Like New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day is known to be one of the top days for proposals, and why shouldn’t it be? February 14th is a trademark day for romance that’s celebrated all over the world, and it’s coming up faster than you realize. It seems like just yesterday that you were celebrating Christmas, right? Now that you’re into 2018 and you’ve made the decision to propose to the love of your life, it’s time to start thinking about where you want to do it. Showering them with love on a sweet vacation before asking them to marry you could be the cherry on a sundae. Here are some of the top destinations that get recommended for proposals. Keep in mind that the location is going to be a place you and your partner remember forever.
One of the most beautiful backdrops in the world is in Ponte de Piedade. While you explore the area, you can take your time deciding if you want to propose near the water, or from the vantage point of a cliff. Some of the cliffs are up to 60 feet and have been eroded by the seas. It’s said to have the most stunning shoreline in the world. Also, you can rent boats that duck into caves and arches if you want to give your engagement something extra.
Choosing to ride through Venice’s canals on a gondola is easily one of the most romantic things that you and your significant other can do. Not only is the city full of rich culture dating back to the Renaissance, but it got built on a cluster of small islands in the Adriatic Sea. When you plan, you can arrange a dinner, serenade, and a proposal during a romantic sunset in the city that has no roads, just canals.
Heart Reef, Australia
One of the most iconic reefs on earth is known as Heart Reef. It is part of the Great Barrier Reef and shaped exactly like a heart. There are frequent private flights that get booked to take you into the sky so you can see the famous icon. Think of it, you can make plans with your pilot in advance, so you get some extra sky time, you pull out a sparkling ring, pop the question, and then your pilot pops some champagne or sparkling wine. What could be more romantic than that?
Known as the City of Love, regardless of where you propose, your paramour is sure to be thrilled. However, if you want to do something that doesn’t involve dropping to one knee at the Eiffel Tower, consider proposing in the Versaille or Luxembourg gardens. Alternatively, you could pop the question on top of Arc de Triomphe or Sacre Coeur, so you have the complete view of the city as your backdrop.
Disney World, Florida
There are loads of creative ways that you can ask your partner to marry you at Disney; it all depends on you knowing what they’d like. For instance, you could pop the question at Cinderella’s castle once the dark hits and stunning lights illuminate it. You could also take the jokester route and drop to one knee after you’ve finished laughing at your pictures taken mid-roller coaster ride. Magic happens at Disney.
Picking out a tropical location might seem overwhelming because there are so many of them that are incredible, but French Polynesia or Turks and Caicos get highly recommended. By coordinating with your dive master, you can plan a beautiful set-up underwater at a particular reef, and surrounded by tropical fish. The majority of diving masters take photos for you so you can remember the moment. Ensure that both you and your partner are comfortable underwater and can remain calm during the process.
Rain Room, Los Angeles
Many people think that kissing in the rain is romantic, so why wouldn’t proposing in the rain bring it to another level? The Rain Room is an art exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art that used to be rotating; meaning it moved from city to city. It’s a state of the art exhibit that gives you the feeling of being caught in the middle of a rainstorm. The exciting part of the exhibition that has drawn art lovers from all over the world is that because of sensors; you remain dry while you’re inside the eye of a human-made rain storm.
Castles over the World
Everyone has dreamed about what it would be like to be royalty at one point in their lives. Maybe you’ve thought about which country you would be the King or Queen of? Taking your significant other to a beautiful castle such as Neuschwanstein, Eltz, Egeskov, Orebro Castle and others could bring that dream to life. You can enjoy fine cuisine and champagne before offering your lover a ring suited for a King or Queen.
No matter where you take your love to propose, the experience is going to be magical, so don’t put too much pressure on yourself. Let the natural beauty and romance of the location that you choose create the perfect atmosphere, while you work on the ideal words to ask your partner to marry you. There’s nothing more beautiful than coming together as one, and traveling the world with the person, you’re meant to be with. There’s only one other piece of advice left, and that’s don’t drop the ring. With the majority of the destinations mentioned, if you drop it, it’s gone forever. That’s another thing to keep in mind when you’re making your proposal travel plans.
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