Once every four years, we get gifted an extra day, February 29th, and according to Irish folklore, it’s the only day when a woman can propose to a man. Of course it’s not the 5th century and a woman can propose any day of the year. But based on this tradition, if a man refuses a proposal on this day he has to buy her 12 pairs of gloves. So whether you want to propose to your significant other or expand your glove collection, here are some of the best places to propose.
If you and your honey are snow bunnies, consider proposing in Aspen, Colorado, not only is the skiing and snowboarding amazing but it is also a scenic and charming town. For the most beautiful background to your special moment head to Maroon Bells. If possible bring a trusted friend (one who is a good photographer) or hire a professional photographer to stay hidden and capture the moment. There are plenty of great hotels to pick from, for a cozy fireplace proposal.
You can never go wrong with a Hawaiian getaway and proposal. There are many different ways to do it, charter a private yacht for a proposal at sunset or pop the question during a helicopter ride. If you and your potential fiance like the outdoors consider a hike to Puu Pehe (Sweetheart Rock) for a picture perfect proposal. If you need help deciding how to do it Four Seasons Resort Lanai is there to help with wedding proposal planners.
Almost anywhere in Napa Valley would make a beautiful background for your prospal. Start by staying in one of Napa’s most romantic hotels, the Carneros Resort and Spa. Get a couples massage at the spa before your proposal, it will help you relax before popping the question. If you are both not afraid of heights, a hot air balloon proposal would be epic! If you prefer to stay on land, head to Cuvaison Winery for a tasting and sunset proposal.
Indianapolis may not scream romance at first, but the city is full of beautiful proposal locations. You don’t have to leave the country to propose on a gondola. The Old World Gondoliers are available at the Canal Walk in downtown Indy. Or pop the question at the Indianapolis Museum of Art in front of Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture, for the best post proposal photo-op. The Alexander Hotel is centrally located and is itself a great proposal spot.
There’s more to New Orleans than just mardi gras. The beautiful European architecture, lively music and amazing food all make it a great romantic getaway. The Hotel Monteleone’s rooftop in the French Quarter would be the perfect backdrop for a proposal. Not only is the hotel beautiful but the view from the roof is stunning. For a proposal fit for royalty and a great meal the Princess of Monaco Courtyard at Café Amelie would be the place to go.
For a romantic New England experience a stay at the beautiful Cliffside Inn. The views of the shoreline are stunning and the Inn is only a block away from Newport’s famous Cliff Walk. The Cliff Walk is known for its view of Gilded Age mansions on one side and the rocky coastline on the other. Anywhere on the 3.5 mile trail or on the Cliffside Inn property would be an incredible proposal spot. Plan ahead and make sure to capture the moment with a hidden photographer.