Get out the yellow paint and assemble the crib − baby is coming! Your life is about to change … forever. 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 Las Vegas.

 

Here’s your guide to get going before the baby bump becomes just baby. 

 

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, non-smoking suites with comfortable living room areas and incredible views. They are both great places for soaking in the bathtub; getting a mommy-to-be, in-room massage; or grabbing a yummy mocktail at the bar.

 

Grown-ups Only
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. (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.

Get out the yellow paint and assemble the crib − baby is coming! Your life is about to change … forever. 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 Las Vegas.

 

Here’s your guide to get going before the baby bump becomes just baby. 

 

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 are both great places for soaking in the bath tub; getting a mommy-to-be, in-room massage; or grabbing a yummy mocktail at the bar.

 

Grown-ups Only
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. (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. It’ll 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. We could list them all, but we’ll just give you a couple ideas to get started. Qua Baths at Caesars 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, you probably don’t want to run all over town. But here are some places that 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.

Romance
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.

Dinner for Three
You gotta eat. And you gotta eat well. Vegas has so many options … so that won’t be hard to do. We have three suggestions for dinner. If you want a place with quick service, but still puts time into finding and orchestrating the freshest ingredients, try the brand-new Pronto by Giada at Caesars Palace. If the Mediterranean diet is more your mood, try Estiatorio Milos at The Cosmopolitan (The food here is flown in daily!). And if you’re looking for a good, wholesome French dinner, try Joël Robuchon at MGM Grand. For breakfast and lunch, head downtown. The perfect morning splurge is Donut Bar (Who says sweets are only for after dinner?). And for the most incredible ways you’ll ever taste vegetables, try VegeNation.

 

The Practical Stuff − Getting Around Town
Last but not least: How in the world do I get around this town while prego? If you’re up for it, Vegas is a very walkable city. But who’s really in the mood to walk around all day? There are plenty of Ubers, Lyfts and cabs, depending on your vibe. And there’s also a great monorail system that will basically take you from Mandalay Bay to SLS Las Vegas. The buses are a great option too − they’ll take you downtown. Just make sure to check where the stops are. We also suggest renting a car, for at least a day. That way, you can sneak off to see the outlying area’s amazing natural side − Red Rock, The Grand Canyon or Mount Charleston.

 

We hope your babymoon getaway is the perfect celebration and preparation for this next big journey. Enjoy yourself. Indulge yourself. And congratulations on this big step!

 

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