Top 5 California Destinations to Consider When You’re Ready to Pop the Question
California is full of incredible places to visit, explore, dine, lodge, and make memories. How are you supposed to choose the absolute perfect place to ask what may arguably be the most important question you EVER ask in your entire life? It is common knowledge that tying the knot is stressful, but deciding where to commence this new life chapter doesn’t have to be! Below we have compiled a list of the top 5 California destinations to consider when you’re ready to pop the question. These potential proposal sites are sure to leave her speechless- after she says YES! Don’t take our word for it, take a look for yourself.
1. Urban Light at Los Angeles County Museum of Art – L.A. County, CA
Ok, this one is for the art loving partner. Trust us when we say that there is just something about lighting when it comes to romance. Some prefer ambient lighting, some prefer shimmering bright lights. This display at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, located in the BP Pavilion, takes romantic lighting to a whole other realm. Imagine it; the two of you hand in hand, admiring the artistry and strolling beneath the night’s star littered sky after a memorable one-on-one. You come to a breath-taking display of 202 beautiful nostalgic cast iron antique street lights. She gasps in awe of such a tranquil yet thrilling visual. You get down onto one knee, profess your love, and she is smitten. She will never forget this place, this moment, this feeling. She is going to say yes. How could she not?!
2. Santa Monica Pier – Santa Monica, CA
If you and your love enjoy thrill-seeking together, the Santa Monica Pier may just be the perfect place to pop the question. When the time comes, you’re more than likely going to be feeling butterflies- the nervous kind. Then again, you’re a thrill seeker, so maybe you’re not. We digress. If you do however happen to be feeling a bit anxious, blame it on the coasters. If you’ve got iron clad self-esteem (go you!) and nerves of steel, you’ll get to hold your love tight while laughing and reveling in the night life and thrill rides. Take a stroll to the end of the pier and do your thing, or if you’re feeling particularly uninhibited take a ride to the top of the ferris wheel and watch her heart skip a beat when you pull out that beautiful symbol of your love and ask her to be your wife. You’re welcome.
3. Hotel Del Coronado – Coronado, CA
Perhaps the love of your life is a timeless beauty, appreciates class, a modern day Audrey Hepburn or Marilyn Monroe. The Hotel Del Coronado is so unique, so classic, so full of splendor. Situated on Coronado Island, this destination is a guaranteed win. If you were debating between taking her to a nice restaurant, strolling along the beach as the waves softly roll into the shore, or taking a weekend getaway trip, consider your predicament solved. Dine high-class at one of the resort’s seven dining venues, take a long walk on the beach (don’t forget to check out the ocean wildlife in the tide pools), and stay for a romantic weekend to celebrate your new engagement. This stunning place will never disappoint.
4. Balboa Park Casa Del Prado – San Diego, CA
Balboa Park covers 1,200 acres of land and is known for its historically rich art, theatre, and botanical venues. Old Spanish architecture stands tall and grand, gracing the park with a unique beauty not common in such populated urban metro areas. The famous historical Casa Del Prado is a regal Spanish renaissance style building skillfully completed over 100 years ago. The Prado allows pedestrians to walk through the center of the building by passing beneath a giant arch that has been carved out in intricate detail. The elegance alone of this venue is enough to insight a lifetime of nostalgia, but with the added bonus of Balboa Park’s surrounding horticultural displays, this one is sure to please.
5. Napa Valley Wine Train - Napa, CA
All aboard! You may be thinking this one is a stretch; how could a locomotive possibly be romantic? Well trust us, this pick isn’t only romantic, it is truly one of a kind. The majority of the Napa Valley Wine Train was built in 1915 and has been preserved to maintain its classic charm. Should you board this private reserve train, you will be delighted to find that you will be served a gourmet dinner, enjoy a wine tasting, and get to be surrounded by some of California’s most attractive scenic backdrops. Wine country is known for sophisticated class and romance, but she will never see this unique twist coming.
Urban Light at LACMA
Santa Monica Pier
Hotel Del Coronado
Napa Valley Wine Train