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Los Angeles is a sprawling city with diverse scenery, cuisine, culture, architecture, flora, and fauna. So if you’re planning on proposing in the City of Angels, you have no shortage of incredible options for your proposal location. Not sure which of LA’s amazing proposal locations is right for you? We’re here to help! Read on to see our list of the best places to propose in LA.

Griffith Observatory

Located at the top of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park, the Griffith Observatory is a beautiful place to pop the question. The exterior of this observatory and exhibition space offers incredible views of Hollywood, Downtown Los Angeles, and the Pacific Ocean. At night, of course, it’s also a spectacular place to stargaze. Whether you decide to propose on a sunny day or on a starry night, the Griffith Observatory will provide a breathtaking backdrop for your marriage proposal.

Huntington Library Botanical Gardens

The Huntington Library is home to 16 Botanical Gardens, which cover around 120 acres of the Library’s expansive grounds. Each of their Botanical Gardens is themed, which means you have 16 uniquely lovely outdoor proposal spots to choose from at The Huntington Library. Choose from their Camellia Garden, their Australian Garden, their Japanese Garden, their Rose Garden, and more to find your perfect proposal location.

El Matador Beach

Located in Malibu, El Matador Beach is one of the best beaches in Southern California. El Matador is famous for its massive rock formations, which give the beach its distinctive, picturesque look. Golden hour is a particularly stunning time of day at El Matador, so consider proposing around sunrise or sunset, when the sun’s golden glow will add a magical quality to your beach proposal.

Mulholland Drive Overlooks

If you’d like a proposal spot with a spectacular view, head to one of Mulholland Drive’s scenic overlooks. There are seven overlooks off of LA’s famous Mulholland Drive, all of which have incredible views of the city. For your marriage proposal, you can go with one of the more popular overlooks, like the Jerome C. Daniel Overlook, which features views of the Hollywood Bowl, downtown LA, the Hollywood Sign, and Griffith Park. Or, you can go to a more secluded spot, like the Seminole Overlook, which features views of volcanic mountain formations in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Gondola Proposal

Add some Venetian flair to your California proposal by popping the question on a romantic gondola ride. There are several places in Southern California where you can propose while cruising in a gondola, including Sunset Beach, where the Sunset Gondola company provides rides in authentic Italian gondolas. Another great option is The Gondola Getaway in Long Beach, which has multiple proposal packages to help you create a memorable, personalized gondola proposal.

Rooftop at Perch in Downtown LA

If you’re thinking of going with a classic restaurant-style proposal, there dozens of excellent upscale LA restaurants for you to choose from. If we had to recommend just one romantic restaurant, we’d suggest Perch in Downtown Los Angeles. Perch serves exceptional French cuisine, but it’s our top LA restaurant proposal choice for another reason: its amazing view of downtown. Perch is located at the top of 16th story building and features scenic patio dining on the 15th floor and rooftop dining on the 16th floor. We’d recommend making a reservation on their rooftop for the best views of the city.

Honorable Mentions: More Los Angeles Proposal Ideas

Don’t see your ideal proposal spot or proposal idea on our list? Consider one of our honorable mention proposal destinations:

Aboard the Queen Mary

At the Chateau Marmont

On a Malibu Wine Safari

At Vasquez Rocks

Hiking the Hollywood Hills via Runyon Canyon

At Descanso Gardens

On a Horseback Ride at Sunset Ranch

At The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

On the Ferris Wheel at the Santa Monica Pier

At the Venice Canals in Venice, CA

At the Getty Center in Brentwood

At the Getty Villa in the Pacific Palisades

On a Helicopter Tour

In Front of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland

At Dodgers Stadium

Still, looking for the perfect engagement ring to propose with? Visit Global Rings Jewelry in Downtown LA to explore our gorgeous selection of engagement rings, wedding bands, bridal sets, diamonds, and gemstones.

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