If you’re set on proposing in springtime, here are the top locations in the United States for a beautiful setting. Your partner will fall in love all over again with you in these dreamy locations scattered across the United States!
Fell’s Point, Maryland
Before the tourists invade the harbor area, planning a proposal out on Fells Point will have your sweetheart swooning. Fells Point is located in Baltimore, Maryland, and it boasts historic architecture and fancy eateries with delicious cuisine – if you and your partner love seafood, Fells Point is the place to be.
After you pop the question, go out for a night on the town and stay in a historic hotel, all within walking distance of one another. Fells Point will bloom this spring with various trees and flowers, making it very picturesque!
Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania
While there are many beautiful locations to get engaged in Pennsylvania, the well-manicured lawns and gardens of Longwood Gardens create a stunning atmosphere.
Between now and June 3rd, the gardens will be filled with spring blossoms, including magnolias, tulips and wisteria… SO dreamy! Keep in mind if you want your proposal photographed, you may have to pay for a permit.
Mount Rogers, Virginia
No great feat comes without hard work. And while you’ll have to burn some calories to get to the top of Mount Rogers, the view will be well worth the effort. If you and your partner are outdoorsy, take the Rhododendron Trail in the spring for the best bloom and wildlife viewing. When you get to the top of the summit and your partner is checking out the view, you’ll have time to open up the ring box before they turn around!
The Headlands, Michigan
With over 550 acres of woodland to explore, The Headlands are the perfect secluded location to propose to your loved one. Search for deer, osprey, and even bear on your adventure. If you’re lucky, a red-tailed hawk may even fly overhead – red-tailed hawks are known for varying symbolism and will bestow your relationship with protection, teamwork and power.
If you’re up for a true exploration of The Headlands, you and your partner should venture out at night. The Headlands are one of the top locations to stargaze in the United States!
Crested Butte, Colorado
For those chilly spring mornings when all you want to do is curl up with your sweetheart with a cup of tea or coffee, we’ve found your new favorite place on earth. Not only does Crested Butte boast beautiful sunsets unlike any other location on earth, caffeine is abundant, and some of the best coffee and teas are brewed in this Colorado town.
In the spring, wildflowers cover entire mountainsides, creating a picturesque location to pop the question! Be sure to pack sweaters and ski gear even in the late springtime – the spring weather carries over into July! If you’re in town during the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival, it’s a must-see!
Terrain at Styers, Pennsylvania
For you, there’s nothing like looking across the table at your spouse over a nice cappuccino or coffee, talking about the day and sharing stories. It truly is about the simple things in life for the two of you, so why should your proposal be any different?
In Glen Mills, PA, Terrain at Styers is a garden center and café like you’ve never seen before. Filled to the brim with greenery and rustic wood, it’s a perfect undercover spot to propose – Terrain is also a store, so your partner will think you’re just going for a shopping spree!
Swallow Falls State Park, Maryland
At Swallow Falls State Park, rock formations and cascading waterfalls create a tremendous place for a proposal. In the spring, you’ll be able to hike and camp if you’re feeling adventurous. You can even bring fido along! Your proposal will be magical in a clearing surrounded by tall hemlocks or overlooking waterfalls.
Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware
If the woods aren’t your thing, the beach in spring is secluded and charming in its own way. Cape Henlopen, which is located right in Sussex County, Delaware near Rehoboth Beach, is open year round.
In the spring, you’ll beat the beachgoers, and what could be more romantic than you and your partner wrapped up in blankets, strolling down the beach right before you drop to one knee and propose?
Maybe you and your partner aren’t into outdoor adventures – that’s totally okay! Washington, D.C. abounds with opportunities for the perfect proposal. Art galleries are scattered throughout the city and the historical monuments are ideal for a proposal. There’s also a great music scene in the city.
Get your fill of blooms if you’re able to catch the yearly National Cherry Blossom Festival! Your partner will most likely be so enamored with the trees, he or she won’t even notice if you’re acting a little nervous before proposing.
Pacific Grove, California
If you’re located on the West Coast, Pacific Grove is a hotspot for beautiful proposals. In Perkins Park, ice plants bloom in spring, drawing in vast numbers of monarch butterflies.
The pink and purple flowers will create a vibrant background for your photographs in the day, and for evening proposals, shoot to propose around sunset for the most romantic settings.
No matter where you propose, your partner will appreciate any effort you put into making it magical. The easiest way to create the perfect proposal is to think about what you two love to do and incorporate it into the proposal! Just remember to breath and remember: even if you stumble over your words or have sweaty palms, your partner is in love with you, and that is truly what matters!
Kacey Mya Bradley is a lifestyle blogger for “The Drifter Collective.” Throughout her life, she has found excitement in the world around her. Kacey graduated with a degree in Communications while working for a lifestyle magazine. She has been able to fully embrace herself with the knowledge of nature, the power of exploring other locations, cultures, and styles, while communicating these endeavors through her passion for writing and expression. Her love for the world around her is portrayed through her visually pleasing, culturally embracing and inspiring posts.
The Drifter Collective: An eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us.