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Romantic Places to Propose Marriage in Los Angeles
Los Angeles is full of romance, from the natural resources of coastal and mountain views to the fantasy worlds of Hollywood and Disneyland. But when it's time to propose marriage to the one that you love, how do you pick the best location to create a truly memorable moment? There are certainly plenty of romantic restaurants to choose from if you're the conservative type, but for more creative suitors, the following pages present some romantic, quirky and unusual places to propose that will be sure to make an impression. If you use any of these ideas, pop me an email to tell me all about it or post a photo on my LA Travel Facebook page!
Note: If you're not absolutely sure she'll say yes, you might not want to choose a public venue for your romantic gesture.Continue to 2 of 10 below.
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Propose on Horseback on the Beach or in the Mountains of Los Angeles
Be sure your partner actually likes horses before planning a romantic horseback ride in the Santa Monica Mountains or Griffith Park to pop the question. Los Angeles Horseback Riding arranges proposal rides at sunset, sunrise or under the moonlight, with or without food. All rides are guided, so coordinate with your guide for the setting and space you need.
Los Angeles Horseback Riding
2623 Old Topanga Canyon Road
Topanga, CA 90290
Reservation Line (818) 591-2032
You can also book a private sunset horseback ride in Griffith Park.Continue to 3 of 10 below.
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Propose on a Gondola Ride
You don't have to travel to Italy for this classic bit of romance. Gliding through the water in a graceful gondola with a gondolier singing Italian classics is a popular set up in the LA area for popping the big question. With 6 companies offering gondola cruises from Marina Del Rey to Newport Beach there are plenty of options. Present your ring in a special treasure box or propose via message in a bottle on one of these Romantic Gondola Tours.Continue to 4 of 10 below.
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Propose with a View of the Hollywood Sign
There's nothing that gives a sense of place in Los Angeles like the famous Hollywood Sign on Mt. Lee. If the highlight of your once-in-a-lifetime trip to Los Angeles is going to be a marriage proposal, and you want to impart that sense of place, there are several locations where you can propose with the Hollywood Sign as a backdrop for your magic moment. The romantic spot above is on a trail on Mt. Hollywood near the Griffith Observatory parking lot in Griffith Park.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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In a Romantic Los Angeles Garden
The Los Angeles area has some amazingly beautiful and romantic gardens, from huge botanical gardens with multiple ecosystems to intimate Japanese meditation gardens. If your partner has a green thumb, or just an appreciation of natural beauty or manicured splendor, there is a garden to create the mood you desire.
Guide to LA's Most Beautiful GardensContinue to 6 of 10 below.
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On Top of the Ferris Wheel at Santa Monica Pier
For those with no fear of heights, the Ferris Wheel on the Santa Monica Pier is a popular spot to propose with a view of the coastline at sunset. A more recent alternative is the Giant Wheel at the Pike in Long Beach at twilight with a view of Shoreline Village, the Pike, the Rainbow Harbor Lighthouse and the Queen Mary.Continue to 7 of 10 below.
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In a Tea Cup on the Mad Hatter's Tea Party at Disneyland
Disneyland is a popular place to propose, as you can see by browsing YouTube videos on the subject. The spot in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle where the Disney photographers hang out is a popular location, but I think a tea cup at the Mad Hatter's Tea Party would be a nice semi-private spot to make her world spin. Hold on tight to the ring!
Best Places to Kiss at DisneylandContinue to 8 of 10 below.
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Propose on a Helicopter Picnic or Sunset Air Tour of Los Angeles
A sunset helicopter or small plane tour over the coast or landmark of your choice is actually a very popular place to pop the question in Los Angeles and there are a bunch of companies and options available to make that happen for you, from a relatively budget-friendly 20 or 30-minute flight to elaborately orchestrated and catered proposals on a mountain top or skyscraper.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Propose On the Ribbon Board at Dodger Stadium
It's totally cliche by now, but still appropriate for couples who are big baseball fans to propose on the electronic ribbon board at Dodger Stadium. Ribbon boards are located behind first and third bases. An average of a dozen proposals are featured on the ribbon boards each year.
More on Dodger StadiumContinue to 10 of 10 below.
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Proposing in a Romantic Los Angeles Restaurant with a View
For foodies, a sensuous meal of aphrodisiacs by candlelight is the perfect setting for a romantic proposal. Los Angeles has plenty of amazing food, but for the added fantasy of a stunning view, choose one of these Romantic Restaurants with a View.
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