Your guide to babymoon destinations in Florida
Looking for places to go in Florida for your babymoon? Florida is a great babymoon spot, full of relaxing beaches and fun tourist activities.
Babymoons are an expecting couple’s answer to a honeymoon. It is once last celebratory hurrah for a couple before having a baby. Florida offers such a variety of sites that its perfect for any type of babymoon, whether your active and ready for a day at a theme park or have slowed down in pregnancy and just want to sit on a beach.
We are Florida locals and grew up here so we’ve have traveled all over the state. In addition to our suggestions on great babymoon spots in the Sunshine State, we also include recommendations from other Florida traveler bloggers to give you a variety of ideas for your babymoon.
What’s great about these babymoon spots in Florida is they work on any budget too. There are a lot of affordable options on this list, like Safety Harbor and Crystal River.
Let’s find your babymoon trip!
1. Crystal River
The sleepy town of Crystal River is the perfect Florida babymoon destination for those who want to relax and see beautiful wildlife.
Known for its manatees, Crystal River is a place where you can swim with manatees, or spot them in the river and springs. While you have to kayak, canoe, or swim to enter, 3 Sisters Springs is cool at 72 degrees year-round and refreshing on a hot Florida day.
Don’t worry, if you want to spot manatees without getting wet, there are boat tours along the river and you can all but guarantee a spotting nearby during feeding time at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Plenty of other animals can be found at Homosassa Springs, including flamingos!
Chances are, your hotel or holiday home will have a pool. If you want to walk around the town, head to the shops at Heritage Village in downtown Crystal River. You can also learn more about the area at the Coastal Heritage Museum.
Take fun pictures in front of the street art murals in downtown Crystal River, enjoy the seafood restaurants, and spend a relaxing weekend on your babymoon in Crystal River.
Recommended by Lanie at Make More Adventures
2. Punta Gorda
If you love history, art walks, and nature, there are enough things to do in Punta Gorda for a 2-3 day Florida babymoon. Located in southwest Florida on Charlotte Harbor, the waterline is perfect for biking or walking, but the area lacks a typical beach, which makes inland activities the highlight of a stay.
Make time to stroll around the Peace River Botanical and Sculpture Gardens, where you can immerse yourself in nature while looking at stunning art pieces. Animal lovers should prioritize going to the Peace River Wildlife Center. Not only are the critters native to Florida, but the site serves as a rehabilitation center for injured animals. Babcock Eco Ranch Tours also puts visitors close to wildlife in its natural habitat.
Of course, food should be a central part of your babymoon, so try gator bites at the Gator Shack or eat crabs at Peace River Seafood. Historical murals are also peppered throughout the town, and if you’re there on Sunday, wander the market at the Historic Park.
For a genuinely leisurely experience, end your time with a sunset cruise departing from Fisherman’s Village, where you’ll also find cozy accommodations to anchor your stay.
Recommended by Jennifer of Hill City Bride
3. Safety Harbor
We of course have to plug a local Suncoast spot since our area is a big tourist destination for a reason. Looking to get off the beaten path? Skip Clearwater beach and check out Safety Harbor instead.
Safety Harbor has a small town vibe with a walkable main street full of restaurants and shops. It is great for a babymoon because you can stay at the historic Safety Harbor Spa.
The spa is almost 100 years old and was thought to be built on the fabled fountain of youth (source). You can get a spa treatment, take a dip in the pools or walk the picturesque Tampa Bay waterfront right behind the spa.
Recommended by us at Suncoast Family Fun
Destin, Florida, is beautiful, charming, warm, and everything you want in a babymoon destination.
Destin has countless white, soft, sandy beaches. The best way to experience the top beaches in this area on a babymoon is to take a scenic drive down Highway 30A. Pull off and check out the beaches as you’d like, but the moments in the car will offer you the opportunity to connect in some of the most beautiful surroundings.
Destin Commons is a fun and lively place to wander or relax in the heart of town. The open-air shopping center features many shops where you can pick up souvenirs or enjoy the local atmosphere.
Fishing at Okaloosa Island Pier is another low-key yet highly enjoyable experience you can share as a couple. Sink a line, share some laughs, and enjoy the stunning colors of a Gulf Coast sunset.
When cravings set in, never fear. There are some exceptional restaurants in Destin, especially along the Harbor Boardwalk. Enjoying a meal at one of the waterfront restaurants in this area will definitely be a babymoon highlight.
Savor your moments together in lovely Destin!
Recommended by Candice at Exploring the Gulf
Miami can be a relaxing and fun destination for your babymoon. You can enjoy the sun, sand, and sea, or explore the culture, art, and history of the city. There’s so much to do!
Walk along the beachfront to South Pointe Park in South Beach, a scenic spot that offers stunning views of the ocean and the skyline. This is a popular sunset spot, as you can watch the sun set behind Key Biscayne as the cruise ships sail out for the evening
While visiting Miami, you can also see the famous Wynwood Walls, an outdoor street art area that showcases the work of amazing street artists. Or, visit Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, a grand former estate that will transport you to another era and make you feel like royalty.
