A destination proposal is one of the most popular ways to get engaged. We’ve rounded up some of the most romantic destinations that are bound to make your proposal unforgettable.
Proposing On the Road Trip
Romantic road trips offer a wonderful opportunity to propose. Here are three of the most beautiful routes you should consider:
Pacific Coast Highway, California
Popping the ring while you drive through unobstructed jaw-dropping views along the pacific coast highway is amazing. This 123-mile stretch boasts jagged mountains and jade-colored waters. Anywhere you start, spectacular views are guaranteed.
The highway will take you 10 to 12 hours to drive non-stop, but why wouldn’t you stop? There are so many magnificent places to see in the area, such as the Muir Woods, Half Moon Bay, Hearts Castle, and Santa Barbara. Any of these places make a wonderful spot to propose to your love.
Scenic Route 100, Vermont
Explore all that this beautiful mountain road has to offer, and for the finale, offer the ring on bended knees.
This route gives you wonderful views of pristine lakes, magnificent vistas, and rich countrysides. You can also spend the afternoon in one of the quiet campgrounds in the area or enjoy the picture-perfect views of the Wards Cove on Lake.
There are plenty of great restaurants downtown if you prefer a traditional romantic dinner proposal. Everything from traditional big breakfasts to upscale and eclectic dining, they have it there.
Beartooth Highway, Wyoming
Love isn’t for the fainthearted, they say. Neither this 68-mile stretch with zigzagging switchbacks. If you both love adventures, this is the perfect road trip destination. Despite the difficult drive, you will be rewarded with some of the most rugged, pristine terrains and breathtaking views. The road winds through lush forests, alpine tundras, and mountains.
Beartooth Highway ends at the eastern gateway of Yellowstone National Park, a top romantic destination. The park offers a 3,500 square-foot-mile wilderness recreation area atop a volcanic hotspot.
Proposing While Traveling
Proposing on vacation automatically makes a destination your “special place.” There are so many great travel destinations to choose from but if you’re after the most romantic, here are your best three options:
Grand Canal, Venice Italy
Venice is known as one of the most romantic cities in the world. It’s a popular honeymoon destination that also makes a perfect spot for proposals.
If you’re thinking of proposing on your upcoming European trip, you should consider doing so in Venice.
There’s nothing more romantic than taking a cruise along the grand canal while riding a gondola. Elevate the proposal by hiring a serenading gondolier.
For an extra romantic proposal, opt for a gondola ride around sunset while watching the city soaked in pink and orange hues.
There is every reason to propose in Paris, France. After all, it’s the city of love. For the most lovely setting, head to the Alma Bridge in the afternoon and wait for the mesmerizing sunset before popping the diamond ring.
Aside from the beautiful sunset, the bridge offers unobstructed views of the Eiffel Tower and the River Seine. After the successful proposal, you can wander around the city and enjoy the beautiful aesthetics surrounding you.
Then, to cap the night, sip wine, eat steak, and indulge in scrumptious French pastries and desserts. It’s a moment to celebrate!
If you love beaches and you’re thinking of a fancy, over-the-top romantic dinner-for-two for your proposal, Ibiza Spain is one of your best options.
Ibiza is known for its bright nightlife and summer club scene. But it also boasts awe-inspiring views and natural scapes where you can enjoy peace and quiet, perfect for a romantic getaway.
Cliff-side dining in Ibiza is very popular and makes a perfect spot for lovers. If you want to take a traditional dinner proposal to the next level, a cliffside restaurant is where you should be.
Be prepared for a memorable gastronomic experience. Everything from the freshest seafood to the well-raved Mediterranean cuisine, you’re sure to find something that appeals to your taste.
Tips When Proposing While Traveling
After picking the destination, it’s time to plan for the main event. Here are some tips to make your proposal a sweet success:
Don’t forget the engagement ring.
You’ve worked hard for that perfect bespoke engagement ring. The last thing you want to happen is to leave without it! Before you hop in the car or rush to the airport, make sure to double-check.
Keep the ring securely in a box or a small case. Or, wear it on a chain around your next or safety pin it inside your pants pocket.
Prepare your speech.
For a more meaningful proposal, make sure to craft a beautiful speech. You don’t have to memorize every word and it’s okay if you forget some parts of your speech. However, it greatly helps to plan exactly what you’re going to say so you don’t find yourself grasping for the right words.
Propose early during the trip.
Not only does walking around with a diamond ring inside your pocket is distracting and nerve-wracking, but it’s also an easy way to lose it. That said, you want to propose early in your trip so you can enjoy your brand new engagement and the vacation.
Whether you’re off on a scenic road trip or a travel vacation, be sure to choose a place that resonates with your personality and the activities you love doing together.
Breanna Howell is the public relations specialist at Claremont Diamonds living her dream of promoting positive public awareness of the company. As a freelance blogger and mom of two millennials, she’s also passionate about providing inspiration and support to everyone on their journey to a fantastic marriage.