Sweep your lady off her feet and into your arms forever in spicy Miami, Florida. Show her just how romantic you can be and demonstrate your love by making yours an engagement worth the envy of all of her friends. Miami offers an array of memorable locations for popping the big question.
Castle for a Princess
Surprise her with an evening beach outing. Come prepared with your best sandcastle-making tools -- several buckets or molds of various shapes, small shovels and some pretty seashells for decoration. Pick a secluded spot on a tranquil beach, such as Matheson Hammock Park Beach or Virginia Key on Key Biscayne.
Make it a contest -- whoever builds the most magnificent sandcastle in an hour gets a prize. While you're inspecting each others' finished creations, slip the ring in its opened box onto a turret, bridge or tunnel. When the sparkly diamond catches her attention, get down on one knee and ask her if she believes in happily-ever-afters.
Flying High on Love
After a casual late-afternoon dinner at an open-air market, tell her you have a sunset surprise for her. Whisk her off to the airport about a half hour before sunset to board the hour-long Moon Over Miami Romantic Air Tour. Snuggle close as you lift off into the sky. Watch as the sun sets, casting a red and purple glow over the sparking water below. As darkness falls and the light show of downtown Miami begins, tell her how much you look forward to a lifetime of sunsets by her side and pop the question.
Meander through the butterfly gardens, flowers and tropical hardwood trails of the 444-acre Deering Estate at Cutler. As sunset approaches, make your way to the canoe launch for the Moonlight Canoe Tour. Paddle with your sweetie across Biscayne Bay to Chicken Key with only the light of a full moon illuminating your path. Pause for a moment before reaching the shore. Carefully pull out the ring and ask if she'll be your rowing mate for life. Top off your celebratory night with a campfire and s'mores on the beach as you cuddle close.
For the animal lover, you can't go wrong with a behind-the-scenes, interactive tour at the Miami Seaquarium. Get a little help from Flipper by surprising your beloved with a Dolphin Odyssey. While you swim and interact with these friendly mammals, you'll develop a deep water bond. Ask the trainer in advance to help you set up a romantic proposal next to the tank, then ask your sweetie to enjoy a lifetime of adventures with you. The Odyssey includes a professional photographer who will capture your big moment.
Be My Best Mate
Board a 60-foot catamaran for a half-day of water and sightseeing adventure. Go snorkeling, kayaking, swimming or jet skiing near Virginia Key, then drink some wine and relax on the deck. Reminisce about all of the good times you've had together and about how much you want to be her best mate. Slip the ring on her finger, then lift off on a parasailing flight. The ring will sparkle in the sunshine as you both glide over the bay.
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