Gentlemen (and ladies), whether you already live in Arizona, or whether you are simply looking for a memorable destination proposal location, Tucson is an excellent place to consider popping the question. Recently, Redbox actually rated Tucson as one of the least romantic cities, based on a relative lack of romantic movie rentals. But regardless of what people are popping in their DVD players, romance is alive and well in Arizona, with plenty of lovely – and unconventional – proposal spots for the picking.
Best Places to Propose in Tucson
1. In the Desert
If you are looking for romance, look no further than Tucson’s Lodge on the Desert, a beautiful hotel and restaurant nestled in the desert and landscaped with native plants. An outdoor dining area under the stars features a four-sided fireplace for year-round dining and proposal comfort. So bring an affordable solitaire engagement ring, enjoy some steamed yam masa tamales or one of the other delicious contemporary fusion cuisine dishes, and pop the question over dessert.
2. At a Shrine
Downtown Tucson features the site of a legendary love triangle and crime scene, now a shrine where wishes are said to come true. The Wishing Shrine is a place where you can light a candle to grant your wish, or perhaps it would be more direct to pull an affordable solitaire engagement ring out of your pocket and propose right then and there. For additional romance, bring a large candle to light together and make a wish for your future together.
3. On the Road
For a private proposal on your own schedule, hop into the car at dusk or whenever it fits into your evening plans. Near the intersection of Skyline Drive and Campbell Avenue, take a leisurely drive to look over the glow of the city lights in the midst of the desert. Drive by the glittering valley before you find a quiet place to pull over and ask for her hand.
Get the right ring and propose today!
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She planned her own budget outdoor wedding five years ago at a state park in Florida, on the
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