THE 10 BEST SPOTS TO PROPOSE IN LOS ANGELES FOR NATURE LOVERS
If you’re planning a proposal in Los Angeles, you’ll find no shortage of beautiful spots to pop the question. This trendy city offers scenic mountain views, gorgeous beach backdrops, and iconic monuments. Whether you’re searching for a hidden gem somewhere in nature or a classic proposal spot in the heart of the city, we’ve got you covered. Dive into our curated list of the ten best spots to propose in LA.
1. El Matador Beach
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For all our fellow mermaids out there, El Matador Beach was an easy pick for our list. Located along Malibu’s west end, this “pocket beach” is comprised of coves and cliff-foot strands. The rock formations on this gorgeous beach are just as unique as the gemstones sourced by Anueva Jewelry. If you’re on the hunt for an enchanting beach proposal spot, look no further than El Matador Beach.
2. Griffith Park & Griffith Observatory
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Inject some glamorous Hollywood romance into your proposal when you consider a horseback ride through Griffith Park’s trails. If you want the romance with a slightly less “western” theme (aka hold the horses), the Griffith Park Observatory is an equally fantastic option. Nestled on the south-facing slope, the observatory lends itself to stunning views: the Hollywood sign, the Pacific Ocean, and the Los Angeles Basin. The panoramic views offered at this gorgeous location make it a picture-perfect proposal setting.
3. Santa Monica Pier
If your romcom-loving heart is on a quest for a classically romantic proposal spot, the Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel may be just the place. Spend the day recreating a scene from your favorite film — hit the pier and indulge your inner child with classic fair rides, vintage photo booths, and sweet treats. Once the sun begins to set, switch gears and take your loved one on a romantic Ferris wheel ride. Standing 130 feet tall, the Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel overlooks the Pacific. Get your timing right and pop the question at the top of the Ferris wheel, then take in the views with your new fiancé.
4. Getty Center Garden
Your love is sure to flourish while strolling the Getty Central Garden. Created by Robert Irwin, this massive garden is living artwork. Draped in the vibrant colors of nature, you and your loved one can explore the 134,000 square feet of unique plants, manicured paths, and calming waterfalls. As you mozy through the flower-lined trails, you can eventually make your way to the center garden. This stunning landmark, designed to inspire reflection, is a perfect place to propose. Surrounded by stunning views, beautiful architecture, and blooming gardens, you’re sure to receive the yes you’re after.
5. Huntington Botanical Gardens
Elegant. Historic. Worldly. Let your cultured side shine through when you combine your love for literature, arts, and nature at Huntington. From galleries to gardens, you’re sure to discover the perfect proposal spot. As impressive as both the library and art museum are, we are partial to the botanical gardens. With over 130 acres of themed gardens composed of over 83,000 living plants, the beauty is simply overflowing here. Explore the orchids, cycads and bonsai with your love. Once you stumble upon that special spot together — and you will — convert your love and appreciation for nature into a promise of a future together, filled with the same love and appreciation.
6. Ascot Hills Park
It’s no secret that Los Angeles breeds crowds. If you’re hoping for an engagement without many onlookers, Ascot Hills Park is tucked away in El Sereno, just outside the city. Free from tourists and transplants, a proposal here may help reconnect you to your roots and allow you to focus solely on the task at hand. The hilltop which overlooks downtown L.A. is dusted with tall grasses in the spring and summertime, making it a beautiful backdrop for photos.
7. Portuguese Bend Reserve
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Venture outside LA and head to the Portuguese Bend Reserve in Rancho Palos Verdes — you won’t be disappointed. Cliff formations, rolling hills, steep canyons, ocean views and vibrant sunsets await you at this gorgeous location. A once-in-a-lifetime moment deserves a once-in-a-lifetime view.
8. Crystal Cove State Park
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Here, love is always in the air. This quintessential beach is known as the most beautiful beach to many residents. Located in the heart of Orange Country, the 3.2 mile-long Crystal Cove beach hugs the coastline of Newport, offering spectacular views along the way. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, grey whales, and birds as you stroll arm-in-arm with your beloved.
9. Vasquez Rocks
Nature, but make it sci-fi. The Vasquez Rocks, home to the filming of Star Trek, Power Rangers, Westworld, the Flintstones, and more, will have you questioning which world you’re living in. Just when you thought you’d seen everything nature has to offer, you get a glimpse of something as bizarrely beautiful and fascinating as the Vasquez Rocks and you humbly remember that mother nature will never fail to surprise us. In an odd way, these rocks are a perfect metaphor for love — jarring, magnificent, remarkable. If you’re looking for a scenic view that rivals your classic mountain or ocean view, the celestial and supernatural atmosphere of this location may be just the place.
10. Franklin Canyon Park
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A woodland wonderland awaits you at Franklin Canyon Park. Located between San Fernando Valley and Beverly Hills, this slice of paradise is dotted with grasslands, woodlands, and best of all, a duck pond. With over five miles of hiking trails, take your soon-to-be-fiancé on a mini retreat from the LA city life. Slow things down and enjoy the natural beauty of your surroundings as you prepare for the ultimate adventure of marriage.
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