The Best Places to Propose: 9 Romantic Locations Around the World
You've finally found the person you want to spend your life with and now it's time to propose. Your engagement story will be part of your family's history and you and your partner will narrate it for years to come. That's why it should be a great one and that starts with location.
Do your best to make your proposal as epic as your love story by choosing a romantic and meaningful location. Keep reading for 9 of the best places to propose around the world to the love of your life.
1. New York, New York
New York is one of the biggest, most exciting cities in the world and receiving a proposal here would be a dream come true for many. There are many scenic, romantic, and famous locations that you can choose to pop the question.
If your partner enjoys modern architecture then you can propose at the Rockefeller Centre, Empire State Building, or Wall Street. For a more romantic setting, you can go to Central Park, Times Square, Brooklyn Bridge, and Hudson River. The Statue of Liberty is also an infamous landmark that would make a perfect backdrop for romantic engagement pictures.
Because of New York's popularity, it is sure to be crowded at most locations. Research on the best ways to avoid crowds and the best times to visit different locations so that you can have some space as you propose. Don't forget to hire a photographer to capture the best moments of your proposal.
2. Paris, France
You cannot go wrong with a proposal in Paris, the famous city of love. It's a bit romantically cliche but that's the good part. Get down on your knees in front of the Eiffel Tower and the photos of this scene will keep your partner smiling throughout your marriage.
Paris also has other beautiful places to propose, including the Louvre, The Medici Fountain and The Ferris Wheel. If you want to avoid the tourists in Paris you can book a room at one of the hotels offering a scenic view of the city and propose during dinner on one of the terraces. One great hotel is the Rooftop of Terrass Hotel in Montmartre, amongst plenty of others.
3. Las Vegas, Nevada
This is the best place to propose if you are a couple that loves to live large and party. Las Vegas has many romantic locations for proposing including the Bellagio Fountain Show, the Eiffel Tower replica, the Top of the World Restaurant, Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare at Wynn and Red Rock Canyon for nature inclined couples.
To keep up with the "go big or go home" Las Vegas theme, you can buy an over the top flash mob proposal at the Las Vegas Strip. This will surprise your partner and get a well deserved "yes" to your question. You can find almost anything here, possibly even lab grown diamond rings if you've lost or forgotten yours after all of the partying and excitement.
4. Hawaii, USA
Hawaii is a location that screams romance and relaxation and the perfect place to surprise your partner with a romantic proposal. There are so many activities you can take part in and different ways to propose. From hikes to helicopter rides, to swimming at waterfalls and even the classic beach proposal.
Arrange for a photographer to take photos of you two as you stroll down the beach at sunset then get on your knees and pop that question. Following the proposal, you can have celebratory cocktails and a romantic dinner by the beach.
Many women have had dreams of getting a proposal from prince charming since reading stories of princesses from young ages. Disneyworld will fulfill their ultimate fantasies. There are six Disney theme parks around the world: Florida, California, Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and China.
You can go on vacation to any of these cities and then top off your relaxation time at the Disney theme park. It will be hard for your princess to say no to such a fairy-tale proposal.
6. Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
If you are an adventurous couple that loves hiking and nature then the cliffs of Moher, Ireland are a beautiful setting for your engagement story. These cliffs, located in romantic Ireland, rising 214 meters above the sea.
Book a hotel room close by and arrange to go to the cliffs early in the morning for some private time. Propose to your partner as you gaze over the endless ocean while the wind blows over you and waves crash into the cliffs. Just the thought of it could bring tears to your eyes.
7. Santorini, Greece
Santorini is one of the most beautiful places in the world due to its breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, architecture and sparkling blue sea. It's also one of the best places to propose because of these features.
Imagine proposing to your partner at this romantic city, at sunset, with the iconic white buildings behind them. It's a memory you will cherish forever. Before or after your proposal you can arrange a romantic dinner at the beach with champagne to mark the lovely occasion.
8. The Northern Lights
Combine the ultimate bucket list item with a romantic proposal and you have a winning formula to make your partner's heart melt. Svalbard in Norway is one of the best places to view the Northern Lights.
The best time to go is from November to February. You can arrange for a private camp to be set up at a place where you are sure to see the lights. Propose to your partner as they gaze in awe at the beautiful sky lit up by the Northern Lights.
9. Any Place That Holds Sentimental Value
While traveling to the most romantic places on earth to propose is fun and memorable, the most romantic place for you as a couple may be right at home.
For some people being proposed to in front of their family may be the most romantic or maybe propose where you met or where you had your first date.
You and your partner may also be very connected to your church and a proposal in front of your congregation. Consider your relationship dynamics and what matters most to your partner and use this to guide your proposal.
Find the Best Places to Propose for Longlasting Memories
Marriage is one of the important stages in your life and your engagement proposal is what will start this journey. Make sure it's a memorable proposal by choosing a beautiful location from this list of the best places to propose.
You might also want to search for places around the larger cities if you're looking for something more intimate. For more tips and advice on family and relationships, check out our blog.