If you're a smitten DC-based gentleman who's fallen madly in love and you're finally ready to put a ring on it, it's time to pick out the perfect sparkler and start planning a picture-perfect proposal for your significant other. Thankfully, Washington DC has no shortage of iconic spots that are perfect for getting down on one knee and popping the question. Here are a few of our favorites.
The Tidal Basin
There's nothing more romantic and picturesque than the Tidal Basin during cherry blossom season. Go for a stroll with your main squeeze under the pink blooming trees and when the moment feels right get down on one knee and ask for her hand. The sparkling Potomac River and historic Thomas Jefferson Memorial provide the perfect backdrop for exclaiming a resounding yes!
Sweep your lover off her feet with a romantic walk on Georgetown's Francis Scott Key Bridge. We recommend going at sunset to enjoy the dreamiest views of the sun melting away and reflecting rosy hues off the glittering Potomac River. You and your sweetheart will feel worlds away right in the middle of the bustling city.
Start the day at National Harbor with some shopping and a fancy meal. Your unsuspecting soon-to-be fiancé will have no idea what magical moment is about to go down. When you're ready to bust out the jaw-dropping bling, take a ride on the iconic Capital Wheel and pop the big question while you're soaring over the city.
The Washington Memorial
Aside from the White House of course, there's no more iconic location in DC than the Washington Monument encircled by American flags blowing in the wind. Enjoy a picnic nearby and then take the elevator up to the observation deck and soak in the awe-inspiring views of the city before you ask her to be your forever. It'll be a quintessential DC experience she'll never forget.
If you and your boo share a love for all things green or just enjoy lush locales, consider a surprise proposal at the National Arboretum. The arboretum's enchanting pillars are an especially beautiful backdrop for a proposal and a post-proposal engagement shoot.