Places to Propose
Are you getting ready to ask the person you love most in the world the biggest, most important question of both of your lives? A moment as romantic as your marriage proposal requires a backdrop to match, and there are so many more places to propose in the world beyond Las Vegas and Niagara Falls — though those spots are good too!
We easily connect people with trusted photographers for fun photo shoots and have captured over three million memories worldwide. The magic of Flytographer is both the experience and the photos. Explore the location with a fun, talented photographer and get wall worthy photos to relive your proposal getaway, forever. Today, we asked our local photographers to share all the best places to propose around the world! 🌎🌍🌏
- New York City, New York — Filled with iconic romantic locations from your favourite rom-coms.
- Paris, France — Called the City of Love for good reason.
- Los Angeles, California — In Hollywood, there’s no shortage of iconic locations to pop the big question.
- Lake Como, Italy — At the base of the Italian Alps, this awe-inspiring lake is the stuff of legend!
- Grand Canyon, Arizona — Show your lover that your passion is as deep and enduring as the Grand Canyon.
- Santorini, Greece — The Greek Island is famous for its distinctive blue and white domed architecture.
- Maui, Hawaii — Lush green landscapes, deep blue waters, and immaculate sandy beaches.
- Lisbon, Portugal — Reaching the top of one of the city’s many lookouts will reward you with far-reaching views of the city and the Tagus River.
- Banff, Canada — This national park provides year-round stunning views.
- Kyoto, Japan — You can’t go wrong with a cherry blossom backdrop!
- London, England — From Buckingham Palace to Big Ben, London has plenty of iconic and historic locations to choose from.
- Venice, Italy — It doesn’t get more romantic than a gondola ride around the Grand Canal.
- Cancun, Mexico — The warm sapphire waters and pristine white sand beaches cry out for a romantic getaway.
- San Francisco, California — Take a stroll along Baker Beach near sundown to capture the magic of the Golden Gate Bridge at Golden Hour.
- Sydney, Australia — Known for outstanding beaches, serene parks, friendly people, and, of course, the Sydney Opera House.
1. New York City, New York 🇺🇸
Arguably the most iconic and diverse city on the East Coast of America, the Big Apple is home to the Statue of Liberty, Broadway, Central Park, Times Square, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building, and so many more quintessentially American locations. If you love the hustle-bustle and city lights, look no further than the city that never sleeps! 🌃
With so many iconic and romantic locations to choose from, New York City is a phenomenal place to pop the question to your one and only!
2. Paris, France 🇫🇷
Known both as the City of Lights and the City of Love, Paris is known around the world as one of Earth’s most romantic places — making it one of the most perfect places to propose. Not only is it home to the Eiffel Tower, Moulin Rouge, Tuileries Garden, the Rue de l’Université, the Louvre, and so many more iconic spots, but the food is to die for. Warm baguettes, rich butter, creamy brie cheese, flaky croissants, sweet macarons, and, of course, world-class wines make Paris a foodie’s dream destination. 🥖🥐🧀🍷
It’s a city out of a fairy-tale, making it an amazing place to begin the next chapter of your love story. To quote Audrey Hepburn, “Paris is never a bad idea!”
3. Los Angeles, California 🇺🇸
If you and your loved one adore beaches lined with palm trees, year-round sunshine, shopping, glitz, glam, and everything Hollywood, look no further than the City of Angels. ✨ Full of famous landmarks like Hollywood Blvd, Venice Beach, the Santa Monica Pier, Melrose Avenue, Griffith Observatory Park, Disneyland, and so many more, there is no shortage of iconic locations to pop the big question.
4. Lake Como, Italy 🇮🇹
Located just outside of Milan at the base of the Italian Alps, this awe-inspiring lake is the stuff of legend! Surrounded by world-renowned villas and towering picturesque green mountains, Lake Como is the perfect place to propose.
While you’ll find dazzling beauty anywhere you step, one villa is particularly stunning: the Villa del Balbianello, which provides a positively hypnotizing view of Isola Comacina, the only island in Lake Como. If you or your spouse-to-be are film fans, this view is also used in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and Casino Royale. Could a movie buff ask for a most idyllic proposal spot? 🎥🎬
5. Grand Canyon, Arizona 🇺🇸
The Grand Canyon is one of the most iconic and majestic landmarks in all the US, and its spectacular views are nothing short of breathtaking. Show your lover that your passion is as deep and enduring as the Grand Canyon by choosing it as your proposal spot! ⛰️ 🏜️
There are many different vantage points around the canyon that provide a unique perspective on the many diverse red and orange rock formations. From Lipan Point to the Desert View Watchtower to Horseshoe Bend, you’re sure to find the perfect spot to get down on one knee and unveil the engagement ring!
6. Santorini, Greece 🇬🇷
Santorini is perhaps the most picturesque of all the Greek Islands. It’s famous around the world for its breathtaking cliffside views of gorgeous red sunsets, the sprawling, deep blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea, distinctive domed architecture, and quaint villages.
