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Best Places to Propose in Baltimore


Baltimore is a gorgeous city that is just a short distance from Washington, D.C. , offering many unique places to propose. If you are ready to start planning a proposal, then here are a few ideas to get your wheels turning.

1. At the Park

Baltimore’s oldest park is Patterson Park , a large nineteenth century space with walking trails, playgrounds, fountains, a swimming pool and splash pad, fields, woods, and even a lake. Located in southeastern Baltimore within blocks of Johns Hopkins Hospital and Fell’s Point, Patterson Park has been a vibrant community getaway within the city for over 300 years. If you are ready to propose in Patterson Park , consider a picnic on the fields just below the Pagoda, where you have an excellent view overlooking the park and the city. Another lovely Patterson Park proposal would be a stroll on the walking trails down to the lake, then sitting on a bench near the lake, near the middle of the park. Imagine getting down on one knee to present the solitaire diamond engagement ring after a relaxing day at the park.

Another of Baltimore’s well-known parks is Federal Hill Park , on the south end of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor . Federal Hill Park is not as well maintained as Patterson Park , and it does involve a rather steep hike to the top of the hill, but the views of the harbor and the city are hard to beat.

2. On the Water

One of the things that makes Baltimore stand out is its abundance of waterfront property. If you are ready to propose  in a romantic location, then finding a likely place by the water is a good start. Baltimore’s Inner Harbor  offers a wide variety of shops and restaurants, outdoor entertainment, places to walk around, and even an old-fashioned carousel. Another option is proposing on a boat in the harbor, such as a harbor cruise or a water taxi ride. For more privacy, consider renting a paddle boat and proposing out on the open water in a boat made for two.

3. Over Dinner

Like many big cities, Baltimore offers a wide variety of dining options, from its Little Italy area to an abundance of fresh seafood restaurants. One romantic dining destination is Tapas Adela,located in the Fell’s Point neighborhood along the water. Tapas Adela offers elegant indoor seating as well as outdoor tables perfect for people watching and breathing in the harbor breezes. A meal of fresh and innovative Spanish tapas dishes in small portions offers ample opportunity for talking, sipping wine, and lingering – a recipe for the perfect romantic proposal.

4. Above The City

Climb to the top of the World Observation Level on the 27th floor of the Baltimore World Trade Center. As you look down on the bustling city streets below, time will stand still once you turn to your partner and ask them to spend the rest of your lives together. Once you place the rose gold engagement ring, or the perfect ring you found for your fiance, make sure to take a #ringselfie of the ring on their hand above the city for a perfect, impromptu engagement announcement!

5. Cylburn Arboretum

A popular location for wedding ceremonies, the Cylburn Arboretum is known to be a place for romance, perfect for joyous occasions. Statues and greenhouses are surrounded by winding paths and colorful gardens, offering intimate and picturesque locations for a wedding proposal!

6. American Visionary Art Museum

For art lovers exploring the city of Baltimore, this is a great place to consider for your wedding proposal. The AVAM houses works of art such as the “Black Icarus” statue with its wings spanning the main staircase. Propose in front of this statue, and enjoy the bliss of the proposal as you and your partner walk through the art-filled hallways.

7. The Stack Room of the George Peabody Library

Step foot into a book lovers dream world, with books lining the walls, and each book holding a unique story – just like that of your love! Start writing the next chapter of your lives together among the novels with a proposal to spend the rest of your days living life to the fullest. The symbolism of this location is so romantic!

If you want to be really clever, you can slip the engagement ring into a page of a book. Casually suggest the book to your partner, and turn to the page where you placed the diamond ring. When they turn to you with excitement, looking for an explanation, that’s when you can share your speech, asking them to spend the rest of your lives together. How romantic!

8. The Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse

Part of the Baltimore Maritime Museum, this lighthouse looks over the harbor and the bay – these panoramic views make it the perfect location for a proposal and lovely engagement photos. The shine for the diamond engagement ring will shine as bright as the guiding light of the Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse!


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