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Ideas for a romantic engagement setting?

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Ideas for a romantic engagement setting?

Hello all!

I'd like to know if I can get any ideas as to where would be a nice place for me to propose to my girlfriend during our wekeend stay in the Bay area. We plan to go to Napa, as well as Berkeley and SF. I was hoping for something nice, not too attention-hungry (as in a restaurant in front of everyone) perhaps in wine country. I am totally unfamiliar with the area, and open to any suggestions! I appreciate your assistance in helping to make this moment special!

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1. Re: Ideas for a romantic engagement setting?

I'm sure everyone will have a different view on this. Me, personally, I'd ponder over 3 different scenarios. I'm assuming you will have a rental car from the sounds of your travel plans.

1. Cliff House at sunset, maybe have a cocktail or two in the bar waiting for the sun to position itself right over Seal Rock.

2. Marin Headlands, looking out over the Golden Gate Bridge as the fog rolls in.

3. Top of the Mark for cocktails at sunset and some incredible views of S.F. at night.

Me, I proposed high atop a cliff looking out over the sea in Ireland at sunset.

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2. Re: Ideas for a romantic engagement setting?

I like the idea of the Marin Headlands, especially if you want it to be a more private event. My son used this locale to propose to his lady, and she was thrilled. It has great views of the GG Bridge and the city, along Conzelman Rd.


Maybe a bottle of wine from the wine country? Don't forget glasses and a corkscrew!

You might run this query on the Napa and/or Sonoma forum as well for more local ideas.

I'm sure location is secondary to the significance of the moment. Good luck!

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3. Re: Ideas for a romantic engagement setting?

Wow. Only a weekend stay and you're going to Napa, Berkeley and SF? When will you sleep? Or where, for that matter?

Some other ideas if in SF for more than a minute: Take a long walk through Crissy Field to Land's End. Find a bench facing the GG Bridge and the water right at your feet. Sit quietly and pop the question.

There are plenty of pretty places you may find in your travel through Napa where it just might feel like the right place.

As for Berkeley, if you go up by the Lawrence Hall of Science, you'll find some breathtaking views, too.

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