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Five heart-thrumming honeymoon ideas

American journalist Franklin P. Jones once said, “Love doesn’t make the world go ’round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” So here are five spirited honeymoon ideas that will make the first few days of your marriage feel like a romantic ride.

Honeymoon Idea #1: 
A 200-year-old spa destination

Known for its historic, mineral hot springs, Paso Robles, California is a therapeutic watering hole for honeymooners. The historic Paso Robles Inn features 98 guestrooms, 26 of which are Deluxe Mineral Spa Rooms, which boast their own outdoor Jacuzzi hot spring tub, perfect for a honeymoon getaway. Nestled in California’s wine country, Paso Robles was also named the Wine Region of the Year by The Wine Enthusiast, making this honeymoon destination an entirely different kind of romantic watering hole.

Honeymoon Idea #2: 
A New England adrenaline rush

For a romantic rush, check into the stunning Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. Here, in acres of wooded national forest, honeymooners (and thrill seekers at heart) will find one of the longest zip line canopy tours in the continental United States. High-flying suspension bridges and scenic hiking trails connect the zip lines, which descend over 1,000 feet of elevation. For a romantic grand finale, the Williwaw Racing Zip features a side-by-side zip line.

Honeymoon Idea #3: 
A winter wonderland

Next door to the Omni Mount Washington Resort, the Omni Bretton Arms Inn, Bretton Woods, offers a more intimate inn experience in this sister resort, complete with winter wonderland adventures.

The Omni Bretton Arms Inn, Bretton Woods sits adjacent to a 100-kilometer Nordic ski trail that meanders through romantic woods, past beaver ponds, near mountain streams and stops off at a warming yurt. Voted Best in the East for Weather by Ski magazine, you can also enjoy sleigh rides, ice skating, dog sledding and snow tubing for ultimate honeymoon romance.

Honeymoon Idea #4: 
Chicago’s opulent Gold Coast

Strike gold with a honeymoon vacation at The Drake Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. Set in the prestigious Gold Coast neighborhood at the start of the Magnificent Mile, The Drake flaunts breathtaking views of Lake Michigan, while upscale boutiques line the historic streets for the most distinguished of shopping experiences. Make sure you stop at the hotel’s Cape Cod restaurant, where newlyweds Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe carved their initials into the wooden bar.

Honeymoon Idea #5: 
Magic at The Palmer House®, A Hilton Hotel

Add a little magic to your honeymoon. At the Palmer House®, A Hilton Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, award-winning, third-generation magician Dennis Watkins captivates guests with an evening of trickery unlike anything in Chicago. Guests are escorted to a secret performance venue for mind-blowing magic and mind-reading acts, complete with honeymoon memorabilia – a keepsake program and letter-pressed ticket. Known for hosting legendary entertainers, like Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Harry Belafonte, Louis Armstrong and Liberace, the Palmer House®, A Hilton Hotel continues to be an entertainment epicenter.