Before you welcome your baby into the world, start the year with a romantic babymoon getaway. Stay at one of numerous vacation rentals across the United States from the New England area to sunny California. Pamper yourself with a prenatal massage in Burlington, Vermont; or enjoy a spa day with your loved one in Aspen, Colorado. Prepare for the most exciting year of your life by taking a trip to one of these babymoon destinations.
1. Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Cape Cod, Massachusetts, is full of delights to get you ready for baby’s arrival. Take the tour of the Cape Cod Potato Chip Company in Hyannis, and visit the Woods Hole Science Aquarium in Falmouth. Walk through 140 years of history at The Brewster Store and listen to a tune on the old nickelodeon while relaxing with a cup of coffee or while eating roasted peanuts and sipping original Coca-Cola from a glass bottle. Schedule a couples massage at E-Spa for total relaxation, then share a delicious romantic dinner at the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club overlooking beautiful Pleasant Bay.
2. Burlington, Vermont
Experience Lake Champlain and visit the historic Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington, Vermont. Stop by the waterfront museum and aquarium displays at ECHO, the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, before heading back to your Burlington vacation rental. During your stay, have coffee and authentic bagels for breakfast at the Bagel Cafe and Deli. Bundle up for a relaxing stroll in North Park Beach, a clean beach that has very few rocks along its shore. Schedule your soothing prenatal massage at Jivana Green Spa and Salon, and end the day with French-inspired dishes at Leunig’s Bistro.
3. Holland, Michigan
Like its European namesake, the vacation destination of Holland, Michigan, features lots of tulips and Dutch flair. Visit the DeKlomp Wooden Shoe & Delft Factory to see how they make that famous footwear. Stop by Veldheer’s Tulip Gardens and ask when to order bulbs for fall planting. At S. Kamphuis Blueberries or Bauerman Blueberries Farm Market, purchase blueberry donuts or syrup for pancakes to enjoy back at your Holland, Michigan, vacation rental. Check out Persona Salon and Spa for a fresh new haircut, manicure, pedicure, and massage. Later, kick back with a Mule Kicker Burger or a French Dip sandwich at Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant, featuring relaxing views of the Macatawa River.
4. Chattanooga, Tennessee
Visit the Tennessee Aquarium and other attractions in Chattanooga, Tennessee, without driving when you take the Chattanooga Hop On Hop Off Trolley. A pass is good for two days of hop on/hop off riding, or stay on for a complete 75-minute loop. The wheelchair, aisle, and no-stairs seating is perfect for moms-to-be. Make an appointment for pampering at Epiphany Salon and Day Spa, and enjoy a new hairstyle, makeup look, manicure, and pedicure. At mealtime, order a veggie, beef, or turkey burger with exciting toppings, and a side of potato skins at Urban Stack, or go to the Bluegrass Grill for a breakfast of eggs, cheese grits, biscuits, and sausage.
5. Aspen, Colorado
In Aspen, Colorado, pamper yourself and your dad-to-be with signature oxygen facials and a couples massage at Remede Spa in the St. Regis Hotel. Dress warmly and head to the center of town near the Roaring Fork River to see the Song Garden in the John Denver Sanctuary. The serene setting features large stones with the songwriter’s lyrics engraved on them. After feeding your spirit, feed your body at Annette’s Bake Shops, where locals enjoy brisket or meatball sandwiches on home-baked breads, and macrons or pine nut cookies for dessert. For a classic New England-style seafood dinner including fresh Maine lobster shipped daily, try Grey Lady.
6. San Diego, California
Make a trip to San Diego, California, and enjoy luxurious spa services at The Catamaran Spa, overlooking beautiful Mission Bay, or get pampered at the Spa at the world-renowned Hotel Del Coronado. Take the San Diego City Sightseeing Tour and skip the hassle of driving and parking, or purchase tickets for San Diego’s Hop On Hop Off Trolley for fun at your pace, like a stop at the San Diego Zoo. For breakfast or brunch, try lemon coconut pancakes at Breakfast Republic. Later, savor a bacon and date pizza at CUCINA urbana, or fish tacos at Oscar’s Mexican Seafood. At The Baked Bear, enjoy ice cream sandwiches custom-made with fresh-baked cookies.
7. Reno, Nevada
With an arch proclaiming it’s “The Biggest Little City in the World,” Reno, Nevada, offers more than casinos. The city is home to the National Automobile Museum, featuring hundreds of historic, classic, and vintage cars. Have a biscuit breakfast with fresh-squeezed orange juice at Peg’s Glorified Ham N Eggs before touring the Nevada Museum of Art or strolling through the Reno Riverwalk District’s shops and restaurants. After a day of pampering at Beau Chateau Day Spa or Lime Spa, dine on lamb meatballs or vegetarian tamal at Twisted Fork. Top off your evening by watching a live performance at the Reno Little Theater.
8. Tuscon, Arizona
In Tuscon, Arizona, experience the International Wildlife Museum and the Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, including antique dollhouses from the 1790s. Book your couples massage at The Spa in Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort and stay for a romantic evening dinner, or schedule a haircut, facial and massage at Robert Markley Salon Spa. Share a cozy breakfast or brunch at Prep and Pastry, and when evening comes, savor the relaxed atmosphere and authentic rolled tacos at Rollies Mexican Patio before returning home for your big day.
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