10 Best Places to Propose in San Jose California (2023)

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by Suzanne Sachs  5 min read



San Jose, California is full of perfect places to propose. Whether you and the person you love are enthusiasts for estates, shops, 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 Jose to ask that special woman or man.


In this guide we will explain the following:

  • Romantic locations in San Jose for outdoor lovers
  • Japanese Friendship Garden
  • Municipal Rose Garden
  • Santana Row
  • Alum Rock park
  • Villa Montalvo
  • Overfelt Gardens
  • San Jose Museum of Art
  • Romantic Destinations in San Jose
  • Hakone Estate and Gardens
  • Grandview Restaurant
  • La Foret
  • Best places to propose in San Jose

Romantic Locations in San Jose for Outdoor Lovers


1. Japanese Friendship Garden

This tranquil garden within Kelley Park features traditional Japanese landscaping and a serene ambiance, providing a serene and peaceful spot for a proposal.



2. Municipal Rose Garden

With its stunning collection of roses and picturesque landscapes, the Municipal Rose Garden offers a beautiful backdrop for a romantic proposal.


3. Santana Row

This vibrant outdoor shopping district features charming architecture, upscale shops, and trendy restaurants, making it a romantic spot for a proposal.


4. Alum Rock Park

Located in the foothills of the Diablo Range, Alum Rock Park provides scenic trails, picnic areas, and serene views, offering a secluded and romantic setting for a proposal in nature.


5. Villa Montalvo

Located in nearby Saratoga, Villa Montalvo is a stunning historic estate with beautiful gardens, grand architecture, and a peaceful atmosphere, perfect for a romantic and elegant proposal.


6. Overfelt Gardens

Overfelt Gardens offers tranquil ponds, beautiful gardens, and quiet pathways, providing a peaceful and serene setting for a romantic proposal.


7. San Jose Museum of Art

If your partner is an art enthusiast, consider proposing at the San Jose Museum of Art, surrounded by inspiring works of art and a sophisticated atmosphere.


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Romantic Destinations in San Jose

San Jose is full of romantic gardens, restaurants, 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. Hakone Estate and Gardens

Although technically located in Saratoga, Hakone Estate and Gardens is worth mentioning for its breathtaking beauty. This Japanese-style garden features stunning landscapes, bamboo groves, koi ponds, and tea houses, providing a romantic and serene backdrop for a proposal.


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. Grandview Restaurant

Located atop the Communications Hill, The Grandview Restaurant offers stunning panoramic views of the city skyline. This fine dining establishment provides a romantic ambiance and delectable cuisine, making it a memorable spot for a proposal.


10. La Foret

Set in a charming historic building surrounded by beautiful gardens, La Foret is known for its French and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. The intimate setting, elegant decor, and delightful menu create a romantic atmosphere for a proposal.


Best Places to Propose in San Jose

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