Travel planning is a little more complicated these days, but that doesn’t mean deserving moms-to-be can’t indulge in a relaxing, rejuvenating babymoon. Thankfully, there are top-notch resort and hotel choices right here in our own backyard that offer everything you need for the perfect pre-baby vacation. From private suites adorned with ocean views and personal fire pits to poolside cabanas and prenatal massages, these local spots offer a slice of paradise on a San Diego babymoon that’s just what the doctor ordered. Read on for where to escape on a babymoon near you.
Alila Marea Resort
The long awaited Alila Marea Resort in Encinitas is now open—just in time for your romantic babymoon! The beachfront setting features 130 coastal and garden view rooms and suites all impeccably designed in a stylish yet artisanal understated environment which is in lock-step with the iconic coastal town's overall vibe. To make your babymoon extra cozy and special, choose one of the first floor Fire Pit Rooms which all have a spacious deck complete with a private fire pit and absolutely stunning pool/coastline views. Enjoy easy access to Ponto beach and your very own Beach Ambassador to reserve lounge chairs and umbrellas or help you round out a day at the beach with a picnic. If you'd rather soak up the sun at the pool instead, go for an elevated poolside experience with a cabana and lunch from The Pocket, which serves up the flavors and culture of Southern California and the Baja Peninsula (hello tacos!).
Need a break from the sun? Visit Alila's world class spa and indulge in the Nourish prenatal massage (60 minutes for $195), which is a Swedish-style massage that utilizes prenatal-safe massage techniques and products to nurture both mom-to-be and baby. Kukui nut oil, treasured for its soothing and healing properties, restores supple skin, while rosehip fruits and chia seeds nourish skin with essential vitamins and beta carotenes to resist damage and maintain elasticity throughout the remainder of the pregnancy journey. However, you and your partner choose to spend your time at Alila, you'll be sure to have the ultimate destination experience with the convenience of a short drive up the freeway.
2100 N. Coast Highway
101 Encinitas, CA 92024
L'Auberge Del Mar
L'Auberge Del Mar has always been known for its service and elegance but the local resort is leveling up. A multi-million-dollar transformation will be complete on the property by May, so hopefully that's right in time for your babymoon. Guests can expect to be amazed by a fresh new experience in guestrooms, an expansive new bar and pool area, as well as an exquisite new outdoor restaurant concept. You and your soon-to-be party of three (or more) can take advantage of the We're All Family Package and receive 50% off the best available rates Sunday-Thursday.
1540 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014
The Ranch at Laguna Beach
A quick drive north to The Ranch at Laguna Beach can instantly make babymoon dreams come true. The boutique ranch resort is nestled in the majestic Aliso and Wood Canyons in the heart of Orange County. Set on an iconic piece of land where canyon meets sea, The Ranch at Laguna Beach blends the rich history of its canyon and the artistry that is Laguna Beach. For those of you that want to take advantage of some extra peace and quiet before baby comes, The Ranch is offering a "Springtime Coastal Getaway" valid for weeknight stays on Sun.-Thurs. until May 31, 2021. Parents-to-be will find extra privacy because all rooms are accessed via outdoor corridors and feature private patios or porches without a singe elevator or cramped hallway in sight. Relax at the pool, play 9 holes of golf, savor beach bites at Lost Pier Cafe, or order picnic provisions to-go from country-style café Ben’s Pantry, and cozy up by the fire on The Porch to hear live music daily as the sun sets and moon rises over the canyon wall. It’s a romantic and restorative getaway, and a peaceful place to connect before the baby arrives.
31106 S. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Glorietta Bay Inn
Winner of top 10 romantic island inns, the Glorietta Bay Inn is an ideal spot to connect with your partner before baby arrives. 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. Depending on your style preference pick a contemporary room or a mansion room, either way you'll be thrilled. What better way to unwind and prepare for your little one than a weekend on Coronado Island?
1630 Glorietta Blvd.
Omni La Cost Resort & Spa
Once your little one arrives, your day trip to Carlsbad will probably include a trip to LEGOLAND. But, pre-baby the place to visit is The Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. It's a paradise for parents-to-be. You'll instantly feel stress drift away as you drive into the Carlsbad resort. The Spa at La Costa was named “Favorite Spa Nationwide” by American Spa! Next, you can cool off by taking a dip at the Edge Adult Pool before retreating to your private cabana. Cap off the evening with dinner at VUE or Bob's Steak House.
2100 Costa Del Mar Rd.
The Inn at Mission San Juan Capistrano
Located in the heart of historic downtown San Juan Capistrano, just steps away from the awe-inspiring ruins of the mission, the Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano is a truly romantic, intimate destination for babymooners. Spacious, hacienda-inspired suites are beautifully appointed with high ceilings, mission-style grand armories, chandeliers, private balconies, with some offering large soaking tubs for two. Couples can enjoy an intimate olive oil tasting in the Olive Grove alongside local wines, dine on classic Spanish cuisine with a modern twist at Ysidora, and savor distinctive craft mocktails (for mom) and cocktails under the stars on the expansive restaurant patio. The Spa at the Mission also offers various rejuvenating treatments utilizing natural oils infused with on-site herbs for a relaxing experience.
31692 El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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 relaxing, restorative maternity massage at The Center for Wellbeing's Spa, dinner and "mom-mocktail" under the twilight at Amaya, or a quiet bubble bath in one of Fairmont's deep soaker tubs, 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. Be sure to check out how to upgrade to the Rise & Shine package complete with breakfast for two (or two and a half!).
Read more about vacationing at Fairmont Grand Del Mar here.
5300 Grand Del Mar Court
San Diego, CA 92130
Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa
Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa offers a Great Expectations Package that sets the bar high. Dubbed the "perfect combination of luxury and romance for parents-to-be," it honestly sounds like something out of a dream. Indulge at the spa with wildcrafted, organic treatments and freshly pressed juices. Connect with a private yoga or meditation session for two or relax by the poolside cabana with VIP wait service.
5921 Valencia Cir.
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Four Seasons The Biltmore Santa Barbara
Really want a change of scenery sans airports and flight delays? Try babymooning at Four Seasons The Biltmore in Santa Barbara. Spend uninterrupted time with your partner over a romantic dinner date. A dedicated staff member serves as planner, server, sommelier and personal concierge for your unforgettable evening, greeting you at your guest room with Champagne and escorting you to the Resort’s most exclusive and captivating setting. After a sunset welcome by the Chef, proceed to the kitchen to meet the culinary team. Finally, savor a relaxed, four-course, candlelight dinner with music, all perfectly tailored to your tastes. Back on your doorstep, you’ll find romantic amenities.
1260 Channel Dr.
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
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.
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
––Aimee Della Bitta