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Best Places To Propose In Los Angeles

January 28, 2016 4:15 PM

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(credit: shutterstock)

If you are planning to pop the question anytime soon, no doubt you are searching for the ideal location. Los Angeles is full of many a romantic spot, including museums, gardens, beaches, and urban architecture that will make your spouse-to-be swoon. And although there is some pretty tough competition, here are our favorite romantic places to propose in Los Angeles.
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Gondola Amore (Credit: Ashley M./Yelp)

Gondola Amore
(Credit: Ashley M./Yelp)

Gondola Amore
Redondo Beach Pier
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 376-6977

Take your love out on the water for a romantic sunset cruise onboard a steady and slow-moving gondola in Redondo Beach. Gondola Amore specializes in romantic experiences; they will coordinate with fiancés to-be by decorating the boat with flowers or candles, providing great food (from included appetizers to champagne to full meals from local restaurants), and making sure your every detail is prepared for the big question.

Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
301 N Baldwin Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91007
(626) 821-3222

The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, located to the east in Arcadia, features 127 acres of stunning natural beauty to provide the perfect backdrop to a marriage proposal. Popular locations to pop the question once inside the Arboretum include the Meyberg Waterfall, which transplants young love to another place entirely.

(Credit: Serge E./Yelp)

(Credit: Serge E./Yelp)

Santa Monica’s Pacific Wheel
200 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-8901

The nostalgic fun at the Santa Monica pier and Pacific Park makes for a whimsical setting to propose a lifetime of amusement and happiness. Take the Pacific Wheel, the 130 foot Ferris Wheel, to the top for a secluded and yet awe-inspiring look at the ocean, the shoreline, and the city beyond. If you can time the ascent to watch the sun drip into the ocean as you reach the summit and ask for a hand in marriage, you’ll certainly score bonus points with your love.

(credit: Jordan W.)

(credit: Jordan W.)

Calamigos Ranch
327 Latigo Canyon Rd
Malibu, CA 90265
(818) 889-6280

half way between Agoura Hills and the beautiful scenery of the Pacific, in the Malibu mountains is Calamigos Ranch, a hideaway perfect to make your day special. With a setting that is all parts romantic, it would be difficult to not find a great place to drop down on one knee here. Every part of the ranch is beautiful and offers hideaways to get some privacy. You can even host an event with friends and family after at The Malibu Cafe here.

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(credit: Shutterstock)

Los Angeles Horseback Riding
2623 Old Topanga Canyon Rd
Topanga, CA 90290
(818) 591-2032

If your idea of a romantic proposal actually involves romance, then setting off on a day of horseback riding is the perfect idea. Here, they even offer romantic options where you can take your special someone on a private ride for an hour and a half to the highest peak on the trail to propose. With stunning views and open mountain vistas, you’ll see the Santa Monica Bay, parts of Malibu beach and pretty much everything else in view. Once you return, you can even have a private rustic deck decorated with rose petals and fresh flowers. Enjoy a cozy fire, and even stay at one of their bed and breakfast inns.

(credit: Descanso Gardens)

(credit: Descanso Gardens)

Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Dr
La Canada Flintridge, CA
(818) 949-4200

As one of the most beautiful gardens Los Angeles has to offer, what better place to shower your loved one with love than among the Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge? Just 20 minutes from Downtown LA, Descanso Gardens offers 160 acres of cultivated and natural scenery that will make your special day a once and a life time event.

(credit: Brittany B./Yelp)

(credit: Brittany B./Yelp)

Griffith Observatory
2800 E Observatory Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(213) 473-0800

Although an afternoon overlooking Los Angeles is nice, surprise your love with a visit to Griffith Observatory for a night-time date that is just perfect for a marriage proposal. In addition to the group activities offered on select evenings, you can always use the quarter-operated machines to gaze through the telescopes. After searching for stars and planets, with all the glimmering lights of Los Angeles below, set your eyes on the one you love for a quiet proposal they will never forget.

(credit: J. Paul Getty Trust)

(credit: J. Paul Getty Trust)

The Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA
(310) 440-7300

Spend an afternoon enjoying the fine art, exceptional food, and stunning architecture before wandering into the gardens at The Getty Center. Meandering paths and manicured shrubs and flowers, coupled with the day-long focus on immortalized love and beauty, will help set the mood for you to pop the question at this L.A. icon, one of the city’s best places to propose marriage. The Getty Center holds a special place in my heart as it was the location my husband asked me to marry him as well!

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Katie Bodell is the Blog Editor for Trekaroo, the largest family travel website in the U.S. She is also a freelance writer, a happy wife to her best friend, and a mom to three sweet California girls. See more on: Trekaroo | CheapOair | Google+ | Twitter.


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