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6 Romantic Places to Propose

6 Romantic Places to Propose

Proposal trips are a new favorite in the world of romance travel. And why not? The world is full of dazzling and romantic places to stage your big question. We offer a short list of favorites for your consideration.

Sandals Caribbean Resorts. All Sandals resorts specialize in romance, so they're a perfect choice for a tropical island proposal. You can choose from 15 different resorts all over the Caribbean. At every one of them, you can enlist Sandals' trained and dedicated staff to help you plan your proposal and make all the arrangements you need to bring it off.

Paris. Of course. The universal favorite for romantic European honeymoons is also a favorite proposal destination. For a spectacular setting, the choices are endless, from the Eiffel Tower to the banks of the Seine to the gardens of Versailles and beyond. Or you might find your romantic spot while sipping coffee at a sidewalk cafe, or wandering the city's miles of winding old world streets.

Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland. If you or your beloved are fans of Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones or the romance of medieval chivalry, this 800-year-old castle is your spot. The newly renovated Castle provides every luxury of a 5 star resort, including activities you expect (golf, a spa, horse riding) and some you might not (falconry, tree climbing). You're sure to find a perfect proposal spot somewhere in the richly paneled rooms and the 350 acres of beautiful park and gardens.

If you want to find romance without needing your passport, consider these US destinations:

New York City. The Big Apple offers an endless choice of romantic places to pop the question. Consider Central Park's famed Bethesda Fountain, the top of the Empire State Building, Battery Park with the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop, a boat ride on New York Harbor, or any of hundreds of intimate, romantic restaurants. And when you're not proposing and celebrating, you'll never run out of things to do in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world.

Wailua Falls, Kauai. The 80-foot twin falls is famous from movies, TV shows and photoshoots. It's also an incredibly lush tropical spot, where you can propose either at the top of the falls, or on the shore of the turquoise pool at its foot. Then you can kick back and enjoy the rest of your romantic stay in one of the lovely resorts on Hawaii's loveliest island.

Las Vegas. There's no better place to propose if you love lights and music and plenty of entertainment. Stop by the Bellagio Fountain's dazzling show, have a romantic lunch at the Top of the World Restaurant with the whole city spread below, take a walk along the Strip at night, or just arrange for champagne and flowers in your own luxurious hotel suite. If you're really in a hurry, you can even elope on the same trip.

Of course we could make this list much longer with places like Santorini, the Rocky Mountains, Quebec City, Venice, New Zealand, and many more. So if you have a different proposal destination in mind, just ask us. We would love to help you arrange your trip.

For proposal how-tos, see our recent post on Tips for a romantic destination proposal.

Don Fuchs December 8, 2016