Parents-to-be shouldn't miss out on an a babymoon celebration, just because they don't have any extra days off. From local staycation options to short drives, many nearby hotels offer special babymoon packages, allowing you and your partner to relax, reconnect and feel mentally prepared for the newest addition joining your family, without even traveling very far.
Here are six rejuvenating options complete with prenatal offerings and activity recommendations to enjoy your time away.
The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown
Skip travel time and opt for a staycation at The Ritz-Carlton. Book the Babymoon Package and enjoy a $400 spa credit -- expectant mothers should take a look at the Naturally Nurtured Massage or the Mommy Glow body treatment, though just about any treatment at the spa can be tailored to pregnant women. Plus, enjoy a sweet welcome package, including a D.C. children's book, a list of D.C.'s most popular baby names, a list of local children's shops in Georgetown with discounts included and cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcakes. To go all out on cravings, order from the Mommyhood Menu featuring treats to satiate your pregnancy cravings and make sure you stop by The Living Room lobby from 5:30-6:30 p.m. daily for hot chocolate and s'mores. As for local activities, take a leisurely walk along the C&O Canal or Georgetown Waterfront and check out the shopping along M Street.
The Ivy Hotel, Baltimore, MD
Enjoy beautiful historic charm right in Baltimore at the The Ivy Hotel, the ideal retreat for mommies-to-be. Guests are encouraged to disconnect and relax when they're at The Ivy Hotel, which is just what expecting parents need! The nightly room rate includes a room fit for a queen, breakfast downstairs or in bed, delicious mocktails, afternoon tea and a car service to get around town for exploring. Enjoy activities like yoga at a nearby studio, dine in at Magdalena, and pamper yourself in your in-room deep soaking tub, or head to the spa for a 60 or 90-minute prenatal massage. To further explore Baltimore, enjoy a trolley tour, a harbor cruise or a performance at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
Tides Inn, Irvington, VA
For a relaxing vibe that feels worlds away from the city hustle, head to Tides Inn, located on a private peninsula along the Chesapeake Bay. Book the Spa Package, great for expecting parents, thanks to the mother-to-be massage option. Or check out the Suite Romance package, which includes a water view suite, $100 food & beverage credit, $100 spa credit and a special amenity upon arrival. For ultimate relaxation, go on a Cove Cruise, enjoy a guided meditation session (great for pre-baby mental prep), campfires (with s'mores!) and gentle fitness classes such as yoga and morning walks to keep your body moving. The Tides Inn is located near Williamsburg and Stratford Hall for guests wanting to take their exploring beyond the resort.
Lansdowne Resort & Spa, Leesburg, VA
A visit to wine country might not seem like the first thing that comes to mind for a babymoon, but when you visit Lansdowne Resort and Spa there's so much more than just wine. The luxury resort will surround you with nature, history, dining and active lifestyle activities, perfect for a babymoon getaway. Use code BBYMN to book the Babymoon Package, including overnight accommodations for two, breakfast for 2.5, $300 in spa credits, a Lansdowne baby onesie keepsake, a tasty late night snack to cure cravings on the first night, valet parking and a special breakfast each morning at Riverside Hearth.
The Reeds at Shelter Haven, Stone Harbor, NJ
Slightly further out from D.C., The Reeds at Shelter Haven, Stone Harbor's luxury hotel and spa, is just a 3.5-hour drive from the city. The hotel is ideal for a quiet weekend away. Be one of the first to visit Salt Spa, opening this spring and enjoy wellness offerings like the light therapy lounge, brine light inhalation room and an exotic Turkish Bath. Get in a good stretch at the property's yoga classes hosted on the Roof Garden and try the complimentary paddle boarding (if your balance is still in check), or kayaking on the bay. Cozy up with a mocktail by the property fire pit or head to the beach with ease thanks to The Reeds' complimentary beach service with your own beach butler that will drive you and all the necessary beach gear (chairs, towels, tags and umbrellas) to the perfect seaside spot, because mamas, you deserve the pampering!
White Cedar Inn, Freeport, ME
For those couples willing to jump on a quick flight, head to White Cedar Inn in Freeport, Maine, just a 90-minute direct flight from D.C. airports (fly into PNW and the Inn is located 20 minutes from the airport). Book the Pickles and Ice Cream Babymoon Package, focused on relaxing and reconnecting. The package includes a two-night stay, a $75 gift card for dinner in town, a $50 gift card for shopping at the LL Bean children's store, a $25 gift card to Island Treasure Toys, a gift card for ice cream at Ben & Jerry's, a "Baby's First Year" blanket for taking milestone pictures, a lobster rattle, a jar of dill pickles and full breakfast each morning. For a spa session, there are prenatal and couples massage options available at the spa located half a block from White Cedar Inn. Expecting parents can enjoy nearby beach walks, moonlit cruises around South Freeport, scenic drives to lighthouses and wandering around the town.