Expecting a baby can be a joyous time for soon-to-be parents, but it can also be a stressful one. Parenthood is bittersweet 24/7 and starts the moment you get the positive test 😉 Planning a pre-baby adventure can be a great bonding experience, but finding the perfect destination can be a tricky task. With travel restrictions for expectant moms, it can feel like all the top spots are off-limits!
Fear not, the East Coast offers a plethora of babymoon spots that are safe and romantic at the same time. Today, we are sharing a roundup of the best spots on the East Coast for a memorable babymoon. As always, we’re happy to walk through your personal preferences and limitations to make curated suggestions. We ask you to start with our inquiry form here.
If you’re looking for a peaceful island getaway, Nantucket is the perfect destination for a babymoon. This charming island offers beautiful beaches, boutique shops, and cozy bed and breakfasts. You can enjoy a couples massage, explore the island by bike, or simply relax on the beach. Nantucket is most ideal summer through fall before most of the shops and restaurants close for the season.
Stay: Nantucket Hotel + Resort
This charming Victorian town is perfect for a relaxing babymoon getaway. Cape May offers beautiful beaches, historic sites, and a quaint downtown area filled with shops and restaurants. The town is also known for its bed and breakfasts, which offer cozy and comfortable accommodations. The best time to visit Cape May is during the summer months, from June to August, when the weather is warm and perfect for beach activities. Expecting couples can enjoy a relaxing day at the beach, a visit to the Cape May Lighthouse, or a delicious meal at a local seafood restaurant. It’s the perfect small town to beebop around to shops for sweet nursery souvenirs.
Stay: Congress Hall
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This sweet, old fashioned New England town is perfect for a cozy babymoon getaway. Portland offers a variety of outdoor activities, such as hiking, kayaking, and whale watching. The town is also known for its delicious seafood and craft beer scene. The best time to visit Portland is during the fall months, from September to November, when the leaves are changing and the weather is cool. Expecting couples can enjoy a scenic drive along the coast, a visit to a local brewery, or a leisurely stroll through the Old Port.
Stay: Blind Tiger
If you’re looking for a mountain getaway, the Blue Ridge Mountains are the perfect destination for a babymoon. This scenic destination offers breathtaking views, outdoor activities, and cozy bed and breakfasts. You can enjoy a couples massage, go on a hike, or simply relax by the fireplace.
Stay: Primland Resort
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Known for its Southern charm and hospitality, Charleston is a top babymoon destination for good reason. The city is filled with historic sites, world-class restaurants, and beautiful beaches. The best time to visit Charleston is during the fall months, from September to November, when the weather is mild and the crowds are smaller. Expecting couples can enjoy a romantic carriage ride through the city, a relaxing day at the beach, or a delicious meal at a renowned restaurant.
Stay: The Pinch Charleston
With its stunning architecture, charming squares, and historic landmarks, Savannah is a top babymoon destination for couples looking for a romantic getaway. The city is known for its Southern hospitality and delicious cuisine. Pregnant women can rest assured that the city is safe and accommodating to their needs. The best time to visit Savannah is during the spring months, from March to May, when the weather is mild and the flowers are in bloom. Expecting couples can enjoy a romantic walk in Forsyth Park, a visit to the historic Wormsloe Plantation, or a delicious meal at a renowned restaurant.
Stay: Andaz Savannah
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For more babymoon ideas, check out our post on the Best Winter Babymoon Destinations. And remember, no matter where you choose to go, what’s most important is spending quality time with your partner before your little one arrives. Soak it up!!