When you’re expecting, it may seem as if your entire life revolves around your baby. Take a short break and treat yourself and your partner to a babymoon getaway packed with romance and relaxation. South Dakota is an ideal vacation destination for a babymoon, especially since it is home to charming small towns and beautiful scenery from lakes to mountains. Stay at a South Dakota vacation rental for your upcoming babymoon. Start planning your trip with this list of the six top babymoon destinations in South Dakota.

Scenic Mount Rushmore

1. Custer

Breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the natural beauty of the world around you with a babymoon in Custer. Hold hands as you explore the Jewel Cave National Monument. This is the third largest cave system in the world, and you choose the level of exercise required on the tour when you pick one of the three available, so you don’t need to worry about overdoing it while pregnant. Inside the Custer State Park, you can enjoy an evening of theater at the Black Hills Playhouse, and if you visit in February, enjoy the Valentine’s Day Cabaret. Calamity Jane Winery and Mercantile and Coffee Shop is a great stop for a bottle of wine to enjoy after the baby’s born and to stock your vacation rental. For a romantic meal that indulges your craving, Black Hills Burger and Bun Co offers booths, where you can sit side-by-side, and the best burgers in town.

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2. Pierre

As the capital city, Pierre provides a relaxing environment to stroll hand-in-hand around the downtown area and many amenities for romance. Start your babymoon off right with an afternoon at the Rejuvenations Serenity Spa. You feel yourself unwind as soon as you arrive at this tranquil oasis, and then, you get to enjoy a couple’s massage that leaves you completely relaxed and ready for romance. Take a tour of the South Dakota Capitol Building and see the stunning display of miniature gowns worn by First Ladies, feel like a princess descending the marble staircase, and see the 16 images of the tree of life. For dinners, RedRossa Italian Grille offers a quaint feel with dark lighting and small tables or opt for something a little more hearty at the Mad Mary’s Steakhouse and Saloon.

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3. Hot Springs

Soak away your stress with a long weekend or week away in Hot Springs. The must-visit place in town is the Evans Plunge Mineral Springs, where you can swim, float, or just sit in the warm mineral waters that take away the aches of pregnancy. Make reservations for one of the tours at the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary. Here, more than 500 wild mustangs roam on more than 11,000 acres, and the tour takes you out to where the horses frolick on any given day. Pick up a pie from Big Time Pizza and take it to the Kidney Spring Gazebo for a picnic lunch at this beautiful location. Designed to feel like a rustic farmhouse, Woolly’s Grill and Cellar offers upscale steak dinners and all your favorite sides.

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4. Sioux Falls

The best of city life and outdoor spaces await you and your partner in Sioux Falls. The ideal picnic location is at Falls Park. Grab lunch from the Bread and Circus Sandwich Kitchen and find the perfect spot at the of the fall at the center of the park, and afterward, stroll along the walking paths enjoying the sunshine. Throughout the downtown area, the SculptureWalk offers up stunning sculptures from artists around the world for you to view as you hold hands and stroll past them. When a craving strikes, stop by Half Baked for a cupcake or other sweet treat. A romantic candle-light meal is on the menu at Parker’s Bistro. Be sure to save for the pavlova for dessert.

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5. Deadwood

Step back in time to the days of the Old Wild West when you book a vacation rental in the town of Deadwood. As you stroll along the streets, you can picture what it looked like during the old days. Each day, the town sponsors the Main Street Historic Street Show that comes to a conclusion with a shootout between the good guys and the bad guys, and you and your sweetie can find an isolated spot to watch as you cuddle close together. Book a day of pampering at the Akela Spa of Deadwood. This spa takes the local Lakota Tribe practices seriously and infuses them in the spa’s services. Enjoy a romantic, upscale meal of your favorite comfort foods at The Deadwood Grille.

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6. Rapid City

With easy access to Mount Rushmore and the Badlands National Park, Rapid City is a hot spot for people who enjoy hiking and experiencing the great outdoors and natural wonders. Start your babymoon holding hands on the Rapid City Historic District Tour that winds its way past gorgeous historic home and the president statues in the downtown area or save your energy while cuddling close on the City View Trolley. Take a picnic lunch at the Canyon Lake Park Gazebo and meander along the walking trail that surrounds the small lake. If you’re craving Italian, Botticelli is the perfect romantic spot for Italian classics or opt for a little more adventure at Pacific Rim Cafe with its Vietnamese dishes.

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