It can be really hard (and really expensive) to get away without the baby. But man, is it worth it. Our editors have weighed in with their favorite spots to rekindle, from an over-the-top Miami splurge to a party weekend in New Orleans.
Beachy Getaway: Andaz Maui (opening July 2013)
Rum punch and the sounds of the ebb tide should do the trick.
Room to book: The Andaz Suite; you can see the Pacific from your bathtub.
Most relaxing spot: Your lanai, thanks to a Mai Tai cart that’ll come to you.
What to order: Omakase at the on-site Morimoto restaurant.
Don’t miss: A two-hour Sunset Sail on one of Trilogy Excursion‘s catamarans.
Details: maui.andaz.hyatt.com; $650 for Andaz Suite
Sexy Getaway: St. Regis Bal Harbour, FL
Pack your heels and some decent lingerie.
Room to book: They all face the ocean (and have big terraces). So book whatever you can afford.
Sexiest spot to play footsie: A bed lounge (pictured, above) at the adults-only Tranquility Pool.
What to order: A bloody mary. Apparently, the drink was invented at the St. Regis New York. And it’s damn good here.
Don’t miss: The nightly champagne sabering at the bar (7:30pm); it’s fun to watch, and you get a free glass of bubbly, to boot.
Details: stregis.com; from $850 a night
Cozy Getaway: Farmhouse Inn, Sonoma County, CA
Red wine by the fire. Mmmm.
Room to book: Any of the high-ceilinged barn rooms, which are decked out with four-poster beds, blankets made with wool from the neighbor’s sheep, fireplaces, and gourmet s’mores kits.
Most relaxing spot: The sunken tub; fill it with complimentary bath milk powder from the lobby.
What to order: The four-course dinner at the inn’s Michelin-starred restaurant; lemon-poppyseed scones at breakfast.
Don’t miss: Wine tasting at nearby Lynmar Estate, where chardonnays are paired with Meyer lemon popcorn
Details: farmhouseinn.com; barn rooms from $695 a night
Pampering Getaway: Lake Austin Spa Resort, just outside Austin, TX
When was the last time you hung around in robes?
Room to book: One of the ten garden rooms overlooking iris and poppy blooms—and the serene lake beyond.
Most relaxing treatment: Texas Starry Night, a massage-and-body-wrap combo that’s heavy on lavender.
What to order: Watermelon gazpacho or the Lobster Tartine BLT.
Don’t miss: Hydrobiking on the lake (yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like).
Details: lakeaustin.com; $2130 per person for a three-night stay including room, three meals daily, and unlimited classes.
Party Getaway: W French Quarter, New Orleans, LA
Let your hair down. Dance. Relive the good old (dating) days.
Room to book: One of the Fabulous rooms, so you can survey the scene from your balcony.
Where to party: At the courtyard pool; it’s worth an early rise to snag the cabana.
What to order: The beignets at the on-site SoBou restaurant.
Don’t miss: Shopping on Magazine Street. It’s having a moment: browse designy wares at Spruce, and grab some strawberry macarons from Sucre on the way back.
Details: wfrenchquarter.com; fabulous rooms from $249