Proposal Location Ideas in New England

Author The Diamond Team at Long's
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Date Nov 26, 2013

It’s no secret – we love being a part of marriage proposals here at Long’s. Not only are we honored to help customers find the perfect engagement rings, but we also take so much pleasure in helping customers plan the perfect proposal. We’ve shared many customer proposal stories with you before, but we’d like to take this opportunity to share some of our favorite proposal locations in New England. Below are some top proposal locations in the area, as well as a few you may not have considered before.

Some ideal marriage proposal locations in New England:

De Cordova Sculpture Museum
The Sculpture Park encompasses 35 acres of beautiful rolling woodlands and lawns, and is the largest park of its kind in New England. The Sculpture Park provides a constantly changing landscape of large-scale, outdoor, modern and contemporary sculpture and site-specific installations.

Bridge and Wishing Well in Public Gardens
The Boston Common was America’s first park, the Boston Public Garden its first public botanical garden. During your visit, admire the rich and unusual plants, the Lagoon, monuments and fountains, and the Swan Boats created and operated for over 100 years by the Paget family.

Arnold Arboretum
Established in 1872 and planned and designed in collaboration with Frederick Law Olmsted, the Arnold Arboretum is a National Historic Landmark and one of the best preserved of Olmsted’s landscapes. Occupying 265 acres, the Arboretum’s living collection of trees, shrubs, and woody vines is recognized as one of the most comprehensive and best documented of its kind in the world.

The Lighthouse at Race Point Beach in Provincetown
Park at Race Point Beach and walk on the beach to the lighthouse. Sunset at Race Point Beach is one of the Cape’s most popular spectacles, and at times humpback whales can even be seen from the beach.

Ferry Ride to George’s Island
Enjoy a picnic under the shade of a tree. Get exceptional views of the surrounding islands and Boston Light from the ramparts and towers. Allow yourself to be a tourist and purchase a souvenir from the gift shop to remember this important day!

Concert at Tanglewood
Tanglewood has been the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer home since 1937. Today Tanglewood annually draws over 350,000 visitors. Each season offers not only a vast quantity of music, but also a vast range of musical forms and styles, all of it presented with a high regard for artistic excellence.

Acadia National Park
The park is home to many plants and animals, and the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast. Today visitors come to Acadia to hike granite peaks, bike historic carriage roads, or relax and enjoy the scenery.

In the courtyard at Boston Public Library
The Boston Public Library is ornamented by many lavish embellishments including monumental inscriptions, sculpture, murals, and light fixtures. Nestled into the building’s core is an open-air courtyard closely based on that of the sixteenth-century Palazzo della Cancelleria in Rome. It is a picturesque retreat within the busy neighborhood of Back Bay.

The quarry in Halibut Point State Park, Cape Ann
Halibut Point is a uniquely beautiful coastal seascape. Looking seaward on a clear day, the view stretches from Crane Beach in Ipswich to Mount Agamenticus in Maine and the Isles of Shoals off the coast of New Hampshire.

The Cliff Walk, Newport RI
The Cliff Walk along the eastern shore of Newport, RI is world famous as a public access walk that combines the natural beauty of the Newport shoreline with the architectural history of Newport’s gilded age.

Along the Charles River
Have a picnic and do some people watching along the Charles River on a beautiful day, or make a date for ice skating at Daly Memorial Rink when the temperature drops!

Hot Air Balloon Festival, Stowe VT
Vermont’s highest peak, Mount Mansfield, and the majestic Green Mountains provide a beautiful backdrop for this spectacular event. Approximately 30 balloons embarking on four flights over the course of three days in the summer.

Boston’s Waterfront
Follow the Harborwalk through vibrant neighborhoods, or stroll along Fort Point Channel, where you can visit artists’ studios and signature restaurants.

Fenway Park
Propose to your sweetheart at America’s most beloved ballpark! Fenway Park has served as the home ballpark of the Boston Red Sox baseball club since it opened in 1912 and is the oldest Major League Baseball stadium currently in use.

4th of July Celebration under the fireworks
The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular is one of the city’s most vibrant annual events. If you’re not a fan of crowds, consider finding a more private spot across the river in Cambridge so you can still be a part of the action while having a little personal space.

Under the stars at the Museum of Science Observatory
Tucked away on the roof of the Museum’s parking garage, the Gilliland Observatory is a wonderful resource for the starry-eyed public. On a clear night, peek through the telescope, pop the question, and tell your sweetheart that you thank your lucky stars that the two of you are together!

Boston Marathon Finish Line
The Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon, and ranks as one of the world’s best-known road racing events and New England’s most widely viewed sporting event. See how one of our customers planned the perfect proposal at the Boston Marathon!

… or make it personal:

Sometimes, the best proposal location is something unique to you as a couple. If personalizing the proposal is more your style, the following ideas are never-fail proposal spots:

… The place where you first met
… The location of your first date
… Where you had your first kiss
… Where you first told each other “I love you”
… At your favorite restaurant
… Go back to a favorite vacation spot
… Take her to somewhere she has always wanted to go

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