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Best Places to Propose in Georgia

Georgia has some beautiful and romantic places that are the perfect backdrop to pop the question.

There are certain life events that you know ahead of time are going to be a story told over and over. A marriage proposal is one of those events, so you want to make sure it's memorable for all the right reasons.

Georgia has some beautiful and romantic places that are the perfect backdrop to pop the question. Here are a few of our favorites.

Under the sea

Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta

The graceful belugas at the Georgia Aquarium create an elegant scene to take a knee, but for something really unique, consider an evening date night at the Georgia Aquarium during one of the Sips Under the Sea events. Each evening is themed, so it will add a bit of whimsy to the presentation.

At a waterfall

Minnehaha Falls, Rabun County

Take a short (less than a half mile) hike to propose along the banks of this beautiful Georgia waterfall that flows into Lake Rabun in North Georgia. Climb on one of the rocks, or bring a picnic and sit on the bench next to the falls.

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Overlooking the city

Polaris at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta

With one of the most spectacular views of Downtown Atlanta, Polaris is a favorite date night destination. You can’t get a bad seat in this romantic restaurant, which sits atop the Hyatt Regency hotel. A full rotation takes 45 minutes, so scout the best spot on the first go-round and make the offer of marriage on the next.

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At a magical B&B

Diamond Oaks Treehouse, Savannah

While you may think cabin rentals are only in North Georgia, think again. The Open Air Treehouse in Savannah is a magical destination where you can lay in bed and watch the stars through six skylights, or climb into the treehouse and propose under the night sky. This picturesque abode is located just minutes from the always-amorous Savannah nightlife.

On a remote island

Greyfield Inn, Cumberland Island

There is something inherently romantic about a sunset walk on a secluded beach. On remote Cumberland Island, the ruins of Lucy Carnegie's Dungeness estate add mystery, while the wildlife on the island offer intrigue. Greyfield is a perfect romantic getaway, in fact it is where JFK Jr. and Carolyn Bessette stayed when they were married on Cumberland.    

In Georgia's wine country

Yonah Mountain Vineyards & Winery, Cleveland

The wine industry in Georgia is beginning to accumulate some impressive accolades, and the bulk of the state’s wineries are in North Georgia. Take a tour and tasting at Yonah Mountain Vineyards in the only known wine cave in Georgia, or enjoy samples in the tasting room above ground, where you'll find impressive mountain views. On a patio outside the tasting room and right next to the vineyard, profess your love.

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In a gorgeous garden

Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain

Proposing in a garden surrounded by gorgeous azalea blooms is surely a memorable (and instagramable) getaway. To really make your sweetie swoon, propose with a bird's eye view of the gardens from a hot air balloon during the Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival Labor Day Weekend. As the sun goes down, bask in the glow of happiness, as well as the radiance from the Friday Night Balloon Glow, one of many special events at Callaway Gardens.

 

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Sue Rodman is Georgia's official Smart Travel Explorer. Find more of her budget-friendly tips and trip ideas on ExploreGeorgia.org, and visit 365AtlantaTraveler.com to find more Georgia trip ideas.

Published: January 2018
Written by: Sue Rodman