Your Guide to Dreamy (& Affordable!) Babymoon Destinations in the United States

You know the old school children’s song that’s stuck in my head right about now?

“First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes baby in a baby carriage.”

But, what’s missing when applying that song to today’s times is the mention of a babymoon before baby arrives. Are you familiar with the term? It’s what many couples these days seem to be taking part in to celebrate, connect, and, most of all, relax before their new bundle of joy comes into the world.

guide to dreamy affordable babymoon destinations

Tripbound CEO Tina and her husband on their babymoon in California.

Ahhh…the thought of indulging in naps and mornings sleeping in, waking up how your body wants to versus a human alarm clock running into your bedroom or crying at the top of its lungs. Sounds like pure bliss, am I right?

On the other hand, the thought of a babymoon is something some might roll their eyes at. I mean, who really wants to jump on a plane or hop in a car to take a vacation when you’re pregnant and constantly exhausted? Not to mention, you’re about to take on the biggest expense of your life. So, there’s no way it would make sense to splurge on a getaway in this particular moment.

Or, is there? Yup, there sure is. And, I’m here to dish it out to you. You’re about to get your hands on a list of some dreamy (and affordable!) babymoon destinations in the United States! Get ready to become seriously motivated to skip town—just you and your loved one—for some pre-baby R&R.

1. Sedona, Arizona

guide to dreamy affordable babymoon destinations

This destination is magical in so many ways. Surrounded by red rock formations, and the mystical vibes thanks to the energy vortexes known for spiritual healing, there’s no doubt venturing to this serene oasis will serve as a truly blissful pre-baby vacay.

If you happen to cross Sedona off your babymoon bucket list, you’ll be met with no shortage of things to do. From a leisurely hike on Boynton Canyon Trail to breathe in some fresh air and stunning scenery, venturing to Uptown Sedona to pop into a selection of shops, galleries, and tasty restaurants, and even a visit to 89Agave for a filling meal made possible by Sonoran-style Mexican food, you’ll have an experience not easily forgotten.  

Recommended Tripbound Resort: Ridge on Sedona in a Studio or 1-Bedroom Suite. This resort provides you the perfect respite from the hustle and bustle. Especially with massage services onsite and access to the nearby Luxury Hilton Spa (a $20 day pass).

2. Palm Springs, California

guide to dreamy affordable babymoon destinations

While temperatures can admittedly be hot, hot, hot—depending on the time of year you’re traveling—this desert playground serves as a popular choice for babymooners across the country. Reason being, it’s one of the sunniest places on the planet! Additionally, the town is chock full of spas, restaurants, and flat pathways made for walking with pregnant feet.

If you’re looking to narrow down the list of things to do, be sure to check out the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens to immerse yourself in all things Palm Springs, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to ride through the San Jacinto Mountains, and even FARM for breakfast or brunch out on the patio (as long as the temps are manageable) to savor the ambiance.  

Recommended Tripbound Resort: Wyndham Indio in a 1-Bedroom Suite is your Mediterranean-style oasis set in the Coachella Desert Valley. Best of all, there’s an on-site spa where you can relax your tension away with a massage or facial.

3. San Diego, California

guide to dreamy affordable babymoon destinations

With endlessly sunny skies and a breathtaking coastline, San Diego is a beach lover’s refuge. So, if I’m speaking to you, the decision as to where you’ll go has been made. That’s the easy part. The difficult part, however, is determining what to do and see as the opportunities are endless!  

Let’s narrow it down for you. Here are the must-dos and must-sees: wander and explore various museums at Balboa Park, fuel up at BIGA in the Gaslamp Quarter for some fresh-made pasta or delicious pizza, get up close and personal with the animals at the San Diego Zoo, and catch the sunrise at La Jolla Cove. Also, Hotel Coronado is a must-see! 

guide to dreamy affordable babymoon destinations

Recommended Tripbound Resort: Wyndham Harbour Lights in a Studio Deluxe or 1-Bedroom Suite offers the perfect launching spot to explore all that San Diego has to offer. It’s located in the city’s Gaslamp District. Therefore, you’ll be smack dab in the middle of some of the best restaurants, shops, cafés, and galleries.

4. Taos, New Mexico

guide to dreamy affordable babymoon destinations


One thing is for sure about Taos—you can look forward to eating for two and sightseeing your way through it. Set at the feet of Sangre de Cristo Mountains and filled to the brim with rich cultural heritage, it’s no wonder it’s named the “Land of Enchantment.”

So, if you’re beyond ready to slow things down a bit and retreat to a more relaxed state of mind, while surrounding yourself with the great outdoors, fine cuisine, and artistic vibes, this place is seriously calling your name.

And, if you follow that call all the way to Taos, be sure to add these activities and hotspots to your to-do list: Wheeler Peak Wilderness Area for some fresh air, the multi-story adobe village of Taos Pueblo for some local shopping (hello, authentic dream catchers!), and Trading Post Café for some fantastic Italian fare and other global specialties cooked up in an open air kitchen.

Recommended Tripbound Resort: Wyndham Taos in a Studio or 1-Bedroom Suite. It’s set on the grounds of the famed estate of artist Nicolai Fechin. And, it embraces the picturesque northern New Mexico surroundings.

5. Princeville, Hawaii

guide to dreamy affordable babymoon destinations

I know what you might be thinking—how in the world can Hawaii be considered an “affordable babymoon destination? But, hear me out for a minute. Hawaii tends to be a popular place for a babymoon.

And, luckily, there are plenty of ways you can save big when venturing here. One way being via accommodations. When choosing to forgo a traditional hotel stay and traveling during off-season, you’ll without a doubt have more money in your pocket to enjoy various experiences while on the island.

Speaking of experiences, our recommendations for you range from sightseeing to adventure, and even some good old-fashioned sunbathing. You won’t want to miss a visit to the Princeville Kilauea Lighthouse, where tourists flock to catch a glimpse of the stunning panorama of the Pacific as well as various sea life. Not to mention, Princeville Legate Beach Park to catch some rays, JoJo’s Shave Ice to delight in some Hawaiian shaved ice, and Sleeping Giant Trail to enjoy a short, easy hike with nice views.

Recommended Tripbound Resort: Wyndham Makai Club in Princeville in a 1-Bedroom Suite. It’s the perfect way to experience Kaua’i in a more intimate way. And, if you’re interested, be sure to check out other Hawaii alternatives.

There you have it—your guide to some seriously dreamy and affordable babymoon destinations in the United States. You ready to get to planning? And, packing your bags for a calm escape before you have an extra carry on (also known as that new bundle of joy)?

If so, your travel BFFs at Tripbound can help take the stress of booking your stay off your plate. Call us today at 1.888.816.5214 and we’ll handle the search for the best, affordable sweet suite accommodation that meets your wants and needs!

Have you taken a babymoon before? We’d love to hear your tips and experience! Share your story with us in the comments section below.

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