Whether it’s your first baby or your fourth, you belly is bulging and life is about to change. Big time. And while taking one last big exotic trip may sound like a good idea around month five, the closer you get to your due date, the three big Cs are what make for the very best babymoon: Close, convenient and CHILL. We’ve rounded up seven winning spots in the Bay that are sure to satisfy and expecting couple’s cravings. Click through to see them all.

For Old School Pool Time: The Claremont Club and Spa

This Berkeley institution recently turned 100 years old, but thanks to luxurious upgrades and becoming a member of the Fairmont Hotels family, it offers every modern amenity. The pool is the centerpiece, and anyone who has ever sported a baby bump knows how great it feels to soak in a heated pool when pregnant. This gem is just a 20-minute drive from SF, but once you are inside you are in your own little insulated world of pampering. Book an Expecting Mother-to-Be massage at the award-winning spa to break up the hours spent by the pool. Best part? Moving a muscle is optional: You can order meals from the top-notch restaurant, poolside.


Do you have a suggestion for the perfect local babymoon escape? Tell us in the comments below!

–Erin Feher