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A babymoon can celebrate the bond you have as a couple before taking on your new roles as mom and dad, and it can also give you a well-deserved break. While a honeymoon happens immediately after a wedding, the babymoon occurs before the baby is born. Before you officially transition into full parenthood mode with your little bundle of bliss in your arms, the babymoon allows you to revel in the company of your partner and enjoy visiting destinations that you might not visit again for a while. So, savor time alone with your spouse and get away from it all with a babymoon to one of these locales.

Savannah, Georgia

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Ballstone Hotel

Savannah may be the oldest city in Georgia, but it is a dynamic, modern destination for a babymoon. While in Savannah, soak up the natural beauty of Forsyth Park with its picture-perfect fountain, which makes a great backdrop for a babymoon couple selfie. Explore Savannah’s rich history with visits to the Bonaventure Cemetery, the Fort Pulaski National Monument, the Wormsloe State Historic Sites, Fort McAllister State Historic Park, Tybee Island Light Station and Museum, and the Savannah Victorian Historic District.

Fuel up before you get cravings at area restaurants like The Grey, which is worth visiting for its beautiful locale within a gorgeous former Greyhound bus station. Pick up stuff to munch on at Parker’s Market Urban Gourmet. The Ballastone, a historic inn was built as a prominent Savannah mansion in 1838, is ideally situated in the historic district. It’s in walking distance to museums and parks, and it offers perks like a garden courtyard, Turkish robes for guests, gourmet breakfasts, premier mattresses and bedding, and complimentary snacks and treats.

This inn offers a special babymoon package. The Ballastone offers a package that includes an hour-long prenatal massage, two commemorative cups, chocolate-covered strawberries, a romantic rose petal turndown service, and a gift certificate to your choice of a few local restaurants.

New York, New York

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Manhattan

A babymoon spent in New York City is the ultimate urban excursion. Once there, you may want to start by taking in the beauty of the city at observatories like Top of the Rock, the Empire State Building, or One World Observatory.

NYC has world-class museums, so be sure to visit the well-known ones like the Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as some of the more hidden gems. The Studio Museum in Harlem, the Rubin Museum of Art, the Jewish Museum, the New York City Fire Museum, the Museum at Eldridge Street are some of the dozens of incredible museums in the city.

Take a leisurely Circle Line cruise for breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty, the skyline, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Pier 54. Stroll through South Street Seaport. There’s natural beauty in the city, too, thanks to Central Park, where you can enjoy a picnic or relax by the Alice in Wonderland statue seen in many films set in the city.

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Brooklyn Bridge

The W Hotels in Manhattan provide romantic accommodations for a babymoon. With four locations, you can stay in Times Square, Union Square, downtown, or Hoboken. For a special babymoon that’s just about 30 miles outside the city and a short ride on the Long Island Railroad, stay at Oheka Castle. It was featured at the start of Citizen Kane and also as the setting for Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” music video. Go to Penn Station and take the LIRR Huntington Line to Cold Spring Harbor Station to arrive at the castle, and you can ride into Manhattan each day. Oheka Castle offers a babymoon package called the Last Night of Sleep. This getaway for expectant parents includes a stay in one of the deluxe Whitney rooms, a three-course dinner for two, in-room massages for both parents-to-be, breakfast, a mansion tour, and a book keepsake. You can add extras like flowers, chocolates, and limo service.

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