Best Romantic Babymoon Destinations in the United States
Before baby comes, many couples like to get away one last time before everything changes. Whether you’re welcoming your first child—or your fifth—a babymoon destination with or without the kids provides the opportunity to celebrate the ending and beginning of something new.
Many expectant parents like to revisit the place they spent their honeymoon, while others like to explore new territory. If you’re looking for some babymoon destination inspiration, we’ve got our top picks organized by region.
Best Northeast Babymoon Destination—Cape Cod, MA
Where to stay on Cape Cod
There are 15 babymoon destination towns and communities to explore on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. We especially love the centrally located West Harwich. Stay at the adults-only, boutique hotel—The Platinum Pebble Boutique Inn, where you can relax by the pool, walk to the beach, and savor a gourmet daily breakfast. Innkeepers Mike and Stefanie are available to help you plan the perfect day on Cape Cod.
Where to eat on Cape Cod
For French cuisine, Pain D’Avignon serves up lunch, dinner, and is also an excellent place for croissant cravings! The best burgers in the area are grilled up at Mom & Pops. If farm-to-table menus are your favorite, check out The Pheasant where the menus change with the seasons. For a very special, waterfront dinner, you’ll be treated to a memorable seven course, prix fixe meal at CERALDI.
What to do on Cape Cod
If you’re feeling up to it, ride all or part of the 22-mile Cape Cod Rail Trail. If you’re staying at the Platinum Pebble, complimentary bikes are available for guests. Get out on the water with a whale watching tour, or a chartered fishing trip. Explore the tidal flats and trails at Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary.
Best Western Babymoon Destination—Whitefish, MT & Glacier National Park
Where to stay in Whitefish
Couples looking to experience some natural beauty at their babymoon destination will make memories with a trip to Whitefish, Montana and Glacier National Park. For a downtown experience, stay at The Firebrand. For a lakeside experience, stay at The Lodge at Whitefish Lake. Both offer onsite dining, a coffee bar, and spa—including prenatal massages!
Where to eat in Whitefish
For breakfast, check out Fleur Bake Shop for delicious and buttery French treats. We suggest sharing a Cardamom Orange Morning Bun and Ham and Gruyere Croissant! For lunch, don’t miss the uniquely Montana sandwich shop, The Wich Haus for farm-to-table deli treats. For a special dinner, Latitude 48 Bistro, Abruzzo Italian Kitchen, and Tupelo Grille all come highly recommended.
What to do in Whitefish and Glacier National Park
In Whitefish, explore the downtown shops and restaurants. You can also spend a day or two exploring Glacier National Park. Many trails are open year round for hiking and snowshoeing. When you need an afternoon pick me up, stop by Montana Coffee Traders.
Best Southwest Babymoon Destination—Sedona, AZ
Where to stay in Sedona
Sedona, Arizona is the perfect meditative babymoon destination for couples patiently awaiting baby’s arrival. We recommend flying into Phoenix and renting a car. The drive north to Sedona is scenic and won’t disappoint. In Sedona, stay at the Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock where you can book a prenatal massage at the onsite spa and relax in the swimming pools.
Where to eat in Sedona
For breakfast, check out the Sedona institution, Coffee Pot Restaurant where you can order one of the 101 omelettes on the menu. For lunch or dinner, the burgers and sweet potato fries at Sedona Beer Company come highly recommended. In addition to their own craft beers, Sedona Beer Company also serves up house made sodas and kombucha from Wild Tonic.
What to do in Sedona
Sedona if full of local artists making and selling unique treasures. Check out the wares at The Collective Sedona and definitely don’t skip visiting Tlaquepaque. Pronounced T-la-keh-pah-keh, this unforgettable experience is named one of the best things to do in Sedona. You should also explore downtown Sedona, go for a hike at Bell Rock and savor the silence at Chapel of the Holy Cross. Cool down with a frozen treat from Walter’s Ice Cream and Hot Dogs after a warm day of exploring. With so much to choose from, this babymoon destination is sure to keep you active and entertained.
Best Midwest Babymoon Destination—Traverse City, MI
Where to stay in Traverse City
Traverse City, Michigan is the quintessential Midwest babymoon destination on the Great Lakes. You’ll feel right at home in this welcoming community known for its lakeshore, cherries, wine, and natural beauty. Stay on the beach at Sugar Beach Resort Hotel or her sister property Grand Beach Resort Hotel.
Where to eat in Traverse City
For breakfast, check out The Omelette Shoppe where we recommend the quiche. After a relaxing pregnancy massage at Living Light Massage, head over to the nearby Poppycocks for food and drink featuring fresh, local ingredients. For a casual lunch or dinner, the Latin and Asian fusion restaurant Georgina’s receives rave reviews. For barbecue and American fare, the Blue Tractor serves up house-smoked meats in a historic building.
What to do in Traverse City
Peruse the unique shops at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons which is a historic 1884 hospital converted into a beautiful shopping and dining spot with trails for hiking. If yoga is part of your regular routine, take a yoga class at Yoga for Health Education (ask about the prenatal yoga class schedule). Pick up some locally grown lavender body products at Harbor View Lavender—perfect for postpartum rest and healing.
Take a day trip to Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Lakeshore on the shores of Lake Michigan. On your way back to Traverse City, take a detour to stop by MOOmers Homemade Ice Cream, for amazing ice cream on a family farm!
Best Southern Babymoon Destination—St. Augustine, FL
Where to stay in St. Augustine
Founded in 1565, St. Augustine, Florida is a great warm-weather babymoon destination for winter. Choose from one of two luxury resorts. If historic haunts are your thing, stay at Casa Monica Resort & Spa. If beachside accommodations are more your style, soak up the ocean views at the Guy Harvey Resort.
Where to eat in St. Augustine
Dine outside at Catch 27 on local farm-to-table seafood. For a unique, lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch, check out the 20s-era inspired Ice Plant Bar. Or, take a short, scenic drive up coastal highway A1A for dinner on the water at Cap’s On The Water.
What to do in St. Augustine
If your stay occurs over a weekend, peruse the food and art vendors at the Farmers’ Market at The St. Augustine Amphitheater on Saturday morning. For a unique experience, book an appointment at Salt Spa where you can relax in the salt cave surrounded by 25,000 pounds of therapeutic, crystal salts. For a prenatal massage, visit the Poseidon Spa at Casa Monica Resort & Spa.
Summary—Which babymoon destination is right for you?
- Best destination for the outdoorsy couple—Whitefish, Montana and Glacier National Park
- Winter month destination for warm weather—St. Augustine, Florida
- Awesome low-key destination—Traverse City, Michigan
- Best ocean-side destination—Cape Cod, Massachusetts
- Non-crowded winter month destination—Sedona, Arizona
Kathy is a freelance writer, an Independent Quality Provider with BabyQuip and the mother of a very active one-year-old boy. When she’s not changing diapers, developing engaging content for clients, or helping families travel with little ones, she enjoys reading, gardening, yoga, and naps.