Best places to propose
Bungee-jumping in Queenstown, Australia, is a thrilling way to propose. (Photo: Rolf_52/Shutterstock)
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Don't fret: We're here to help. We've compiled a list of enchanting and memorable (but not cliché) places that are sure to win over your soon-to-be spouse. Just don't forget the ring!
Queenstown, New Zealand
If your beloved is a thrill-seeker, what better way to profess your love than taking a leap of faith and bungee jumping off of Kawarau Bridge in Queenstown, New Zealand? Or if your counterpart's adventurous and looking to reach new heights, venture to the Skyline Gondola and admire breathtaking vantage points from Bob's Peak before getting your adrenaline pumping with a 2,624-foot luge ride back to ground level. Once you've caught your breath, steal away to Onsen Hot Pools to soothe your aching muscles or retreat to Chard Farm Winery to savor bold Pinots, Rieslings, and Chardonnays. You'll be able to check many an item off your (and your love's) bucket list, and you're sure to earn a nod of approval for your creative proposal location.
(Photo: Dudarev Mikhail/Shutterstock
Sure, there's plenty of appeal in taking your amore on an enchanting gondola ride in Venice, but if you really want to prove your love is enduring, don't share a tender moment (or a ring) underneath the iconic 17th-century Bridge of Sighs. Instead, venture to fair Verona to lay your scene underneath Juliet's Balcony and propose where Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers first professed their love for one another. After you've made your intentions known, celebrate your impending "I Dos" with a sumptuous bottle of wine at Atelier Restaurant at the much-lauded Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amistà, a picturesque hotel nestled in the Valpolicella Vineyards that boasts a Roman-style pool and breathtaking scenery.