When the stress of daily life and pregnancy becomes overwhelming, it’s time to take a babymoon vacation with your sweetheart. As part of the New England area, the state of New Hampshire boasts numerous renowned attractions from beaches and mountains to history and natural beauty. Book a stay at a New Hampshire vacation rental near the coast for amazing waterfront views, or opt for a cabin nestled in a quiet forest. Check out the top destinations in New Hampshire for a babymoon.

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1. Nashua

Relax and unwind with a low-key babymoon in Nashua. If you can schedule your trip for October, learn more about the local art scene during the Art Walk Weekend. This event includes exhibits, displays of artwork from local artists, vendors, and amazing food trucks. Pick up sandwiches from the Pressed Cafe for a picnic lunch at Greeley Park. Afterward, stroll hand-in-hand through the gardens and along the park’s paths. In the afternoon, explore the Nashua Historic District to see the gorgeous homes that date back to the early 19th century. Depending on how you’re feeling, rent a canoe from Nashoba Paddler Rentals and hit the water – let your sweetie paddle when you get tired. Romance is in the air when you share tapas at Stella Blu and hum along to the live music.

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2. Portsmouth

Imagine long, leisurely walks along the harbor in Portsmouth, the nation’s third-oldest town, or finding a place to cuddle together and watch the sun set over the water. Depending on the time of year, whale watching is possible when you head out with Portsmouth Harbor Cruises. Hold hands as you tour of the romantic Portsmouth Lighthouse in the summer, or sign up with New England Lighthouse Tours to see the most beautiful lighthouses on the New Hampshire coast. Open since 1878, the Music Hall continues to offer frequent performances of comedies, musicals, and other live shows. With amazing river views and quaint atmosphere, the Wellington Room is the best place for a romantic meal of your favorite American comfort foods.

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3. Keene

You can begin to unwind as soon as you arrive in the small town of Keene. Leave the unpacking for later, and stroll through the charming and historic downtown area, stopping by Unbridled Chocolates to satisfy your cravings. Grab all the fixings for a picnic from The Works, and find the perfect spot for a picnic in the Central Square by the large gazebo. Surprise your partner with tickets to a theater performance or an independent film at the Colonial Theatre. Stonewall Farm offers tours as well as fresh produce to use to cook a romantic meal together back at your vacation rental. Nicola’s Trattoria offers elegance and white linen tablecloths for a romantic dinner of Italian favorites.

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4. Dover

Close to the border with Maine along the Piscataqua River, Dover offers a small-town feel with plenty of romantic activities. Tour the Hamilton House, a 1785 Georgian mansion, and hold hands as you look out over the bluff to the Salmon Falls River below before exploring the manicured garden. Let your sweetie sweep you away on one of the rivers with a canoe rental from Seven Rivers Paddling. Let all your cares drift away when you book a couple’s massage at Pure Escape. If your baby bump gets in the way, opt for a facial or another spa treatment.

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5. Concord

See the stunning gold dome of the New Hampshire State Building over your weekend in Concord, the state’s capital city. The building was built in 1819 and includes a Hall of Flags. Do a little stargazing together at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center. This science center offers a variety of exhibits about space and the cosmos, but the planetarium show is your chance for some romantic stargazing in the dark. Dress up for an evening of calming music with tickets to see the Granite State Symphony Orchestra. Stroll around the grounds of the Canterbury Shaker Village and learn more about life was like in this 19th century community. Get a little messy with ribs or pork sandwich at Smokeshow Barbeque, or opt for a more romantic upscale dinner out at Angelina’s Ristorante Italiano.

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6. Hampton

When you’re looking for a babymoon on the coast with views that go on for miles and fresh ocean air, then Hampton is your vacation destination. In a romantic setting, Chez Boucher teaches couples to make delicious four-course meals that they can serve friends or on special occasions. After completing the cooking lesson, settle at a table for two and enjoy the five-star service of your very own meal. Hold hands as you stop to smell the roses at the Fuller Gardens. This garden offers a Japanese Garden, rose garden, and perennial English flowers to enchant visitors.

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