Dating site EliteSingles surveyed 1,600 people to compile a list of the most romantic places in 2019 to propose to a significant other, and there’s good news for romantic world travellers and couch potatoes alike: While Paris, France might seem like the obvious choice for top contender, Venice, Italy was actually found to be the most romantic spot! Check out the other places that made the top twelve below:
1 Venice, Italy
No roads, no problem! Who doesn’t want to get engaged on a canal in one of the most beautiful cities in the world? With Venice as your backdrop while you or bae drop to one knee, saying ‘yes’ will be super easy.
2 Paris, France
Surprised that Paris wasn’t number one? Me too, to be honest. But, that just makes me thirstier to visit Venice with my 23 fake boyfriends in tow.
3 Hawaii, USA
One look at that sunset, and I get it. That’s pretty hard to beat.
4 The Bahamas
There’s pink sand beaches, snorkelling, and the opportunity to swim with piglets? Plus, this is a strong contender for bluest water I’ve ever seen right here…
5 Vanua Levu, Fiji
…Although this doesn’t look bad either. If you and your betrothed are big on snorkelling, waterfalls, or exotic animals, Fiji might be the smartest place to pop the question.
6 At home
Stressed out by travel? Good thing an at-home proposal is still just as romantic.
7 Bali, Indonesia
Visit a hot springs, go snorkelling, or check out a monkey forest sanctuary while you’re at it. (No promises on whether or not the monkeys will snag your new ring though… we hear they like shiny things.)
8 New York, USA
What can’t you do in New York? There’s a bajillion rooftop bars here if you wanna pop the big Q with a view… which, love that for you!
9 Niagara Falls, North America
Or if you wanna head seven-ish hours upstate, there’s also Niagara Falls. Just make sure your clothes are splash-proof.
10 Sydney, Australia
The long flight from Sydney back to America (22 hours going back to the East Coast, or 14 hours back to the West Coast) will give you plenty of time to start planning your wedding. In-flight wifi has never been more worth it.
11 Edinburgh, Scotland
Getting engaged in a castle is OBVI on this list. Obvi! When you’re done with that, there are also great spots for hiking and sightseeing too.
12 Las Vegas, USA
If you really wanna bang it out ASAP, you can always get a quickie wedding right after your engagement and just knock it out all at once. We love efficiency!
This post originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com.
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