Congratulations, the time has come to propose! Here's a handy checklist:
Bought the ring? Check.
Wrote what you're going to say? Check.
Found perfect location? Uh...Whoops.
That's okay, we're here to help you out! Here are the 10 great places to pop the question in Texas. Good luck!
10. Hot Air Balloon Ride -- Dallas
For a truly unique proposal, take your soon-to-be up, up and away with a hot air balloon ride over Dallas! Sometimes it's hard to get out of town and find some time to just be with your lady. Well, flying a few hundred feet over the city definitely helps!
9. Gerald D. Hines Waterfall Park -- Houston
Waterfalls are like the horse and carriage of geological formations. There's something peaceful and awe-inspiring about water. At Gerald D. Hines Waterfall Park in Houston, a manmade waterfall separates lovers from the big city and allows for a beautiful, natural proposal.
8. Corpus Christi Marina
The Corpus Christi Bay provides plenty of hot spots for proposals (the Sea Wall, boat tours, Texas State Aquarium), but the most romantic of these is along the city's beautiful marinas. Here, the boardwalks run alongside massive boats, and the lights of the city reflect on the nighttime water. Take in the sunset here, grab a drink or dinner, and then make that dream a reality!
7. Mount Bonnell -- Austin
Mount Bonnell, which overlooks the Colorado River, is the tallest peak in Austin. Here, many a man have knelt on one knee, the stunning view at his back, and his beautiful bride-to-be at his front, to ask for a hand in marriage.
6. Hill Country Wine Tour
In wine there is truth...and love! Take a trip into Fredericksburg wine country and go on one of the selected wine tours! Not only are there wildflower fields and buckets of wine, but it's hard to beat a rollicking Hill Country vista.
5. Carriage Around Downtown Austin
The old horse-and-carriage bit never grows old! There's just something about the vintage charm of a taking an old-fashioned ride in a wagon. For extra points -- dinner at the Driskill Hotel in downtown Austin and then take a carriage ride around town. You can pop the question pretty much anywhere on the ride!
4. Fort Worth Botanical Gardens
For the romantic who plans on proposing to a nature lover or floral fanatic, the best choice is the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Here, the groom or bride-to-be can choose from such charming locations as a Japanese garden or a handful of quaint bridges.
3. The River Walk -- San Antonio
A hand-in-hand walk along the San Antonio River Walk makes for a perfectly romantic pre-proposal stroll. There are plenty of great proposal spots, including an amphitheater style set of steps and plenty of dimly lit bridges.
2. Reunion Tower -- Dallas
Reunion Tower is North Texas' favorite hot spot for popping the question. The tower rises and rotates high over the Dallas skyline, offers an exquisite restaurant and provides the perfect view from the clouds for the Texas romantic.
1. Texas State Ferris Wheel -- Dallas
The Texas Star Ferris Wheel at Fair Park in Dallas provides an epic proposal opportunity. Not only do the neon lights make for a romantic mood, but the adrenaline of floating high above the city adds that special element to your special night. Tip: Tie an elegant string or ribbon to the engagement ring and hold on when you open the box! You can untie once it's safely on the finger!