It’s ring season, so hopefully, if you’re going to propose, you have an idea of where to do it. But just in case you think a meal at McDonalds or during Christmas are good times to get engaged, read on for some better ideas.
1. Chicago Botanic Garden
What better place to pop the question to a beautiful lady than in a beautiful setting, like the Chicago Botanic Garden?
2. Starved Rock State Park
A nice hike through this gorgeous park and a picnic--you have greatly increased the odds that she will say yes.
3. Lyric Opera of Chicago
The combination of the beautiful building, the music, and the formal dress make this an elegant place to pop the question.
4. Princeton Covered Bridge
What is more romantic than a covered bridge?
5. A Central Illinois Cornfield
If you're a country kinda couple, and you aren't looking for anything over the top, just a simple proposal at a farm or at a cornfield, especially at sunset, can be the perfect setting.
6. Brookfield Zoo
The animals will surely melt her heart, getting it all primed for when you melt her heart.
7. Wrigley Field
If you're both sports fans, this is the perfect place to pop the question. Pro tip: don't put it on the jumbotron, because if she says no, that would be awkward.
8. Shawnee National Forest
For the lady who loves the outdoors, popping the question after a long hike and during the sunset would be an epic way to ask.
9. Buckingham Fountain
One of the most iconic spots in Chicago, this is a perfect spot for a Chicago couple to get engaged.
10. Cloud Gate
Sure, it's been the center for a lot of Chicago proposals, but it is magical and that is why a lot of people choose it.
11. Mississippi Palisades State Park
This place will wow her, and the immense lush park makes a great backdrop for an epic proposal.
12. Illinois Beach State Park
Lake Michigan is a perfect backdrop, and this spot in Zion is maybe the best place to enjoy it.
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