Phoenix’s warm, dry climate attracts sun-lovers and those looking to escape the cold during the winter months. The widespread city offers abundant arts and cultural attractions, historic neighborhoods, as well as a thriving culinary scene. Many people come here simply to enjoy the desert hikes, golfing, biking, and climbing. There is no limit to the opportunities for nature-filled romance! And while you’re there, take advantage of the outstanding selection of resorts and hotels. If you’re looking for the best places to pop the question in the The Valley of the Sun, we’ve got you covered!
Classic City Proposals
Old Town Scottsdale
Take your S/O on a stroll through Old Town Scottsdale, where unique shops housed in buildings with Western-style covered walkways sell a variety of trinkets and other goods. Just up the street are some of the city’s finest galleries, featuring spectacular work by famous artists! Start your evening by window shopping through the quirky town, and check out its many historical sites and amazing restaurants. Distract your S/O with fun and kitschy memorabilia while you get ready to pop the question. Celebrate with a fine meal at Café Monarch afterwards, you’ll both deserve it!
Musical Instrument Museum
The Musical Instruments Museum is one of the largest of its kind in the world, with a collection of more than 6,800 instruments from almost 200 countries and territories. The museum also hosts special traveling exhibits and has a variety of events, showcasing instruments and live music from countries around the world. Catch a concert in the facility’s 300-seat theater for your proposal, or head over to the Experience Gallery where you can play some of the instruments. Make music and memories with your partner, and pick your perfect moment to propose!
Proposals with Beautiful Views
Hot Air Balloon Ride
Arizona is famous for hot air balloon rides, and we’ve found the best pilots for you. Nothing beats a colorful sunset from high up in the sky. As you gaze over the beautiful landscape, your pilot will help you pick out the perfect moment. Rainbow Ryders will provide you with a traditional champagne ceremony to commemorate your flight, a first flight certificate, and locally crafted treats as you float over the beautiful Sonoran Desert. What a unique proposal!
Hole in the Rock
Just a short hike up to the view point, the Hole in the Rock is one of Phoenix’s many scenic spots. This rock formation is a popular attraction in Papago park, and is easily accessible via smooth hiking paths. The chamber provides 360 degree views of the city from both entrances. We suggest heading here early for sunrise or at sunset. Enjoy the incredible view as the breeze cools you, and propose whenever the moment is right. You’ll have no problem getting a great photo afterwards!
South Mountain Park
Looking for something to do outdoors? A walk through the desert is always a pleasant way to spend the day! South Mountain Park covers over 16,000 acres of desert landscape, making it one of the largest city parks in the U.S. Take your S/O hiking, horseback riding, or mountain biking through the miles of beautiful trail, because the views out over the desert and beyond to the city are fantastic. If you would prefer a nighttime proposal, head here after dark for a view of the city lights. Propose at the highest lookout, Dobbins Lookout, which can be reached by trail or road.
Roosevelt Row in The Arts District
Roosevelt Row is downtown Phoenix’s walkable arts district, home to unique art galleries, studio spaces, and boutique shops. It’s also full of trendy restaurants, bars, colorful street art, and beautiful murals painted on the buildings. Wander the streets with your partner to admire the art. For an especially amazing proposal, try to get a mural or personalised art piece commissioned! Head to one of the many hip bars after for a celebratory drink.
Best Foodie Proposals
Wrigley Mansion Brunch
Perched on a hill overlooking the valley, Wrigley mansion is the beautiful and historic summer home of the Wrigley’s Gum family. Try the Mansion’s gourmet eatery, Geordie’s Restaurant, hosted by James Beard Award-winning Chef Christopher Gross. He and his experienced culinary team plate American and European dishes, including French cooking like duck confit, foie gras, and the chocolate tower loved throughout the city. The extensive wine list offers more than 800 bottles selected by award-winning wine director Paola Embry. Come here for the legendary Sunday brunch with your S/O, and sit out on the patio for a romantic fine dining experience. Or, plan a party in one of their private dining rooms for friends and family and surprise them with a proposal there!
Lon’s at the Hermosa
Legendary artist Lon Megargee called this historic inn of Paradise Valley home in the 1930s. Lon’s at the Hermosa has an enchanting patio and an indoor setting of old Arizona charm; wood-beamed ceilings, beehive fireplaces, and wrought-iron chandeliers make for a perfect spot to enjoy Chef Jeremy Pacheco’s artful American cuisine and drinks made with Lon’s private label whiskey from Del Bac. Celebrate with a night at the inn, a boutique desert hideaway with spacious guest rooms and casitas full of authentic Arizona charm for your first night as an engaged couple.