Where to Propose in Minneapolis
Laid back, warm, and artsy, with plenty of green spaces and a vibrant arts scene, Minneapolis is a city that is putting itself on the map. As the city’s website explains why its slogan is “City by Nature”: “We’re really a city that is infused with and surrounded by nature.” In fact, you’ll find a park every six blocks! If you’re exploring where to propose, consider these Minneapolis highlights.
The Open Air
Minnehaha Falls at Minnehaha Park
This 193-acre park is one of the most beautiful places in Minneapolis. Minnehaha Park is home to a variety of gorgeous trees and wildflowers. With your sweetie, admire the 53-foot waterfall — the tallest along the Mississippi River chain — and limestone bluffs. Visitors note how amazing it is to see a waterfall in the middle of a city, free of charge. Rent bikes or a pedal car and cruise around the park before you pop the question.
Stone Arch Bridge
Visitors agree that the Stone Arch Bridge is a gem of Minneapolis. Converted from two tracks of the Great Northern Railway, the bridge still connects one side of the river to the other, and it’s now a popular spot for people to jog and walk their dogs. The continuous roar of the nearby St. Anthony Falls will put you in a tranquil mood and set the scene for your big moment.
A Beautiful Garden
Lyndale Park Rose Garden
This is a must-see for nature lovers. Lyndale Park Rose Garden is the second oldest public rose garden in the country, and it features 3,000 different plants in 100 varieties. Mid-June through early October is the time when the roses are in full bloom. Walk through the garden hand-in-hand with your sweetheart and take a moment to breathe in the lovely fragrance. The serene Japanese Zen garden is a perfect place to present her with a diamond cluster ring.
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
You’ve never seen anything like the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Sculptures both beautiful and quirky dot the 11-acre landscape. Make sure to see the famous Spoonbridge and Cherry, a whimsically oversized red cherry cradled by a silver spoon. Other destinations include a vine-covered arbor and flower garden, and the Standing Glass Fish sculpture by famed architect Frank Gehry. If you’re wondering where to propose to a lady who loves art, this is the place to take her.
A Classy Restaurant
There’s something inherently romantic about French food. At Vincent, delicacies like pan-seared scallops and coq au vin, paired with a glass of wine, will set the scene for your proposal. A decadent choice for dessert is the Louis Xv, a hazelnut chocolate cake served with a pear poached in wine. The three-course prix fixe dinner menu is an affordable indulgence and will be a pleasure from start to finish.
At Restaurant Alma, cooking locally and seasonally is an art. The menu changes every six to eight weeks, so you’ll be able to try something new each time you dine there. Try simple, delicate fare like the Chard Soufflé and the Beet & Farro Risotto. To try a little of this and a bit of that, splurge on the three-course tasting menu or vegetarian four-course menu. The softly lit space is classy and modern. Your dinner here will be memorable not only for the food, but for the surprise that’s coming along with it!
When you’re ready to propose, pick out a sparkling diamond cluster ring from My Trio Rings that will take her breath away.
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