It’s a moment that many people dream of: they’re out on a romantic evening with their partner, when suddenly, out of the blue, they bend down on one knee and present a glittering ring, proposing a lifetime of love together. There are often tears and joy shared as the newly engaged couple giddily enjoys the feeling of entering this new, exciting phase of their relationship. If you’re planning to propose to your partner, take the time to make sure the moment goes perfectly. It’s one of those moments in life they will never forget, so make it special. These five adventurously romantic places to propose in the US will create that perfect moment to kick off your life together.
California Coast Line
You just can’t beat the sunset views off the California coastline, so where better to bring your love when you’re about to pop the all-important question? Book a room in a beachside resort so you can enjoy luxury and waking up to incredible views of the rugged mountains to the east and the ocean to the west. Check out the Post-Ranch Inn for the perfect place to stay on this special trip. You may never want to leave the gorgeous room, but when you do you can refresh in the infinity pool or drive along Highway 1 through Monterey for more amazing ocean views. The restaurant at the Inn is the perfect place to pop the question, as you gaze at your partner over a candlelit dinner. You can pop open a bottle of champagne to celebrate afterwards!
Can you really imagine a more romantic place to propose than Hawaii? Kauai is a gorgeous island to pick, where you’ll enjoy the white-sand beaches and sunny weather along with fresh tropical foods. For something special, take your significant other to Wailua Falls, an 80-foot tiered waterfall that will make their jaw drop. They’ll never forget it when you drop to one knee to pop the question in this incredibly romantic spot.
Grand Teton National Park
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A day in Grand Teton National Park is a great way to spend time with your love before you ask for their hand in marriage. You can explore the natural wonders together, photographing the wildlife and getting some great exercise hiking through the gorgeous park. To reach the pinnacle of your trip, you’ll take a boat across Jenny Lake and then hike the trailhead to Hidden Falls, stop for photos, then continue on to Inspiration Point. Once you reach the top, you’ll be rewarded with incredible views, and it’s the perfect spot to make them catch their breath even more with an unexpected proposal.
White Sand Floridian Beaches
Florida may be one of the top tourist destinations in the country, but it’s also home to plenty of small, quiet beach escapes perfect for romantic getaways. One of the best is located a short drive from Jacksonville along Florida’s East Coast. Amelia Island has long been the ideal vacation destination for the rich and famous, which is partly why it’s perfect for the ultimate proposal. Book a long weekend at the stunning Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island, plan a private dinner along the beach and just as the sun begins to caste its last shadows of the day, surprise your love with the question of a lifetime. The hotel also features many other romantic moments including an incredible spa, the world-class Salt Restaurant and even private S’mores on the beach.
A trip to Lake Tahoe is filled with opportunities to enjoy the gorgeous outdoors, hiking, swimming and being active. But add a romantic twist when you suggest taking a hot air balloon ride to get a brand new perspective on the view. Their breath will already be in their throat as you rise up above the land, gaining altitude over the lake and surrounding scenery. As you gently float and take in the majestic views, it’s the perfect time to drop to one knee and propose a life together.