Are you looking for the best babymoon destinations California has on offer? Well look no further we round up the best places in Southern California and Northern California for babymoons to help you pick the best destination for you.
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Best Babymoon Destinations California has on offer!
While you can certainly travel internationally for your babymoon, we did for some of ours, California has some of the best babymoon destinations the USA and the world has to offer.
As California is such a vast state we have split our favorite California babymoon ideas into Northern and Southern California to help you navigate the destinations better based on how far you want to travel.
But if you do decide to go further afield be sure to check out our other guides:
Best Southern California Babymoon Ideas
One of the things we love about Southern California babymoons is that they are a year round destination and thus make a great summer and winter babymoon. However you still may want to consider the trimester you are traveling in for your comfort. For more information on this and other babymoon tips check out this post.
Here are some of our favorite ideas to give you some inspiration.
San Diego, America’s Finest City lives up to its’ tagline in my opinion and therefore makes a great babymoon destination as it has something on offer no matter what you like.
San Diego has some of the finest city beaches of any city in the world but it is not just a zika-free beach destination. San Diego is a city full of culture with a plethora of museums and cultural attractions.
Not only that is also has some amazing hiking trails that can be done even when pregnant at the beautiful Torrey State Pines Natural Reserve.
And if you are looking for luxury hotels and resorts with babymoon packages you will find that there are plenty in San Diego such as:
- Hotel del Coronado
- The US Grant
- Fairmont Grand Del Mar
- The Lodge at Torrey pines
And for those that would prefer to stay a bit outside of the city there are plenty of beach towns nearby such as Carlsbad and Encintas which offer great hotels and laid back California lifestyles that are perfect for those on a babymoon.
For a more complete guide on taking a San Diego babymoon check out this post.
Palm Springs is usually associated with retirees, Coachella festival goers and of course golfers. Therefore it might not be the first place that comes to mind for a babymoon. However we think it is the perfect place for a babymoon.
Palm Springs offers a range of great outdoor activities, great hotels and some amazing world class restaurants.
We love Palm Springs but it is worth pointing out that Palm Springs is in the desert and therefore can be a very hot destination for a babymoon especially in the summer. Therefore you also need to consider the time of year you travel.
Some things we enjoy doing in Palm Springs on a babymoon include shopping in the downtown area, hiking in Joshua Tree National Park and of course seeing the Cactus Garden at the Botanical Gardens.
For more information on taking a Palm Springs Babymoon check out this post.
Santa Barbara is a great place for a babymoon especially for those that are looking for a babymoon close to Los Angeles as Santa Barbara is less than a two hour drive away from the city.
Santa Barbara has a great beach in the form of Refugio State Beach which has soft sand and a great place to sunbathe or swim if the conditions are right.
On top of that Santa Barbara has a great array of cultural attractions such as the Wolf Museum of Exploration and Innovation and the Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens.
We love a Santa Barbara babymoon especially for those coming from LA as it requires little in the way of travel from LA.
Catalina Island is on a lot of people’s California Bucket lists and with its great weather is a great babymoon location.
However if you plan to travel there by ferry you might want to read our traveling with morning sickness guide if you suffer with this condition.
Santa Catalina or Catalina as most people refer to it is great for those looking for an outdoorsy babymoon. Some great things to do on the island are:
- a glass bottom boat tour
- the public beaches such as South, Middle and Step Beach
as well as shopping and wondering round the picturesque town of Avalon.
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Best Northern California Babymoon Destinations
So now we have explored our favorite Southern California Babymoon ideas it is time to turn our attention to Northern California.
Now Northern California may not have as perfect weather as the Southern part of the state but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider it as a babymoon destination, just be sure to check the weather for the time you are traveling to make sure it has what oyu want on offer.
San Francisco is one of the few cities that makes it onto our list. For those that don’t want a beach babymoon then San Francisco could be the perfect choice.
San Francisco has an amazing food scene especially for those loving Japanese and Mexican dining. On top of that there are plenty of cultural attractions that you should tick off your California bucket list such as
- Fisherman’s wharf
and plenty of outdoor things to do too such as the Golden Gate Park and the beautiful Muir Woods on the other side of the bridge which is a great place to see giant redwoods and go on some pregnancy friendly hikes.
If you like cities then San Francisco may be your perfect babymoon destination.
Sonoma may be most commonly associated with wine which puts many people off considering it as a babymoon destination. However we think Sonoma is a great place to babymoon and has more to offer than just wine.
A great place to stay for those looking for romance on a babymoon is the The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa which has great prenatal spa treatments.
Sonoma is great for those who love history as you can explore the beautiful Sonoma mission and is also a great foodie destination, even if you can’t pair your dinner with some of the local wines.
Monterey comes to most people’s minds because it has one of the best aquariums in the world however it also makes a fantastic babymoon.
The reason for this is because of the amazing accommodations on offer that are perfect for romantic getaways.
On top of that there are amazing restaurants on the Cannery Row, which is also a great place to go shopping especially if you love arts and crafts.
And of course, as I said above no trip to Monterey is complete without a visit to the aquarium which has exhibits on kelp forests, coral reefs and the open ocean.
We love National Parks and we think national parks offer great baby moons for those that don’t want beaches or cities as part of their babymoon experience.
We like national parks for babymoons as it is really nice to be immersed in nature on a babymoon and to get away from the crowds.
There are lots of great easy to moderate hikes at Yosemite and contains some of the most iconic national park sites such as waterfalls and El Capitan.
Best Babymoon Ideas Close to California
Las Vegas Babymoon
Ok this one isn’t in California but a short drive from Los Angeles, San Diego and Palm Springs is Las Vegas. Though more associated with partying Vegas is a great babymoon destination.
That is because it has great shows, luxury hotels with babymoon packages and some great dining experiences.
It even has some outdoor things to do with many state and national parks on its doorstep. Really no matter what you are looking for in a babymoon Las Vegas probably has it offer.
For more information on Las Vegas babymoons check out this post.
Where would you choose to take a California Babymoon? Let us know in the comments.