Getting ready for your baby’s arrival can be stressful. Between doctor’s appointments, Lamaze classes, and dealing with over-eager family members, Momma needs a breather before the big push. Aside from breathing in and out (and mentally counting from one to ten), take a babymoon to relax and settle your nerves.
Choosing your babymoon destination is a little tricky. It should be interesting and exciting but serene and peaceful, too. To help you decide, here are the top 5 babymoon destinations in the USA.
1. Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
Located in a quiet little town, Carmel-by-the-Sea or Carmel Beach is a perfect babymoon destination for the Mama seeking some “downtime.” You can enjoy a quick stroll by the beach or visit local restaurants and shops in the boardwalk. What’s great is that this town’s general climate is cool--even during summer! You won’t be worried about sweating too much!
Another reason to go are the IG-worthy cottages for rent in Airbnb. A lot of homeowners have turned their guesthouses into rental homes and decorated in the local style.
2. Manhattan Beach, California
Another beach nestled in a laid-back community is Manhattan Beach. It’s important for a momma-to-be to stretch her legs and move around. Just like in Carmel-by-the-Sea, you can stroll down to the Manhattan Beach Pier to watch a beach that’s full of life. Go biking in The Strand’s bike path, a favorite local hang-out. Moving about won’t be worrisome because Manhattan Beach is considered as one of the safest cities in California.
3. Rosemary Beach, Florida
Take a road trip down the scenic route 30A and make your way to Rosemary Beach, Florida for some lowkey RnR. You can choose between lounging on the beach or in the many pool areas available nearby. Walk around in their laid-back parks. You can even cool off by playing around in the Rosemary splash pad. A lot of kids also play around so you can just sit and have fun watching them if you don’t want to get wet!
Aside from the beach, treat yourself by indulging in some of the spa facilities in town. After a getting a foot massage, enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables in 30A’s Farmer’s Market. Make sure to bring your big eco bag because you’ll definitely shop a lot!
4. Kailua Beach Park, Hawaii
Of course, Hawaii is one of the best beach destinations. Its beaches are one of the most pristine beaches in the world. Well, if you can splurge and treat yo’ self, it’s best to do it before the baby comes!
Honolulu can be a little busy so if you want to get away from the city, take a road trip to Kailua Beach Park. It’s got white, powdery sand and clear waters. There are also amazing local shops nearby for a little shopping spree!
5. Maui, Hawaii
Find some zen in your babymoon by going to Maui, Hawaii. It is home to most of Hawaii’s pristine beaches. Explore and find the Secret Beach. Sunbathe in Napili Bay Beach. Dine by the beach in Wailea Beach. There are so many options! If you’re tired of the beach (I mean, who does that?), take some me time and relax in Maui’s luxurious spas and resorts.
Now, doesn’t that sound lovely? Relax and don’t worry too much! Love yourself a little and book that trip to your chosen babymoon destination. You deserve all the love and pampering you can get before the little one comes!