Baby’s about to make three… or four… or more… so it’s time to unwind on a local babymoon vacation! SoCal is a paradise of its own, so there’s no need to fly to a distant locale to enjoy a relaxing getaway. We’ve found several serene escapes that are just a short drive away––so you can spend less time traveling and more time relaxing. Read on for our list of nearby babymoon vacations that are sure to grant you some much needed R&R before baby arrives!
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: $505-$1200 + cost of selected spa treatments/classes/cabana
5921 Valencia Cir.
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
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 $324 per night
1540 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA
Glorietta Bay Inn
Book the special Babymoon 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. You'll enjoy an in-room prenatal massage, a gift basket with chocolate, pickles, a small baby gift and other goodies. There's also a milk and cookie turn-down service, complimentary breakfast, pool and beachside relaxing or just playing games in the parlor. You'll leave feeling connected and revived.
Babymoon Package: Starts at $595 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: $219+ 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: $200-$500+ per night
1404 Vacation Rd.
San Diego, CA
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: $350+ per night
4200 E. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA
Grande Colonial Hotel
Flying to Europe is probably not in the cards, but staying at the historic (and updated) Grande Colonial Hotel in La Jolla, brings a 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: $259+ per night
910 Prospect St.
La Jolla, CA
Orchard Hill Country 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: $215+ per night
2502 Washington St.
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 $425 per night
1555 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA
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: $250+ per night
1060 Adella Ave.
––Nikki Walsh & Beth Shea