1. In one of Arizona’s many gardens
The Desert Botanical Garden is a great place to start. One of the largest gardens in the state with regular rotating exhibits, there are plenty of gorgeous areas to propose here.
If you want something a little more unique check out one of their evening tours.
If you’re looking for something a little more lush, try the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix.
2. A fancy dinner in Phoenix
If you’re imagining a proposal over dinner, check out Different Pointe of View in Phoenix for an elegant meal with sweeping desert views.
You could also try Quiessence by South Mountain, which is regularly named one of the most romantic restaurants in the Valley.
3. A hike in Sedona
If you and your sweetie are more of the active type, consider proposing during a hike along the red rocks in Sedona. One suggestion is Baldwin Trail; at 3.3 miles this slightly moderate hike has stunning views of Cathedral Rock and Oak Creek.
4. A hot air balloon ride in Tucson
Sweep your sweetie off their feet by proposing with a hot air balloon ride over beautiful desert landscapes with a company like Fleur de Tucson. You can make it extra special and celebrate a “yes” answer by adding a complimentary champagne brunch.
5. A picnic at Sabino Canyon
If you want to make the proposal intimate and classic, try popping the question during a picnic against the beautiful views at Sabino Canyon. Make it memorable with favorite foods or classy with a portable version of a charcuterie board.
6. During a game with one of your favorite local teams
For the sports fans out there, making a proposal amazing means announcing it on the scoreboard during a home game. Most of the stadiums will do this for a price but the only one to record the epic moment for you to take home is Chase Field.
7. On a ski lift over the pines
Whether you choose the winter or summer months, proposing on the ski lift has the advantage of an creating an exciting, intimate moment. Just remember to take a deep breath before asking so you don’t drop the ring!
8. At the Grand Canyon
For a moment to remember, this is one of the most obvious choices. Declare your love to be as large as the canyon by bringing your sweetie here for a grand proposal.
9. By a glistening waterfall
Make the moment more magical by proposing next to a waterfall. We have plenty to choose from in the state, like at Fossil Creek or New Navajo Falls.
10. At a local fair
Add some whimsy to your proposal by asking at the state or county fairs that are coming up soon. Just a tip, proposing on the ferris wheel may be a better option than on the Mega Drop.
11. In front of the “love” sign
Declare your love by taking a short walk at the Scottsdale Civic Center and stopping to propose in front of the large sign reading “love.”
12. On the road home
It may not be epic but sometimes the most romantic moments happen when you least expect them. If you weren’t able to pop the question during any of these adventures, maybe a quiet ride back home was the right setting all along.