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15 'babymoon' destinations for expecting couples

Planning a vacation during pregnancy? We have ideas.
/ Source: TODAY

If you're pregnant and starting to feel cabin fever, you might be ready for a "babymoon."

Babymoons are vacations during pregnancy and can be a last grab at quality time with your partner before life gets crazy. Babymoons can also be family celebrations to seal one last memory of your brood before kids become big siblings.

"It's an amazing time to have that last hurrah ... before life revolves around a new bundle of joy,” Michelle London, founder of the luxury travel service Away We Globe tells TODAY.com.

While babymoons can be spent at extravagant bucket-list places, they can also be simple road trips or staycations. Anything goes, as long as they're stress-free. London says the point of any babymoon is to "take time as a couple, reinforce (your) bond and indulge in some major self-care.”

Here are 15 of the best babymoon destinations.

Domestic babymoon destinations

Ground level view of a lighthouse in Edgartown Cape Cod
Martha's Vineyard is a beautiful Massachusetts island.Getty Images

Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

Martha's Vineyard is an island off the coast of Massachusetts with six gorgeous towns to explore, all with different personalities. Visit the charming gingerbread houses in bustling Oak Bluffs, stand on the "Jaws" bridge (featured in the 1975 film) that connects Oak Bluffs to Edgartown or chill in peaceful, quiet West Tisbury.

McWay Falls
The views in Big Sur, California are breathtaking.Jamie Friedland / Getty Images

The California coastline

"I love planning road trips along the California coast for a more active babymoon," London tells TODAY.com. "It’s a really nice way to explore different destinations and landscapes without having to travel too far — the beaches of Malibu, the cute cities of Santa Barbara and Carmel, and the rugged coastline and wilderness of Big Sur."

Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Santa Fe, New Mexico at nightDenis Tangney Jr. / Getty Images

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe is a small town in New Mexico with so much to see: visit the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, sample decadent desserts at Kakawa Chocolate House or support local Native American jewelry artists.

Pink Spanish-Style House in French Quarter New Orleans LA
The French Quarter in New Orleans, is a top destination in Louisiana. Getty Images

New Orleans, Louisiana

In New Orleans, you can stroll through the colorful French quarter, listen to jazz, take a bayou tour or eat the best gumbo, beignets?and muffuletta?sandwiches of your life.

Red Rocks State Park, Sedona, Arizona, USA
Sedona is famous for its red-rock landscape.Bob Burt / Getty Images

Sedona, Arizona

With its glowing red-rock backdrop, Sedona is all about the scenery, hiking, art and spirituality. It's the ultimate destination for a chill or active babymoon.

Aurora borealis, Northern Lights above tent lit up with lantern, near Chena Resort, near Fairbanks, Alaska
Catch the Northern Lights near Fairbanks, Alaska. Stuart Westmorland / Getty Images

Fairbanks, Alaska

To experience the famous Northern Lights, aka the "aurora borealis," head to Fairbanks, Alaska, preferably between August and April when you might see the celestial light show. According to NASA, "the creation of an aurora typically starts when the aun sends a surge of charged particles — through solar flares, coronal mass ejections, or an active solar wind — toward Earth."

Nashville Downtown Skyline - AT&T Building
Music takes centerstage in Nashville, TennesseeGetty Images

Nashville, Tennessee

Music lovers will crush on Nashville, where there is no shortage of BBQ restaurants, concerts and culture. Check out the Johnny Cash Museum or the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum or make the three-hour drive to theme park Dollywood, founded by Dolly Parton, in?Pigeon Forge.

Puerto Rico, Old San Juan, door in houses on brick street
Puerto Rico is known for its pretty architecture. Getty Images

Puerto Rico

Visit Puerto Rico for salsa music, delicious traditional restaurants or the window shopping in Old San Juan. Tour Castillo San Felipe del Morro, aka "El Morro," a six-story Spanish fortification, catch a weekend festival or admire colorful street art.

International Babymoon Destinations


Two Lounge Chairs and Beach Umbrella on a White Sandy Beach in Aruba
Aruba offers clear ocean water and powder-white sand.Mark A Paulda / Getty Images

Aruba

Want pink skies and crystal-clear waves? Aruba is your spot. Laze around any of Aruba's public beaches or hop a boat taxi to Renaissance Island to frolic with flamingos. Adventure seekers can rent a transparent kayak to see what's beneath the ocean or trek to the California Lighthouse and Arikok National Park.

Reykjavik
The famous rainbow-painted street in Reykjavik, Iceland, is a must-see. Dave Williams / Getty Images

Reykjavik, Iceland

Hang out on Rainbow Street (official name: Skólav?r?ustígur), a path painted in vibrant colors, take a food tour, or visit Kattakaffihusid, a famous cat cafe. Don't leave without renting a car for the 45-drive to Blue Lagoon, a world-famous geothermal spa?in Grindavík.

Bloemgracht canal in Amsterdam, Netherlands
The famous canals in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Alexander Spatari / Getty Images

Amsterdam, Netherlands

You'll only need a few days in this small walkable city with the gorgeous Floating Flower Market on houseboats, museums devoted to tulips and cheese and the best stroopwafel (wafer cookie). Cruising down the canal in a boat is required.

empty walking path in bamboo grove forest in Arashiyama Kyoto, Japan
Arashiyama Bamboo GroveTassaphon Vongkittipong / Getty Images

?Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto is the former capital of Japan that's located on the island of Honshu. Stay in a traditional Japanese inn, visit temples and shrines or the intensely-green Arashiyama Bamboo Grove. If you're staying in Tokyo, hop a two-hour bullet train to get back and forth.

Iconic blue domed churches in Oia Santorini Greece
Matteo Colombo / Getty Images

Greek Islands

Any Greek island in the Aegean Sea will offer some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world — Santorini has jagged cliffs, sparking blue water and rows of clean white houses, Mykonos boasts top-notch nightlife and Corfu Old Town's Venetian architecture is a must-see.

View of the city from Park Guell in Barcelona, Spain.
Park Guell in Barcelona, SpainPol Albarrán / Getty Images

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona offers beach vibes with city living. Visit the famous basilica La Sagrada Familia, which has been mid-construction for more than 140 years, buy fresh fruit, meat and cheeses at the La Boqueria Market and people-watch on La Rambla, a lively boulevard.

Garonne river and Dome de la Grave in Toulouse, France
Toulouse, Francewilatlak villette / Getty Images

Toulouse, France

Toulouse is nicknamed "The Pink City" for the pink-red bricks that make the city's public buildings, notably Capitole de Toulouse, the town hall. Toulouse's staple dish is cassoulet, a bean and meat dish offered at many local restaurants.

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