A proposal is nerve-racking, romantic and exhilarating all at the same time. Doesn't it deserve a location that lives up to the moment? Whether you want to be surrounded by nature, floating above it all or toasting with the finest wine, Niagara Falls USA has everything you need to make popping the question utterly memorable. Don't forget to arrange for a photographer (or a friend with a good eye) to snap a photo of the big moment for a keepsake you'll cherish forever.
Rings Out at Niagara Falls State Park
Niagara Falls State Park offers so many different spots to choose from when you need proposal ideas, whether you want a moment of solitude together or if you want soaring backdrops of the Falls. During the day you can choose from multiple hiking trails, from easy to strenuous (you know the soon-to-be fiancée best). And at night, you can add dazzling fireworks to your proposal with the weekend displays over the Falls. Or if you are flexible on your date, the Falls are illuminated every night of the year with hundreds of LED lights, creating a true spectacle of light, color, and nature.
On Bended Knee at Cave of the Winds
For the more adventurous couple, head down into Niagara Gorge where you can get as close as possible to the Falls at the awe-inspiring Cave of the Winds. Once you've donned your special waterproof sandals and poncho, get engaged with the rushing Falls behind you and the spray washing over you. It's an engagement photo you'll never forget.
Rad Romance with Rainbow Air Inc. Helicopter Tours
For a truly unique and unforgettable proposal, take to the sky (just remember, this is not for those with a fear of heights). Rainbow Air Inc. Helicopter Tours will take you and your fiancée-to-be out on a private helicopter ride over the Falls and the beautiful landscape of Niagara County. High above it all, you can pop the question in private before snapping away to capture the moment with the majestic Falls swirling under you.
The Other Best Couple: Becker Farms & Vizcarra Vineyards
If your significant other is more wine-loving than thrill-seeking, Niagara County has some of the state's best vineyards. Not only can you toast your new engagement with a glass of the local specialty of ice wine, but the vineyards offer beautiful backdrops for your memorable moment. Vizcarra Vineyards is located at Becker Farms, a fifth-generation working farm with its own gorgeous settings. Settle into the scenery with a glass from one of the almost 20 varieties of wine produced at the vineyard, or if a craft beer or cider is more your taste, pick one up from Becker Brewing located alongside. After all the happy tears have been shed and celebratory wine has been drunk, stop by the farmers market on the way out for jams, pies and more made on-site.
Fiancées-to-Be About Maid of the Mist
If you are up for a poncho but want a longer outing to enjoy the experience of being up close to the Falls, channel Pam and Jim from "The Office" and hop onto the iconic Maid of the Mist. Start by descending to the Observation Tower, where you will experience the only panoramic view of all three Falls (including the American Falls). Once you've boarded the Maid of the Mist, get ready for the thrill of sailing as close as possible to the Falls. And considering that previous passengers have included Marilyn Monroe and Princess Diana, the spouse-to-be will be in very glamorous company.
Make this Moment One to Remember
Whether you are looking for a quiet moment in nature, a big "wow" moment above the Falls or some classic Niagara Falls USA moments, there is nowhere better for an unforgettable proposal. Start finding your one of a kind engagement ideas with us here.