With sparkling lights & a festive atmosphere, it’s no wonder that December is one of the most popular times of year to get engaged. If you are planning a holiday proposal, you might want to consider on of the following iconic NYC locations – they are among the most favored backdrops for popping the question.
At the Top of the Rock
Offering an unparalleled panoramic view of Manhattan, Rockefeller Center’s famed three-level observation deck has been the site of countless proposals. The Top of the Rock is open 8 a.m. to midnight seven days a week, so you can plan a romantic evening proposal or a sunny daytime surprise.
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
The Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center is known worldwide. The Holiday Decorations provide a stunning backdrop for an unforgettable proposal. For those who are brave (& coordinated) enough to propose on the ice, there are other rinks as well – Central Park & Bryant Park also have ice rinks.
A Carriage Ride Through Central Park
Central Park is one of the most beautiful places in NYC. Plan a romantic carriage ride & get cozy under the blanket. Ask your driver to stop at your planned proposal site – there are plenty of landmarks within the park that would be ideal – including the famous Central Park boathouse, the reservoir, the carousel, the zoo, and the amphitheater; as well as Belvedere Castle, Bow Bridge and the Bethesda Fountain.
You can’t beat the attractive fountain and the romantic twinkle of Lincoln Center’s lights at night. With the holiday tree and lights, it’s a romantic backdrop that you’ll always remember.
The Empire State Building
The 103-story skyscraper has observation decks on the 86th and 102nd floors, and both offer stunning views as a backdrop for your proposal. The Empire State Building is also open 365 days a year, so you can plan your proposal whenever you wish, even on a holiday.
While the spots above stand out as some of the most popular destinations for a proposal, the truth is that you can find holiday magic on almost every corner at this time of year. The Public Library, Radio City Music Hall, The Botanical Gardens, The Holiday Windows at Saks Fifth Avenue or SantaLand at Macy’s – the list is endless.
Of course, whether you ultimately decide to propose in front of thousands at Rockefeller Center, or in front of a roaring fireplace in your own home, we wish you a lifetime of happiness. Need help finding the ring to accompany your proposal? Browse our Engagement Collection for ideas, and contact Susan today to get started. We’ll help you create the perfect ring to start your happily ever after.