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10 best babymoon destinations to fit in some last-minute relaxation

March 19, 2024
By Sarah Bruning

Whether you’re craving some pre-kid adventure or just want to lay on the beach and do nothing, these parent-approved options have you covered.

Experts say: “The Alila is one of the only hotels on the water in the area, with a short hike down to the beach. The pool is on the smaller side, but the hotel has an adults-only vibe even though they do welcome children. I love that the spa at this hotel uses all local skincare products, and everything is organic. The property loans out bikes, so you can take your cruiser through Leucadia, Encinitas and even down to Cedros Avenue in Solana Beach to visit local shops and restaurants. For travelers on a budget, I love sister properties the Sea Bird and Mission Pacific. They’re both Hyatt Prive properties in Oceanside, located on the beach right next to the pier. The small house where Top Gun was filmed is situated right between the two hotels. They both have fantastic dining and pools, but Mission Pacific has a slightly more adults-only vibe and a more modern aesthetic. I also love nearby downtown Carlsbad for exploring beyond Oceanside.” – Maria Diego

Experts say: “My favorite hotel for a Miami babymoon is Four Seasons at the Surf Club, located just south of Bal Harbour in North Miami Beach. This historical landmark underwent a massive renovation with new additions to the original Surf Club, and offers a quiet reprieve to the buzz of South Beach. The spa is phenomenal, the service is arguably the best in Miami Beach (I lived there for 20 years and tried them all), and the aesthetic is old-world chic Floridian.”– Maria Diego

Experts say: “Charleston can be experienced in so many ways, so for a babymoon, I really like the location of Hotel Bennett, which is slightly outside of the central tourist district in downtown Charleston but still walking distance to everything. They also have a rooftop pool, which is a nice place to relax after a day of shopping and dining in Charleston’s fantastic restaurants. I also love Zero George, which is a small boutique hotel that has been beautifully restored in a historical building.” – Maria Diego

Experts say: “For upstate New York, I love Wildflower Farms, a new wellness-oriented Auberge Resorts Collection property. It offers 65 free-standing cottages – perfect for privacy and romance – and it’s also easy to get to from New York City. Troutbeck is another Hudson River Valley favorite, which recently debuted The Barns, a wellness center that offers mamas-to-be both massages and an acupuncture-style facial.” – Maria Diego