The most romantic place to propose is the place you first met. However, what if you first met at a bar, in line for the restroom or stuck in traffic? Gardens and the Arboretum aside, there are plenty of places for lovers to pop the question in Dallas/Fort Worth.
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
2821 Turtle Creek Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219
This historical home-turned-hotel sits nobly atop Turtle Creek and is a triple threat serving as a hotel, bar and restaurant. With hand-carved fireplaces, marble floors and stained-glass windows, and the impressive resume of celebrities who’ve stayed in these walls (Tennessee Williams to name just one), there are fewer places with better backgrounds for that first engagement photo.
555 S. Lamar St.
Dallas, TX 75202
The new downtown Omni, with its lights and luxury visible from afar, is a new romantic hotspot. It was even featured in the closing sequence of the season finale of the TV show “Dallas.” Between the flickering lights at night and the unbeatable views of the city from its heart, the Omni is a top spot for romantic moments.
300 Reunion Blvd. E.
Dallas, TX 75207
Set to reopen in the early fall, the Reunion Tower will have had a modern makeover that includes telescopes, high-definition zoom cameras and interactive digital features that will make this traditional highlight of Dallas new again. Overlooking the city at night, before or after dining at the Five Sixty, operated by the WolfGang Puck group, is a moment destined for sparkly memories.
Downtown Fort Worth Carriage Ride — Fort Worth Stockyards
128 E. Exchange Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76164
Traditional and sweet, a carriage ride through downtown satisfies both the tranquility one hopes to have in their new married life and the spirit of a local proposal, surrounded by the sights and sounds of downtown Fort Worth. If timed right, a proposal by carriage can even have a live audience.
Starlight Flight — Marriage Proposal Flight
11536 Las Polamas Drive
Frisco, TX 75034
What could be more romantic than a proposal high in the sky? Starlight Flight has ample experience in making this moment perfect and can even tip off local TV stations to the event in progress. From the sparkling stars above to the shining lights below, there could be no better place for something unforgettable.
Kena Sosa is a freelance writer in Dallas. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.