The Most Romantic Proposal Destinations Around the World

So, you’ve thought long and hard about what you’re going to say, you’ve sourced the engagement ring, you’ve broken the news to your best mate, and you’ve practised getting down on one knee so many times you’ve got hamstrings of steel. All you need now is a great location to really make your proposal pop.

Take a look at our top five romantic destinations across the world and let us know which one you’d say yes to!

Paris, France

The city of love! Ok, we know this one might be a little cliché, but you can’t fix what isn’t broke.

Nothing says romantic like a glass of champagne whilst watching the sun set behind the Eiffel Tower. If you’re looking to impress your loved one with the perfect proposal, why not try proposing in front of the 984ft structure?

Did you know that the Eiffel Tower is the second most popular place on the planet to propose, right after Central Park, New York? We’re not surprised, the tower looks absolutely mesmerising at night with it’s dazzling lights reaching out to the skyline.

If you’re looking for somewhere a little more discreet, why not take a trip to a pretty little authentic patisserie and confess your adoration. An ideal place to propose Avec amour (with love).

Edinburgh, Scotland

The pipes, the pipes are calling… with atmospheric rolling hills and Edinburgh castle looming over this capital city, you might want to consider taking a trip way up North and getting down on one knee on the cobbled streets of Auld Reekie.

From the medieval Old Town to the elegant Georgian New Town there are many places you can take your other half on a romantic walk and ask the big question, including beautiful floral gardens and around the neoclassical buildings.

If you’re wanting to give your partner the royal proposal of their dreams, Edinburgh Castle is home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny, you could even act out a scene from your favourite fairy-tale book!

The magnificent Arthur’s Seat, situated in Holyrood Park, is an imposing peak with spectacular views of all across the city. A beautiful spot to watch the sun go down and make the move.

Florence, Italy

If you and your significant other are fans of all things art-related, the Renaissance city of Florence is as inspiring as it is romantic. Home to artwork by the likes of Michelangelo and Botticelli, this beautiful Italian setting will encourage you to get creative with your proposal and do something unique!

Head down the river via boat accompanied with a bottle of fine wine to share or take a trip to the top of the Giotto’s Campanile, a free-standing bell tower located on the Piazza del Duomo.

Take things at your own pace with a saunter through the Boboli Gardens, a beautiful outdoor museum of natural landscapes and sculptures. Why not bring a picnic and pop the ring at the bottom of the basket for them to discover?

What’s better, with so much to see and do in Florence, you could even turn your proposal into an engagement-moon. Make a weekend or week of it, cherish the memorable moment and let the love continue to flow!

Cappadocia, Turkey

Notorious for its unique rock formation of tall cone-shaped clusters, affectionately known as ‘fairy chimneys’, Cappadocia is a magical destination.

Unearth ancient history as you explore home sites made by Bronze Age cave dwellers and take a trip to the aptly fitting Love Valley together. Hike up to Sunset Point and watch as time stands still around you.

Whichever way you plan on spending your proposal, you won’t want to miss a chance to see hundreds of hot air balloons take to the skies just before sunrise, a tradition in this part of Turkey. Take your proposal to a whole new level by booking a ride in one of the many beautifully coloured balloons and see Cappadocia from an aerial view. What could be more magical than sharing this once-in-a-lifetime moment with your partner surrounded by bright colours as you peacefully drift through the air?

Bali, Indonesia

Full of warm weather and tropical romance, Bali is the place to be if you’re getting engaged. Known for its volcanic mountains surrounded by forest and trees, beautiful long-spanning beaches and coral reefs, Bali is an idyllic location for a relaxing, romantic proposal. Walkthrough the iconic rice paddies or take a trip to the cliffside Uluwatu Temple. You can even calm your nerves before the big moment with some yoga or meditation at one of the many retreats available.

Ubud, known for its traditional crafts and dance, is a perfect destination with its lush green surroundings and plenty of beautiful hotels, many with their own surrounding garden and pool. You could even try hiking Mount Batur to watch the sunrise, perfect for a magical proposal to remember.


Simone Ribeiro
Hi! I'm Simone, a citizen of Britain, where I live for over a decade, and of Brazil, where I was born. Midlands Traveller is where I combine my passion for travelling, business and an Eco-friendly lifestyle.

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