Palm Springs Babymoon

With baby #3 on the way, I’m afraid that romantic getaways may be far and few between. Eric and I took a quick trip last week to Palm Springs, California for a little babymoon.

We stayed in a three hotels, went to the spa, ate a lot of tacos poolside, drove around in a really fun convertible to see the architecture and colorful doors, dined at amazing restaurants and even almost slept in.

I’m 30 weeks pregnant which normally I would say is a perfect time for a babymoon. Two weeks ago I started showing signs of preterm labor (which is way too early and pretty scary). We had some tests done and our doctor ordered me to put my feet up and relax as much as possible for the next few weeks.

We almost cancelled our trip quite a few times but ended up deciding a getaway was going to be much more relaxing than my everyday life. So glad we did!

{Just what the doctor ordered}

We rented a “standard” car and totally LUCKED out with this complimentary upgrade!

I’ll especially cherish the memories of driving around in this brand new BMW convertible since it looks like I’ll be driving a mini van soon.

{One of the pools at the Parker}

{First stop, Westin}

The Parker (our favorite!)

Where we stayed:

We stayed at 3 places! We like to experience as much as we can when we travel and since we were limited in exploring, at least we could experience different scenery.

The Westin Mission Hills Resort Villas, Palm Springs 

Great place to stay with a family! We do love Westin hotels for their Heavenly beds and rain showers. The resort itself was pretty spread out but nice.

Parker Palm Springs

Staying here was quite an experience and it’s safe to say the Parker is now one of my favorite hotels EVER. There was something unexpected everywhere you turned.

Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa

The property is beautiful and if we do come back with the kids, this is where we would stay. It is spread out a bit too but we loved that there was an adults only pool AND a lazy river.

The Omni is a little further out from downtown Palm Springs which makes the pricing more reasonable. {Adults only pool at the Omni Palm Springs}

{Outside our room at the Omni}

In love with the patterned stairs and inspired to do something like this on our back porch steps!

{Early dinner at Birba}

Favorite Spots to Eat:

Normas at the Parker – We did quite a bit of research on restaurants to eat at and this topped almost everyone’s lists. It was delicious and I would recommend going for the experience. Eric almost fell off his chair when his omelet was $30 though! Only on vacation……

Birba – The ambience, food and service here was all top notch. We were there promptly at 5pm when they opened and the couple in front of us in line was dining there 2 nights in a row (it’s that good!).

State Fare bar & Kitchen at the The Ritz-Carlton – Another spot that was HIGHLY recommended was watching the sunset at the Ritz. We had a light dinner here and it was delicious. I was a little surprised that the sun actually set on the opposite side of our view but the ambience was delightful.

Eight 4 Nine – The decor is reason enough to make a stop here. It’s full of painted vintage furniture and pops of pink – two of my favorite things! This also topped my list for favorite meals. We had the pork belly as an appetizer (shockingly this was Eric’s pick!) and everything we tried was delicious.

Trio – This is another popular spot and Eric’s favorite of all the places. We had a quick lunch here with sandwiches and would definitely go back to try their 4 course dinner.

Eureka – I’ve been craving really good nachos for months and this finally did it for me. This restaurant was a little further from downtown in Indian Wells. The tacos, nachos and outdoor patio were ALL fantastic.


{Huevos Rancheros at Normas – their most popular dish}

{The Lemonade Stand at the Parker}

{The fanciest popsicle I’ve ever seen, at State Fare Bar & Kitchen}

{Sunset dinner at the Ritz – one of the most recommended things to do}

This was taken going 60 mph (Eric driving of course!) down Frank Sinatra Dr. I just loved all the pops of pink in Palm Springs and all the cacti! PS. the camera on the iphone X is incredible.

{Pretty spots at the Parker}


We gave ourselves a little self guided tour of all the doors in Palm Springs too! You can sign up for this or do what we did and ask the concierge.

She was so excited that we asked! She provided us a map and addresses of popular doors. Here’s a few favorites:

Our front door at home in the Chicago suburbs in pink but we plan to switch it up next year (maybe!). This teal door is giving me so much inspiration!

It’s hard to see the bright color of this front door but I loved this house for those tile risers!! Just beautiful!!

The pink door of course was a must stop! Since our trip, they have stopped allowing people to take photos in front of it. We were lucky we made it right before then!

{The famous pink door #thatpinkdoor}

This is supposed to be THE pose to do in front of the pink door. Who knew?!

 The entrance at the Parker

Till next time Palm Springs!

Samantha Regan

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  1. 3.1.18

    Your trip looks amazing and you look fabulous! Good luck in the last couple months!

    • 3.1.18

      Thank you Rachel!! It was so fun 🙂 We can’t wait to go back!!

  2. 10.23.18
    Amanda said:

    Hi! If you had to recommend one of the hotels for a baby moon( we are only staying 3 nights) which one of the three would you recommend?( pools and close proximity are high on the list) thabks!!

    • 10.23.18

      We still talk about how we could have just stayed at the Parker the entire time. We loved it so, so much!! Plenty of pools, a really good restaurant, spa, and so many fun things. Not the mention Hermes soap which was like the icing on the cake!

  3. 11.28.18
    Cynthia Kim said:

    Hi! Where and what services would you recommend for massages for pregnant women in their 3rd trimester? Thank you so much.

    • 11.28.18

      Hi Cynthia! Hands down the spa at the Parker. I wish I remembered the name of the masseuse (maybe they could check it under my name?) but she was amazing! We really enjoyed all the amenities at the Parker as well. I believe if you book a spa service, you get to enjoy their pools without staying there. It was one of our favorite trips, let me know if you make it!! And congrats on the baby!