Time was, honeymoons—or any romantic getaway, really—were about hitting the brakes after a hearty dose of sun, sand, and fruity cocktails. No longer. Blame it on our high octane, multitasking lives, but be it a Costa Rican canopy tour or a post-Olympic taste of Beijing, couples have been finding some pretty exciting ways to charge their shared battery. "My office is overrun with newlyweds in need of malaria pills and Tetnaeus shoots," says Marvin Cooper, MD, a Manhattan travel doctor whose clientele until recently mostly consisted of journalists and human rights workers.
Date night — whether it's the hundredth or the first — has a penchant for getting stuck in the dinner-and-a-movie rut. We hunted down 5 fun, out-of-the-box dates ideas that don't include sitting silently in a darkened theater. Plus, they'll surely get your heart pumping or at least your toes tapping to keep the "Tell me about your day…" conversation at bay.