5 Fun and Memorable Babymoon Destination Spots
In just a few weeks, I will be celebrating my 10th wedding anniversary and the last time I've gone on a vacation with my husband. In the time of our marriage, we've added four little humans to our family, and so getting away–just the two of us–is not always easy.
There are many parents who take a different kind of honeymoon called a babymoon. The idea is the same, but instead of the vacation being just after marriage, this one is taken just before your baby arrives. It's a time to get in some time together as a couple (or some babymoons are taken alone, ah, bliss!) before your routine will be uprooted and responsibility amped up. According to BabyMoonGuide, the vacation is typically taken in the second trimester, where as long as you have a safe and healthy pregnancy, you have the energy to do all the things, but really any time before baby arrives is perfect.
So, while they're not a necessity, it's a wonderful luxury that if you can take, you should. Having a memorable babymoon to think back on when you're up for the 15th straight hour with a baby who refuses to sleep would do your emotional well-being some good. They don't have to be anything extravagant or super-fancy, but fun and memorable are important!
1. For Beach Lovers
If you're a couple who loves the sun, the sand, and the water, taking a beach babymoon sounds like the perfect spot for you. Think about all that vitamin D you can soak up (while wearing ample sunscreen, of course), and baby bumps look extra cute in bikinis.
Try: Kahanamoku Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii — It was named one of America's Top Beaches of 2013 by Forbes.
2. For Intimate and Quiet
There is something about a great bed and breakfast that just leaves you recharged, happy, and relaxed. It's a wonderful idea for a babymoon because it's stress-free and someone else cooks for you.
Try: Beltane Ranch; Glen Ellen, California — It was named on of America's Best Bed and Breakfasts by Food & Wine.
3. For World Travelers
Traveling is a top priority for many couples, and while you don't have to stop just because you have a baby, you'll probably need to slow down a little in the first year. Take the babymoon time for one last huzzah and go to the place you've always wanted to go.
Try: Anywhere in Europe that's been on your “must see” list forever.
4. For Adventure Seekers
Pregnancy doesn't mean you have to slow down the adventure. While you do have to make sure you're healthy, safe, and not going to injure your body, if you've been given your doctor's OK, going on one last adventure before you've got a baby in your arms sounds like so much fun!
Try: Addo Elephant Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa
5. For Romance
Romance and babymoons go together like peanut butter and jelly, and getting in some quality time alone before you welcome a baby into your lives is a wonderful idea. Add some spark to the already-burning flame and watch your love grow.
Try: Head to Beaufort, North Carolina — It was named one of America's Most Romantic Towns by CNN.
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