After months of feeling those tiny kicks from your growing baby, you’re excitedly anticipating the day you get to meet your little one. Before it’s time to head to the hospital, pack your bags and set off on an incredible babymoon in New Jersey with your partner. This relaxing getaway is all about you and your significant other, giving you both the chance to relax, rest up, and spend quality time together. A babymoon in the Garden State affords you access to warm beaches, gorgeous nature trails, romantic restaurants, and relaxing spas. Book your New Jersey vacation rental in one of these six cities for an unforgettable babymoon that’ll make you swoon.

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1. Cape May

Known as The Nation’s Oldest Seashore Resort, Cape May, New Jersey, is an idyllic vacation destination for your babymoon, no matter the season. Walk hand-in-hand with your sweetheart along Morey’s Piers, and share a romantic kiss at the top of the Ferris Wheel. Feed those pregnancy cravings with some food along the historic boardwalk; drop by Hot Dog Tommy’s or Mike’s Boardwalk Pizza for a quick bite. Escape to the Cape May Day Spa & Holistic Center, and enjoy the Mothers-To-Be Package, which includes a European facial, 50-minute prenatal massage, manicure, pedicure, and cup of chai tea. Hubby can enjoy a Tension Tamer Massage or Classic Gentleman’s Facial while you’re being pampered. Stock up on gear for your precious little one when you browse the wares at Happy Baby Boutique.

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2. Flemington

Historic Flemington in the northwestern New Jersey affords you the opportunity to relax as you get in touch with nature. Get a true country experience at Schaefer Farms, where you can pick your own fresh produce, and depending on when you visit, there may be a festival going on that includes everything from hayrides and corn mazes to pumpkin picking. Spend an afternoon shopping at Liberty Village Outlet Marketplace, home to Carter’s, Gymboree Outlet, and OshKosh B’gosh, so you can pick up plenty of cute outfits for your little bundle of joy. Challenge your partner to mini golf at Paradise Golf Center, book a prenatal massage at Dolce Vita Salon, then have a romantic dinner at Matt’s Red Rooster Grill, set in a stunning Victorian house. If you have a craving for sweets, be sure to drop by The Fudge Shoppe for dessert before retiring to your vacation rental.

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3. Long Beach Island

Long Beach Island makes an incredible vacation destination for your summer babymoon. Start your getaway with a visit to Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, where you can climb the lighthouse stairs for panoramic views of the area and take a scenic walk along maritime forest trails. Tuckerton Seaport is another fun spot to spend an afternoon. This working maritime village has gift shops, a boardwalk, a wetlands trail, and plenty of historic exhibits that teach you about the area. Lounge on the beach when you visit Island Beach State Park, then enjoy a couple’s massage at Beach House Spa. Enjoy an upscale Italian dinner at Raimondo’s or La Spiaggia Restaurant, and do some shopping for Baby at Little Outfit.

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4. Sussex

In northern New Jersey, Sussex is the place to go for a laid-back babymoon that affords you all the rest and relaxation you need to be ready for your little one’s upcoming arrival. Get outdoors with a visit to High Point State Park, and pack some sandwiches for a quiet picnic there. This is the highest point in the state, so get ready for some unbeatable views. The Chatterbox Drive-In is a fun spot for date night. The decor is nostalgic, the service is superb, and the food is incredible, and there’s outdoor patio seating if the weather cooperates. Treat yourself to a 50-minute maternity massage at Crystal Springs Resort to melt away any pregnancy stress.

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5. Salem

Situated in the southwestern corner of the state, Salem, New Jersey, has a rich history and lot of attractions to suit any expectant couple. Have a fun and exciting date night at Cowtown Rodeo in nearby Pilegrove, where there’s a professional rodeo show every Saturday evening. To learn more about the area, explore the Salem County Historical Museum, or have fun with a hayride and corn maze at Scarecrow Hollow Cornfield if you’re babymooning in the fall. At Harvey’s Honey, you can learn all about bees and honey production with an educational tour. The Cottage Retreat Day Spa offers prenatal massages for expecting mamas in their second or third trimesters.

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6. Montclair

Book a vacation rental in Montclair, located in New Jerseys northeastern corner, for a sophisticated babymoon that offers plenty of opportunity for romance and reconnecting. Browse the art exhibits at Montclair Art Museum, or stroll through the lush blooms at the Van Vleck House & Gardens. Spend a fun date night painting at Uptown Art Montclair, where you can create some art to decorate the nursery. Edgemont Memorial Park is the ideal location for a picnic or a relaxing walk, and the upscale Woodhouse Day Spa’s Mellow Mama massage is the perfect way to unwind. Dine on French fare at Cafe Matisse, then pick up a few gifts for your precious baby at Over the Moon.

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