From the lush landscapes of Kauai to Scottsdale’s relaxing spas, there are endless options in the West where you and your partner can enjoy a pre-baby vacation.
But what’s the right destination for your babymoon? It largely depends on what you hope to get from the trip: You may prefer a relaxing, low-fuss destination, for example, or if you’re an active couple, you may want to spend your days hiking and soaking up the outdoors.
Here’s a look at some of the region’s top babymoon destinations, so you can decide which getaway is perfect for you.
Best for Active Parents-to-Be: Kauai’s Great Outdoors
For active couples that like to spend their days exploring and staying fit, head to the south shore of Kauai. It’s not called the Garden Isle for nothing: Here, outdoor beauty—and activities—abound. Hike through Waimea Canyon State Park or head to Poipu Beach for a swim. Does an unexpected adventure call to you? Hop on an inner tube at Lihue Plantation. You’ll serenely float through the historic plantation’s ditch and tunnel system where sugar crops were once irrigated. (If you’re in your second or third trimester, you’ll need a written note from your doctor giving you the OK to participate.) When rest is required, stop for some shaved ice from JoJo’s. The syrups, with flavors like lilikoi (passionfruit) and strawberry colada, are homemade, and a refreshing treat is the best reason to put your feel up for a while.