Virginia has long been a destination spot for couples all over the world. The green rolling hills, breathtaking mountain views, and pristine waterfront views make this state one of the most romantic in the country. Virginia is for lovers, after all. And if you’ve had your eye on that special someone, there is no better place to ask for their hand in marriage. The following list has some spots that will make for the most memorable proposals you can imagine. Whether you’ve been planning this for months or feel swept up in the moment, any of these places is sure to sway the answer in the “yes!” direction.
1. McAfee's Knob
It's one of the most recognizable points of the Appalachian Trail, and it just so happens to be in Virginia. If this view doesn't take your loved one's breath away, your important question definitely will.
2. Humpback Bridge
Unusual bridge architecture may not scream romance to everyone, but covered bridges such as this one in Covington were often referred to as "kissing bridges." In fact, this arched bridge from 1857 is the only one of its kind in the world. Just think...you could enter the bridge as two people in love and emerge as an engaged couple!
3. The Homestead
The Homestead resort is one of the most visually stunning buildings in all of Virginia. Nestled in the Allegheny mountains, this property has more than a few scenic overlooks and romantic corners.
4. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Lewis Ginter is one of the most beautiful gardens in all the state. With its attention to landscape and impressive assortment of flowers and plants, finding a memorable place to pop the question will be effortless.
5. A Blue Ridge Mountain overlook
Taking a romantic drive along the Blue Ridge Mountain parkway or Skyline Drive, there will be plenty of opportunities to pull over at an overlook, take in the views, and ask that life-changing question.
6. Assateague Island
If you're looking for pristine and private beaches for a long romantic walk, Assateague Island is your answer. This could very well be the most memorable sunset stroll of your life. Tell your loved one that wild horses (or in this case ponies) couldn't drag you away.
7. Atop a ferris wheel
Atlantic Fun Park in Virginia Beach has a 100-ft ferris wheel with some of the best views in town. Proposing at the very top of the ferris wheel makes for an epic yet still semi-private moment that will be remembered forever.
8. Cascades waterfall
For the nature lovers, there are more than a few waterfall hikes to choose from. Cascade Falls, for example, is located in Pembroke and is part of a 4-mile hike. You could hide the ring (and perhaps a mini bottle of champagne) in your day pack and pop the question by these beautiful falls.
9. Lake Anna
Located in Spotsylvania, Lake Anna is among the largest freshwater lakes in the state. Beaches and hiking trails make this spot particularly popular. And a lakeside sunset walk could just be the perfect setting for a marriage proposal.
10. A carriage ride
If you and your significant lover are big history buffs, you might consider a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride through the charming and historic streets of Williamsburg. This one will also make for a wonderful story.
11. Watching a rural sunset
The truth is, you really don't have to be anywhere in particular to capture the perfect moment. You might, for example, find yourself on a beautiful back road overlooking rolling hills and the beautiful sky. It doesn't get much better than that.
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this article. Best wishes with your proposal!