Get out the yellow paint and assemble the crib − baby is coming! Your life is about to change … forever. It’s time for a babymoon. What is a babymoon? Think of it as a pregnancy holiday. After all, mom and pop are due for some grown-up time together before your world becomes your little nugget’s world. And no place gets you ready for that “we-can-do-this-bringing-a-human-into-the-world-thing” feeling like babymoon vacations in Las Vegas. We’ve put together our favorite babymoon ideas to make planning your getaway a little easier for the busy mom-to-be.
Here’s your guide to a babymoon in Vegas before the baby bump becomes just baby. It’s what makes it one of the best babymoon destinations.
Get a Room
Obviously, where you stay is a big part of the trip. Something convenient, cozy, maybe funky, with a lot to do, and definitely no smoking. We recommend The Signature at MGM or a suite at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Both are beautiful and have spacious, nonsmoking suites with comfortable living room areas and incredible views. They’re both great places for soaking in the bathtub; getting a mommy-to-be, in-room massage; or grabbing a yummy mocktail at the bar.
Once kids are around, your adult-exclusive activities may be few and far between. Vegas has some hilarious, incredible, can’t-be-missed shows that are really only for you and your lovey’s eyes. After all, baby can come back in about 21 years. If you’re into how-in-the-world-did-they-do-that stunts, we suggest something like Zumanity by Cirque du Soleil. For over-the-top, high-energy comedy, try Carrot Top at Luxor Las Vegas. And if you want both, Absinthe at Caesars Palace is your show.
The Pampering, Before the Pampers
When it’s one of those vacation days where you literally feel like you cannot, and will not, do anything, Vegas has a better idea. Go to a spa. Seriously. A prenatal spa trip will undeniably be worth parting with that cloud of a comforter on that king-sized bed to be sent deeper into your personal Zen-iverse by a world-class massage therapist. And you’ll only have to move a few feet if you set up an in-room treatment. Most spas have treatments tailored to a mommy-to-be, and almost all have couples’ massages. Now’s the perfect time to get that prenatal massage you’ve been putting off. We could list them all, but we’ll just give you a couple of ideas to get started. Qua Baths at Caesars Palace Palace has a huge selection of couples’ rituals and treatments. It also has a really relaxing hot tub area. Then, if you decide to stay at Vdara Hotel and Spa, definitely try out the in-room treatments, tailored to men and women.
Go to a Museum, You Adult You!
While you can bring your little one back to the Discovery Children’s Museum in a few years, there are some museums you might want to get in before baby. The Mob Museum takes you through the scandalous part of Vegas’ past. It’s crazy interesting, but prepare to read. Or check out some of the world’s greatest art at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. And because it is, well, fine art, this is definitely a mom-and-dad-before-children one. (I don’t know about you, but as a 2 year old, I would NOT be able to see the art as anything but my latest and greatest toy.)
Shop Till You Pop
Vegas has so much shopping, and you probably don’t want to run all over town. That’s why it’s one of the best places for a babymoon—you can get a lot done in some of the city’s shopping areas. Here are some places where you can get the little one some souvenirs before he or she even gets here. Kids Kastle in Caesars Palace will get you excited to shop for kids’ clothing. The LEGO Store in Fashion Show Las Vegas is a great way to prepare yourself for your future as a professional toy builder. While you’re there, grab a few things for you at A Pea in the Pod. And Kappa Toys at Downtown Container Park has an eclectic assortment of kid, baby and adult toys that will remind you of how fun it is to be a kid.
So, you absolutely have to incorporate a little romance in your getaway. And there are so many romantic things you can do in Vegas—a carriage ride, a sunset hike, getting all dressed up for a fancy dinner, or even just taking a walk down the Strip at night. But, we’re going to suggest letting a man serenade you on a gondola ride at The Venetian. You literally feel like you’ve been transported to another country. Or, make your own fun with a bottle of sparkling grape juice, a limo ride and the Fountains of Bellagio. Go ahead and plan your perfect babymoon trip to Vegas now while there’s still time. A babymoon in Vegas is the perfect gift you can give to yourself, because it’s a gift you definitely won’t receive at your baby shower.