1. For fabulous foodies: Barcelona
You and your partner love bonding over great food and wine. In fact, that first date was probably over a delicious meal. Barcelona ticks all the boxes for culture, beach vibes, and some of the best food in all of Spain. Visit architect Antoni Gaudí’s fascinating Sagrada Familia cathedral, and include a visit to the towers — it’s the perfect place to propose. After, celebrate with tapas and local wine for an unforgettable evening.
2. For extreme enthusiasts: New Zealand
Head down under to the home of adrenaline adventures, New Zealand. Explore the two islands that make up this green and versatile destination with your partner. Kayak past waterfalls, see a live geyser, go black-water rafting in caves or hike on a glacier with a helicopter drop-off, or head out to the ocean on a whale-watching cruise. How about saying “yes” as you bungee off Auckland Harbour Bridge?
3. For nature lovers: Yosemite National Park
Strap on your hiking boots and head to the breathtakingly beautiful Yosemite National Park. Marvel at the stunning waterfalls and rock formations as you enjoy hiking, climbing, and exploring this massive park. Spend your nights under the stars on a camping adventure over three days, or simply take a day trip. Where better to propose than underneath one of the ancient giant sequoia trees?
4. For city slickers: New York City
Create your own perfect “Sex and the City” moment as you explore the glitz and glam that is the Big Apple. From a thrilling night-time helicopter tour or a private helicopter flight to a romantic bike ride through Central Park, New York City is filled with romantic opportunities. Our tip: a proposal on the iconic Brooklyn Bridge sounds pretty romantic.
5. For animal-loving adventurers: Kruger National Park, South Africa
The jewel in South Africa’s animal kingdom is the Kruger National Park. Experience an animal safari on an open-vehicle game drive and spot magnificent wildlife. Lions, cheetah, elephant, zebra, giraffe, and buck can be spotted with your expert guides. For adventurous couples, a walking safari is a thrilling way to see animals up close. Take a three-day safari to really immerse yourself in the bush experience and say “I do” next to a campfire with the southern hemisphere’s stars above you.
6. For beach babes: Greek islands
For sexy sun-kissed settings, there’s no better place than Greece. There are so many islands to choose from, but here are our top romantic choices. Head to Santorini to propose against the setting sun. Or take it up a notch, and pop the question on a romantic catamaran cruise. Party-loving couples will adore Mykonos, known for its clubs and vibey beaches — explore it all on an exclusive yacht cruise.
7. For true romantics: Paris
There is simply no more romantic city in the world than Paris. Plan your perfect proposal day in the City of Lights. First up, tour the sights in a vintage Citroën convertible. Drive along the famous Champs Elysées, see the Arc de Triomphe and head to the famous Montmartre district. Then learn how to make the perfect French sweet delights — macarons — and savor them over a refined tea. As night falls, cruise the Seine river with a glass of Champagne before heading up to the Eiffel Tower. It’s the perfect spot to propose as the lights of Paris twinkle below.
8. For luxe lovers: Barbados
The clear Caribbean waters of Barbados make this island the ideal place for couples who love the good life. Luxury resorts, endless white-sand beaches, and exciting nature activities ensure an unforgettable visit to this part of paradise. Leave your sun lounger behind and explore the island for a day. Visit limestone caves and tropical gardens, or go on a 4×4 off-road adventure. Whether you choose the beach or the jungle as your proposal setting, it’s sure to be magical.
9. For sporty sorts: Switzerland
With its natural beauty and attractions of crystalline lakes and Alpine mountains, Switzerland is the top choice for active couples. Hike, bike, climb, row, and take in all the stunning scenery. There are so many options to choose from. Pop the questions while tandem paragliding over Lake Interlaken, on top of Glacier 3000, after a fun session of night sledding, or on a gondola cable car trip to Mount Pilatus. Then, celebrate with a delicious Swiss hot chocolate!
10. For high flyers: Dubai
If it’s glitz, glamor, and exotic experiences that’ll have your love saying “yes,” Dubai is the place to be. This city of extremes offers unforgettable tours perfect for your proposal. Take a helicopter flight from The Palm to the Burj Khalifa — the world’s tallest building. Then have a fancy “tea in the clouds” on the Burj Khalifa’s 152nd floor. If a night in the desert sounds more like your cup of tea, a starlit safari via vintage Land Rover is pure magic. If making a bold statement is more your style, impress your sweetie with a private yacht tour or see the sun rise from a hot-air balloon ride over the desert.