One of the most recognizable and beautiful places in the world, Santorini provides some of the best backdrops and places to propose. 💍
7. Maui, Hawaii 🇺🇸
Lush green landscapes, deep blue waters, and immaculate sandy beaches are just a few of the things that make Maui such a stunning place to relax with your one and only. While you’re there, don’t miss the Haleakala Crater, which towers 10,000 ft above sea level and is large enough to fit the entire island of Manhattan. 🌊🌺🐠
The sight is sure to be (almost) as unforgettable as the moment when the love of your life says yes!
8. Lisbon, Portugal 🇵🇹
In Lisbon, you can visit the historic Castelo de São Jorge (St. George’s Castle) and Torre de Belém (Belém Tower) by day and delight in the effervescent evening scene at night. Known as the City of Seven Hills, walking along its cobbled streets can get steep, but reaching the top of one of the city’s many lookouts will reward you with far-reaching views of the Tagus River — and provide you with unforgettable places to propose. ❤️
Don’t forget to toast your engagement with Lisbon’s famous custard tarts at Pastéis de Belém!
9. Banff, Canada 🇨🇦
Known primarily for Banff National Park, Banff is a true jewel of Western Canada, one that provides year-round natural beauty and stunning views regardless of the season. Canoe on its many bright blue lakes and hike through its lush greenery in the summer, or hit the slopes in the winter — all you need to decide is whether you want a winter or summer backdrop for your proposal! ❄️☀️
10. Kyoto, Japan 🇯🇵
Whether it’s the lush Japanese gardens, elegant tea houses, stunning Buddhist temples, vibrant sakura trees, or the world-famous bamboo grove, Kyoto is a visual delight that blends old-world Japan with the new.
While beautiful in any season, the city is particularly romantic when the cherry blossom trees are in bloom. If you’re looking for places to propose, you can’t go wrong with a cherry blossom backdrop! 🌸
11. London, England 🇬🇧
From Buckingham Palace to Regent’s Park to Big Ben to the modern Sky Garden housed on the top floor of a skyscraper, London has plenty of iconic and historic locations that could make the perfect setting for your proposal. 🌇 But if you really want to make a splash, pop the question on the Millennium Bridge with St. Paul’s Cathedral in the background!
12. Venice, Italy 🇮🇹
Venice is truly one of the most unique, beautiful, and romantic cities in all the world. ❤️ With so many stunning views, like the Rialto Bridge, St. Mark’s Square, and the Bridge of Sighs, it can be hard to pick just one perfect spot to propose. 🗺️
So, instead, book a gondola ride that takes you around the city and down the Grand Canal! It doesn’t get much more romantic than that.
13. Cancun, Mexico 🇲🇽
Located on the wonderfully scenic Mayan Riviera, the warm sapphire waters and pristine white sand beaches of Cancun cry out for a romantic getaway. Full of world-class resorts, fantastic shopping, and delicious dining, you’ll have plenty of exploring and relaxing to do after you pop the question. 🏖️ 🛍️ 🥥
If you get tired of the beach, take a day trip to nearby cities like Tulum or Playa del Carmen or check out Mexico’s most visited archaeological site, the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza.
14. San Francisco, California 🇺🇸
The City by the Bay is well-known for its iconic locations, vibrant culture and diversity, and its upscale restaurants and boutiques. If you’re looking for an amazing place to propose, look no further than Baker Beach, which provides you with jaw-dropping views of the majestic Golden Gate Bridge. 🌁 To make the proposal extra romantic, take a stroll along the beach near sundown to capture the magic of Golden Hour.
15. Sydney, Australia 🇦🇺
Sydney is famous across the world for its outstanding beaches, gorgeous harbour, serene parks, friendly people, and, of course, the Sydney Opera House. 🎼 From Bondi Beach to the Royal Botanical Garden to the Blue Mountains, there are so many breathlessly romantic locations to get down on one knee.
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“Coo is so talented and I’m grateful for his help in making my surprise engagement in Kyoto such a memorable one. Communicating with Coo was also a breeze, and his feedback has been invaluable. Coo’s warm and friendly personality made the whole photoshoot feel deeply personal, and my fiancé and I had so much fun throughout. I’m also amazed by his dedication as he had arrived at the location at least an hour before the cold early morning shoot. The photos are stunning and they capture the emotions that my fiancé and I had experienced on that incredible morning.”
“Gaia was fantastic. From start to finish communication was clear and the plan went perfectly. I was able to propose to my girlfriend easily without her knowing until it was happening. Gaia allowed us to soak up the excitement and nervousness of just getting engaged while still getting photos we can have forever. We are in love with how our photos came out and can’t thank Gaia enough for all she did for us. We would recommend Gaia to anyone who travels to the Cinque Terre area.”
“I can’t thank you enough for connecting me with the incredible photographer, Roberta. She truly went above and beyond to make my proposal to Julia absolutely perfect. From suggesting beautiful locations to capturing our most special moments, Roberta’s talent and dedication shone through. Not only that, but her friendly and fun personality made the entire experience even more enjoyable. I couldn’t have asked for a better engagement photographer. Thank you, Flytographer, and a huge thank you to Roberta!”