New Orleans has been named the “Most Romantic City in America” (CNN), one of the most Beautiful Cities in the U.S. for Romantic Getaways (Thrillist) and one of the “9 Most Romantic Cities in the South” (Huffington Post). Here is our proposal for the best spots for a romantic engagement.
1. In a French Quarter Restaurant with a Courtyard
Few things are more enchanting than a courtyard restaurant in the Vieux Carré, with a bubbling fountain and lush plants all around. See our list of New Orleans French Quarter restaurants with courtyards here.
2. On the Steamboat NATCHEZ
Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler honeymooned on steamboat to New Orleans. Choose this romantic setting for one of them most romantic moments of your life. Learn more.
3. On a Carriage Ride
Remember the surrey with the fringe on top in Oklahoma? There’s just something romantic about carriage rides. Go clippety clop through the French Quarter at night and plan your future in the glow of Bevelo lanterns. Learn more.
4. On a Swamp Tour
Your life together will be a wild and beautiful adventure. Pop the question on bended cypress knee in the Louisiana swamp. Choose your swamp tour.
5. City Park
There are several backdrops in City Park, perfect for proposing. You can pop the question at Popp Fountain, before the LOVE statue in the Sculpture Garden at NOMA, on a picturesque stone bridge over a bayou, on a gondola ride, in the Botanical Garden, on the antique Carousel, on the Peristyle or just under the live oak of your choice. Even Storyland would be fun. What better place to start your fairytale life together?’
6. On a Streetcar
Every Streetcar is named “Desire” when there’s a marriage proposal involved. Get on the track to romance. Learn more.
7. In Front of the NOLA 300 statue on the riverfront
New Orleans has endured for three centuries. Make the statement that your love will endure as well by getting engaged on the riverfront across from Jackson Square.