10 Best Places to Propose in San Diego (2023)

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by Suzanne Sachs  5 min read



San Diego, California is full of perfect places to propose. Whether you and the person you love are enthusiasts for waterfronts, beaches, gardens, parks 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 San Diego to ask that special woman or man.


In this guide we will explain the following:

  • Romantic Locations in San Diego For Outdoor Lovers
  • La Jolla Cove
  • Coronado Beach
  • Japanese Friendship Garden
  • Mount Soledad
  • Sunset Cliffs National Park
  • Cabrillo National Monument
  • Balboa park
  • Romantic Destinations in San Diego
  • San Diego Botanic Garden
  • Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch
  • Pacific Beach
  • Best Places to Propose in San Diego

Romantic Locations in San Diego for Outdoor Lovers


1. La Jolla Cove

This picturesque coastal area is known for its crystal-clear waters and scenic beauty. Propose on the sandy beach, along the rugged cliffs, or even during a kayak adventure to make it a truly memorable moment.


2. Coronado Beach

The iconic Coronado Beach, with its expansive stretch of white sand, provides a romantic setting for a beach proposal. Take a stroll along the shoreline, find a cozy spot under an umbrella, or propose at the historic Hotel del Coronado nearby.


3. Japanese Friendship Garden

Located within Balboa Park, the Japanese Friendship Garden offers a serene and tranquil atmosphere. The beautifully landscaped gardens, koi ponds, and traditional Japanese structures create a romantic setting for a proposal.


4. Mount Soledad

For panoramic views of San Diego, head to Mount Soledad. The summit offers stunning vistas of the city skyline, the coastline, and beyond. Choose a clear day to propose with the scenic backdrop as your witness.


5. Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

Known for its breathtaking ocean views, Sunset Cliffs Natural Park provides a stunning backdrop for a romantic proposal at sunset. Find a secluded spot along the cliffs and pop the question while taking in the panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.


6. Cabrillo National Monument

Located at the tip of the Point Loma Peninsula, Cabrillo National Monument offers sweeping views of the San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Choose a spot near the Old Point Loma.


7. Balboa Park

With its lush gardens, Spanish architecture, and picturesque landscapes, Balboa Park offers a romantic setting for a proposal. Explore the gardens, find a quiet spot near the iconic Botanical Building, or propose near one of the many beautiful fountains.


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Romantic Destinations in San Diego

San Diego is full of romantic gardens, beaches, and parks. These are some especially romantic locations for a proposal over a glass of wine, a spectacular garden, or at a beautiful beach.


8. San Diego Botanic Garden

The San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas is a remarkable botanical garden with diverse plant collections and stunning landscapes. Its expansive grounds offer numerous charming spots for a proposal, such as the Hamilton Children's Garden or the Tropical Rainforest.


I've purchased two vintage rings from Suzanne over the past decade and my wife has loved both. Great service, communication and speedy delivery.”

 Lee S verified buyer

9. Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

Open seasonally from March to May, the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch offer breathtaking views of vibrant blooming flowers. Propose among the colorful ranunculus fields and create a truly romantic and picturesque moment.


10. Pacific Beach

This vibrant beach offers a lively atmosphere and a long stretch of sandy shoreline. Propose near the iconic Crystal Pier or take a romantic walk along the boardwalk while enjoying the ocean breeze.


Best Places to Propose in San Diego

Whatever you and your soon-to-be fiance or fiancee enjoy, San Diego 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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