Enjoy some rest and relaxation with your significant other before your bundle of joy arrives. With its breathtaking landscapes and quiet ambiance, North Dakota is an ideal destination for an unforgettable babymoon. Spend a few days in the winter watching snowboarders tackle the slopes in Walhalla, or absorb yourself in the historic attractions in Medora. From big cities such as Fargo and Grand Forks to charming small communities like Garrison and Valley City, there are plenty of North Dakota vacation rentals to choose from. Check out the cities and towns in North Dakota offering the tranquility and activities you crave.

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1. Medora

A babymoon in Medora allows you and your sweetheart to enjoy some rest and relaxation in a North Dakota city that has maintained its 19th century charm. Soak in the historic aura of the city with a tour of the Von Hoffman House, Chateau de Mores, and the Billings County Courthouse Museum. See the sights with a stop in at the Maah Daah Hey Trail, where you can walk or hike the trails together. Theodore Roosevelt National Park is a popular tourist attraction with walking trails and outdoor exhibits. A vacation rental in Medora also gives you both a chance to enjoy a scenic drive to see the Badlands or a walking tour of the North Pacific Railway. When those cravings get the best of you, opt for some scrumptious comfort food at the Little Missouri Saloon and Dining Room or homemade pie at Theodore’s Dining Room.

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2. Walhalla

Indulge your love of nature when making Walhalla your vacation destination for your babymoon. When taking your babymoon during the winter, sit by the fire at the Frost Fire Lodge and watch the skiers tackle the slopes. Walhalla is next to the Canadian border, if you want to leave your cozy vacation rental for the day for some international travel. A summer babymoon in Walhalla gives you access to the Pembina River. Rent a few tubes from the North Dakota Parks and Recreation and float down the river together before treating yourselves to a date night at the Sanctuary Guest House and Tearoom.

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3. Fargo

Opt for some big city fun before your baby arrives with a babymoon in the Fargo. Explore the local art culture with a stop in at the Plains Art Museum, or learn about the historical significance of the city at the Fargo Air Museum and Bonanzaville USA. The Fargo-Moorehead Opera is the place to go when you want some musical entertainment, or you can catch a play by local theatrical companies at the Fargo Theatre. Enjoy a warm day at the Red River Zoo with your mate before heading back to your vacation rental for some rest and relaxation. Wind down on your babymoon with a pedicure, manicure, or new hairstyle at the Affiniti Day Spa and Salon.

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4. Garrison

Time your babymoon for the late spring or summer in Garrison, and take advantage of the cool waters of Lake Sakakawea. Drop your line next to your sweetheart for a day of fishing in the lake before satisfying your cravings with lunch or dinner at the Stoney End Supper Club and dessert at Ye Olde Malt Shoppe. If you share a love for history, head to the North Dakota Fishing Museum and Hall of Fame or the Heritage Park and Museum. Babymoons in the winter are cold in North Dakota, but you can bundle up together to watch the snowboarders master the hills at Fort Stevenson State Park.

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5. Valley City

Take romantic strolls along the Sheyenne River trails when making Valley City your vacation destination for your babymoon. A babymoon in the fall gives you a chance to admire the colorful leaves along the Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway, while a winter babymoon showcases the snowy paths of the North Country National Scenic Trail. Spend your summertime babymoon tubing the river or fishing off the docks of your vacation rental. At any time of the year, you can enjoy the scrumptious food selections in Valley City that include Italian fare at the Pizza Ranch, comfort food at Vicky’s Viking Room, or upscale American cuisine at Sabir’s Dining and Lounge.

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6. Grand Forks

Admire the scenery of the Red River Valley with a vacation rental in Grand Forks. This artistic community is home to the Empire Arts Center, where you can browse masterpieces from local and national artists. Continue your cultural explorations with tickets to a show at the Burtness Theatre. A babymoon during the warmer months allows you and your mate to take boat tours on the Red River or rent tubes from the Boathouse on the Red for a self-guided tour of the waters. If you’re sports fans, catch a game at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center, and then satisfy your hunger with gourmet pizza at Rhombus Guys or an eclectic dining experience at Toasted Frog.

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