Baby’s on the way––so take time to relax and unwind before the big birth-day. We know where you can go just a short drive away to enjoy some peaceful R&R on a babymoon escape that’s close to home, right here in idyllic SoCal. From rose petal turndowns and poolside cabanas to ocean view deluxe rooms and prenatal massages, these resorts offer a nearby slice of paradise. Read on for where to book your room.
Fairmont Grand Del Mar
Lavish in luxury at this Mediterranean-inspired resort located in the Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve, close to Torrey Pines State Beach. Whether it's a heated pool, spa day, five-star dining, fitness class, first-class treatment or short guided hike you crave, you'll find it here. Awaken to breakfast served in your room on the terrace overlooking the beautiful views. Then, take on the day or relax and revive, your choice, your weekend.
Read more about vacationing at Fairmont Grand Del Mar here.
Room rate: $499 per night for Rise and Shine Weekend
5300 Grand Del Mar Court
San Diego, CA 92130
Overlooking the ocean with Balinese-inspired villas is a perfect low-key romantic getaway. Go with their Escape to Romance package which includes accommodations for two nights, chocolate-covered strawberries, a dozen roses, complimentary parking, late check-out and a deluxe breakfast in the morning. Walk along the coast and shop in downtown La Jolla. Cozy and relaxing––you'll be glad you went.
Room rate: Rooms from $300/night; Escape to Romance package from $468/night
1003 Coast Blvd.
La Jolla, CA 92037
Omni La Costa Resort
Babymoon vacay with a little one in tow? The Omni La Costa is a paradise for parents and kids too! Lounge by the pool while the kiddos stay active at Kidtopia. Even more, enjoy family activities like iPhone scavenger hunts, waterslide races and crafts. Also, there are special events like a radical reptile show or dive-in movies. Or if sports are your family's thing, there are tennis drills for grown-ups and golf lessons for the half-pints. Afterwards, head to the spa or enjoy a delicious family dinner. Really, you can't go wrong here.
Cost: from $225 per night
2100 Costa Del Mar Rd.
Grande Colonial Hotel
Flying to Europe is probably not in the cards, but staying at the historic (and newly renovated) Grande Colonial Hotel in La Jolla brings an Old World charm close to home. Known for its excellent service and ocean view rooms, this quaint, luxurious hotel fits the babymoon bill. Walk to the shops, dine in the Nine-Ten restaurant and head for a stroll at La Jolla Cove. Decadent and delightful.
Room Rate: $239+ per night
910 Prospect St.
La Jolla, CA 92037
L'Auberge Del Mar
It only takes about thirty minutes to drive to this idyllic coastal town, but upon arrival, you're sure to feel a world away. Grab your partner and indulge in the Beach and Breakfast package at L’Auberge Del Mar which includes a luxurious guest room, valet parking and a breakfast credit for breakfast in bed or at their ocean-view restaurant Coastline. Rejuvenate at Spa L'Auberge with a facial or mani/pedi.
Beach and Breakfast Package: Starts at $414 per night
1540 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014
Glorietta Bay Inn
Book the special Coronado Romance Escape package at the Glorietta Bay Inn, where you can kick back and relax in a king-sized bed. Take advantage of the attentive, caring staff on hand to make every detail of your stay relaxing. Schedule an in-room prenatal massage and lounge by the pool. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast in the morning, relax beachside or play games in the parlor. You'll leave feeling connected and revived. What better way to unwind and prepare for your little one than a weekend on Coronado Island?
Coronado Romance Escape Package: Starts at $525 for two nights
1630 Glorietta Blvd.
Estancia Hotel & Spa
Check-in, put on a fluffy bathrobe and lounge around the large suites at this luxury La Jolla retreat. Stroll the lush award-winning botanical gardens, admire the beautiful Mediterranean architecture and take a dip in the heated saltwater pool and whirlpool. Have a couple's day at the spa or rent a private cabana and relax together while the friendly staff takes care of you.
Room Rate: $224+ per night
9700 N. Torrey Pines Rd.
La Jolla, CA
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Head to the recently renovated Paradise Point Resort and Spa in Mission Bay for another tranquil babymoon option. You'll find bungalow-style guest rooms on a white sandy beach and your own s'mores pit. If you feel energetic, you can bike around the 44-acre resort or just relax watching the palm trees by one of the five swimming pools. Take your pampering up a notch at The Spa with a 50- or 80-minute Mother-to-Be Massage. Mama will relax, and baby-to-be is happy.
Room Rate: $169-$500+ per night
1404 Vacation Rd.
San Diego, CA 92109
Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa
The Great Expectations package at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa is dubbed the "perfect combination of luxury and romance for parents-to-be." It honestly sounds like something out of a dream. You'll arrive to a rose petal turndown complete with cupcakes for two. Then you can enjoy spa treatments such as a massage for two in the couple's spa suite, Hand + Foot Nirvana or a Wild Radiance Facial. Indulge in yoga and meditation classes and relax in a poolside cabana with VIP wait service.
Room rate: $530 plus per night + spa treatments
5921 Valencia Cir.
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Parker Palm Springs
Play it hip like celebrity mom Jessica Simpson and babymoon at Parker Palm Springs. We know it's in the middle of the desert, but it's only a short drive from San Diego. Indulge in a couples massage, sip lemonade poolside, walk the lush resort grounds and hang out at the chic fire pit. You never know who will show up for morning yoga. Head home relaxed, centered and reconnected.
Room Rate: $399+ per night
4200 E. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92264
Orchard Hill Inn
You'll feel as fresh as a daisy after spending the weekend relaxing at the Orchard Hill Country Inn in Julian. Cuddle up to a warm fire and relax while sipping tea. Walk around in the surrounding nature–– there's a small creek, horses, birds, and trees. Come for the complimentary evening appetizers and full morning breakfast and stay rested and ready for the little one to arrive.
Room Rate: $325+ per night
2502 Washington St.
Julian, CA 92036
Surf & Sand Resort Laguna Beach
Slumber in paradise to the sound of the ocean at this plush resort located in Laguna Beach. You'll find private waterfront balconies with unbeatable spectacular views. Book the 'Night to Remember' package which includes a gourmet breakfast for two served in your room or in their Splashes restaurant (free parking also included). De-stress at the Aquaterra Spa with a mama-to-be massage that includes a hydrating mango butter foot wrap. Explore downtown Laguna Beach one mile away.
Night to Remember Package: Starts at $435 per night
1555 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Babymooners looking for a quiet hideaway will enjoy the historic 1906 Lodge tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Main Street Coronado. With 17 rooms it's cozy. There's plenty to munch on for pregnant mamas––from the complimentary breakfast and afternoon snacks to the fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies. The rooms come with two soft white robes and you can book a fireplace and a spa room complete with a spa tub.
Room Rate: $179+ per night
1060 Adella Ave.
Hotel Santa Barbara
Feel the freedom of a road trip to the American Riviera, Santa Barbara. Stay at the historic Hotel Santa Barbara in the heart of downtown and stroll to museums, the SB Public Market, shops and great dining. Enjoy plush robes, cozy beds and gourmet, locally-made croissants at the continental breakfast before you set out for the day. Whether you hit the beach or a relaxing sunset sail, this gorgeous seaside town is sure to be just the R&R you need before the little one arrives.
Hotel Santa Barbara
533 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
––Nikki Walsh & Beth Shea & Kerry Cushman
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