Before the big day arrives and your little one makes his or her appearance, reserve some time for yourself and your sweetheart with a babymoon in one of these cities in Indiana. When you stay at one of numerous Indiana vacation rentals, you can look forward to enjoying the simple life in Bristol’s Amish country; embarking on hiking and walking trails in Madison; and experiencing big city attractions in Indianapolis. Take a look at the most popular vacation destinations in Indiana for a babymoon.
Choose an Indiana city rich in history for your babymoon and take in the beauty of the Lanier Mansion, the Jeremiah Sullivan House, both built in the mid-1800s. Tour the grounds of this historic landmarks and then pack a picnic lunch to enjoy after walking the trails of Clifty Falls State Park, home to stony bed fossils. When the weather is warm, take an adventurous boat ride with Rockin’ Thunder Jet Boat Rides and then stroll down the Historic District to browse the treasures in the antique shops. Do something different on your babymoon by touring the Schroeder Saddletree Factory Museum and then enjoy an intimate dinner for two at Crystal and Jules before retreating back to your cozy Indiana vacation rental.
Simple living is the dominant theme in Bristol, making this Indiana city the perfect vacation destination when you want to rest and relax before the baby arrives. Located in the heart of Indiana’s Amish country, Bristol is home to one of the oldest gristmills in the state – Bonneyville Mill. Tour the mill before browsing the exhibits at the Elkhart County Historical Museum. When you’re craving something sweet, the Murphy Guest House is a popular attraction for lemon curd or scones. Make your dinner plans at Antonio’s Italian Ristorante if you are a fan of Italian cuisine or Bacon Hill Kitchen and Pub when you want some American fare.
3. French Lick
Couples who love nature attractions flock to French Lick, an Indiana city that is in the heart of the Hoosier National Forest. Take an easy hike on the trails of this national forest that is popular with cyclists and runners. Get a little adventurous if you’re not too far along with 18 holes of golf at the Valley Links Golf Course, or opt for some rest and relaxation at Serenity Day Spa. Couples who like to play the slots can enjoy an evening at the French Lick Casino while the shoppers can pick up some baby items in the French Lick downtown area that features specialty shops such as the Finders Keepers Market Place. Satisfy those cravings with dinner at the ʻOhana Hawaiian Grill and Bar or dive into some scrumptious pizza with lunch at Pluto’s Pizzeria.
Indianapolis is a mecca for culture and entertainment, and a vacation rental in this city gives you a chance to see wildlife at the Indianapolis Zo or race cars at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. Tap into your creativity when browsing the masterpieces at the Indianapolis Museum of Art or catch a performance at the Fountain Square Theatre Building. Lucas Oil Stadium is a popular attraction for couples who want to root for the home team and even pick up an infant-sized jersey for the little one. White River State Park offers trails when you want to get some light exercise while Central Canal is a great place to take a photo of your Indiana babymoon adventures.
Soak in the small-town charm of Nashville with a vacation rental that puts you in close proximity of Brown County State Park. You and your sweetheart can take morning walks on the trails that lead you through miles of forests. The Nashville Express Train Tour is a great way to see the history of the city when you need to put your feet up for a bit. Find antiques and items for your baby when shopping downtown Nashville that is also known as the Midwest’s artist colony and home to the T.C. Steele State Historic Site. Browse the pieces by local artists at the Brown County Art Gallery before exploring Nashville even more with a trip to the Brown County Pioneer Village, which houses the Old Log Jail and restored buildings with unique architecture.
Opt for a babymoon that puts you in a vacation rental overlooking Lake Monroe for the week or weekend. Admire the scenic views from your balcony and then get out on the water with a boat tour or dinner cruise with Paradise Rental Boats. The B-Line Trail is a great place to enjoy some one-on-one time together while getting in your afternoon walk. If you are both avid bird watchers, sign up for the Indigo Birding Nature Tour. Bloomington offers great eats to satisfy your cravings with breakfast favorites at the Village Deli and intimate dinner dining at Finch’s Brasserie.
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