Places to Propose: The Best Couple’s Getaway in 2019

Couple on a romantic getaway

The realtors’ adage “location, location, location” can be as true for romance as it is for real estate. If you’re looking for the perfect place to propose or the best romantic getaways for couples, we’ve compiled the list of ultimate romantic places in 2019. We surveyed 1600 people to uncover this year’s destination wish list and discovered the places that will make you go weak in the knees.

Most Romantic Places to Propose in 2019

There’s no doubt that one of the most romantic events in life is the proposal. Whether you’re planning the proposal or being proposed to, it’s a life defining moment. And a key factor in planning the perfect proposal is the location. So, where are the most coveted proposal destinations for 2019? We’ve compiled the top 12 places.

The Deets on the Most Romantic Proposal Getaways

Already think you know the most romantic spot in the world? Well, you might be surprised. Although it’s considered the city of love, Paris doesn’t take the number one spot in fact that honor belongs to the romantic floating city of Venice, Italy! And there are more surprises related to proposal: It seems that these days, getting down on one knee is anyone’s game with 21% of men saying they would actually prefer to be proposed to! So forget waiting for a leap year to propose, ladies, get planning now! The top 12 proposal destinations are:

  1. Venice, Italy
  2. Paris, France
  3. Hawaii, USA
  4. The Bahamas
  5. Vanua Levu, Fiji
  6. At home
  7. Bali, Indonesia
  8. New York, USA
  9. Niagara Falls, North America
  10. Sydney, Australia
  11. Edinburgh, Scotland
  12. Las Vegas, USA

Want to know more? Our romantic getaways slideshow has all the details about the 12 ultimate destinations for the perfect proposal in 2019:

Proposal Prep: How to Prepare

Zoe Coetzee, EliteSingles relationship psychologist gave these three top tips to prepare for the perfect proposal in 2019:

  1. Plan ahead: Choose the location, the order of your events, who you want there (if you’re inviting friends and family along for the ride) and plan ahead. To pull off the perfect proposal, layout out the finer points and add in sentimental details that are meaningful to you two!
  2. Practice: Proposing can be stressful, so run through the plan ahead of time, say your speech out loud beforehand, and practice the moment so you don’t leave out important parts. But, at the same time, always speak from the heart!
  3. It’s about the two of you: Keep your eyes on the prize. Don’t let the stress of planning derail you from the main purpose – to ask the person you love to spend their life with you. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, focus on your partner and the love you share – the rest is just details!

Couple’s Getaways in 2019: Best Romantic Hot Spots

Of course, romantic vacations aren’t just the domain of proposals. We also wanted to know which destination is the most coveted getaway location. Perhaps you want to celebrate an anniversary or birthday, or maybe you just want to get away from it all for a while. So, where should you go?

Here are the top 10 places to go on a couple’s vacation in 2019 and it should come as no surprise that the top three places were in sync with the proposal hotspots! However, a few exotic additions prove that the beach is indeed the firm favorite for romance.

  1. Italy
  2. France
  3. Hawaii
  4. The Maldives
  5. Bora Bora
  6. Australia
  7. Bali
  8. The Caribbean
  9. The Bahamas
  10. A Cruise

Location aside, according to our survey it also turns out that men and women agree on where they want to go with 59% voting the ocean as the most romantic setting! Meanwhile a foreign city came in second place with 17% of the vote, followed by the mountains with 14% of the vote landing it in third.

Most Romantic Spot? It’s a Personal Thing.

Although Paris and Venice took out the top spots as the most romantic places, many participants felt a romantic location was more determined by a person. Romance doesn’t have to be defined by location, but rather the love you share. Next time you’re planning a couple’s getaway, remember our poll participant’s own words: “the most romantic place can also be a person!” Here are a few more of our personal favorites:

“Anywhere that we were together we’ll always be in the perfect place”

“I don’t think it’s the destination but the person you are with. Anywhere can be romantic as long as the person you’re with is just as into you as you are them.”

“It is about the person you are with”

“I just can’t pick because romance isn’t something you buy tickets to. It just happens and when it does you really don’t remember the location.”


EliteSingles Most Romantic Destinations Survey, 2018. Sample Size: 1600 participant

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