10 Best Places to Propose in Fresno California (2024)

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by Suzanne Sachs  5 min read



Fresno, California is full of perfect places to propose. Whether you and the person you love are enthusiasts for museums, vineyards, gardens, parks, beaches or good food and wine, there’s a beautiful spot to create a lifetime of memories. But where, exactly, should that most important question be asked? This guide describes some of the best places in Fresno to ask that special person to marry you.


In this guide we will explain the following:

  • Romantic Locations in Fresno for Outdoor Lovers
  • Forestiere Underground Gardens
  • Shaver Lake
  • Fresno Art Museum
  • Fresno Blossom Trail
  • Woodward Park
  • Sierra National Forest
  • Shinzen Japanese Garden
  • Romantic Destinations in Fresno
  • Fresno Chaffee Zoo
  • Engelmann Cellars
  • Monterrey Bay
  • Best Places to Propose in Fresno

Romantic Locations in Fresno for Outdoor Lovers


1. Forestiere Underground Gardens

This unique attraction features a network of underground tunnels and gardens created by Italian immigrant Baldassare Forestiere. You could arrange a private tour or propose in one of the serene underground courtyards.


2. Shaver Lake

Located about an hour and a half northeast of Fresno, Shaver Lake is a picturesque mountain lake surrounded by pine forests. You could plan a romantic lakeside picnic or propose on a quiet spot along the shoreline while enjoying the serene mountain views.


3. Fresno Art Museum

If you both appreciate art, the Fresno Art Museum features a diverse collection of contemporary and modern art. You could propose in one of the museum's galleries surrounded by beautiful artwork, or in the outdoor sculpture garden for a picturesque setting.


4. Fresno Blossom Trail

In the spring, the Fresno Blossom Trail comes alive with colorful blooms of fruit and nut trees. You could propose amidst the stunning scenery of blooming orchards and fields of wildflowers.


5. Woodward Park

This expansive park offers scenic gardens, peaceful lakes, and picturesque walking trails. You could plan a romantic picnic overlooking the Japanese garden or propose near the blooming flowers in the springtime.


6. Sierra National Forest

If you and your partner enjoy the outdoors, consider proposing amidst the natural beauty of the Sierra National Forest. You could plan a hike to a scenic overlook or propose during a romantic camping trip under the stars.


7. Shinzen Japanese Garden

Located within Woodward Park, this traditional Japanese garden provides a tranquil setting with koi ponds, waterfalls, and cherry blossom trees. You could propose during a stroll through the garden or on one of the arched bridges.



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Romantic Destinations in Fresno

Fresno is full of romantic beaches, wineries, and zoos. These are some especially romantic locations for a proposal over a glass of wine, at a spectacular vineyard, or on a beautiful beach.

8. Fresno Chaffee Zoo

For animal lovers, the Fresno Chaffee Zoo can be a fun and unexpected place to propose. You could arrange for a behind-the-scenes animal encounter or propose near your favorite exhibit.



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9. Engelmann Cellars

This local winery offers a charming vineyard setting with views of the surrounding countryside. You could plan a wine tasting and propose overlooking the vineyards during sunset. Engelmann Cellars is nestled within a picturesque vineyard, offering a charming and scenic backdrop for your proposal. The rows of grapevines and surrounding countryside create a romantic atmosphere perfect for such a special occasion.


10. Monterey Bay

Approximately a three to four-hour drive west of Fresno, Monterey Bay is renowned for its scenic coastline, charming seaside town, and attractions like the Monterey Bay Aquarium. You could propose on one of the beaches along the bay or during a romantic dinner overlooking the ocean.


Best Places to Propose in Fresno

While it can be tempting to get wrapped up in elaborate proposal plans, sometimes the very best way to ask the question is a classic, heartfelt, on-one-knee moment. Whatever you and your soon-to-be fiance or fiancee enjoy, Fresno has beautiful and memorable places to propose. Make one of these romantic locations your special place by proposing with the perfect vintage engagement ring.


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Suzanne Sachs

Suzanne has always believed vintage rings can change lives. She's been in the jewelry industry for over 35 years, working with vintage jewelers, diamond dealers, diamond cutters, and gemologists. Suzanne started Artdecodiamonds in 2000 and understood the demand for vintage rings throughout the world. She ultimately started VintageDiamondRing.com in 2014, and understands each vintage ring is a reflection of you – your history, your relationships, your style, your elegance and is honored to have the opportunity to help you showcase your flair in a unique and exquisite way.


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