As you make plans for the arrival of the latest member of your family, you might be spending a lot of time at the doctor’s office and decorating the nursery. Take a much-needed break by going on a babymoon, a romantic weekend or week-long getaway with just you and your partner. The month of March is a great time to take a babymoon, especially since Southern towns offer warmer weather, while mountain cities boast breathtaking natural scenery. From sunny California to beautiful Florida, there are plenty of vacation rentals to choose from for your upcoming getaway. Check out the most popular March babymoon destinations.
1. Hershey, Pennsylvania
Is there a better place for a babymoon than an entire town dedicated to chocolate? No, and this makes Hershey the idyllic location to find a vacation rental. Start your trip with a visit to Hershey’s Chocolate World. Take a tour to learn more about the founding of the company and town, and stop by the gift shop to stock up on your favorites. The Hershey Hotel and Spa offers massages, facials, and pedicures that add chocolate to make them extra sweet, and most day packages include a quiet lunch. Romance blossoms over a meal at The Mill in Hershey.
2. Santa Fe, New Mexico
Stroll along the quaint streets in Santa Fe and on the weekends, see all the wares local craftsmen are selling in stalls around the town square. Even in March, discovery greenery around every corner when you visit the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, featuring native and non-native plants, water features, and benches for a moment to sit and enjoy your surroundings. The Ten Thousand Waves and Spa sits in the mountains just outside of town, and the two of you can enjoy a long soak in a Japanese-style soaking tub in this tranquil space.
3. Pine Mountain, Georgia
Spring comes early in the Southeastern part of the country, and Pine Mountain provides rest and relaxation in a beautiful natural setting. Spend a day at Callaway Gardens. This resort features a lake with a beach for romantic walks and miles of walking trails surrounded by towering trees and cute critters. Stop by the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center to see hundreds of butterflies fluttering among the trees and plants. You can take a seat on one of the benches and wait for a butterfly to land on you. Satisfy your cravings for spicy foods when you have dinner at San Marcos Mexican Restaurant.
4. Destin, Florida
Enjoy sunsets on the beach each evening in Destin about half an hour from Panama City Beach. Henderson Beach State Park has a boardwalk that provides easy access to the beach and the best sunset around. Stroll along the Destin Harbor Boardwalk for great views of the ocean without getting sand in your shoes. This quarter of a mile boardwalk has plenty of seating to stop if you feel tired or access to local restaurants. Take to the water with Flipper’s Adventures that offers sunset cruises, snorkeling, or a trip to see the dolphins.
5. Sedona, Arizona
Natural beauty surrounds you in Sedona. Hold hands under the stars and take a tour with Evening Sky Tours that points out all the constellations and provides telescopes to see Saturn and its rings on a clear night. If you’re up to it, take a hike to the Devil’s Bridge Trail, a large sandstone arch. L’Auberge de Sedona Spa offers a couple’s massage to help you unwind, and after your treatment, have lunch at the small restaurant that overlooks the creek. For a romantic dinner, Creekside American Bistro offers upscale American classics.
6. Mobile, Alabama
Located on Mobile Bay, Mobile is a bustling southern town that provides a small-town feel. Bring your good walking shoes and an empty stomach for the LoDa Stroll tour with Bienville Bites Food Tours. During your tour, sample the signature dishes of seven local eateries and learn more about the town’s history. In the Bernstein-Bush mansion, learn more about the history of Mardi Gras at the Mobile Carnival Museum and see amazing float designs and costumes. Dine like royalty at Kitchen on George, where they serve only the freshest foods from local farmers.
7. Aspen, Colorado
While you’re probably not up to hitting the slopes, you can enjoy the snow and roaring fires in Aspen. Cuddle together and wrap up in a snuggly blanket for a flight with Above It All Balloon Co. You can see for miles as the earth falls away and you sail away. Book tickets to see a live performance at the Wheeler Opera House. Take an hour-long Past-to-Present walking tour with Dean Weiler and learn more about the town’s history while seeing all the best sights.
8. San Diego, California
Southern California offers gorgeous weather in March, and San Diego is a romantic destination. Bring your own bottle of sparking juice for an afternoon tour from The Gondola Company. You glide around Coronado Cays, sipping juice from wine glasses and seeing the beautiful homes and area. If you prefer a bigger boat, Hornblower Cruises can accommodate you for an evening dinner cruise on the ocean. At the end of the day, take in the sunset from the pier at La Jolla Beach.
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