one of three bioluminescent bays in Puerto Rico! If this is on your bucket list, be sure to plan accordingly- you can only see the bioluminescence on the darkest nights when there is little to no moon out!

Learn more about what each region of Puerto Rico has to offer here!

16. Babymoon in Boulder, Colorado

Why You Should Go

Located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains is the vibrant town of Boulder. It’s just the right amount of busy for a weekend getaway. Downtown features art galleries, cafés, and the museum of Natural History, while the craggy Flatirons offer up plenty of trails for adventurers.

And if you’re flying into Denver to visit Boulder, don’t miss this list of the best Denver hidden gems.

Where You Should Stay

St Julien Hotel and Spa

Within the warm, welcoming façade of St Julien Hotel are a top-tier spa and some of the best live music in the area.

Top 3 Things to Do on Your Boulder Babymoon

Dine at the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse

Yes, the afternoon tea here is divine but what’s cooler is that each piece of the building was shipped from Tajikistan! This is by far my favorite place to eat in Boulder. Not only is it beautiful, but the oriental cuisine is delicious!

Do a scenic drive up Flagstaff Mountain

You don’t even have to hike to enjoy the views! Flagstaff Mountain overlooks Boulder and the surrounding areas offering stunning views.

Shop on Pearl Street

Bookstores, vintage finds, gift shops, creative retailers, you name it – Pearl Street has it all.

Check out this post for more great things to do in Boulder!

17. Babymoon in Scottsdale, Arizona

Why You Should Go

Famous for its spa resorts and golf courses, Scottsdale is exactly the place to be for a babymoon. Treat yourself to fine dining and spa treatments, then to slow meandering walks past the 1920s architecture. Nearby you’ll find plenty of nature spots and hikes, like the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, if you want to stay active.

Wondering when the best time to visit Scottsdale is? Check out this post that also includes 12 things to know before you go.

Where You Should Stay

The Scott Resort

The Scott Resort is just so tastefully designed – think airy lounges, intimate dining tables, poolside cabanas, and warm wooden accents.

Top 3 Things to Do on Your Scottsdale Babymoon

Lost Dutchman State Park

Its namesake is a gold mine that may or may not exist, but the state park is incredibly beautiful. It features classic Arizona red rock canyons and cacti everywhere.

Desert Botanical Garden

You’ll be amazed at how colorful the Desert Botanical Garden is! The Desert Wildflower Loops Trail is a must.

It’s no surprise that the Desert Botanical Garden is on my list of most photo-worthy places in Scottsdale; you can see the full list of Instagrammable places in Scottsdale and Phoenix here!

Shop and dine in Scottsdale Fashion Square

Enjoy the AC at full blast while scouring Fashion Square’s 200-plus stores and restaurants.

Check out more things to do in Scottsdale here!

18. Babymoon in San Luis Obispo, California

Why You Should Go

Drop your stress and worries in San Luis Obispo. This charming California town is flowing with life, from museums and eateries to its historic Spanish mission. There’s even a rather unusual Bubblegum Alley!

Where You Should Stay

Granada Hotel

Located downtown, the Granada Hotel is a simple, elegant, accessible stay. (You can also treat yourself to a spa appointment at the nearby Hotel Cerro while you’re in San Luis Obispo!)

Top 3 Things to Do on Your San Luis Obispo Babymoon

Enjoy golden hour from Terrace Hill

The flat hilltop is a great perch for watching the sunset! The hike itself is also a relatively easy loop with wonderful views.

Visit Mission San Luis Obispo Tolosa

Take a short tour of this active mission which was founded in 1772; there’s even a small museum here where you can learn about its history.

Eat fresh farm-to-table foods

San Luis Obispo was doing farm-to-table before it was a thing! Luna Red, Novo, and Big Sky Café are just three of many farm-to-table eats in SLO, often with seasonally-inspired menus.

Check out the top 20 things to do in San Luis Obispo here!

19. Babymoon in Key West, Florida

Why You Should Go

You’ll want to carry Key West’s laidback vibes back home after this babymoon! Part of the Florida Keys archipelago, it’s a well-loved holiday destination for snorkeling and small-town vibes. You’ll definitely want some pictures in front of its pastel, conch-style architecture!

Where You Should Stay

Ocean Key Resort & Spa

A spa, oceanfront pool, and cocktail bar are just three of the amenities you’ll find at Ocean Key Resort and Spa. On Duval Street and overlooking Sunset Pier and the Gulf of Mexico, this luxury hotel is a perfect home base for your time in Key West.

