Just because you have a newborn baby doesn't mean you've to stifle your travel bug because traveling with a newborn is still possible. Sure, it might sound difficult, but with a number of baby-friendly vacation destinations worldwide (those that are safe, have feeding rooms, wide paved paths, and cheap nanny services), traveling with your tot can be relaxing and fun. All you need to do is to find these places. Read on to discover the 16 best places to travel with infant babies below.
For the beach and nature lovers
If you've always thought of Bali as a destination for romance couples only, then think again. Bali is an affordable destination for baby-friendly vacations where you can rent baby gear cheap on the go. You can also hire a nanny at an affordable price, and take her along as you visit waterfalls and the beautiful beaches. And you'll find that all the hotel and resort rooms in this exotic destination have baby cots and highchairs.
Though Riviera Maya is famous for hosting bachelorette parties and rowdy crowds during spring break, it also has a host of laid back baby-friendly beaches, especially in Tulum. The hotels at these beaches offer plenty of amenities to make you stay fun and stress-free like cribs, stroller rentals, and baby suited itineraries.
And while in Tulum, apart from soaking in the sun on the white sandy beaches, you can visit the old Mayan ruins and the Sian Ka'an Biosphere reserve where you and your little one can enjoy sights of a wide array of wildlife like flamingos, monkeys, jaguars, and pumas. And if you happen to need baby supplies, the supermarkets have a variety of branded diapers and wipes, toys, and baby food.
Runaway Bay, Jamaica
Found on Runaway Island, this baby-friendly vacation destination is filled with family-oriented resorts and villas that offer family-sized rooms. One of the great things about vacationing in Runaway Bay is that you'll have a full-time nanny at your beck and call.
So, you can be able to go out to the beach on your own from time to time without worrying if your baby is being taken good care of because these nannies are professional.
Oahu Island, Hawaii
With rich, welcoming culture, Turtle Beach, Pearl Harbor, and Waikiki Beach, Oahu is an attraction-packed destination that will keep you and your little one entertained during your stay. But even with all that, it's the Disney Aulai resort that makes it one of the best places to travel with infant babies.
The resort provides baby massages to you and your baby that help you sleep soundly at night after a long sightseeing day. And your baby can enjoy the undivided attention of the Disney characters because of the few babies at this vacation place.
This Sunshine State boasts of family-friendly beaches in Miami, Palm Beach, and Fort Lauderdale. There are plenty of laid-back resorts and communities, particularly in Emerald Coast, where you can relax with your baby. Or bask in the sun as you stroll with your baby along its manicured streets past the beautiful white picket fenced homes.
For the city lovers
When it comes to baby-friendly cities in Asia, Tokyo takes top spot. You'll find nursing rooms and areas throughout the cities, especially in big supermarkets, stores, and restaurants where you can feed or change a baby diaper as you tour this sophisticated city. Tokyo also has sleep and play areas all over the city as well as childproofed baby cafes and public restrooms with changing tables.
Since public nursing is allowed in Tuscany, it is easy for you as a mom to enjoy visiting the various attractions like the leaning Tower of Pisa and Florence. You won't have to worry about first going back to your hotel to feed your hungry dear one before continuing on to visit the next attraction. Moreover, the people here treasure families and are very welcoming to parents with babies.
If you prefer a quieter baby-friendly city, then Brisbane in Queensland State is the best city to vacation with your newborn baby. The city is warm throughout the year and has plenty of things to do - you can visit its Sunshine Coast beaches, enjoy its country vibes or walk around the city on its stroller accessible streets. Brisbane is also brimming with family-friendly accommodations and restaurants that have high chairs.
San Diego, California
San Diego is not only warm but also filled with baby-friendly activities that include visiting the Birch Aquarium and the Botanic Garden. In fact, it's one of the most baby-friendly destinations in the world with wide walkways for strolling with the baby, baby facilities everywhere, and diverse cuisine. However, you're also taken care of with its many sunny beaches where you can relax or go swimming.
With multiple parks, grand architectural buildings and cathedrals (a worthy mention is the La Sagrada Familia), your newborn baby will be happy to take in the different stimulating sights and also to be carried or strolled around this sunny city. Remember, babies love to be moved about, so don't worry about inconveniencing the little one as you check out the different tourist spots.
Don't want your baby to eat sand? Then this popular quaint city with its pebble beaches is the best place to travel with your infant. Apart from relaxing on the inflatable float on the azure blue water beaches, you can also wander through its alleyways to try out the great food at the different restaurants.
Dublin is a great city for baby-friendly vacations as all its tourist attractions are in the city center and in walkable distance. You can easily move with your baby in a stroller along its wide footpaths as you tour the city. Your newborn will enjoy some notable places, including St. Stephen's Green Park, which has a lake filled with ducks and a playground. Imaginosity - Dublin Children's Museum - is also a must-visit.
Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town is a beautiful coastal South African city that's worth a visit with your newborn. Since South Africans are generally family-oriented people, while in Cape Town, the people will be very accommodating to you and your baby. Some of the activities you'll enjoy with your baby while vacationing include a visit to the winelands of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, Monkey Land, and the enthralling garden route.
Unlike some places in the world where babies aren't welcome, in Thailand, babies are generally welcome at all hotels. Because Thai culture loves and celebrates children as the future of the world. So, you'll feel more than welcome in Phuket with your baby as you explore this colorful country and also enjoy its tasty cuisine. Moreover, most of the hotels in Phuket provide a babysitter if you need one so you can take them up on it if you want to explore without the newborn.
What better way to make your baby feel like royalty than in Greece. Here toddlers often do stay for free at hotels, enjoy complimentary meals at restaurants, and travel free in public transportation. While vacationing in this family-oriented city, be sure to visit Plaka District of Athens, The Acropolis and the Temple of Zeus.
Choose a baby-friendly destination from the above list and go on to enjoy visiting the place with your newborn.