Published: February 2009VALENTINE'S DAY SPECIAL
The Best Places to Pop the Question
Photo: Chicago
Chicago's Cloud Gate sculpture, or "the Bean," is a popular spot for proposals.
Text by Susan O'Keefe
Photo by Katja Heinemann/Aurora Photos

Valentine's Day is one of the most popular days to get engaged. We went to experts at Tiffany & Co. and asked them for suggestions for romantic settings and landmarks in cities around the United States to get on bended knee and propose. The location will be remembered forever—just don't forget the ring.


Buckingham Fountain at night

Millennium Park under "the bean"

A stroll on Oak Street beach


A proposal in one of the gorgeous European-style suites at Hotel St. Germain

Curled up in front of the patio fireplace at Fearing's at the Ritz-Carlton, Dallas

A sunset picnic proposal among the floral landscapes at the Dallas Arboretum


While on a walk in Piedmont Park

Dinner at Bacchanalia Restaurant

During a self-guided "love and romance" gallery tour at the High Museum of Art

Washington, D.C.

Steps of the Jefferson Memorial

On the rooftop terrace of the Hay-Adams Hotel

The Red Fox Inn, (located in Middleburg VA, 30 miles from Washington, D.C.)

Los Angeles

In the garden at the romantic Il Cielo Restaurant in Beverly Hills

The terrace at the colonial-style Hotel Bel-Air

Any of the "lookout" points on Mulholland Drive

New York

Just about anywhere in Central Park


Aujourd'hui in the Four Seasons Hotel overlooking Boston's Public Garden

No. 9 Park restaurant located in a townhouse in Beacon Hill

The romantic Upstairs on the Square supper club in the heart of Harvard Square


The oceanfront Baleen at Grove Isle restaurant or in the tropical garden

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

The Atrio Restaurant at Conrad Miami's with great views of the city

Courtesy of: Liza Zito (Director, Tiffany & Co. Chicago), Heather Pujats (Director, Tiffany & Co. Dallas), Charles Ellis (Director, Tiffany & Co. Atlanta), Diane Brown (Regional VP, Tiffany & Co. Wash. DC), Frank Everett (Director, Tiffany & Co. Beverly Hills), Wendy Eagan (Group VP, Tiffany & Co. New York), Cathy Hagan (VP, Tiffany & Co. Boston), and Henry Gonzalez (Group Director, Tiffany & Co. Miami).

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