Top 3 Things to Do on Your Key West Babymoon

Shop and dine on Duval Street

Home to sun-dappled shop fronts, snazzy saloons, and the Key West Aquarium, Duval Street is one of the most popular areas in town.

Visit Fort Zachary Taylor or Dry Tortugas National Park

Spend some time outdoors, whether that’s scouring a National Historic Monument or visiting the southernmost national park in the continental US.

Relax at the beach

Smathers Beach is one of Key West’s longest and liveliest! It’s also one of the prettiest- and you can see my full list of photo-worthy Key West spots here!

20. Babymoon Along the Oregon Coast

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Why You Should Go

There’s no lack of pretty places along the Oregon Coast- all 363 miles of it! It’s every coastal babymoon you’ve ever dreamed of. Plan a road trip to cover all the state parks, bustling harbors, soaring sand dunes, and dramatic beaches along the shoreline.

Where You Should Stay

Stephanie Inn

This boutique hotel promises a cozy night in plus private terraces that back right onto the famous Cannon Beach.

Top 3 Things to Do on Your Oregon Coast Babymoon

Haceta Head Beach

From Heceta Head Lighthouse to its bridge and B&B, this sheltered beach is a must!

Newport

You’ll love stretching your legs in port city Newport, especially at the underwater walkways of the Oregon Coast Aquarium.

Cannon Beach

Home to a beautiful sandy shore, this coastal city is a seasonal haven for tufted puffins too! Whether you want to explore Ecola State Park or the tidepools of Arcadia Beach, both are great options! And if you haven’t heard of Cannon Beach, you’ll probably still recognize it from photos with its unique rock formations.

If you’re interested in turning your Oregon Coast babymoon into a Pacific Northwest Roadtrip, check out this itinerary!

21. Babymoon in St. Augustine, Florida

Why You Should Go

Breaking away from Florida’s party image, St. Augustine is a treasure trove of historical tidbits. As America’s Oldest City, its charming cobblestone streets and historical landmarks hold so many fascinating stories! Its Atlantic beaches also steal the show.

Where You Should Stay

Casa Monica Resort & Spa

Nestled at the heart of St. Augustine’s historic district, this 1888 hotel is close to many of St. Augustine’s popular sites. With Moroccan-style interiors and luxury amenities, it’s an ideal stay for your babymoon!

Top 3 Things to Do on Your St. Augustine Babymoon

Old Town trolley tour

What better way to sightsee than riding a historical trolley? This way, you can snap shots of its colonial architecture while seeing and learning as much as possible!

Relax at the beach

Lie back at tranquil Crescent Beach and soak up that vitamin D!

Tour Lightner Museum

Once Alcazar Hotel, Lightner Museum is a rather eclectic collector of 19th-century art and shrunken heads, amongst other bits and blobs.

22. Babymoon in San Diego, California

Why You Should Go

San Diego is synonymous with beaches, parks, and fantastic weather! It’s the perfect place to unwind, whether exploring art galleries, museums, or gardens. Family-friendly attractions are everywhere too, including San Diego Zoo Safari Park, LEGOLAND California, and an aircraft-turned-museum. It’s also beautiful all year round, making it an awesome US babymoon destination. One of my favorite things about San Diego is its proximity to other California favorites. You can do day trips to Laguna Beach, charming Balboa Island, and Los Angeles.

Where You Should Stay

Fairmont Grand del Mar

Palm trees anyone? Just a step away from Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve and The Grand Golf Club you’ll find the Fairmont Grand del Mar. This luxury resort is an absolutely dreamy retreat. You might not even want to leave to go explore San Diego- and I don’t blame you! Relax poolside and enjoy the cuisine here!

Top 3 Things to Do on Your San Diego Babymoon

Balboa Park

Balboa Park boasts an incredible 17 museums and sites; you can easily spend the whole day exploring the estate! It’s one of the most photo-worthy spots in San Diego- check out more great spots here!

Sunset Cliffs

There’s nothing like fresh air and watching the sunset at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

Sunset dinner at Cordiano Winery

There’s more than just wine at this family-run vineyard! Their homemade marinara is mouthwatering and the views are romantic to a tee! Make a dinner reservation that includes golden hour and sunset for the dreamiest views and lighting.

23. Babymoon in Palm Beach, Florida

Why You Should Go

You can’t miss West Palm Beach’s colorful personality! Broadway shows and exquisite shopping are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Florida’s retail and entertainment center. Between the beaches and music scene, you’re set for a fun-filled babymoon.

