Places to ‘Babymoon’ in Michigan

Need some one-on-one time with your partner before baby arrives? Steal some time away at one of these babymoon destinations in Michigan.

The pre-baby to-do list can be exhaustive and exhausting. Many couples opt to include a babymoon on that list. These getaways provide an opportunity for you to bond while enjoying some R&R in the lead-up to baby. We share our favorite places to babymoon in Michigan – plus some pregnancy-friendly itineraries in those spots.

Mackinac Island

Truly a majestic Michigan gem, Mackinac Island reminds visitors of a simpler time and encourages a slower pace of life.

Mackincac island through the trees
Photo via @mackinacisland and @cottageinn_mackinac on Instagram

Ann Arbor

More than just a quaint college town, Tree Town boasts live music, culture and fine dining – all ripe for the babymooners’ taking.

A shopping area in Ann Arbor
Photo via @annarbor on Instagram

  • Enjoy a new or classic American play at actor Jeff Daniels’ The Purple Rose Theatre Company in nearby Chelsea.
  • Zip into The Little Seedling and Rock Paper Scissors for whimsical baby finds.
  • Take in a show at The Ark, a famous acoustic and folk music venue, offering live music performances 300 nights a year.
  • Delight your palette at the Gandy Dancer, which conveniently offers valet parking or curbside drop-off – and delectable surf-and-turf fare inside a beautifully restored former train depot.

Grand Rapids

Michigan’s second largest city boasts a vibrant downtown and all that goes along with it.

Grand rapids skyline
Photo via @grandrapidsmichigan on Instagram

  • Feel baby bop to the beats at a Broadway Grand Rapids production like Fiddler on the Roof (Oct. 8-13, 2019).
  • Take in masterpieces of art and nature at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, including the “Mad Mom” sculpture.
  • Experience the Grand Rapids Downtown Market, a 20-plus vendor market hall on the inside and a showcase for the work of artisans outside (during special events).
  • Valet park and take in a true farm-to-table meal at, the JW Marriott’s signature restaurant.


No need to stop the car at regular intervals to stretch when you travel to Detroit for a little tourist-in-your-own-backyard time.

Buildings in detroit on a cloudy sky
Photo via @puredetroit313 on Instagram


Seekers of some waterfrontage need look no further than Saugatuck, one of West Michigan’s most popular beach towns.

Beach chairs on a dock near a lake
Photo via @lakeshoreresort_saugatuck on Instagram

  • Dine and lodge at the Belvedere Inn & Restaurant, where romantic accommodations await in a mansion dating from 1913.
  • Enjoy a sunset cruise down the Kalamazoo River on the Star of Saugatuck II, an old-fashioned sternwheeler paddle boat.
  • Pop into some of the many galleries and artist studios throughout Saugatuck and neighboring Douglas.
  • Take in a show at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts, which boasts Broadway-quality theater.
  • Lounge at world-famous Oval Beach.

This post was originally published in 2016 and is updated regularly. 


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