Spending months planning for a new baby can be stressful — that’s why you and your partner should rejuvenate and relax with a babymoon in Mississippi. Look forward to big city attractions and small-town charm in what is known as the Hospitality State. Fuel your creative side when touring the cultural venues in Jackson, or have fun in the sun on the beaches of Gulfport. Soak up the history of Oxford, or see the 65-foot tall waterfall in Enterprise. As for accommodations, Mississippi vacation rentals range from beachfront cottages to luxurious condos. Consider these exciting Mississippi cities for your babymoon.

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1. Oxford

Head to the historic town of Oxford for your babymoon to spend some time with your significant other shopping the downtown district. Pick up a few baby items at the specialty shops before heading over to the Midtown Farmers’ Market for some fresh fruits and vegetables to take back to your vacation rental. This quaint Mississippi city is also home to lively attractions that include a night out at the Lyric Theater or a vigorous walk on Bailey’s Woods Trail. After an afternoon exploring the Historic Downtown Square, immerse yourself in history when stopping in at the Rowan Oak historic site and the Confederate Cemetery. Satisfy those pregnancy cravings with a delicious lunch or dinner at Ajax Diner or McEwen’s.

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2. Biloxi

A vacation rental on the Gulf of Mexico in Biloxi gives you and your sweetheart a chance to reconnect and relax in the sun before that bundle of joy arrives. Share a beach blanket on the shore, or sign up for a fishing excursion with Fish-Finder Charters. The sights of this popular Mississippi city include the Biloxi Lighthouse, which is ideal for snapping a selfie. Continue your water adventures on the Biloxi Shrimping Trip, or get in some light exercise when walking the Bethel Mountain trails. When date night rolls around, enjoy the courtyard dining at Mary Mahoney’s Old French House.

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3. Enterprise

Find yourselves in the midst of the breathtaking view of Dunn’s Falls when making Enterprise your vacation destination for a babymoon. The trails along the Chunky River lead you and your mate to the 65-foot waterfall and swimming holes that are perfect for those warm summer days. After relaxing in your cozy, beachfront vacation rental for a few hours, put on your best dress and suit and enjoy the upscale dining experience at the Bridge Street Grill. Top off a perfect evening with a stroll on the city’s park trails that overlook the Chunky River.

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4. Jackson

Get in some one-on-one time with your loved one before the baby arrives with a babymoon in the state’s capital. Known as the City with Soul, Jackson is a mecca for live music entertainment. Immerse yourselves in the history and the music of the city with a tour of Malaco Records and the Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center. If you crave outdoor activity, see the exotic animals at the Jackson Zoological Park. Sports fans flock to the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum before or after sporting events, while the art enthusiasts love to browse the masterpieces at the Mississippi Museum of Art. Before retreating back to your luxurious vacation rental, satisfy your cravings with dinner at the Manship Wood Fired Kitchen or lunch at Babalu Tapas and Tacos.

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5. Natchez

Make Natchez your babymoon vacation destination, and spend a few days touring the antebellum homes that are reminiscent of the south in the 18th or 19th century. The outdoor attractions in Natchez allow you to explore the Grand Village area that is home to 128 acres of gardens or the St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge, which is rich with bald eagles and unique birds. Fish along the banks of the Mississippi River, or enjoy some riverfront dining at Rolling River Bistro. When you need to prop your feet up and enjoy some pampering together, book a facial, massage, pedicure, and manicure at Pamper Me Please.

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6. Gulfport

Find peace and serenity in the busy beachfront city of Gulfport with a vacation rental that offers views of the Gulf of Mexico. Located on the Mississippi sound, Gulfport is rich with water-filled activities that allow you to take boat tours to see dolphins and seals. Celebrate your upcoming birth while fishing the waterfront promenade at Jones Park, or try your luck at the Island View Casino. The Gulfport Premium Outlets provide you with specialty shops to find baby essentials, and the Gulf Islands Water Park is the perfect spot to cool off during the summer heat. Keep your adventures moving when visiting the Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum. Before your babymoon is over, stop in at the World’s “Largest Rocker” in Gulfport for a pre-baby photo of the two of you.

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