15 Perfect Proposal Locations around the World
Even if you work in one of the most dangerous places on earth, chances are that popping the question to your beloved is still going to be one of the most nerve-wracking things that you’ve ever done. For many guys who are ready to propose to their special lady, it’s a challenge to make sure that they’re doing everything just right.
When you’re planning to ask the question that’ll change both of your lives forever, the ‘where’ is a very important factor. Do you propose at home? Do you go to your favorite bar or restaurant? Or, should you take a vacation?
It’s no surprise that an ever-increasing number of guys plan to propose whilst traveling – you’re usually alone together, happy, and away from the stresses of everyday life on vacation. But with a whole world to choose from, where are the best destinations for getting down on one knee?
Let’s find out!
1. Almost Anywhere in Italy
Italy has long had a reputation for being a romantic city. You can pop the question to your love on a Venetian gondola ride, at the Trevi Fountain in Rome, in the romantic, artistic city of Florence, or outside the stunning Duomo in Milan. Alternatively, there are many smaller villages, beach towns, and countryside retreats where you can get off the beaten path for a quieter and more intimate proposal option.
The best bit: you can celebrate with the most delicious food once you have popped the question.
2. Paris, France
Is there any wonder that thousands of people propose each year at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France? The capital city has a solid reputation for being romantic, with plenty of perfect restaurants to choose from for charming dates together. And, there’s not just the Eiffel Tower when it comes to perfect locations to present your fiancée-to-be with her Pave ring in Paris.
If you prefer to stand out from the crowd a little, there’s the Arc de Triomphe, the River Seine, the Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and the Luxembourg Gardens, all of which rank as some of the most romantic things to see in Paris.
3. Santorini, Greece
Do you and your partner prefer to soak up a tan on a relaxing beach vacation? Then, look no further than stunning Santorini in Greece. Famous for being one of the most romantic islands in the world, you can find traditional, quintessential Greek blue-and-white domed churches, gorgeous cliff-side towns, and some of the most amazing sunsets over the Aegean Sea.
You can even find hotels on the clifftops, where you can bask in the magnificent views from your balcony whilst you propose.
4. Havasu Falls, Arizona
Tucked away into a corner at the southwest end of the Grand Canyon, Havasu Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. If you enjoy hiking together with your significant other, then this is perhaps one of the best destinations for you to get down on bended knee and ask them to marry you.
Imagine a stunning trek that ends with a golden beach amongst vibrant, red rocks surrounding a picturesque waterfall, which empties crystal clear waters into the turquoise pool below. It’s no surprise that this little haven is deemed sacred by the Havasupai Indians.
5. New York City, New York
If you’re hoping to get away to propose, but don’t have the time or budget to fly overseas, a mini-break in New York could be the solution. The Big Apple is home to numerous great places to pop the question – such as at the 86th floor of the Empire State Building, which is well-known as a proposal spot.
If you’re planning to propose on the Observation Deck, it’s good to know that the last elevator goes up at 1:15 am – a late ride up means you can avoid the crowds and bask in the glittering lights of the city.
6. Niagara Falls, Canada (or the USA)
These world-famous, stunning waterfalls are hugely popular for proposals and weddings. If you choose to propose at Niagara Falls, then you’re faced with the decision of whether to go to the USA side or the Canadian side. In general, heading over to Canada means you’ll have more of a touristy experience, which is great if you really want a vacation ‘feel’ to your proposal.
On the other hand, you can propose with a stunning backdrop of the falls from the USA side, which you can find at the Niagara Falls State Park, New York. Or, if you simply can’t decide which side to choose then remember to take your passports and you’ll be able to walk across the border or even propose mid-way.
7. Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawaii
Kauai is a favorite choice for romantic vacations, known for its endless blue waters, idyllic white beaches, crystal clear waterfalls, lush greenery, and tropical flowers. Perfect for simply getting away from all the hustle and bustle of daily life and soaking up the beautiful nature, the Na Pali Coast offers secluded beaches perfect for romantic, intimate proposals.
Take a private boat tour to the beach to make the whole experience even more extra special.
8. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Named as the number one island for romance by Travel + Leisure readers, Bora Bora is intoxicating, with gorgeous scenery and plenty of privacy for couples in love to spend time alone. Overwater bungalows sit above the turquoise lagoons; it’s the perfect accommodation for such a special vacation.
To make your proposal even more special for the two of you, sailing tours with champagne are available for two on one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world around Mount Otemanu.
9. Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
If you hope to make your wife-to-be feel like a real-life princess when you propose to her, then Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany will be the perfect setting. Used as the inspiration for Disney World’s Cinderella castle, it is in southwestern Bavaria, on a rugged hill above the Hohenschwangau village.
You can’t explore the castle alone, but you can collaborate with local wedding planners to arrange a special proposal package, which includes a private carriage and ten minutes alone (to pop the question, maybe?) in the singer’s hall. There’s even free chocolate included.
A super romantic getaway destination famed for its beautiful sunsets and excellent diving opportunities, Fiji is home to a range of tiny private islands that you can be whisked off to for proposing when you stay at one of the top boutique resorts.
Only one couple per day are taken out from the Royal Davui resort and they pull out all the stops to help you achieve the perfect proposal in Fiji.
11. Bangkok, Thailand
With a choice of the bright city lights or relaxing river cruises, Bangkok offers the perfect mix of romantic things to do together. With so many stunning places to pop the question from the Banyan Tree Hotel’s rooftop Moon Bar with a panoramic view of the city to a romantic yacht cruise for two along the Chao Phraya, you really will be spoilt for choice.
Bangkok is also home to some of the most luxurious spas and massage parlors in the world, where you can treat yourself to a romantic, relaxing experience.
12. Dubrovnik, Croatia
If your partner is a fan of all things medieval, watches every episode of Game of Thrones or simply loves a magnificent view, a proposal in Dubrovnik, Croatia could be the perfect location to ask them to marry you.
If you can find the secret bar built into the ancient city walls, you’ll be able to enjoy sunset drinks together to celebrate your engagement.
13. London, United Kingdom
Although it’s a well-known city for the financial and business industries, London has many romantic elements, including the stunning Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, St. Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey, where some of the most iconic marriages in England have taken place.
For a birds-eye view of the city as you pop the question, propose at the top of The Shard, before celebrating at the Champagne Bar.
14. Bali, Indonesia
The enchanting Indonesian island of Bali is a popular destination for honeymoons, but why wait? The stunning backdrops provide a perfect location for asking your partner to take the next step in your relationship.
Enjoy a picnic at the sunset on the beach, explore sea caves, or propose in the middle of the ocean on a sunset cruise; the choice is yours! For a truly unique, romantic experience, head over to Swept Away Restaurant where you will have one hundred candles lit for a private dining experience.
15. Hamilton Island, Australia
For the ultimate private romantic getaway, Hamilton Island on the Barrier Reef offers some of the loveliest stretches of sand in the world at Whitehaven Beach, where you and your love can bask in magnificent sunsets.
Or, you can take a helicopter ride over the beach and pop the question in the sky.