On the Road to an Engagement

070703_istock_soundsnaps_romance.FJPG.jpgWhen it comes to proposing to your sweetie, you can’t be just any old place — it’s got to be somewhere special. Here’s where a few of our Forums users recommend romantics pop the question on the road.

Why don’t you ask while…

…discovering a small Italian hill town?
“Orvieto was magical… Cortona was the absolute perfect place for a proposal…I’m even hesitant to share how amazing Cortona is on this site…as I’m interested in keeping it a little secret between Cortona and those who know her.” (more from Romantic Italian New Years Engagement)

…strolling along the East River?
“I’ll be sentimental, and suggest the Brooklyn Heights Promenade (it’s where my husband proposed to me). On a winter evening it will be quiet and romantic, with the lower Manhattan skyline as the backdrop.” (more from Proposing to My Girlfriend in New York City)

…gazing at works of art?
“Your lady may never have seen either of these two areas because they are generally off the radar for visitors, so she will be impressed by your savvy as well as your romantic spirit.” (more from A Marriage Proposal at the MET)

…sipping wine at a cozy eatery?
Galeassi on the Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere. Sipping wine al fresco in this mesmerizing setting with a cool Italian breeze blowing and street minstrels serenading you — who could say no?” (more from Marriage Proposal in Rome)

…dancing under the stars?
“In the evening orchestras play in San Marco square and if it’s not too crowded you might get a romantic moment there while dancing under the starlight” (more from Marriage Proposal in Venice)

…looking out over a city at sunset?
“In Florence, at Piazzelle Michaelangelo at sunset, but away from the crowds that line the edge of the piazzelle over the valley below.” (more from Help! Where to Propose?)

…standing in the shadow of a nearby waterfall?
“There also happen to be several waterfalls in the area, one of which will be “the place.” I plan on taking her to several waterfalls with the ring in my pocket and pulling it out whenever the time feels right.” (more from Popping the Question…where?)

… island-hopping in Greece?
“Watching the full moon from Oia as it rises over the island is always very romantic. You could be sitting in one of the many cliffside restaurants enjoying this event when you pop the question. Pelekanos, Lotza, Seagull and Skala come to mind.” (more from Proposal in Santorini)

… making use of your own private balcony?
“We strolled the little town of Eze, conveniently treked to Monaco and St. Paul de Vence and sipped pink champagne on our private balcony. It was simply amazing and I never wanted to leave!” (more from Proposal in Côte d’Azur)

…stranded on a deserted beach?
“The area they leave you at (Pine Cay) is absolutely gorgeous and you really do feel like castaways. What a romantic setting for a proposal!” (more from Which Island for a Proposal?)

…floating through the sky?
“I’m probably way out in fantasyland — but I think a private hot-air balloon ride in Napa would be very romantic.” (more from Proposal in California Wine Country)

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