The Best Venues to Pop the Question

5 Best Places to Propose to the One You Love

Sunset Cliffs in San Diego

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Proposing to that special someone is nerve-wracking enough; let us take a load off your shoulders and help you choose the best location to pop that important question. When it comes down to it, the perfect venue is a place that holds some sort of special importance to you and your partner, but everyone likes to be romanced and these five settings will be sure to leave your beloved in awe. 

Sunset Cliffs

If your darling is a fan of water, a beach setting is probably the best way to go. San Diego is known for its spectacular beaches, especially during the sunset with the fuchsia-colored sky in the background, but one of the ultimate beach spots has to be Sunset Cliffs. Located right between Adair St and Osprey St, this location is ideal for a picnic along the coastal cliffs that overlook the crashing waves of the Pacific. Try packing wine or champagne, flowers, and some light snacks like fruit or cheeses to truly enhance the romance. It’s advised to bring a blanket or jacket as the ocean makes the weather a bit chilly––but the weather also adds the perfect atmosphere to cuddle up with the one you love. To take it up a notch, try scattering rose petals and laying down candles by themselves or in glass lanterns. Bring some pillows to add comfort and spruce up the ambiance. 

Bertrand at Mister A's

Bertrand at Mister A's

For a more extravagant proposal, a reservation at Bertrand at Mister A’s is an absolute must. Known for its elegant but delectable food combined with its breathtaking views, this restaurant has maintained a reputation for being the go-to fine dining destination in San Diego. This restaurant captures stunning views of San Diego Bay, Downtown San Diego, Balboa Park, Coronado, Point Loma, and even the world famous San Diego Zoo. Chef Stephane Voitzwinkler is the lead chef at this venue and specializes in fresh, local produce. His simpler, more straightforward preparations are distinctly Californian and combined with lighter, more health-conscious dishes which balance out the more indulgent French and German-inspired cuisine. A scrumptious meal will certainly leave your mate fully mesmerized. After all, the way to your loved one’s heart is through their stomach!

Hornblower Cruises and Events

Hornblower Cruises and Events

For a unique, literally on-the-water proposal experience, try the Hornblower Cruises and Events. Their San Diego Sunset Dinner Cruise includes a 3-hour cruise aboard a yacht on the San Diego Bay, a private dinning table, a glass of chilled champagne (or sparkling cider for those who don’t drink), a 3-course dinner which is prepared fresh onboard the ship, a DJ for music and dancing, and dazzling views. The San Diego Dinner Cruise departs every night of the year from docks located conveniently downtown and is just minutes from San Diego's Lindbergh Field. With seven impressive boats, there is a wide variety of cruise experiences available sure to leave your significant other speechless.