A babymoon is a wonderful idea if you are looking to have one last fling before your little one arrives. A babymoon is a perfect way for you and your spouse to get away and enjoy yourselves before burp rags and pacifiers are your new favorite accessory.
If you google vacations before delivery or babymoon there are a lot of results but they are usually very expensive. If you are like us when we were pregnant, we tried to save and penny pinch as much as possible in preparation for your baby. We have compiled a list of our favorite cities across the US, and used HomeAway vacation rentals to keep the cost low since one of the biggest expenses when traveling is lodging.
There is a babymoon for every mom! If you are a lay-on-the-beach-and-read-all-day kind of girl or if you like to hike in the mountains, there is something for you.
Number 1: Asheville, North Carolina
Asheville is a great artsy, mountain town. If you like great views and eclectic people, Asheville offers a laid-back Southern vibe.
Where to stay: We love this secluded mountain home.
Where to eat: Get your donut craving fix at Hole. Donuts and pregnancy pretty much go hand-in-hand.
What to do: Go for a short hike, check out the adorable downtown, or go tour the beautiful and massive Biltmore estate just outside the city. This town is the babymoon for everybody!
Number 2: Chicago, Illinois
The windy city has a lot to offer a pregnant mom who loves history, nostalgia, and architecture. If you enjoy sports, during the fall you can catch a Chicago cubs and Bulls game during the same trip. Or if you prefer retail therapy there are many great places to shop.
Where to stay: This adorable 2 bedroom is located less 2 miles from Wrigley, museums, and the Magnificent Mile.
Where to eat: Get your fried chicken fix at Honey Butter Fried chicken on North Elston Ave.
What to do: Even though riding a Ferris wheel seems like something more for kids, there is something romantic about it. It’s also one of the only rides you can get away with while pregnant. Enjoy the ride as you take in the views. $6/person. Enjoy all that Chicago has to offer for history and architecture because your kids will not care about that for a long time. Take a ride on a double-decker bus and get a fun tour of the city.
Number 3: New Orleans, Louisiana
The Big Easy is a great place to get away to. It’s filled with character. If you love live music and amazing food, then this is the perfect babymoon spot for you. Take a stroll around Jackson Square or hop on the trolley and take a tour of the most
Where to stay: This beautiful bed and breakfast is everything southern and perfect for your New Orleans stay.
Where to eat: When in New Orleans, you must eat beignets at Cafe Du Monde. What pregnant girl can say no to fried pastries covered in powdered sugar?
What to do: Go for a walk through the ancient moss covered oak trees at Audubon Park. Pregnancy and NOLA’s humidity don’t always mix well, step into the Aquarium of the Americas for a cool down. If your are adventurous, go on a swamp tour via fan boat!
Number 4: San Fransisco, California
Known for it’s hilly landscape and beautiful weather, San Fransisco would be a great place to visit for your babymoon. Take a ride on the city’s cable cars, go for a picnic by the Golden Gate Bridge, or take a tour of the famous rows of colorful vintage homes.
Where to stay: This cozy, modern flat located on the edge of the city would be a perfect place to stay on your trip. The price is great at just $163 per night.
Where to eat: San Fransisco is full of greatplaces to eat on your babymoon. Tartine Bakery, Blue Bottle Coffee, and more! Lets be honest, when you’re in your third trimester nothing sounds better than a whole pizza. We recommend you check out Del Popolo roaming pizza truck. Check out their website on where they will be located.
What to do: What pregnant girl would say no to delicious chocolate? Go for a tour at the Ghiradelli Factory and satisfy your sweet tooth. You can also check out the fun and eclectic area of China Town, or if you’re looking for something a bit more serene, you can take a relaxing walk on the beach.
Number 5: Austin, Texas
It’s the city that we live in so we obviously love it, but we also love to get a hotel downtown and vacation in our hometown. The food is great, the music is great, and the people are great(obviously). The weather is great, but you may want to plan your trip in the cooler months since everything seems hotter when you’re pregnant.
Where to stay: For $110 a night, you can stay in this cute house, located close to downtown and in a beautiful neighborhood.
What to do: Catch a movie at the famous Alamo Drafthouse, where you dine in while watching your movie. There are also a lot of good outdoor activities to keep you busy, like beautiful Barton Springs, a natural spring with water temperatures of about 60 degrees year round to help cool off your pregnant belly in the Texas heat.