Views that will take your breath away, pristine beaches, and world-class accommodations. For these reasons, the Central Coast of California is a top destination for those who are ready to propose. From Monterey Bay to Point Conception, you'll find a number of little beach towns well known for their beauty and charm. Make sure to bring your camera as you drive along Highway 1 and capture the rugged natural beauty! Here are a few of the best places to propose on the Central Coast of California.
The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
is a great spot for a memorable date, an amusement park with an actual wooden boardwalk over a gorgeous beach. Spend the day enjoying the rides (the Giant Dipper is a classic wooden roller coaster that opened in 1924), eating funnel cakes and hot dogs, and playing in the arcade. Then walk along the boardwalk to the Santa Cruz Wharf to enjoy ocean views and watch the sea lions playing under the pier. Surprise her with a diamond cluster ring
and watch it sparkle in the California sun!
The 17-Mile drive
runs along the Monterey Peninsula and provides stunning views of the sea and sky. Allow three hours to take a leisurely drive past mansions and manicured golf courses, stopping along the way to take it all in. At Pebble Beach Market
, you can pick up a picnic basket filled with deli items such as meats and cheeses. Between Point Joe and Seal Rock, you'll find the best places to eat, and you can set up your meal on a picnic table. Time your visit right, and you'll have the sunset as your backdrop as you pop the question!
Big Sur is truly one of the most beautiful places on earth. Its rugged cliffs lead straight down to turquoise waves and sun-baked beaches. You'll find plenty of places between Carmel and San Simeon to pull off the road and admire the view, or take a walk on Pfeiffer Beach
and get down on one knee in the sand as you present your sweetheart with a diamond cluster ring
. Afterward, splurge on a celebratory dinner at the Sierra Mar restaurant
at the Post Ranch Inn.
If you're taking a romantic getaway with your lady, there's no better place to stay than the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
. The mild climate and breathtaking views of Santa Barbara have earned it the nickname "the American Riviera." The Spanish style resort will encourage you to relax right away, with its lazily waving palm trees, spa, and rooms that provide every comfort you could imagine. Take a tour of a local winery, surf the waves, or simply sit and read poolside. Your proposal will be an unforgettable part of your special stay!
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