Babymoon • a relaxing or romantic vacation taken by parents-to-be before their baby is born. A babymoon is a real thing and if you’re pregnant you should definitely go on one before baby comes! Disconnect from the stresses of everyday life, spend precious quality time with your partner and treat yourself! You will NEVER get this quality time back!
Wondering when to go? The second trimester is the best and most comfortable time to travel. (According to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the safest time to travel is from 18 to 24 weeks.) Morning sickness is usually over, you tend to have a boost in energy, and your bump isn’t too big yet! Always check with your doctor prior to your trip just to be sure you’re safe to travel.
Fear not, there are plenty of places that are safe from Zika to visit! If you want to double check to be sure the location is safe, call the Public Health Department as they get updated information daily. Below are placed across the U.S. safe for mama’s to be… get ready to have a babymoon you’ll never forget:
- Austin, Texas
Looking for a cheaper, non-tropical vacation spot this year? Austin has plenty to do and a unique funky local culture everyone should experience at least once. Austin is known for its eclectic live-music scene centered around country, blues, and rock. Its many parks and lakes are popular for hiking, biking, swimming, and boating.
- Charleston, South Carolina
Did you know Charleston is the friendliest city in the U.S.? So you’ll definitely feel welcome if you decide on Charleston. If you’re a history buff, enjoy shopping and eating… Charleston is for you! The city is charming, romantic, and known for their cobblestone streets and horse-drawn carriages. Charleston has plenty of R&R options too!
- Maui, Hawaii
If you didn’t go to Hawaii for your honeymoon, you should definitely consider it for your babymoon! It’s a beautiful place and there really are not too many places like it! If you enjoy rainbows, seafood, beaches, and outside adventures… add Maui to your list!
- San Diego, California
San Diego has great weather, it’s on the ocean, and there is plenty to do outside! Walk along the beach, paddle board in Mission Bay, take a hike at Torrey Pines, plan a spa day and have dinner at the famed Gaslamp Quarter.
- Scottsdale, Arizona
Scottsdale is perfect for the couple that loves spa-and-golf getaways! Hit the driving range surrounded by mountains, make a pit-stop at the spa, or just swim your way through the pool to settle in at the cabana poolside.
Before it’s too late, pack your bags and go on a dreamy babymoon getaway with your partner! Even if it’s a weekend, make plans to relax in a beautiful setting and get ready to recharge and reconnect before baby. You will value this quality time and have memories that will last a lifetime!