Want to escape for a long weekend or extended vacation before your baby makes his or her debut? A ‘babymoon’ alone with your spouse or a friend is a great way to relax and enjoy some time all to yourself! This is your chance, before your life becomes overwhelmed by on-demand feedings, diaper changes, lack of sleep, and laundry – so much laundry!
So, what are the best options for getting what pregnant women say they need most? Check out these ‘babymoon’ getaways to get some rest, reconnect with your partner, enjoy much-needed ‘me’ time, eat great food, and have some low-key fun:
- Relax at the beach. Check out the “Countdown to Baby” Package at the Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis, MA. Enjoy a glorious mix of relaxation, romance, peace, and quiet.
- Hustle into the city. Travel by car, train, or plane to explore great hotels, shopping, fine dining, walks in the park, or a romantic carriage ride. Check out this list of “Most Romantic Hotels” in Boston or look online for a similar list in the city of your choice.
- Explore your artistic talents. Seek out a creative getaway such as an all-inclusive retreat at the Shenandoah Art Destination.
- Retreat to your Zen. Take a complete break from the everyday world, breathe away stress, and learn mindfulness techniques that will help you during delivery and beyond. Find a retreat location near or far that suits your style.
- Experience mansion living. While things at home are about to get a bit cozier, you can get the royal treatment at a converted mansion. The Vanderbilt Grace in Newport, R.I. has a special mommy-to-be package, full of treats for parents and
- Release your inner ‘groupie.” Do you and your partner have a favorite band? Find out where they are playing next and book a whole experience around those dates and location.
- Enjoy a bed and breakfast on a budget. Your babymoon doesn’t need to break the bank. There are wonderfully intimate bed-and-breakfast accommodations in New England and all around the United States. You may enjoy the “B & B” experience even more than a big, fancy hotel!
Please note that if you’re in your third trimester, you’ll likely want to stay pretty close to home. Also, be sure to ask for a king size bed!