Babymoon Vacation Guide for New York City

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New York City is an excellent destination for babymooners looking for an urban escape. From fantastic restaurants and shopping to shows and attractions, there are tons of great ways to spend a New York City babymoon for a special weekend (or week-long) getaway before the family grows a bit bigger.

Prenatal Massage

Although many New York City spas can cater their treatments to meet the needs of moms-to-be, it is best to find a location that specializes in therapies geared toward pre-natal women. Spas like Maternal Massages and More and Soho Sanctuary design treatments that focus on the key trouble spots during pregnancy like the belly, sore back, and feet.

Romantic Date

Don't forget that the point of this trip is to remind yourself about romance. Visiting picturesque areas around Manhattan like Lincoln Center, the top of the Empire State Building, or a stroll along the Brooklyn Promenade will help spark those feeling of amore.

Broadway Show

It may be a while after the baby is born before you'll have a night to yourselves to go to the theater, so consider treating yourselves to a Broadway show. New shows premiere all year round, and Broadway discount tickets purchased at a TKTS Booth are typically 25 to 50 percent off full price.

Sightseeing Cruise

Late in your pregnancy, the idea of walking around NYC all day long might be unappealing, so check out a sightseeing cruise and enjoy some time off your feet. From water taxis to luxury cruises around the island of Manhattan, there are cruises to suit every taste.

NYC Bus Tour

Another good way to see the city without straining yourself is on one of New York City's great bus tours, whether you try a Hop-On, Hop-Off tour or a Sex & The City Locations Bus Tour. If you are visiting during warmer weather, a double-decker open-air bus tour is a breezy option to see the sites and enjoy a beautiful spring or fall day in the city.

Baby Stores

Looking for some cute souvenirs to bring home for your baby-to-be? Or maybe you'd like to test-drive some of the strollers you've been thinking about buying, but no one in your hometown carries them? Just about every major brand of stroller and other baby-related paraphernalia you can imagine is available in New York City, and some stores even feature unique baby items that you can't find anywhere else. If your due date is still a ways off, the city is home to many stores with fashionable maternity clothes to keep you looking good through those final months.

Chocolate Shops

Many pregnant women crave chocolate (or at least feel that they have a good excuse to indulge from time to time), so consider checking out some of New York City's best chocolate shops to get your fix. Swing by Manhattan mainstays like Li-Lac Chocolates (founded in 1923) or La Maison du Chocolat for a free sample or tasty treat to take home. Roni-Sue's Chocolates in the Lower East Side is another local favorite.

Romantic Restaurants

Finish off the trip by enjoying delicious food and the romantic atmosphere of local legends like The Gramercy Taven and The River Cafe. Reservations are always recommended for dining in Manhattan.

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