You’re going to propose (or your partner is going to propose and you’re going to lay some hints)! That’s awesome. Here are a few great places to propose in Seattle!
DUH. Yea. I know. This one kinda feels like cheating. Everyone knows this view (whether from real life or from Frasier). But, even though it’s super popular, my one tip with this is to do it early in the morning. I know that sunrise proposals may not be the most normal way to do it, but if you pop the question at sunset here, you will be watched by 3 different tour busses of people. Go in the morning, you’ll have more space to yourself.
Louisa Boren Lookout
This is totally different. No one ever goes here. Why? Well, because it’s a park that is the smaller than the average home plot in Seattle. But, this park isn’t about the spot, it’s about the view. From the lookout, you’re looking NorthEast from Capitol Hill toward UW, Mt Baker and the rest of the North Cascades. This is that spot that you’ve passed on your way to the Volunteer Park Cafe a hundred times and always enjoyed that fleeting look out on Lake Washington.
In a UW canoe
We live in the PNW for goodness sakes. With that, who would be those land-lubbers that propose with both feet on solid ground. Marriage is a new voyage, so take that super literally. During the summer, grab a canoe from the UW boathouse. You can access it from the North end of the Husky Stadium parking lot in the U District. Definitely, enjoy paddling around either the waterways of the Arboretum or head North to the marshes around the Center for Urban Horticulture.
Two things to keep in mind. If it’s a nice day, this is super popular. So, make sure you have time to wait for a bit before you get your boat. Also, you pay the hour, so it’s probably to keep that in mind before you begin the epic paddle all the way to Bellevue.
Note, kneeling in canoes can be treacherous.
If you look at Lake Washington, there is a little lymph node shaped park that pops out of the South end. That’s Seward Park and it’s awesome. If you’re in the South end of the city, this park is a great spot to ask your partner. Park at one of the lots that are in the middle of the park (not near the water) and then walk down to the lake’s edge on the East side of the park for a nice view of Mercer Island and south to Mt Rainier.
Olympic Sculpture Garden
I’m just putting this in here because it’s where I proposed. So yea, in my opinion, it’s the best place to do it in the city, but I guess I kinda have a biased opinion on that. But, it’s awesome.