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Aaliyah Clacken - June 28, 2023

The Best Places to Propose in New York City

New York City offers a multitude of romantic and iconic locations where you can propose. The city truly has it all when it comes to scenery from beautiful outdoor landscapes to quirky architecture that make it the perfect place to create memories that will be cherished forever. The possibilities are endless!
Here are some of the best places to propose in New York City. 

Central Park

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With its beautiful landscapes, Central Park offers numerous romantic spots for a proposal. Consider locations such as Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, or the Shakespeare Garden.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Rooftop

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a rooftop garden with spectacular views of Central Park and the city skyline. It's a serene and romantic setting for a proposal.

Brooklyn Bridge

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Take a stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge at sunset and pop the question with the backdrop of Manhattan's skyline. The views are breathtaking and provide a romantic ambiance.

The High Line

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 This elevated park built on a historic freight rail line offers unique views of the city, beautiful gardens, and artwork. Find a quiet spot along the High Line to propose.

Conservatory Garden

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 Tucked away in Central Park, the Conservatory Garden is a serene and picturesque location with beautiful fountains, blooming flowers, and secluded benches, providing an intimate setting for a proposal.

Staten Island Ferry

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 Take a ride on the Staten Island Ferry during sunset and propose with the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty in the background.

Top of the William Vale Hotel

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The William Vale Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, has a rooftop bar and terrace with sweeping views of the city. Propose with the breathtaking skyline as your backdrop.

Top of the Empire State Building

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The Empire State Building is one of the most recognizable buildings in the world, with views that are simply stunning.There's something about being high up in the sky that just makes people feel romantic. 

The Elevated Acre

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Located in the Financial District, the Elevated Acre is a hidden oasis with a landscaped terrace and stunning views of the East River. It's a lesser-known spot for a romantic proposal.

Frick Collection Garden

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The Frick Collection is a renowned art museum on the Upper East Side, and its tranquil garden offers a peaceful and intimate setting for a proposal.

New York Transit Museum

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If you both share a love for transportation and history, propose at the New York Transit Museum in Brooklyn, surrounded by vintage subway cars and exhibits.

DUMBO Waterfront

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Head to the DUMBO neighborhood in Brooklyn early in the morning and propose with the stunning views of the Manhattan skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge.

Greenacre Park Waterfall

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Greenacre Park, located in Midtown Manhattan, features a beautiful waterfall surrounded by lush greenery, providing a peaceful and intimate space for a proposal.

Coney Island's Wonder Wheel

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Take a ride on the historic Wonder Wheel at Coney Island, and propose when you reach the top, overlooking the vibrant amusement park.

New York Hall of Science

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If you and your partner have a love for science and innovation, propose at the New York Hall of Science in Queens. It offers unique exhibits and a romantic outdoor space.

Whispering Gallery 

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Inside Grand Central Terminal, you'll find the Whispering Gallery. Stand in opposite corners of the arched entryway outside the Oyster Bar & Restaurant, whisper sweet words, and watch them magically carry across the vaulted ceiling. It's a unique and romantic spot for a proposal.

Jefferson Market Garden

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Nestled in Greenwich Village, the Jefferson Market Garden is a hidden oasis filled with vibrant flowers, greenery, and a charming gazebo. It's a delightful and off-the-beaten-path location for a private and intimate proposal.

New York Botanical Garden

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Explore the expansive gardens of the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx and find a secluded spot to propose amidst the colorful blooms.

The Met Cloisters

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The Met Cloisters in New York City is an exceptional location for a proposal due to its unique and romantic setting. Situated in Fort Tryon Park, the medieval-style building and beautiful gardens create an enchanting atmosphere that sets the stage for a memorable moment.

Loeb Boathouse

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Lastly, we have the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park. Take a romantic rowboat ride on the lake in Central Park and propose while enjoying the serene surroundings.


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