Babymoon – (noun)
- a relaxing getaway taken by parents-to-be prior to their baby’s birth
Babymoons have become a popular trend over the past few years after many pregnant celebrities were sighted taking extravagant vacations with their significant others. Couples take babymoons to relax, savor the last bit of alone time before the birth, and celebrate the new addition or additions to the family. Over the years, the babymoon craze has only grown and couples are traveling all over to experience tranquil getaways. Whether you’re looking for a low-key time away or an extravagant stay, St. Augustine has something for everyone.
So, if you’re considering The Ancient City for your babymoon destination, check out our suggestions to make your trip one to remember.
Spend a day getting pampered
What better way to feel relaxed and rejuvenated than by indulging in a couple’s massage and facial? There are many spas throughout the St. Augustine area. Many bed & breakfasts also have relationships with massage therapists where the masseuse will come straight to you, providing a more intimate experience. If you’re looking for other ways to pamper yourself and feel your best, make it a full day and include a manicure, pedicure, and get your hair done.
Recommended spas in the area: Small Indulgences European Day Spa, Poseidon Spa, Debbie’s Day Spa & Salon, City Wellness Yoga & Spa, OceanVibes, A Touch Above San Marco, LaCURA Salt Spa, Norma Sherry & Co.
Indulge in a romantic dinner for two
St. Augustine is a hot spot for delicious food. Chefs from all over have made the Nation’s Oldest City their home, and we’re lucky to have access to their world-class cuisine. No matter what you’re craving, there’s a restaurant and environment for you. While it’s impossible to name all of the wonderful eateries in St. Augustine, we have some great suggestions. We highly suggest Collage Restaurant, Columbia Restaurant, Amici Italian Restaurant, Blackfly The Restaurant, Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille, La Pentola, O.C. Whites Seafood & Spirits, Raintree Seafood and Steakhouse, The Floridian, and Preserved Restaurant.
Relax on the beach
Babymoons are all about relaxing, and what’s more relaxing than spending time at the beach? St. Augustine Beach has topped several lists of top beaches in the country, and there’s a reason why. The tranquil atmosphere, soft sand, and relaxing surf can help anyone unwind. So, whether you want to wake up early to seashell hunt at sunrise, soak up the sun during the day, or end the day with a sunset picnic and walk, St. Augustine Beach is the perfect spot. There are some great food options if you’re beachside as well. Among the restaurants, Cafe Eleven has an amazing breakfast and weekend brunch menu, Stir It Up is known for their healthy smoothies, sandwiches, and salads, and Sunset Grille and Salt Life Food Shack have amazing beach views. While you’re here, be sure to check out other beaches in the area including Vilano Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, Crescent Beach, and Butler Beach.
Shop for some unique baby toys/clothes for your new addition
Couples often use babymoons to enjoy their time before their new arrival. How great would it be to have a memento to remember the occasion? There are many local shops like Declaration & Co. and dhd HOME that carry unique and hard-to-find baby apparel and toys. When you find something special for your new bundle of joy, you can remember the great getaway you had each time you see it.
Take advantage of babymoon packages provided by the bed & breakfasts
Many of the bed & breakfasts in St. Augustine have packages put together for different guest experiences. It’s always a good idea to check with your B&B to see what packages they have available. Several of the bed & breakfasts in town have special babymoon packages which include everything from massages and chocolate-covered strawberries to sparkling cider and fresh fruit and cheese platters. The pro about booking these packages is that your experience is already planned. You don’t have to do any of the searching and making appointments. It takes the hassle out of the planning process, leaving you with a stress-free babymoon. The bed & breakfasts in St. Augustine truly go above and beyond for their guests, so check with them and see how they can make your babymoon a truly unforgettable experience.