Where You Should Stay

The Colony Hotel

The Colony Hotel is not just the pinkest hotel in West Palm, it’s also one of the chicest and most fashionable in town!

Top 3 Things to Do on Your West Palm Beach Babymoon

Shopping in West Palm Beach

Clematis Street, Rosemary Square, Northwood Village, and Antique Row all boast their own specialty shops and trinkets.

Lion Country Safari

Wish you could go on safari but can’t quite make it to the Serengeti? This cageless drive-thru animal expedition is a must!

Norton Museum of Art

Home to over 7,000 pieces of artwork, this museum features an international collection and offers free admission every Friday.

24. Babymoon in Mystic, Connecticut

Why You Should Go

Ships, ships, nothing but ships – Mystic is rich in maritime history. Coast through this seaside village to learn about its roots! When you’re not indulging in fresh seafood or taking in the scenery, be sure to admire its historic homes.

Where You Should Stay

Ocean House

Ocean House was meticulously reconstructed to show off its storied past. What we love about it, though, is the beachfront location and its New England luxe suites! It’s technically in Rhode Island but is less than a thirty-minute drive from Mystic and Stonington.

Top 3 Things to Do on Your Mystic Babymoon

Explore Mystic Seaport

A living maritime museum, this 19-acre site takes you back to 19th-century Connecticut – historic ships included.

Mystic Aquarium

Seeing beluga whales up close will blow you away!

Shop and dine at Olde Mistick Village

Replicating the charming village streets of the 1720s, Olde Mistick Village is a unique shopping experience.

Babymoon FAQ

Now that we’ve covered these great babymoon destinations, let’s get into some questions you still may have:

What should you do on a babymoon?

It’s up to you! Some people love to relax at a beach while others want to go on an adventure. Ultimately, you’ll want to make sure you don’t overwork your body- it’s growing another human, after all!

What month do you go on a babymoon?

Once again, this is up to you! Most people like to travel on their babymoon in their second trimester. The sweet spot is after you get over first trimester nausea and tiredness but at least a few weeks before your OBGYN says you are no longer allowed to fly! Bonus if you already have a cute little baby bump that you can show off in babymoon photos!

When is the cut off for traveling when pregnant?

You’ll want to check with your doctor.

My doctor told me that as long as there’s a non-complicated pregnancy, she recommends not flying after 32 weeks. However, some doctors say 35 weeks or longer, though I wouldn’t risk going on a babymoon that far along in pregnancy.

On the other hand, any pregnancy complications may require a sooner travel cut-off date. So, again, the best thing to do is talk with your doctor.

Also, check out this article on tips for flying while pregnant for more information!

How long is a typical babymoon?

Most babymoons are 3-7 days long. It really depends on your schedule; how much time can you take off of work? Are there work holidays you can combine with your vacation days? Or is a long weekend your best bet?

What should I bring on a babymoon?

On a babymoon, you’ll want to bring your prenatal vitamins, a refillable water bottle, and knowledge of the closest hospital. It’s also a good idea to download offline maps for wherever you’re vacationing in case you lose service. Also, if you’re using them, bring a small container of stretch mark cream and morning sickness pills/lozenges if needed.

How do I make my babymoon special?

Here are some ideas for making your babymoon special:

  • Return to the same destination as your honeymoon
  • Splurge on one memorable thing (an experience, a room upgrade, the nicer hotel, etc.)
  • Document each day in photos!
  • Unplug- disconnect from your phone and enjoy focusing on each other!

Are babymoons safe?

If your doctor clears you to travel, then babymoons/traveling while pregnant are safe. (They also can do wonders for your mental health and relaxation, as well as give you and your partner time to have open discussions and enjoy each other before baby comes!) But to err on the side of caution, make sure you know where the closest hospital is at your destination!

In conclusion…

I hope these US babymoon destinations have given you plenty of ideas for where to go on your babymoon this year!

Which of these are you most excited about? Let me know in the comments!

And if you’re in need of any packing or flying tips, check out these posts:

Happy babymooning!

Jasmine

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I'm a Dallas-based, full-time travel blogger with a serious case of wanderlust! Through my website and Instagram, I hope to help others plan picture-perfect trips to the most beautiful places in the world! When I travel, I like to emphasize nature, hidden gems, and unique places.
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I'm a Dallas-based, full-time travel blogger with a serious case of wanderlust! Through my website and Instagram, I hope to help others plan picture-perfect trips to the most beautiful places in the world! When I travel, I like to emphasize nature, hidden gems, and unique places.

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