The other day I was watching a new special on E! called Blinging Up Baby, all about how ridiculous celebs can be when in comes to their offspring. One of the segments was about over-the-top babymoons and while I’m not likely to drop the celeb standard $17,000 a night, I do like the idea of a little getaway before baby arrives.
My husband and I have been talking about going somewhere for a long weekend for a while, but now that the clock is really ticking, we have kicked our planning into gear. So I have been researching babymoon ideas that aren’t crazy expensive and are doable for a long weekend. Here are my top five picks:
1. New York, New York
New York City is a great option for city lovers. There are amazing museums, excellent and diverse food options, theatre, shopping, and no shortage of luxury hotels to choose from. And a bonus if you go see a show: expectant moms get access to a special bathroom during intermission in many theatres, so no waiting in line!
2. Miami, Florida
Sure, Miami is known for its nightlife (which moms-to-be obviously cannot partake in), but it also has stunning beaches, fabulous restaurants, and some of the best shopping in the world. Soak up some sun on South Beach with a virgin daquiri and just relax!
3. Stowe, Vermont
A seemingly random selection, but this town, and specifically the Topnotch Resort and Spa, kept showing up in my research as a sought after spot for moms-to-be. With beautiful views and maternity spa treatments, it doesn’t take long to figure out why it makes so many travel lists.
4. Scottsdale, Arizona
Another spot that kept cropping up in my research, Scottsdale is home to some of the country’s best spa resorts. The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa has a “Bundle of Joy” package for expectant mamas and they even have a 24-hour “cravings chef”!
5. Amelia Island, Florida
I had never heard of Amelia Island before looking up babymoon ideas, but this destination appeared on several of the lists I came across. Off the coast of Florida, just a stone’s throw away from Georgia, this island has beautiful beaches and ample southern hospitality. Both the Ritz Carlton-Amelia Island and the Elizabeth Pointe Lodge came highly recommended through my research.
So what about you—did you go on a babymoon? Share your suggestions!