Top Babymoon Locations

Top Babymoon Locations

Congratulations! You’re expecting. What better way to celebrate your new bundle of joy and spend quality time as a couple then to go on a babymoon. It’s also the perfect way to pamper yourself and enjoy a child-free vacay. But, where should you go? And, what’s the perfect time to go during your pregnancy? We’ll take a look at all the ins and outs of taking your first babymoon and some of the best babymoon destinations to make sure your pre-baby vacation is stress free.

“Oh Baby!” What is a Babymoon?

If this is your first baby or you’ve never heard of the term “babymoon,” you might be wondering exactly what it is. Like a honeymoon, a babymoon is a chance for a couple to spend some time together in a relaxed and romantic destination. For expectant mothers, a babymoon also gives you some time relax and unwind before your bundle of joy arrives. Babymoons typically happen before giving birth and during your pregnancy, giving you the perfect excuse to pamper yourself before your new little one joins your family. Babymoons can be a low key local getaway or an extravagant international vacation. The choices are endless. But, the goal is to plan a babymoon that reflects your own personal style and travel preferences.

Why Take a Babymoon?

There are so many reasons to consider taking a babymoon. Here are some of our top reasons to consider taking one.

  • Rest & Relaxation: Your body is going through a lot during pregnancy. And, once your baby arrives, your ability to rest and relax might be a bit more challenging during your child’s first few months. A babymoon is the perfect time to practice self-care and take care of yourself.
  • Spend Time with Your Significant Other: Having a baby means that your family dynamics are going to change a bit. A babymoon is a wonderful opportunity to connect as a couple before baby arrives.
  • Reflection Time: Sometimes you need some time and space to reflect. A babymoon gives you a chance to think about your new role as a parent and your growing family.
  • Adventure: There’s no doubt that having a child can bring huge change to your family. And, it might mean a few less adventures for a while. Why not use a babymoon as the perfect opportunity for another big adventure before your family expands in size?

When Should You Take a Babymoon?

The number one consideration when thinking about taking a babymoon is your health. You’ll want to make sure to discuss any potential travel with your doctor to make sure that you’re ready to travel safely and healthily. With that in mind, most doctors typically recommend that you take a babymoon during your second trimester. That means you’re past the part of your pregnancy often associated with morning sickness and still able to travel comfortably and safely.

“Oh the Places You Will Go”: The Top Babymoon Locations

 You’ve decided to plan your babymoon. Now, to decide where to go. The possibilities are fairly endless. But, don’t forget a few more things to think about before you choose your destination.

  • Mode of Transportation: By air, land, or sea. The choice will be yours. And, we recommend you consider how far along you are in your pregnancy, your travel comfort needs, and access to medical care.
  • Travel Safety Information: Most worldwide destinations are perfectly safe to travel. But, when you’re pregnant, you’ll want to make sure you choose a babymoon location that is free from any major travel advisories, including viruses that pregnant women are more susceptible such as the Zika Virus. For more information, check the CDC website for travel warnings about such conditions.
  • Medical Documents: Don’t forget to bring any necessary paperwork and medical documents along with you on your travels. If you’re traveling abroad, consider visiting the International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers website before you start your babymoon. If getting paperwork around is going to be difficult or unavailable due to short notice, you may want to adjust your travel plans.

Now that we’ve explored what a babymoon is, when to take one, and important considerations, let’s take a look at some of the top babymoon destinations.

  1. The California Coast: The beauty and allure of the ocean combined with California’s laid back beach vibe make any of California’s coastal cities perfect babymoon destinations. If you prefer a city that’s a bit more active, consider a location like San Diego. For something more low key and relaxed, consider a destination like Pismo Beach.
  2. Sedona, Arizona: What can be more relaxing than the Sedona? It’s a vacation destination known for its beautiful nature and surrounding red-rock, vibrant arts scene, restaurants, and spas. It’s ideal for a babymoon that’s all about relaxing and pampering yourself.
  3. New York City: In a city that never sleeps, you’ll find lots to do on your babymoon in NYC. It’s perfect for baby shopping, sightseeing, and entertainment. If having a babymoon that’s more adventurous is your speed, spending a weekend in NYC is a great option for you.
  4. Italy: Whether you’re visiting Venice and Rome or the hills of Tuscany, you simply can’t get more romantic than Italy. It’s the perfect destination for exploring and indulging a bit too.
  5. Caribbean: From cruises to island hopping, the Caribbean is filled with a fun and laid back atmosphere. If sea sickness or morning sickness aren’t an issue, cruising the Caribbean Islands can make for a relaxed babymoon with plenty of opportunity to disconnect and get away from it all. If cruising is not your speed, an island destination is another perfect way to experience a low key vacay without having to step on a ship.
  6. Disney World: Believe it or not, Disney World has quickly become a popular babymoon destination. It combines a lot of the reasons couples take babymoons and puts them all into one destination. And, despite the excitement of a theme park, you can really truly take it slow, relax, and recharge while at the Happiest Place on Earth.
  7. England: Whether you’re spending time in the English countryside at a charming bed & breakfast or enjoying the hustle and bustle of jolly old London town, England can be a wonderful babymoon destination. It can also be a bit more affordable to travel to compared to other international locations.
  8. Paris, France: Romance, romance, romance. That’s what you can expect from planning a babymoon in Paris. Stay in a local airbnb for a decidedly authentic French babymoon experience and feel like a local while you vacation.
  9. Hawaii: If traveling to an exotic location sounds like the ideal babymoon destination, then Hawaii should be at the top of your list. There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities, relaxation, and beach time.
  10. South Carolina: From Charleston to Hilton Head, you can find beach destinations, charming Southern cities, and everything in between in South Carolina. Many of these locations are also a bit more budget-friendly, making them great for an easy to plan, lower cost babymoon.

Baby Love: Planning Your Babymoon Destination

 With a little bit of planning and a few careful considerations, a babymoon is the perfect way to celebrate your soon to arrive bundle of joy. Babymoons should be a time to rest, relax, recharge, and reconnect -- not stressful. With our list of the top babymoon locations and some handy tips, you’ll be on your way to a wonderful and relaxing getaway pre-baby.