Congratulations, your family of two is about to become three! Those carefree weekends that just seemed like yesterday are now dedicated to nursery prepping and crib assembly. The reality is, life will not slow down. In fact, it will become more demanding, but in the best way possible. This is why the babymoon is so important. A babymoon is a “last hurrah” getaway for the new parents to be, that lets them relax and reconnect before life gets busy with a newborn. Maine is one of the best babymoon destinations as it’s the perfect setting to unwind. Below we discuss five ways to relax in Maine on your babymoon.
Hit the Beach
The coast of Maine features some of the prettiest beaches in New England. What better way to relax than unfolding your towels and beach chairs, and sinking your feet into the smooth warm sand? This will be your last trip of two to the beach for a while, so soak up every last second of sun and solace that Maine beaches have to offer. Pack some magazines, books and a picnic lunch, and let the ocean breeze do its magic. Here are some favorites: Goose Rocks Beach – Kennebunkport, Drake’s Island – Wells, Ferry Beach – Scarborough, and Popham Beach – Phippsburg.
Shop, Shop, Shop
This babymoon vacation is all about you. Indulge, and buy something nice for yourself. Okay, for baby too. A great way to alleviate the nervousness of becoming new parents is to do a little shopping, and I’m not talking about Baby’s R Us. From Kittery to Freeport, Maine is home to some of New England’s best outlet shopping. Featuring flagship stores like Kittery Trading Post and L.L. Bean, the outlets feature dozens of shopping options to make both you and your spouse happy.
One thing you should be doing a lot of throughout your babymoon is eating. Eating and relaxation go hand in hand. Take advantage of the rapidly growing food scene and indulge in the variety that the state has to offer. The heart of the culinary movement is in Portland, which features top quality options everywhere you look. From classic mainstays like Street and Co. and Fore Street, to trendier joints such as Temp Dulu and Central Provisions. Take an after dinner stroll through the old port and make sure to cap it off with something sweet. Gelato anyone?
The arts have a way of soothing the soul and broadening the mind. The calming colors and images create a peaceful and meditative feel, perfect for escaping and unwinding. Take a slow stroll through some of the coast’s local art galleries. Here are a few of our favorite small galleries around: Camden Falls Gallery – Camden, Dowling Walsh Gallery – Rockland, Karen Talbot Art Gallery – Rockland, and River Arts Gallery – Damariscotta.
Rest and Relaxation
After all of the sun, shopping, art viewing and eating, you are going to want a soft spot to land. The Camden Harbour Inn is a luxurious bed and breakfast nestled on the coast of Camden. The historic Inn offers picture perfect views from the classic and cozy suites and features a world-class spa. Truly unravel and treat yourselves to a couples massage, or walk down and enjoy the charm of the harbor and all that downtown Camden has to offer. Cherish these final quiet moments of two, and embrace the incredible love that’s soon to arrive.