Before your baby arrives, enjoy much-needed relaxation and quality time with your loved one by taking a babymoon in Oregon. This coastal state offers plenty of tranquil destinations, which range from the underrated seaside town of Gold Beach to the luxurious mineral spring city of Ashland. Book a stay at an Oregon vacation rental for your next babymoon getaway. Check out the most noteworthy destinations in Oregon to explore.
1. Hood River
Conveniently situated just minutes from Portland, this scenic destination hosts luxury river-front vacation homes with sweeping views of the Columbia River Gorge. Enjoy a walk through the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum to see antique aircraft, or set off on an airplane tour for unbeatable views of the Columbia River wilderness. Spend a few hours getting relaxing spa treatments at the Columbia Gorge Hotel and Spa before taking an enchanting ride on the scenic Mt. Hood Railroad. At the end of the day, enjoy the views from the boardwalk along the gorge, and enjoy a romantic dinner at one of the upscale waterfront restaurants, such as Riverside, which features Italian cuisine made with local ingredients.
2. Depoe Bay
A whale-watching hot spot on the Oregon coast, Depoe Bay is the perfect place for expecting couples to relax and watch dolphins playing. Set off on a whale-watching tour with Tradewinds Charters or Whale’s Tail Charters, or stay on land to spot the flukes of migrating whales from the Whale Watching Center. Take a drive along Otter Crest Loop for views of the sea cliffs and Pacific wilderness. During the afternoon, collect seashells along the beach at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area. Stop at Salishan Spa, which is well-loved for its hour-long prenatal massage and the option of a couples massage. For a nice dinner, head to Tidal Raves Seafood Grill. Even if you’re avoiding seafood during pregnancy, you can choose from a host of other options, such as a Tuscan chicken sandwich.
Named for the three peaks rising more than 10,000 feet above the town, Sisters is a peaceful community that has maintained its pioneer spirit. Expecting couples can enjoy a relaxing drive along McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop for beautiful mountain views. For some evening entertainment, the Sisters Movie House offers film screenings in a repurposed barn. One of the most romantic spots in Sisters country is Clear Lake, which lives up to its name with crystal-clear waters and a no-motorboat policy. After enjoying a canoe ride, savor some fine dining with a rustic touch at the Suttle Lodge and Boathouse perched on Suttle Lake. For a restful experience, head to Metamorphosis Day Spa or Shibui Spa.
4. Gold Beach
Book a cabin vacation rental in this coastal town where couples can walk across the colossal Rogue River Bridge, an old-fashioned arch bridge built in the 1930s. See the Mary D Hume, a sunken steamboat resting just off the shore, before heading off on a boat tour of the Rogue River. While some of the area’s beaches require steep hikes, you can drive right onto the sand to relax at Bailey Beach. Once you’ve had enough of the outdoors, browse Gold Beach Books & Art Gallery, or stop for an intimate dinner at Spinner’s Seafood Steak and Chop House or Port Hole Cafe.
Head to this city in the Siskiyou Mountains to soak in the healing mineral waters at Lithia Springs Resort. Get a massage at Waterstone Spa, or take a dip at Jackson Wellsprings. Walk through the Belle Fiore Estate, or tour the Schneider Museum of Art. Book your stay to catch the First Friday Art Walk to find a colorful piece of artwork to decorate your baby’s room. For a lazy afternoon, sample the offerings at the Blue Giraffe Spa. Be sure to get a treatment at Chozu Bath and Tea Gardens, which offers a hot pool for soaking and a Japanese-style tea house. Enjoy the duck ponds and leisurely walks through the woods at Lithia Park, as well as its famous Japanese gardens. When you start feeling hungry, head to Alchemy Restaurant or Cucina Biazzi, an eatery with Italian-style fare and a romantic atmosphere.
Manzanita Beach is known for its quiet stretches of sand that the typical tourist crowd often overlooks, making it the perfect babymoon vacation destination. Kick back at a waterfront vacation rental with a view of Neahkahnie Mountain, or stop by Spa Manzanita for a facial or hot stone massage. You can also drop into a class at Yoga Roots Studio, shop for your baby at the gift shops, or browse works at the Hoffman Center for the Arts. For a romantic dinner, you can’t go wrong with Neah-Kah-Nie Bistro, an upscale restaurant that specializes in serving couples.
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