Say, “I do!” at these romantic Florida spots. (Photo: Alamy)
With it’s spate of sunny shorelines and iconic sights, Florida sets the mood for a perfect proposal. Regardless of what time of day you pop the question, the outlook is always sunny when you say “I do” to these romantic rendezvous in the Sunshine State.
Eye of the Beholder
Walt Disney World has long been the go-to spot for fairy tale proposals, but it’s not the only Central Florida attraction where love is in the air. The Orlando Eye is Orlando‘s larger-than-life “observation wheel” that’ll help you sweep your beloved off her feet, literally. Spring for the VIP experience, which includes a champagne toast, or even a private capsule to take your love to new heights.
Light of Your Life
Escape the hubbub of South Beach and head over the bridge to Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park in Key Biscayne. Trek to the top of the historic lighthouse, catch your breath and give your tour guide a wink when you’re ready to pop the question against the backdrop of an aerial beach view. After your descent, linger over a romantic picnic lunch in the park.
A meal at Bern’s Steak House could put a serious dent in your wedding budget. So grab dinner on a shoestring before heading to the Tampa restaurant’s famed Harry Waugh Dessert Room. Cuddle up in an enclosed booth, select your personalized music (or call downstairs to the pianist to play your special song) and choose from nearly 50 desserts and more than 1,000 after-dinner drinks. The swanky experience is so memorable in itself that the ring will be the icing on the cake.
Where to stay: Tampa Marriott Westshore
With its cobblestone streets and landmarks practically as old as love itself, St. Augustine sets the mood for a timeless proposal. Cozy up in a horse-drawn carriage, reveal the ring and let the warmth of your love surround you like the night air.
Where to stay: Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
Love in Bloom
Picture this: You and your sweetheart are strolling hand-in-hand through lush Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales. The birds are singing, the azaleas are in bloom and you drop to one knee at the reflection pool at the foot of the singing bell tower. It’s a storybook way to begin your picture-perfect life together.
This story first appeared on The Florida Buzz, a collection of blog posts about all things travel in the Sunshine State, powered by Florida Marriott Resorts.