Travel Like Royalty: 8 Honeymoon Ideas Inspired by Will & Kate

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Will and Kate Honeymoon Inspiration

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In honor of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's upcoming anniversary (it's tomorrow!), we're looking to the royal couple's travels for some honeymoon inspiration. These jetsetters have covered lots of ground in their first three years of marriage — and we found the top draws for couples considering each of their destinations. Whether you're looking for honeymoon ideas or planning a romantic getaway before you tie the knot, take some cues from Will and Kate's globetrotting ways.

Where: Ottawa, Ontario
When Will & Kate visited: July 2011
What to do: Ottawa is brimming with activities for every season. If you're looking to plan an upcoming visit, the 62nd annual Canadian Tulip Festival, which runs from May 9 to 19, is not to be missed! Thrill-seekers looking for an adrenaline rush should schedule a trip down the rapids of the Ottawa River.

Where: Sydney, Australia
When Will & Kate visited: April 2014
What to do: Sydney gives couples the best of both words: a bustling city and serene beaches. Spend a day sunning on famed Bondi beach or exploring the cliff top Coastal Walk (which extends from Bondi to Coogee Beach). During a non-beach day, visit the city center, where activities like a day at Taronga Zoo (where little George enjoyed an afternoon with the animals!) or a tour of the Sydney Opera House await.

Where: Solomon Islands
When Will and Kate visited: September 2012
What to do: The royal couple shared some private time at the ultra-exclusive and totally romantic Solomon Islands during their trip to Singapore. With water sports, fine dining, and even dolphin watching, this destination is no doubt a luxe pick for a honeymoon.

Where: Prince Edward Island
When Will and Kate visited: July 2011
What to do: Famous for their namesake mussels, this Canadian island's visitors are practically required to indulge in local seafood. Lounge on the beach, head out for a day of lobster fishing, or browse local shops in the seaside village of Charlottetown. For the nostalgic couple, stop by the town of Cavendish, where you can visit the Anne of Green Gables museum, a site dedicated to Lucy Maud Montgomery's famed heroine.

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Where: Lake Louise, Alberta
When Will and Kate visited: July 2011
What to do: Will and Kate spent the night at Canada's very first ski resort, Skoki Lodge. For winter visitors of the Lake Louise area, a ski trip down the Canadian Rocky Mountains is a requirement.

Where: Seychelles Islands
When Will and Kate visited: May 2011
What to do: The secluded Seychelles Islands, which sit about 900 miles east of Africa, are one of William and Kate's favorite vacation destinations. Their first stay was for their very own honeymoon following their 2011 nuptials. With endless beaches and bright, turquoise water, this is the epitome of a relaxing and romantic getaway.

Where: Queenstown, New Zealand
When Will and Kate visited: April 2014
What to do: Will and Kate enjoyed a jet boat ride along the Shotover River Canyons — the perfect activity for an outdoorsy couple. Looking for something more low key? Head to the Amisfield vineyard, where you can do as the royals do and sample locally made wine.

Where: Montreal, Quebec
When Will and Kate visited: July 2011
What to do: In between press engagements, the royal couple stopped for a cooking class at l'Institut de tourisme et d'hotellerie du Quebec. Sign up for some bonding then spend the rest of the day taking in local scenery at the Musée de Lachine. This outdoor museum is open from sunrise to sunset and includes trails that follow the St. Louis Lake and Lachine Canal.

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