Did you know that Central Park is one of the most popular places in the world to propose? We weren’t surprised to hear New Yorkers love to pop the question there – after all, it is a classic! – but the fact that people come from as far away as Hawaii and even Singapore to propose in Central Park was news to us.
During the holidays, Central Park can be more than a little cold and snowy. If you prefer to pop the question in a more comfortable, upscale setting, consider one of these four NYC holiday proposal hotspots:
The Hayden Planetarium
They say when you’re in love, the stars get in your eyes. The Hayden Planetarium is full of stars – and planets, comets, and other celestial phenomenon. Located at 200 Central Park West, it’s a great place for nature and science lovers to enjoy each other’s company. Plan on presenting the engagement ring during a private moment after a show: you’ll both be star struck!
The Rink at Rockefeller Center
Talk about classic New York romance! Skating hand in hand at the Rockefeller Center rink is a wonderful way to spend an evening. Not so steady on skates? Crowdwatching is fun, especially with a toasty hot chocolate to keep you warm. Be prepared for on-lookers to cheer your special moment: everyone loves a love story!
Lincoln Center’s schedule has something for everyone, with acts ranging from The Big Apple Circus through the Christmas classic Nutcracker ballet. Your sweetie might think the show is the evening’s main attraction – until you get down on one knee with engagement ring in hand in front of the iconic Revson fountain!
The New York Public Library
With stacks full of romantic poetry and compelling love stories, the New York Public Library is a wonderful place to propose to a bibliophile. Even the sternest librarian can’t shush true love! Make sure to get a picture with your new engagement ring next to Patience and Fortitude, the twin lions in front of the entrance.