Love's a Trip

The wedding's a wrap, the guests are gone, and now the real fun begins. these eight perfect honeymoons will launch your new life together.

San Ysidro Ranch     Photo: John Huba/A+C Anthology

SANTA BARBARA :: Retreat to the Stars
Like a Hollywood power couple, flee the paparazzi (or the new in-laws) at San Ysidro Ranch, in the rolling hills outside Santa Barbara. Five miles from downtown, this classic California spread was the site of Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh's wedding and John and Jackie Kennedy's honeymoon. THE LOVE NEST: Twenty-one romantic cottages are scattered among orange, lemon, and plum orchards on the 500-acre ranch. Each is outfitted with French antiques, a private patio, and a wood-burning fireplace. (Doubles from $399; 800-368-6788, www.sanysidroranch.com) DOUBLES PLAY: When you're not goofing around the hillside pool, explore the coast on horseback. You'll trot through sand dunes with views out to the Channel Islands, and among butterflies as you circle the state's largest monarch reserve. (Two-hour rides from $85; Arriba Horse Adventures, 805-551-8567, www.arribahorse.com)

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