Planning a proposal can be a daunting. Choosing the perfect location to ask that once-in-a-lifetime (hopefully) question is a monumental task. Fear not, we are here to help. We’ve curated a list of the 10 most romantic locations around the world to begin your very own fairy tale.
It’s hard to go past the City of Love when looking at the most romantic locations for a proposal. While it may be tempting to get down on one knee under the Eiffel Tower, we recommend getting a little bit of perspective instead by heading out to the higher ground at Montmartre. As the sun sets, sit on the steps of the Basilica of Sacré-Cœur surrounded by Parisian artists and delicious creperies. The elevated vantage point lends a spectacular view of the twinkling lights which illuminate the Eiffel Tower at night. This setting is sure to be the magical start of your next chapter together.
The wintery wonderland famous for its view of the Northern Lights during winter is the perfect location for a memorable proposal. Stay in a glass igloo cabin for an unobstructed view of the extraordinary Aurora Borealis light show which casts green and blue hues across the night sky. Take a husky or reindeer sleigh ride through snow covered forests and finish the day with a steamy cup of cocoa rugged up by a warm fireplace. This dreamy location is the home to Santa Claus, so why not give your loved one a present they will never forget!
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If you are after a unique and different proposal location, Cappadocia is one of the most visually remarkable landscapes. The otherworldly terrain is scattered with fairy chimneys (thin rock spires) and cave monasteries which are carved into the soft rocks of volcanic deposits. A hot air balloon trip at sunrise is the best way to see the breathtaking views that Cappadocia has to offer. The sight of hundreds of colourful hot air balloons dotting the sky is a surreal and whimsical location to ask for one’s hand in marriage.
If you are after a picturesque setting to propose, Japan has plenty of photogenic spots to set up a tripod, get down on one knee and surprise your partner mid snap. The pink blanket of cherry blossoms which cast a soft glow over Kyoto is best seen in mid-March to early-April. Spared from the destruction of WWII, Kyoto also has a number of cultural historic temples and shrines such as Fushimi Inari-taisha, which is a popular photo destination. A few hours east lies the impressive Mt Fuji, Hakone Onsen hot springs and Shizuoka suspension bridge giving you plenty of activities and sights to set up the perfect trip.
Queenstown, New Zealand
When planning a proposal for an adventurous type it can be difficult to find a breathtaking spot to surpass previously worn tracks or sights seen. Stray no further than New Zealand’s south island. One of the most spectacular hikes New Zealand has to offer is Roy’s Peak Track located just outside Lake Wanaka. With views of the surrounding peaks and lakes, the ring won’t be the only rock taking her breath away. With alpine resorts, hot springs, stunning glaciers, hiking trails and magnificent fjords all within driving distance there will not be a shortage of opportunities to pop the question.
If your partner is a social media enthusiast, the beautiful tulip fields of Netherlands is the perfect place to propose. The endless rows of brightly coloured flowers make a highly aesthetic backdrop for a romantic proposal. Bike ride to the perfect spot and lay a picnic rug with some cheese and bubbling champagne. Complete the proposal with an overnight stay in a charming windmill located in Bergharen a short drive away.
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New York (Central Park), United States of America
A horse-drawn carriage ride through the middle of Manhattan’s urban parkland is basically every Hollywood director’s dream opening scene for a romance film. Embrace your inner Spielberg and be the director of your own New York love story. Depending on the season, either go for a stroll across Bow Bridge, take a paddle boat across the lake or go skating across the Lasker Rink with New York’s cityscape superimposed in the background. If you are after the fairytale ending, Central Park is sure to add that extra sparkle.
Scottish Highlands, Scotland
The Scottish Highlands combine dramatic landscapes with boundless skies for the perfect overseas proposal destination for any nature lover. Let the glistening lochs and glens, brooding mountains, romantic castles and stretches of coastline backdrop the special moment. Explore the cinematic Glenfinnan Viaduct which featured the Hogwarts Express in The Harry Potter Series for a guaranteed magical experience for any Harry Potter fan.
If your idea of a perfect proposal involves a gondola ride through narrow canals, then Italy’s Venice is your go to location. Home to all things that are great in this world (pizza, pasta, gelato to name a few), anywhere in Italy is perfect to propose, if food is the way to your partner’s heart. While a Venetian gondola ride is a romantic proposal idea, the vibrant colours of Tuscony, the Amalfi Coastline or Cinque de Terre would also make anyone say “Sì!”
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This idyllic beach location is surrounded by a treasure trove of snorkeling locations and rainforest to explore. Take the Jane to your Tarzan through the jungle canopy to the limestone sinkholes (like the Gran Cenote) for a spectacular and tranquil swimming spot. Arguably home to some of the most dreamy beach sunsets, Tulum is one of the most romantic costal locations around the world to get down on one knee.
Once you have sorted out the perfect location for the proposal, make sure you get an INSTANT QUOTE for your engagement ring to make sure you have peace of mind while hiking, swimming or flying across some of world’s most beautiful locations.