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New: Historic Hotel Romance Super Site

The "official program for the National Trust for Historic Preservation" has suggestions for traveling sweethearts.

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    Paso Robles Inn
    The Paso Robles Inn, a featured property on the just revealed Historic Hotels of America romance-themed site, is lauded for its pretty, stroll-about gardens.

    HISTORY WITH YOUR HONEY: It has was perceived, in the past, that outings involving a landmark building, a structure with stories from past decades or even centuries, should be of a serious and even somber nature. Many bygone tales and facts from forever ago are to be met with a steady gaze and a nod of the head, and other travel factors that play large elsewhere -- say, like romance -- are best saved for another location. This makes sense for many historical destinations, which do deserve our respect and attention, but what of the fabled, long-standing hotel? It is a place of history, for sure, but hotels are also known for weddings and honeymoons and places to spark a romance. It is a good reminder from the Historic Hotels of America, which is "the official program for the National Trust for Historic Preservation."

    THE 260+ MEMBER HOTELS, which include La Fonda in Santa Fe, New Mexico, The Churchill in Washington, D.C., and Hotel Boulderado in Boulder, Colorado, of course have stories of historical and regional significance to tell, but they also have wedding-ready ballrooms, stay-over packages made for two, and a caboodle of couples-ready pleasures. So can the history and romance braid together at these properties? Oh so easily. Look to the new Romance site launched by Historic Hotels of America, and look for things like...

    GARDEN STROLLS... That's the romantic, hand-in-hand suggestion for California's own Paso Robles Inn. The Romance site, which began just ahead of Valentine's Day 2015, also suggests rustic wedding locations among the Historic Hotels family, and The Fairmont Hotel San Francisco as a choice romantic getaway (the views get a particular shout-out, as they should, given that this grand dame of an inn perches atop Nob Hill). Are history and your honey two of your great loves? There's a way to appreciate both, and do so on a vacation. Find your story-rich romantic out-of-towner, now.