Relaxing Babymoon Destinations in California

Mar 24, 2015

A babymoon is a great way to get away with your partner before welcoming your little one into the world. Long, leisurely days out in the California sun are a great way to relax, reconnect and prop up those tired feet. Below, we’ve narrowed down our favorite Golden State R&R destinations.

San Diego

With perpetually sunny skies and breathtaking coastline, San Diego is an ideal beach lover’s refuge. Whether by sea or by land, there are numerous activities to fill your days or simply opt to sit peacefully reading a book oceanside.


Located just 90 minutes north of L.A., the small town of Ojai is overflowing with charm and serenity.  You can take to the hills via hike or bike, indulge in a luxurious spa treatment or explore on a food and farm tour.

Santa Barbara

Nestled between the San Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean you get to enjoy the best of both worlds.  Rejuvenate in salt caves, picnic in the Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens or escape to the Channel Islands for a day of wildlife viewing.  Oh, and did we mention the shopping?


Rated a top-10 destination in the U.S. year after year, Carmel offers endless ways to enjoy time away together. Located on Carmel Bay and nestled in a pine forest just above the spectacular white-sand beach, this European-style village will be an easy place to call home even for a short time.


While Napa is known for its legendary wines, it also makes the perfect babymoon destination for its abundance of world-renowned spas and Michelin rated culinary programs.  Relax in luxury with a spa treatment and dinner overlooking the valley at Auberge du Soliel or retreat in nature with your private lodge at Calistoga Ranch.

If you are looking for something a bit more tropical, check out a few of our favorite tropical honeymoon destinations here.