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Baby Moon Destination 2 – San Diego

DSC_0421 My next baby-moon destination recommendation is San Diego, California. It is just a very happy place in my mind and so beautiful. And with so many “To-DO” options to choose from.

Beaches : Coming from desert, ocean and the sound of waves seem very fascinating to my soul. San Diego has 17 different beaches to choose from with options to go surfing (which I am hoping people don’t do while pregnant unless they take permission from their doctors), just lie and read a book on the sand, go swimming, just walk by the beach or on the pier , make sand castles, watch sunset, etc.

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Balboa Park : An awesome place with lots of parks along with the famous San Diego Zoo , museums, lot of cultural and perfoming art venues. It also provides a perfect scenery to get maternity pictures taken. DSC_0525

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Gaslamp Quarter : Gaslamp Quarter offers large number and variety of restaurants, shopping boutiques, accomodations. If you are a party person and want to get most of the crowd, this is where you should definitely plan to visit and spend a day.

Cruises : From the San Diego Harbor you will have options to many dinner cruises or whale watching cruises. DSC_0464

Wine tasting : For the dads (I do not recommend even a sip of wine or any other alcohol when pregnant) there are quite a few local wineries to choose from.

Old Town San Diego To get close to local mexican culture and delicious mexican cuisine you must visit this place. From history tours, parks to art festivals, shopping , music and entertainment , this place has a lot to offer.

There are hundreds of other things that I would want to mention about San Diego and this post will not be enough for it. Pregnant Moms will have a gala time here and that I guarantee!! If you want to email me more about how to plan a babymoon in San Diego please email me at ninemonthsofshower@gmail.com

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Babymoon Destination 1 – Las Vegas

Come second trimester and for most mommies the yucky feeling  is gone. The doctors most of the times give an OK to travel by airplanes during these months. There is not much heaviness of the baby or any heartburns that are almost guaranteed in the late third trimester. This is the best time to go out with your partner to movies, restaurants, meet your friends and dance a little (please take your doctor’s permission to do so), wear pretty clothes, look lovely, travel to awesome destinations that you might not be able to travel with baby and/or relax! Vacation to a relaxing place with your significant other during pregnancy is termed as “baby moon”. It is the time you and your partner can share alone before the baby arrives and have good memories of  it for a long time. Trust me ! Finding alone time is going to be very difficult on arrival of baby!

I will be researching some destinations and writing about them in Babymoon Travel Category as time goes by. Here  is my first post on this topic.

Las Vegas was the first place that came to my mind as a “top babymoon destination”. Shockingly enough my Google search for “top babymoon destinations” did not agree with me. Well, atleast on the first results page!  Maybe being a local “Las Vegan” I am biased but I feel it can be one of the best destinations for baby moon. Here’s why :

1. Needless to say Las Vegas has tons of luxurious hotels to choose from.  In pregnancy, smoking can be a major concern but most  hotels have non smoking zones inside the casino section. If you are not big into gambling, this should not really bother you , as most shopping arcades inside the casinos are smoke free. Spas are smoke free. You will find large smoke free zones in indoor pools,  restaurants and kids areas. Hotels offer smoke free rooms. If you do a Google Search on smoke free hotels you will find a few top non smoking hotels in Las Vegas.  Believe it or Not!

Following are some examples of smoke free/gambling free hotels in Las Vegas within a few minutes of the Las Vegas Strip.

2. Most hotels have awesome luxury spas with a menu to indulge. Most of them offer prenatal massages too!  What is better than getting a great massage in the tiring pregnancy days? A massage, a facial, pedicure, manicure and off you can go in style and party or just get a good relaxing night’s sleep. There is an off strip spa  Belly Bliss that is completely dedicated to Pregnant and New mommies!

3. Food! Come baby, it is going to be very difficult to go to fancy restaurants unless you find a baby sitter first. Las Vegas gives you an array of the fanciest restaurants in the world and many cuisine options to choose from. Las Vegas has restaurants of some of the best chefs in the world. The sin city also claims to have some really good buffets that offer world cuisines that you can enjoy. And trust me you enjoy food the most in second trimester without the nausea from first trimester and the heartburn from second trimester.

4. Cirque Du Soleil and other Las Vegas shows! If you come to Las Vegas you should and definitely should watch a Cirque show or a Celine Dion show or David Copperfield show or any others that are showing at the time you come! They are classy, breath taking and just beyond imagination if you have never been to one before! Come baby, even watching a show on TV is going to be difficult at times. Going out to theaters without a reliable baby sitter  will be out of question!  Pregnancy is the best time to catch up on all these shows without too much effort. I assure you, these shows will be one of the best treats you ever gave yourself!

5. Awesome pregnancy photo locations! Natural and Man Made! You will find hundreds of locations to take the best pregnancy photos in Las Vegas. The welcome to Las Vegas sign, The Eiffel Tower at Paris, The Bellagio , the Venetian, Red Rock State Park, Wynn, Lake Las Vegas, Lake Mead, Mt. Charleston, Valley of Fire even places like Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon!!

6. Wedding Destination! Many a times couples decide to get married before the baby comes. Las Vegas provides a perfect destination for a wedding.  Las Vegas Bridesmaids can even help you plan one if your are interested. Check their blog out to get more information on Las Vegas Weddings.

I hope I have convinced you enough that Las Vegas is not only a destination to party, gamble, get drunk and act like weirdos but it also provides wonderful opportunities to make beautiful memories in your life before the much awaited arrival.

If you are interested in babymooning here email me at ninemonthsofshower(at)gmail(dot)com and I can help you plan one!

Happy BabyMooning!!!

Disclaimer : I am writing this blog and referring these links solely because I want to. I am not being asked to refer to any of the above businesses by any of them. I don’t get paid to write this blog and refer links. Always check facts about smoking policies, spas, etc with hotels before booking  as circumstances can change over time.