Best Places For A Fall Marriage Proposal In Los Angeles

Best Places For A Fall Marriage Proposal In Los Angeles
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Los Angeles serves as a romantic backdrop even when all you’re doing is going to the movies with your sweetheart. After all, this is the land of entertainment, a place where memories are made for millions of visitors and locals all of the time, everywhere in Tinseltown. With Los Angeles as your backdrop, make one of your fondest memories with a proposal in autumn. Here are some great places to pop the question.

(credit: LA Arboretum and Botanic Gardens)

(credit: LA Arboretum and Botanic Gardens)

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Gardens
301 N. Baldwin Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91007
(626) 821-3222
www.arboretum.org

Plan a regular date to take in the Los Angeles Arboretum because these magical botanical gardens will help you get up the nerve to ask for your sweetheart’s hand in marriage. Beyond figuring out what you want to say, you don’t need to do anything special except pick your perfect place in this rarified setting to complete this important task. How about in the serene aquatic gardens with the flowing waterfall or in the fragrant rose garden underneath one of the many flower-filled arches? Or, better yet, opt for the celebration garden. This part of the enchanting Arboretum will certainly inspire you to do what you set out to do in a setting that just exudes romance.

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(Photo Credit: Sea-Turtle/Flickr.com)

El Matador Beach
32350 El Matador Beach Rd.
Malibu, CA 90265
(818) 880-0363
www.parks.ca.gov

A long walk on any one of Los Angeles’ sterling beaches would be the ideal fall location for popping that all-important question. However, arguably the most romantic of all is Malibu’s El Matador Beach. Think stunning coastal backdrop, wild rock formations and small nooks nestled under mighty cliffs that make for meaningful moments like that precious proposal. Bring along a blanket so you can recline comfortably to seal this deal with as many kisses as you two can handle out in full view of nothing but the bright blue Pacific.

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(credit: Joan S./Yelp)

Will Rogers Memorial Park
9650 Sunset Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 285-2536
www.beverlyhills.org

Think about how special it would be to stage your proposal over a lovely gourmet spread within eye shot of the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel while enjoying an exotic coy pond and a regal stone fountain as the immediate background. After all, fall in LA brings beautiful weather, so why not enjoy the outdoors as you propose? If this sounds tempting, go directly to Will Rogers Memorial Park. Once there, choose a shady spot, pull out a specially prepared picnic made for two and then choose the best moment to ask for your loved one’s hand in marriage – all without having any audience around to interfere except for perhaps a few pretty birds singing this quintessentially romantic moment’s praises.

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(credit: Faith & Flower)

Faith & Flower
709 W. 9th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 239-0642
www.faithandflower.com

Oysters are said to be aphrodisiacs, but these tasty treats’ shells are also good places to secretly hide an engagement ring before asking for your forever partner’s hand in marriage. All of this can happen in a snap at downtown’s Faith & Flower during this enticing restaurant’s so-called social hour if you work with your waiter in advance to help in this ultra romantic quest. Oh, and realize this is a very inexpensive idea that will happen in a very fine dining establishment since these particular early evening snacks are priced at only a buck a plate. Time to make that reservation, pronto.

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(credit: Joan S./Yelp)

Nic’s Beverly Hills
453 N. Canon Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 550-5707
www.nicsbeverlyhills.com

Restauranteur Larry Nicola is known for how he helps finesse special moments at his combination cutting-edge eatery, martini lounge and vodka tasting room situated in the heart of Beverly Hills. This is a heartfelt place in which to cement any meaningful gesture, especially one that results in actual nuptials. So, with that in mind, call in and ask for some help in planning the surprise proposal of your life, be that by having the ring served on a platter, in a fancy drink in a crystal glass or even in the below-zero, glass-walled VODbox where everyone wears faux fur hats and coats to stay warm while trying an astonishing variety of fine vodka.

Los Angeles freelance travel writer Jane Lasky, contributes to publications such as Travel + Leisure, Vogue and Esquire. Her weekly sojourning column ran in 40 newspapers for 20 years. Jane is anything but an accidental tourist. Check out her articles on Examiner.com.