The weeks or months before your little one’s arrival can be hectic, which is why a relaxing babymoon in Kentucky is just what you and your partner need. Spend quality one-on-one time together strolling along the nature trails in London; browsing the expansive collection at the Louisville Slugger Museum; or dipping your feet in the Kentucky River. When you stay at one of many cozy Kentucky vacation rentals, you can easily enjoy historical attractions such as the state capitol building in Frankfort or the Historic Railpark and Train Museum in Bowling Green. When making plans for your babymoon getaway, consider one of these Kentucky cities and towns as your destination.

1. Owensboro

Have on last “hurrah” with your significant other before your baby arrives with a babymoon in Owensboro, known as the entertainment capital of Kentucky. Owensboro is home to the International Bluegrass Music Museum and offers live music and nightlife for some slow dancing at the Yellow Rose. Indulge your artistic side with a tour of the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art or soak in the spectacular views of the blooming flowers at the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden. Head out to Reid’s Orchard to pick up some fresh produce to take back to your vacation rental or opt for some fine dining at Niko’s Italian Cuisine. Top off your babymoon with a stroll through Panther Creek Park with your partner.

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2. Cumberland

If you and your significant other like adventure, then book your babymoon in Cumberland where you can hike Cumberland Falls Resort Park and possibly even catch a lunar rainbow. Cumberland is home to a large waterfall that is the second largest east of the Mississippi River and the perfect spot for a couples’ photo shoot. With access to Lake Cumberland from your cozy vacation rental, you and your sweetheart can take boat tours when the weather is warm or check out more than 70 miles of trails at Cumberland Gap National Historic Park, which also features cave formations to explore. When you want to explore nightlife before the baby is born, join the locals for karaoke at the Bottomz Up Lounge. Take advantage of some down-home cooking when dining at Miner’s Diner.

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3. London

London is a hidden treasure in Kentucky, and when you make this city your vacation destination, you can savor the concoctions available at the World Chicken Festival or dine on comfort food for two at the Abbey Restaurant. London also offers outdoor attractions, such as the trails at the Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park and the trails around Wood Creek Lake. Put in some earbuds to drown out the noise as you watch a thrilling race at the London Dragway, or choose a relaxing evening catching the latest flick at the Regency Cinema 8. Camp Wildcat Battlefield is a great place to explore if you and your mate are history enthusiasts.

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4. Covington

A vacation rental in Covington puts you amid historic architecture from the mid-1800s and attractions ideal for couples who love exploring history together. Shop for a special gift for family members and baby essentials in the Main Strasse Village District, and then see the sights while bundling up your baby bump on a horse-drawn carriage ride. The Roebling Suspension Bridge is a hotspot for romantic strolls, or you and your mate can enjoy a dinner cruise with BB Riverboats. If your cravings are in overdrive, satisfy your hunger while sampling Kentucky cuisine with Riverside Food Tours. For date night, stop in at Wunderbar for some scrumptious German sausage.

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5. Frankfort

Find picturesque views of the Kentucky River and roaming wildlife with a vacation rental in Frankfort. As the capitol of Kentucky, Frankfort offers historic tours of the Kentucky State Capitol Building, the Capitol City Museum, and the Rebecca Ruth Candy Museum. Opt for some scenic views when heading to the Salato Wildlife Center with your loved one, or take a walk along the Kentucky River at Cove Springs Park. The Josephine Sculpture Park is a hotspot for the artistic couples while the avid golfers can get in 18 holes at the Juniper Hill Park and Golf Course. Ease the strain on your feet and renew your pregnancy glow with some pampering at the Afterglow Salon and Spa.

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6. Bowling Green

Make Bowling Green your vacation destination for your babymoon and begin exploring the nature-themed attractions, such as the Civil War Discovery Trail. Head indoors for a tour of the Historic Railpark and Train Museum or feel the need for speed at the National Corvette Museum. If you’re craving some comfort food, Double Dogs is a perfect spot for lunch while 440 Main offers an intimate setting for a dinner for two. After a scrumptious meal, spend an afternoon exploring the Lost River Cave or pick up some fresh produce from Jackson’s Orchard to take back to your vacation rental. When your feet need some rest, take in a theatrical performance at the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center.

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