Take advantage of the weeks or months you have remaining before your baby arrives. Indulge in rest and relaxation by taking a babymoon in one of many quaint Rhode Island cities. Spend quality time with your partner by taking in the picturesque views of the shoreline in Newport, or get pampered at a spa in Middletown. From cozy cottages to luxurious lofts, there are plenty of incredible Rhode Island vacation rentals to choose from. Consider these cities and towns in Rhode Island for your babymoon getaway.

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1. Newport

Find some time for you and your mate surrounded by stunning views of the Cliff Walk, when making Newport your vacation destination for your babymoon in Rhode Island. Known as the Sailing Capital of the World, Newport is also known for its active community and walking trails, perfect for the expectant mom to get in some light exercise before the baby arrives. Take a stroll along the shores and marinas to see the sailboats, or get your fill of the history of the city in the National Historic District. Tour the gilded-age mansions such as the Elms or the Marble House to gather some ideas for your nesting days, then treat yourselves to some pampering at the Bodhi Spa before retreating back to your cozy vacation rental. When hunger strikes, indulge your cravings with fireside New England dining at the Spiced Pear Restaurant or Italian fare at Lucia Italian Restaurant.

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2. Block Island

Feel refreshed and whimsical with the wind blowing in your hair while standing along the shoreline of Block Island. This ideal babymoon destination for couples provides you with the peace and quiet you need while anticipating your new arrival, with attractions such as the Northern Lighthouse and the downtown art scene. Soak up some sun while relaxing on Mansion Beach or Crescent Beach, or bond with your mate on a fishing excursion with Fish the World Charters. When you’re feeling up to some physical activity, explore the inlets and hidden coves near Mohegan Bluffs. If you want to dazzle your mate, opt for a pampering session with a haircut, style, pedicure, and manicure at Clayhead Salon and Spa during your babymoon. Eli’s Restaurant is the ideal place to show off your new look while savoring American cuisine in a romantic setting.

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3. Bristol

If that baby bump isn’t slowing you down, then Bristol is the ideal vacation destination for a babymoon. Head out to the East Bay Bike Path for a leisurely walk with views of the coast. Colt State Park features easy hikes so you can admire the beauty of this Rhode Island city’s landscape. Keep your adventures indoors with tours of the Blithewold Mansion and the adjacent arboretum and gardens. The Coggeshall Farm Museum is also a popular attraction for tourists. Take in the history of the city with a walk down Hope Street, home to historic mansions and unique architecture, or indulge your inner artist when shopping the downtown art galleries, such as the Mint Gallery and the Mosaic Arts Gallery. Give in to those cravings with some fresh seafood at the Lobster Pot or Italian fare at Roberto’s Restaurant before heading back to your vacation rental for a bubble bath.

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4. Providence

When you want a big city adventure with your significant other before the baby arrives, book a vacation rental in Providence. As the capital of Rhode Island, Providence offers historic attractions such as the State House on Capitol Hill and the Old Brick School House. Sign up for the city’s East Side Walking Tour to see all the sights, or explore the city on your own when heading to the Venetian-style bridges that overlook the water. Providence is also home to outdoor entertainment with concerts and festivals at WaterPlace Park. Find something special for your upcoming arrival when shopping the specialty stores in DePasquale Plaza on your babymoon. A play or live musical performance at the Providence Performing Arts Center is the perfect way to rest your feet while enjoying some entertainment during the evenings.

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5. Middletown

Soak up the landmarks and historic parks of Middletown before your baby arrives when making this quaint Rhode Island city your vacation destination. Take in the sights at the Boyd’s Eight-Vane Wind Grist Mill, or see the exhibits at the Middletown War Veterans Memorial Park. If bird watching is your thing, head to the Norman Bird Sanctuary for the day, or sink your toes into the sand at Sachuest Beach. Third Beach is the best spot in Middletown for fishing when you and your mate want some peace and quiet. Treat yourself to a facial, manicure, and pedicure at SpaVana, then show off your manicured feet when dressing up for a romantic dinner at Lucia Italian Restaurant in nearby Newport.

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6. Woonsocket

A vacation rental in Woonsocket gives you a chance to explore the history of this city that is home to the Blackstone River Valley and museums that offer artifacts dating back to the early 1800s. You and your mate can safely kayak the shallow waters of the Blackstone River Valley or take a walk on the riverside trail of the Blackstone Gorge during your babymoon. Join the locals for sandwiches and American fare at Kay’s Restaurant before taking in an evening performance at the Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Centre. Chan’s jazz club is a popular attraction when you want to sway slowly to the music with your loved one before the baby makes his or her appearance.

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