The Louisiana Boardwalk Voted America’s 93rd Favorite Landmark for a Marriage Proposal.

Published 2:10 pm Monday, July 10, 2023

  • Survey identifies the top 250 most iconic landmarks for a marriage proposal family vacation destinations this summer. 
  • Lafreniere Park (Metairie)Vermilionville (Lafayette)Prien Lake Park (Lake Charles) and The Rivertown (Kenner) also included.
  • Infographic revealing America’s top 250 most iconic spots for picture-perfect proposals.

Few settings are as magical and memorable as iconic landmarks when it comes to cinematic marriage proposals. Central Park in New York City, for example, has been the backdrop for countless on-screen declarations of love – remember when Patrick Dempsey’s character planned his proposal in “Enchanted”? Similarly, the glamor and elegance of Tiffany & Co. on Fifth Avenue added an undeniable charm to Reese Witherspoon’s engagement scene in “Sweet Home Alabama”. Not to forget, the stunning Eiffel Tower replica at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel has seen Edward Norton profess his love to Drew Barrymore in “Everybody Says I Love You”.

As we approach wedding season, Mixbook, a #1 rated design platform for photo books, carried out a poll of 3,000 singles to ask in which iconic landmarks top their list for ideal proposal spots. The survey revealed that Americans are notably drawn towards unique, Instagram-worthy locales for popping the question.

1. Topping the charts is the Sunset Cliffs Natural Park in San Diego. Sunset Cliffs offers a serene and beautiful setting with a clear view of the Pacific Ocean, making it an ideal spot for a memorable marriage proposal. The sound of waves and the majestic sunset create an atmosphere that’s both romantic and awe-inspiring.

2. Following closely, Tampa Riverwalk clinched the second spot. Tampa Riverwalk, with its calm waters and well-maintained landscape, provides a picturesque environment that’s perfect for a romantic proposal. Stroll along the river or enjoy a boat ride as you celebrate your love in this vibrant setting.

3. The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden secured the third position. For those who appreciate natural beauty, Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden’s colorful flowers and lush vegetation present an elegant backdrop for popping the question. Seasonal events and exhibits make each visit uniquely special.

4. Fourth in line was the Denver Botanic Gardens. With its rich gardens and peaceful ponds, Denver Botanic Gardens offers a tranquil setting within the city, ideal for a private and intimate proposal.

5. Fifth place saw Cummer Museum and Gardens in Jacksonville (FL) take the spotlight. Nestled along the St. Johns River, this mesmerizing museum is surrounded by beautiful gardens, with a diverse flora, quaint walkways, and calming water elements.

6. Angel Oak Tree on Johns Island, South Carolina, grabbed the sixth spot. For a proposal surrounded by history and nature, the ancient and majestic Angel Oak Tree creates a special and timeless atmosphere. The tree’s sprawling branches and shaded area provide an intimate space for a cherished moment.

7. Claiming seventh place is Alaska’s Point Woronzof Park. If a proposal with a natural, expansive backdrop is desired, Point Woronzof Park’s views of Cook Inlet and the Chugach Mountains are unparalleled. The crisp Alaskan air and wide-open spaces make for an invigorating and unforgettable experience.

8. In eighth place, the Charles River Esplanade in Cambridge, Massachusetts is a classic spot, where the river and views of the city combine for a simple, yet charming setting for a proposal. The park’s pathways offer numerous private spots to get down on one knee.

9. Ninth place was awarded to San Francisco’s Conservatory of Flowers. For a distinct and lush setting, the Conservatory of Flowers provides an indoor garden experience that is both exotic and intimate. The Victorian-style greenhouse is not only romantic but also an architectural gem within Golden Gate Park.

10. Concluding the top ten is none other than the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. Perched atop Griffith Park, it offers a sweeping vista of LA’s tapestry, with twinkling lights and the boundless night sky overhead.

Louisiana had 5 picture-perfect landmarks that were voted among America’s top 250 for a marriage proposal:

93. The Louisiana Boardwalk in Shreveport  – Situated along the scenic Red River, this bustling entertainment district offers a dynamic atmosphere filled with shops, restaurants, and picturesque views. The lively energy of the Boardwalk creates a sense of celebration and joy, adding an element of excitement to the proposal. Whether it’s a romantic dinner overlooking the river, a surprise proposal during a leisurely walk along the waterfront, or a grand gesture in one of the charming gazebos, the Louisiana Boardwalk provides countless opportunities to create a memorable and personalized proposal experience.

200. Lafreniere Park in Metairie – With its picturesque landscapes, serene atmosphere, and captivating natural beauty, the park sets the stage for a truly romantic and memorable moment. As you stroll hand in hand along the park’s winding paths, surrounded by vibrant flowers and lush greenery, the tranquility of the surroundings creates an intimate ambiance, perfect for expressing your love and commitment.

215. Vermilionville in Lafayette – The reconstructed Acadian village rests peacefully on the serene banks of the Bayou Vermilion, providing a picturesque and charming setting that is perfect for a proposal.

216. Prien Lake Park in Lake Charles – Located on the peaceful shores of Prien Lake, this park provides stunning vistas, lush greenery, and a serene ambiance. The park’s beautifully maintained gardens and enchanting gazebo offer idyllic spots to begin the journey of a proposal, with the glistening lake serving as a breathtaking backdrop, enhancing the overall beauty of the moment.

231. Rivertown in Kenner – Whether they choose to propose in one of the quaint cafes, amidst the beautifully restored historic homes, or under the comforting shade of towering oak trees in the riverfront park, Rivertown offers an intimate and enchanting backdrop, setting the stage for a stunning proposal.

Infographic showing the top 250 landmarks for marriage proposals in America

We’re always excited to learn more about what inspires people to create those magical, once-in-a-lifetime moments,” says Leslie Albertson, Director of Brand at Mixbook. “From the serene beauty of botanical gardens to the timeless allure of centuries-old oak trees, these extraordinary venues serve as a backdrop to create unforgettable memories. As Mixbook helps our customers breathe new life into their memories and celebrate them for years to come, it’s fascinating to see the diverse landscapes that embody their unique love stories.”