You've finally found the One and, after countless hours of searching, purchased the engagement ring that's sure to coax a "yes" from your beloved. The final step is finding the perfect proposal location. But finding the best places to propose is no small thing.
The story of how you popped the question is one you and your partner will be telling and retelling to family, friends, and your future offspring for many years, so getting it right is pretty crucial. Lucky for you, we've compiled a list of some of the most beautiful places in the world to make the perfect proposal.
Best Places To Propose
New York, New York - Empire State Building, Central Park
Sure, proposing in New York City might seem a bit cliche, but that's because it's home to so many great spots to get down on one knee. Add your proposal to the thousands that have taken place on the 86th Floor Observatory in the Empire State Building. Time your big moment in the wee hours of the morning (the Empire State Building is open till 2 a.m.) when the crowds are thinner. Other great locations include Central Parks' famous Bow Bridge, the lush New York Botanical Garden, and Brooklyn Bridge Park, with its renowned vista of the NYC skyline.
Big Sur, California
High elevations and beautiful sweeping vistas are two great ingredients for the perfect marriage proposal site and Big Sur knocks both out of the park thanks to 1,200-foot cliffs, churning surf, and unbelievable views of the Pacific Ocean. Head to Point Lobos State Park if cliffs and views of the ocean are your setting of choice. If you want to take a knee in the tranquility of Big Sur's redwood forests then head to Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.
Many famous national landmarks are excellent places to pop the question, and Seattle's Space Needle is one of them. Book a reservation at the 600-foot-tall landmark's famous rotating restaurant, Sky City. Enjoy an amazing dinner with an incredible view of the city then make your proposal before dessert arrives. For a less formal proposal, climb aboard Seattle's Ferris Wheel at Pier 57 and pop the question as it reaches its highest point at more than 170 feet off the ground.
Disney World, Disneyland
If you dream of a fairytale ending with your beloved, then start things out right by proposing in front of one of two fairytale castles-Disney World's Cinderella's castle in Orlando, Florida, if you're on the east coast, or Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty castle in Los Angeles, if you're on the west coast. Both are modeled off of Germany's Gothic Castle Neuschwanstein. There's no better way to begin your personal happily ever after.
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Proposing from great heights is certainly a popular way to propose, which is why the Grand Canyon is one of the best romantic places to ask for your soul mate's hand in marriage. The National Park's glass walkway, which stands 2,000 feet above the Grand Canyon, is a popular setting to pop the question. If heights aren't your beau's thing, or you prefer a more secluded proposal spot, the beautiful blue-green waters of Havasu Falls, a site considered sacred by the Havasupai Indian tribe, is an ideal location to get down on one knee.
Amazing antebellum architecture and numerous gothic-inspired fountains make Savannah the perfect Southern city for a romantic proposal. The choices here are many. Forsyth Park Fountain offers the perfect backdrop for popping the big question. If fountains aren't your thing, head to Wormsloe State Historic Site, the most photographed place in the state, and get down on bended knee under a tunnel of live oaks draped with Spanish moss. If a classic beach setting is what you're after, then make your proposal on Tybee Island under the setting sun with a lighthouse as a witness to your engagement.
Niagara Falls, New York
Breathtaking scenery is the ideal choice for what should be a moment that takes your future spouse's breath away. So, it only makes sense that the 8th wonder of the natural world, which also happens to be the Honeymoon Capital of the World, is one of the best places to propose. Time your moment during the day with the magnificent Horseshoe Falls in the background or make your marriage proposal at night when the churning waters are lit up with multi-colored lights.
With its countless gorgeous waterfalls, secluded white sandy beaches, and dramatic mountain peaks draped in lush greenery, Kauai has all the necessary trappings for a romantic marriage proposal. The Garden Isle's Na Pali Coast, reachable only by foot or boat, is the island's best location to ask for one's hand in marriage. Hike the first 2 miles of the Kalalau Trail to reach the beach or choose one of the area's numerous picturesque waterfalls as the scene of your proposal.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Sure, Las Vegas may be better known for spontaneous (and often alcohol-induced) marriage ceremonies, but it's also an ideal getaway for a well-planned marriage proposal. Sin City is rife with perfect spots for popping the big question, from the famed Bellagio Fountain to the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas. If the Strip is a little too over the top for your tastes, head to Red Rocks and get down on one knee in the cool of the morning as the sun rises over the crimson rock formations. Once the engagement is complete, head to one of Las Vegas's many chapels to seal the deal.
If you and your partner are adventurous sorts, then consider making your proposal in Alaska. Rugged wilderness that includes snow-covered mountain peaks, pristine lakes, and massive glaciers create the perfect backdrop for a marriage proposal. Hike one of Alaska's many amazing trails to a scenic overlook or paddle its icy clear waters in a kayak. Get even more adventurous and fly in a floatplane or go spelunking in a glacier ice cave. Whatever you choose, you'll certainly have an amazing proposal story to tell your kids one day.
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