The best time to visit Miami is from November to May when the weather is mild and dry. Parking can be tricky so ride-share apps are a good option. It is very easy to grab a Lyft or Uber. Public transportation, such as the Metrorail, the Metromover, and the Metrobus are also options.
The best places to stay in Miami are in South Beach, Mid-Beach, Downtown, or Coconut Grove, depending on your budget and preference. South Beach can be a bit of a party vibe, so you may want to look for resorts on the water a little further north toward mid-beach or in the South of Fifth area.
Visiting Miami for at least three days is recommended to fully experience its charm, or you can also combine your trip with other nearby destinations in Florida.
Recommended by Eleanor at Elevate Your Escapes
While Disney is known for being magical for kids, it is also makes for a fun babymoon for adults.
Enjoy one last trip to Disney doing adult things like eating at nice restaurants and enjoying late night hours before you’re working around height restrictions & nap schedules.
Disney is also a great babymoon spot because you can get to your hotel and do everything on property. Hang out at the pool, indulge in sweet treats, take a boat over to a theme park.
It gives cruise vibes without risking seasickness on top of morning sickness.
Before you go, check out our list of Dollar Tree Disney essentials to save you money.
Recommended by us at Suncoast Family Fun
7. Florida Keys
The Florida Keys are an ideal babymoon destination because of the picturesque views, crystal clear, calm water, and relaxing laid-back atmosphere. A trip to the Florida Keys for 3-4 days is the optimal amount of time for a babymoon vacation to work in some adventure and downtime.
There is no shortage of things to do in the Florida Keys. Couples can stroll along the sandy beaches, indulge in spa treatments, and savor delicious seafood at the local restaurants.
For those seeking adventure, try snorkeling or scuba diving at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo, where you can explore vibrant marine life just below the surface. For those who prefer to stay dry, take a scenic boat tour through the mangrove islands, relax on a sandbar, or take a fishing trip.
If you are headed down to Key West, check out Duval Street for its lively nightlife, visit Ernest Hemingway’s home or head to the southernmost point in the United States at the corner of South Street and Whitehead Street. It will likely be beautiful wherever your adventure takes you in the Florida Keys.
Recommended by Michelle at The Trav Nav
8. Cape San Blas
If you want your babymoon to be spent relaxing on a serene beach and watching dazzling sunsets every evening, Cape San Blas is the place to go! This hidden gem in the panhandle has not yet been commercialized and isn’t overrun with tourists. It offers amazing sunsets, uncrowded beaches, and an overall relaxing atmosphere.
That’s not to say that there aren’t things to do nearby though! Fifteen minutes west of Cape San Blas is the charming town of Port St. Joe, a delightful haven of cute shops and good restaurants. Thirty minutes to the east of Cape San Blas is the larger town of Apalachicola boasting more boutique stores, art galleries, and great seafood.
There are lots of beachfront holiday rentals in Cape San Blas to choose from, but our favorite area to stay is off Jamaica Drive. At one end of this short road is the beach and at the other end is everything you need to satisfy your pregnancy cravings: a convenience store that sells fresh biscuits for breakfast, a donut shop that serves up delicious hot donuts in the mornings, an ice cream shop, and one of the best restaurants in the area – St. Joe Shrimp Company.
Recommended by Kayla at The Stickered Suitcase
9. Fort Myers
Fort Myers, Florida, is a great spot for a babymoon. There are plenty of things to do in Fort Myers Beach from relaxing on the beach to checking out museums to being more active with a hike or kayaking tour. You can make this a weekend trip or stay for a week depending on how much time you have.
If you just want to put your feet up and relax, find a spot on Fort Myers Beach or take a trip over to nearby Sanibel Island. The white sand beaches and sound of the waves lapping the shore will put your body at ease. Don’t miss out on a sunset cruise either with the dolphins playing alongside the boat to escort you out and back.
If you are feeling more active, try kayaking to look for wildlife or take a hike along the boardwalk through the Six Mile Slough Preserve. There’s also the Koreshan State Park which offers hiking with a history lesson of the religious sect that established the area. A walk on the beach is also a good idea as the area is full of beautiful seashells you can take home as a memory.
If food is more your thing, there are plenty of great seafood options in the area. Try the Bimini Bait Shack or Matanzas on the Bay. No matter how you are feeling on your babymoon, Fort Myers Beach has something for you.
Recommended by Christine at Live Love Run Travel
10. Amelia Island
Just south of the Florida-Georgia line you’ll find Amelia Island. It has beautiful beaches (even ones you can horseback ride on!) and a cute downtown. You can hunt for sharks teeth along the beach and visit Fort Clinch.
There is a mini-golf course in the middle of downtown for some casual fun. If you want to enjoy a night on the town and maybe even some dancing, we think Saloon is a lot of fun. Crab Trap is great for dinner too.
Amelia Island also getso very festive for Christmas and hosts a lot of fun festivals throughout the year like their big shrimp festival and a number of music festivals.
Recommended by us at Suncoast Family Fun
Looking for more Florida trip ideas? Here are all our posts about day trips from Florida’s suncoast.