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Babymoon Bliss: 3 Vacation Options Before Your Baby Arrives

Equinox Fall Foliage - Aerial View

A babymoon is a last hurrah of sorts. Life as you know it changes forever once a new bambino arrives. In retrospect, our advice is to cherish every last pre-baby moment to refresh, rejuvenate, and connect as a couple.

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How to choose? Indulgent amenities and services are a must, as are stress-free activities and logistics. Although we specialize in travel with kids on CiaoBambino.com, many of our featured properties double as fantastic parents-only getaways too.

With that in mind, here are a few babymoon favorites from our portfolio.

East Coast – Equinox, Manchester, VT

This historic, luxury resort makes for the perfect pre-baby getaway. The Equinox Resort & Spa is nestled in the charming town of Manchester, Vermont. The resort offers a plethora of activities that both the hubby and the mom-to-be can appreciate.

Savor pre-baby quiet time in the award-winning spa, with specialty pregnancy treatments like the “Mother Earth” massage and body wrap. The Equinox also offers appropriate yoga and water aerobic classes.

Want to embrace the picturesque outdoors? Try the Falconry school, archery, golf, tennis, fishing or some gentle area hikes in the Equinox Preservation Trust.

Foodies will delight in the wonderful culinary experiences for which the Equinox is famous. With all the fun options, your biggest challenge here might just be carving out time to do nothing! Keep your eye out for the golf and spa package offered this summer. Read our complete review of the Equinox Resort on Ciao Bambino.

West Coast – The Grand Del Mar, San Diego, CA

The Grand Del Mar is a Mediterranean oasis located in North San Diego. Everything about this hotel says luxury and pampering.

This extensive resort offers beautifully manicured grounds, a spa with interesting treatments, Southern California’s only Five Star/Five Diamond restaurant, Addison, and little touches of service that greet you everywhere. San Diego weather is mild and welcoming year-round which makes The Grand Del Mar the perfect babymoon getaway!

The resort offers a long list of complimentary amenities with your stay including beach service with transportation to the beach and chairs and umbrellas set-up, transportation within the local area with the hotel car and chocolate treats at turndown that are too good to resist. If you’ve indulged and need exercise, fitness classes are included as well.

The piece de resistance here is the adult pool area – you may never want to leave. There is a large pool with underwater music, a huge Jacuzzi area with lounging seats and because the adult pool is set away from the family pool, there’s no noise. In the summer, the pool staff delivers little “surprises” to pool guests. Think frozen grapes on a stick …

If you want to effortlessly relax in a glorious setting, The Grand Del Mar has everything in place to welcome you. Read our complete review of the The Grand Del Mar on Ciao Bambino.

West Coast – Cavallo Point: Sausalito, CA

This army-base-turned-luxury-retreat in the San Francisco Bay Area is as unique as it is relaxing. Cavallo Point’s century-old buildings have been meticulously restored and converted into an eco-chic getaway.

Set in an expansive park setting adjacent to the Golden Gate Bridge, the views of the bay and the San Francisco skyline are to die for. It’s one of those places where sitting in one of the many Adirondack chairs scattered around the hotel is an appealing activity in and of itself. An ideal situation for couples who need and want a wonderful venue to unwind together.

For more active moments, gentle hikes and walks are plentiful in the surrounding Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Meanwhile, Cavallo Point’s award-winning spa offers healing arts services, integrative medicine, and wellness workshops, in addition to a laundry list of treatments.

Guest rooms come in every shape and size and feel more like old-style San Francisco apartments than typical hotel rooms with intimate and inviting sitting areas. The food at Cavallo Point is a highlight with creative cuisine that spans from simple burgers at Farley Bar to creative culinary masterpieces in Murray Circle. The one common element is the freshest possible ingredients. They also offer cooking classes for parents who want something structured to do together. Read our complete review of Cavallo Point Lodge on Ciao Bambino.

About Ciao Bambino

Ciao Bambino is an award-winning family travel guide featuring destination-focused advice and comprehensive reviews of the best hotels and resorts for stays with kids of all ages.

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