While some like to keep the proposal an intimate occasion at home or in a secluded spot, others prefer a big romantic gesture. If you’re looking to do the latter, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a list of 7 of the most popular destinations to propose.
1. Juliet’s Balcony - Verona, Italy
This location may be a little cheesy, but what better place to make an extravagant declaration of love. Juliet’s balcony is a famous spot in Verona, Italy. Juliet’s house, known as Casa di Giulietta, is one of Verona’s most famous attractions because of Shakespeare’s famous play. Of course, the two characters never existed and Shakespeare never actually set foot in Verona. But when the city bought the house of Juliet from the Dal Capello family more than 100 years ago, as the name was so similar, they declared the house to be the family residence of the Capulet family. It’s stuck ever since!
2. Eiffel Tower, Paris
An obvious choice, but this truly is one of the most popular proposal destinations around the whole world. It is after all called the city of love. Popping the question at the top of the Eiffel Tower would certainly be a memorable experience. But if you want to avoid the queues, there are plenty of beautiful spots around the city. From restaurants overlooking the Eiffel Tower to parks, gardens and riversides, there are plenty of places where you can pop the question and still get the romantic Parisian feel.
3. Trevi Fountain, Rome
One of the most popular proposal spots in Rome is the Trevi Fountain. The rule is to toss a coin in for luck before you propose. It is also a magnificent piece of history to visit.
Local legend says that if you toss a coin from your right hand over your left shoulder, you’ll return to Rome one day. The second legend says if you toss two more coins, you’ll find romance and have a beautiful Roman wedding.
4. Disney World
You would be surprised how popular this destination is for proposals. Maybe it’s something about the magical atmosphere and scenes and buildings taken straight out of Disney movies. The demand for proposals is so high at Disneyland Paris that they’ve set up a service where they’ll help you photograph the proposal as part of a special package service.
Disneyland Paris or Disney Epcot Park in Florida are both options depending on your budget and location in the world!
5. Tulum, Mexico
Tulum is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world, mainly because of its instagramable beauty. This is the ideal trip to disguise as a big couples get-away.
You’ll step foot on soft sands, see iconic cliff-side temples and fortress cities, all with magnificent sea views.
Arrive on the beach early in the morning and you’re likely to find it empty enough for a private proposal.
6. Taj Mahal, India
The Taj Mahal is another one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations, for obvious reasons. This is one of the world’s most famous and beautiful landmarks. This exquisite white-marble building was commissioned by Mughul Emperor Shah Jahan for his favourite wife Mumtaz Mahal. He designed the Taj Mahal as a declaration of lasting love, after the tragic death of Mumtaz in 1631.
It took 22 years to build and was completed in 1653, with astonishing structural symmetry, gemstones and lush gardens. With such exquisite beauty, we can understand why couples might flock to this destination to make their declarations of love.
7. New York
New York offers many iconic and beautiful proposal spots. One of the most cliche is considered to be the 86th floor of the Empire State Building.
The night-time city landscape is a particular New York appeal. So if you’re a night owl and want a dark, sparkling night setting for your proposal, this could be the destination for you.