Sure, Lake Tahoe has a rugged side (skiing, camping, kayaking, you name it) but the scenic destination has a calmer side, too. Lake Tahoe moves at whatever pace you do—snuggle up in front of a fire and take in views of the lake and mountains from afar, or get right in the thick of things and head out on a hiking trail. The tranquil forest setting will help you take stock of the changes to come and, if that’s not doing the trick, you can always find an escape in the huge crop of casinos across the Nevada border.
If the stork has a visit scheduled, it more or less means your frequent flying days are over: babies aren't big travelers. But you could—and should—take one last holiday before absolutely everything gets turned upside-down because it will. Read: book one of the best babymoon getaways in the U.S. while you still can!
What makes a great babymoon destination? The best trips let you relax and indulge in all the things that’ll soon be out of reach. Whether it’s one-on-one time with your partner (some quiet time, too), a heavy dose of self-care (I’ll take the prenatal massage, please), or even some light hedonism (find yourself a foodie destination that’s never even heard of a kids menu), this is your moment for uninhibited travel.
We’ve curated a list of the best spots in the country for a babymoon, from the spellbinding beaches of Maui and Key West to the spirited streets of New Orleans and Chicago. And if none of these babymoon ideas sway you, check out our full list of the best beaches in the U.S., or head to one of the best cities in the world. And if you can still safely hop on a plane, try an extended babymoon outside of the country by following our guide to the best things to do in Europe.
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