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Boston's Best Places To Propose

The time has come to pop the question and now you need to find the perfect place to do so. Look no further than your own backyard, as Boston has creative, romantic and breathtaking places to get down on one knee. The answer will be yes when you propose at one of Boston's best places.

(Editor's Disclaimer: We assume no responsibility for the outcome of these proposals, and cannot actually assure you the answer will be yes. But we're hopeful.)

Marriott's Custom House
The view from the top of Marriott's Custom House. (Photo from

Marriott's Custom House
3 McKinley Square
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 310-6300

Marriott's Custom House overlooks Boston Harbor and provides some of the best views of the city. Take your loved one up to the open-air observation deck on the 26th floor for a one-of-a-kind proposal. Afterwards, head down to the Counting Room Lounge to celebrate with some drinks and refreshments. To top off the night, book a luxury suite and sleep in style. Enjoy a king-sized bed, separate dining and living area and an elegant style like no other.

Public Garden
(Photo from Friends of Public Garden)

Public Garden
Boylston St. and Arlington St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 723-8144

The Public Garden is America's first public botanical garden and the perfect backdrop for an outdoor proposal. The leafy trees, colorful flowers and serene pond create a romantic natural setting for your engagement. Choose a spot near one of the extravagant flower beds or hundreds of trees to ask for your love's hand in marriage. Stroll through the gardens hand-in-hand as you bask in the post-proposal bliss and view the plantings, sculptures and memorials.

(Photo Credit: Grotto)

37 Bowdoin St.
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 227-3434

Grotto is hidden on the back side of Beacon Hill, but its unique Italian cuisine has earned it high praise and a stellar reputation. The intimate feel of the exposed brick walls and local artwork in the dining room will set the mood for your proposal. For an extra special dinner, try the Nightly Fixe, which is a three-course meal of appetizers, entrees and desserts. Private dining is also available for parties, so feel free to invite the whole family.

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Piers Park
(Photo Credit: Boston Harbor Walk)

Piers Park
95 Marginal St.
E. Boston, MA 02128
(617) 482-1722

East Boston's Piers Park offers a spacious and clean yet private setting for your engagement. This hidden gem has breathtaking views of the skyline and waterfront, as well as a gazebo near the water to act as your proposal spot. For a more spur-of-the-moment feel, stop at one of the many trees or benches to propose. After getting a yes, stroll along the harborwalk or just sit and enjoy the views of the city.

Metropolis Cafe
(Photo credit: Metropolis Cafe)

Metropolis Cafe
584 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 247-2931

Metropolis Cafe, overlooking Tremont Street in the South End, presents a cozy atmosphere for your special day. Wine and dine your love in this romantic bistro and wine bar before popping the question. The extensive wine list and elegant cuisine set the tone of the evening. The veal scallopini and a bottle of red will get you ready. If you prefer a daytime proposal, stop in for the popular weekend brunch. Sip mimosas and fill up on salmon and eggs before pulling out the ring.

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Kim Vareika is the owner of Vareika Personal Training and Yoga in Plainville. She has been in the fitness industry for over ten years, and believes that wellness is about more than just physical health. When she is not teaching, practicing, or writing, she resides in Bridgewater where she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her nephew Caesar. Her work can be found at

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