By Kara Franker
Planning the ultimate marriage proposal and looking for places to propose in Florida?
With so many romantic destinations across the Sunshine State, Florida is the perfect place to pop the question.
We’ve created a list of creative proposal ideas to help you start planning the big moment. Here are the best places to propose in Florida.
1. Seaplane in the Florida Keys
Get whisked away via seaplane and ask for her hand in marriage while you’re suspended in the air with the crystal-clear water below. Contact Key West Seaplanes to make it happen.
2. Kayaking Around the Jupiter Inlet
Rent a kayak for two from the Jupiter Outdoor Center and paddle around the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse until the moment is right. Just make sure you hold on tight to that ring. Or wait until you’re safely ashore across the inlet at The Square Grouper Tiki Bar.
3. Sandpearl on Clearwater Beach
Plant the ring in a seashell and have it delivered along with two glasses of champagne poolside at the Sandpearl Resort.
Treat her like a princess and escort her to a dinner fit for royalty. The engagement planning staff at Disney will help you plan every last detail.
5. Horse-drawn Carriage Ride in Historic St. Augustine
Cuddle up on a carriage ride and enjoy the sites of the nation’s oldest city. Contact Country Carriages.
6. Zip Line in Central Florida
Is she an adventure junkie? Located in Ocala, Canyons Zip Line and Canopy Tours will get her heart racing. The rest is up to you.
7. Hot Air Balloon Ride
Wait for the perfect moment when you’re suspended 2,000 feet above the ground. Contact Orlando Balloon Rides.
8. Yacht in Fort Lauderdale
Take her to the “Yachting Capital of the World” and set sail on your own private yacht. The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show happens each fall.
9. Bern's Steakhouse in Tampa
Nothing says “I love you” like a nice cut of filet mignon, a good bottle of wine, and trip to the Harry Waugh Dessert Room. Do it up at Bern’s Steakhouse.
10. Picnic at Lover’s Key
Sometimes the simplest moments are the most romantic. Pack a picnic lunch for two and head over to Lover’s Key State Park in Fort Myers.
11. Cape Florida Lighthouse on Key Biscayne
Wind your way up the steps at the Bill Baggs Cape Florida Lighthouse. The views at the top will take your breath away.
12. Miami Heat Game
Are you two crazy about NBA basketball? Propose on the big screen during a Miami Heat home game at American Airlines Arena.
13. Sunset Cruise on Captiva Island
Sunset on a boat… enough said. Contact Jensen’s Marina to set it up.
14. Golf Course at TPC Sawgrass
Get down on one knee on the golf course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach.
15. Bed & Breakfast in Destin
Pop the question, then enjoy the panoramic ocean views from the beachfront deck of the Henderson Park Inn.
16. Art Walk on Delray Beach
Stroll hand-in-hand through the Pineapple Grove Arts District in downtown Delray Beach.
17. Rolls-Royce on Worth Avenue
18. Swans at Lake Eola Park
Paddle out onto Lake Eola near downtown Orlando and find yourself surrounded by dozens of black and white swans. It’s magical.
19. Rooftop Bar on Pass-a-Grille
At the Hurricane on St. Pete Beach, order a round of brightly colored rum drinks and make sure they have one of those cute little umbrellas. Wait for sunset then let it rip.
20. Private Villa on Alys Beach
Book a private vacation villa at Alys Beach, located near Seaside on Scenic Highway 30A.
21. Secluded Islands in the Keys
Accessible only by boat or seaplane, cast off to Little Palm Island Resort & Spa to find your private paradise together.
22. Bike Week on Daytona Beach
Got yourself a motorcycle mama? Surprise her with a spring break trip to Daytona Beach for Bike Week.
23. Spa at The Ritz-Carlton
Book a couple’s spa day at any one of the nine Ritz-Carlton properties in the Sunshine State.
24. Home Football Game at FSU
Take a trip to Tallahassee, don your garnet and gold, and cheer on the Seminoles together. Maybe your marriage proposal will bring them good luck and another BCS Championship.
25. Louie’s Backyard in Key West
Spectacular seafood, excellent cocktails, romantic ambience, and drop-dead gorgeous water views. Let’s just say Louie’s Backyard is not your average backyard.
26. On the Beach: Anywhere in Florida
It works like a charm.
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