Boise, Idaho, the City of Trees, is brimming with natural beauty. With five city parks, the woodsy Boise River, the rugged Bogus Basin Mountain, and many other places to appreciate the great outdoors, you'll find plenty of romantic places to pop the question.
If your lady loves spending time in nature, bring her to Boise River Greenbelt. This 25-mile path runs right through the city -- some residents even use it for their commute by bike or on foot! Both sides of the river are accessible, so take a long walk together or enjoy a leisurely bike ride on the paved paths along the water. There are many points of interest along the way, including Julia Davis Park, which features a zoo, paddle boats, and several museums.
Rose gardens, herb gardens, annuals and perennials, sculptures and fountains...this garden has something beautiful for all tastes. Each season of the year offers a different experience: in the spring, see the new blossoms, and in the summer, enjoy an outdoor concert at the gardens. In the fall, marvel at the changing colors, and around the holidays, you must see the Winter Garden aGlow! The gardens are adorned with 270,000 lights that sparkle throughout December.
At a Romantic Boise Hideaway
The Anniversary Inn caters to couples who are looking for a quirky retreat. Each room is decorated in an imaginative theme. The Hollywood Room has a soda fountain, a tub for two with jets, and a 55" flat screen TV. The Presidential Suite has a four-poster bed, marble columns, and a fireplace for the winter months. There are also more offbeat rooms available, including the Treasure Island Suite, where your bed is on the deck of a ship!
Boise Hillside Suites
Combine comfort, beautiful scenery, and convenience, and you'll have the Boise Hillside Suites. It's located in Boise's North End, where you can spend an afternoon enjoying the cafes and shops surrounded by natural beauty. Compare rooms and choose your amenities, such as a private bathtub, a wood-burning fireplace, or a mountain view. This secluded getaway on the Oregon Trail is a wonderful place to spend quality time with your sweetheart. Just looking through the room options on the website will inspire a few creative proposal ideas!
In an Upscale Boise Area Restaurant
With soft lighting, pressed white tablecloths, and mouth-wateringly delicious Italian food, Gino's is a memorable spot to celebrate a special occasion. It's likely that Gino himself will cook for you and stop by your table to see how you're enjoying your meal. The pasta, the fish, the eggplant parmesan, and anything else on the menu will delight your palate with rich flavors. Finish the meal with cannoli, tiramisu, and, of course, a diamond cluster engagement ring!
People from Spain's Basque country are famous for their culinary innovation. Surprisingly, Idaho has the highest concentration of Basque residents outside of Europe. Experience authentic Basque cuisine in this cozy converted bungalow in Meridian, where the staff will welcome you as if you were family. If you contact them in advance, they may even help you come up with a few creative proposal ideas to carry out at Epi's. Whatever your plans, make sure you sample the croquettes that diners rave about!
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