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Leaves begin to change colors and the air becomes more crisp when summer turns to fall. When the season hits, there is no better time to be inspired in taking the next step in a relationship than with a magical fall proposal. Here are some of the best places in Orange County to pop the question during this beautiful season.
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(credit: Flickr/Angry Julie)


Great Park Balloon
6990 Marine Way
Irvine, CA 92618
(866) 829-3829
www.ocgp.org

Did you know that the hot air balloon at the Great Park is the first of its kind, being one of the largest tethered helium balloons that is environmentally safe, non-polluting and virtually silent? The iconic attraction in the Orange County area soars more than 400 feet above the ground and proves to be a great way to propose with a spectacular view. Asking someone for their hand in marriage can give the feeling of being on top of the world for many and to do that from a hot air balloon can be a very unique and unforgettable experience.

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O’Neill Regional Park
30892 Trabuco Canyon Road
Trabuco Canyon, CA 92678
(949) 923-2260
ocparks.com/parks/oneill

With more than 4,000 square acres of hillsides with live oak and sycamore trees at this regional park in Orange County, O’Neill Regional Park proves to be a great out-of-the-ordinary location for a fall proposal in the Southern California area. Some of the best fall proposals include the use of the holidays and the natural settings, which O’Neill provides for the marriage proposal. According to local proposal expert and CEO of The Yes Girls, Heather Vaughn, O’Neil Regional Park is a unique location for an Orange County proposal that has a “very rustic and stunning outdoorsy feel.”

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(credit: Vincent C./Yelp)
Heritage Park
34400 Old Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 248-3530
www.danapoint.org

One of the most beautiful ocean view parks in the Orange County region is located right in Dana Point at Heritage Park where Vaughn mentions has “great views of the ocean.” Those who want to have an intimate experience can also use the patio in that area, which only requires a permit. “We used that location for one of our own company members,” Vaughn says of Heritage Park. “I feel like it is a pretty open space and has great views and you can do a lot because it is like a blank palette.” For those looking for an intimate and unforgettable experience when proposing to their partner, this location can prove to meet all of those requirements.

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(credit: Gabe P./Yelp)


The Irvine Improv
31 Fortune Drive, Suite 216
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 854-5455
irvine.improv.com

To put a unique twist on the traditional marriage proposal would be to take it to a venue all about the laughs. Creating the perfect moment to pop the question can be a difficult task, but with the help of the Improv event coordinator Justin Schuvie, you can create the moment that you will cherish for years to come. Proposals in the past worked best when done before or after a show, notes Schuvie. The Improv usually has a dinner showing for most acts and can be the perfect time to propose to your significant other. To create a unique experience for you and your loved one, contact the venue to plan the night you will remember for years to come.

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Montage
30801 S. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 715-6000
www.montagehotels.com/lagunabeach

The breath-taking view from this oceanfront resort is just one of the reasons why it is ideal for a fall marriage proposal. Southern California is known worldwide for its beaches and one of the most scenic views is from Montage. Although many celebrate their wedding ceremony at this luxurious resort, the environment also proves to be a great location to pop that question to your significant other. The easy access to the beach proves to be a great location to set up the perfect proposal and to get down on one knee. Private areas can be found along the stretch of the beach shore in order to make the experience more intimate and personal.

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Elle Toussi is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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