The Most Romantic Proposal Destinations in the World
The holiday season is finally here, which means family time, cozy winters and – engagements! Did you know: from Thanksgiving in late November to February, there is an increased spike in engagements, commonly referred to as ‘engagement season?’ From Christmas Eve to Valentine’s Day, couples are putting a ring on it all over the world. If you’re looking to make a statement with your upcoming proposal, consider the utterly romantic destinations below for the ultimate way to pop the question.
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What is more romantic than proposing at the same place where Romeo called out to his beloved Juliet? Juliet’s house, Casa di Giulietta, is one of Verona’s main attractions, featuring the infamous balcony we all know too well. Couples who have been engaged here promise eternal fidelity at the Shakespearean site.
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Also known as The City of Lights, Paris oozes romance with every street corner. The Eiffel Tower is a particularly popular proposal spot that also serves as the perfect setting for engagement photos that are hard to top.
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Considered to be the most romantic Greek island, Santorini boasts stunning sunsets, Aegean Sea views and quaint white and blue-hued cliffsides. Who wouldn’t say yes in this beautiful destination?
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Grand Canyon, Arizona
This natural wonder is a unique place to pop the question, with some of the most picturesque surroundings in the world. After the moment has passed, consider taking a donkey ride through the canyon as your first adventure as an engaged couple!
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Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
Soaring cliffs, endless green hills and beautiful beaches are just a few sights the Emerald Isle has to offer. Pro tip: attempt to arrive earlier in the morning to have the stretching vista all to yourselves. Savor the special moment with sounds of the Celtic harp or guitar ballads unique to the area.
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Home to the breathtaking Lake Louise, Banff is the perfect proposal destination for adventurous, outdoorsy couples. The natural landscape is the perfect backdrop for the momentous occasion, where you can even opt to propose on a canoe while gliding across the lake!
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Live la dolce vita and begin your journey as a forever couple in Rome. The Eternal City offers a plethora of places to pop the question, but the Spanish Steps may be the perfect location to get down on one knee. With the gilded cityscape as the backdrop, this romantic location makes it hard to say ‘no!’
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The Na Pali Coast is the place to propose for idyllic beaches, awe-inspiring waterfalls and tropical gardens. A more secluded area of Hawaii, this romantic destination has a stunning view of the sun-soaked coastline, with no roads to be seen!
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A hot-air balloon proposal? Now that sounds incredible. The magical landscape of Cappadocia, Turkey, looks straight out of a fairytale, beset with the region’s famous fairy chimneys, Anatolian plains and honeycombed hills. Fly over rainbow-colored caverns and toast with bubbly upon landing – an epic engagement, indeed!
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St. Lucia, Caribbean
Experience the turquoise waters, lush cliffs and sandy beaches of St. Lucia. Propose atop the Piton Mountains that rise 3,000 feet from the water and be surrounded by a fiery sunset. This tropical paradise is difficult to beat!
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Palos Verdes Peninsula, California
The remote cliffside destination is a subregion of Los Angeles and home to our very own Wayfarers Chapel! Known for its dramatic ocean and city views, this secluded oasis is one of the most intimate destinations in California. Pop the question atop the scenic bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean for a breathtaking proposal, and commemorate the special moment by having your wedding at the iconic Wayfarers Chapel nearby!
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