Adding a new little one to your family can be an exciting, yet stressful time. In the months leading up to your due date, embark on a babymoon getaway before your new family member arrives. From scenic Lake George to the charming city of Ithaca, there are plenty of fun attractions and activities in New York. Enjoy breathtaking mountain views and quiet walks on the beach. Book a stay at one of many New York vacation rentals for the perfect relaxing escape. When you’re ready to start planning your babymoon, check out the top babymoon vacation destinations in New York.
1. Sackets Harbor
Located in the Thousand Islands region, Sackets Harbor provides water views from almost all the available vacation rentals. Start your visit with a stroll through the charming downtown area with its art galleries and shops, including Calla Lillies for a cool souvenir. Pick up ice cream from Pennocks Icecream and toss a blanket on the sand at Westcott Beach State Park for an amazing sunset. When it’s time, you have several options including Sackets Boathouse with dining on the deck and delicious seafood or Tin Pan with its twist on American classics and tranquil environment. Take a boat ride out to Boldt Castle. Tour this stunning home and hear the romantic story of this home built by George C. Boldt for his wife who passed away before its completion.
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Artists have painted pictures of the Hudson Valley area, while poets have immortalized it in verse, making it an idyllic location for a babymoon. Arrange for a private afternoon with Hudson Cruises Inc and take a leisurely ride up the Hudson River to see The Sleeping Giant of the Catskills and the Wall of Manitou. Farm to Glass Tours offers several tours to local farms to taste scrumptious homemade dishes with the freshest ingredients, cheeses, and baked goods. Head over to Warren Street for a cozy lunch at Cafe Le Perche. This French bistro and bakery features a rich menu with all your lunch favorites. For an upscale dinner, Swoon Kitchenbar is the place to get a table with its modern decor and unique menu from local celebrity chefs.
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The stunning and romantic sunset over Otsego Lake makes Cooperstown a good choice for a babymoon with your loved one. Book a couple’s massage or sugar scrub at Hawkeye Spa at the local Otesaga Resort. Hyde Hall is a large mansion with more than 50 rooms, and it’s on the National Register of Historic Places. Walk hand-in-hand around the grounds or as you stroll through the rooms led by a knowledgeable guide. Pick up takeout from Cooperstown Diner and take to Glimmerglass State Park for a picnic on the beach. In the early evening, have a drink of apple juice while your sweetie enjoys a beer at the Fire Bar, located on the shores of the lake and take a seat by the outdoor fire pit.
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4. Lake George
Lake George offers vacation rentals tucked away along the shoreline so the two of you can enjoy a private breakfast on the deck with a stunning view. See for miles around when you climb aboard a hot air balloon and take to the skis with the Adirondack Balloon Flights. You can see the natural beauty of Adirondacks for miles in any direction. In July and August, take a firework evening cruise with the Lake George Steamboat Company. During the rest of the year, you can enjoy a sunset boat ride. See the lake from a new perspective as you cuddle together under a blanket during your ride with the Lake George Carriage Rides. For a romantic dinner, settle on to the covered patio at Lake George Shoreline Restaurant to indulge your cravings with steak and lobster.
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5. Saratoga Springs
History and romance abound in the quaint town of Saratoga Springs. Experience the romance of train travel with an afternoon on the Saratoga and North Creek Railway as it winds its way through the stunning beauty of the Upper New York countryside. Smell the roses and listen to sounds of gurgling water as you hold hands and walk through the Gardens at Yaddo, a local artists’ colony. Stop by Mrs. London’s Bakery for some sumptuous pastries, and take them to the park across the street to enjoy them in front of the Spit and Spat Fountain. Soak up the warmth and minerals beside each other in the Roosevelt Bath and Spa or opt for a couple’s massage to completely unwind.
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Take your sweetie for a romantic evening of stargazing at the Fuertes Observatory at Cornell in Ithaca to start off your babymoon with some quality time together. Even if you’re visiting in the winter months, a hike out to Taughannock Falls is a low-key day filled with natural beauty, and when the weather is cold, the falls freeze into a sheet of ice. Check the schedule to see if you can book tickets for a night of drama or a musical at the Hangar Theatre. The Ithaca Farmers Market first opened its doors in 1963, and now, hosts more than 75 vendors who sell the freshest fruits and veggies. Stop by here and select the ingredients to make a romantic meal together back at your vacation rental.
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