Charm City, best known for its inner harbor, crabs, and rich industrial history, is also home to uniquely romantic places perfect for popping the big question. To share some of the top proposal spots in Baltimore, we teamed up with the experts at Clean Origin, a provider of ethically sourced, cost-efficient diamonds. You can celebrate with family and friends or enjoy an intimate moment with your loved one at any of these locations. Plus, Clean Origin has you covered with their lab-grown diamond engagement rings that add sparkle to sustainability.
A Proposal in Flora
The Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens boasts seven gardens that will make this occasion truly special. Whether your partner is a history buff, plant lover, or travel aficionado, this spot is ideal for any proposal. The tropical greenhouse and orchid room will transport you to another world and are both two picture-perfect places to propose. Or take a stroll through the lush outdoor gardens before getting down on one knee in this urban oasis.
- Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens
A Proposal with a View
Travel back to the 1920s and take in the picturesque views of Baltimore 29 stories above the harbor at the Bygone. Treat your partner to an elevated dining experience and specialty cocktails while enjoying the warm ambiance of this rooftop restaurant. Located at the top of the Four Seasons Hotel, you can also surprise your loved one with a staycation featuring an afternoon at the five-star spa or a day by the luxury pool. This proposal spot best suits the posh and trendy partner.
An Artistic Proposal
If your partner is an art lover, the American Visionary Art Museum is the best place to propose. This eccentric museum exhibits inventive artistry from self-taught creatives. Explore the three-story Jim Rouse Visionary Center before popping the question in the Wildflower Garden, which features a Meditation Chapel/Wedding Altar befitting of your future. After your partner says “yes,” take a walk along the Inner Harbor to the Rusty Scupper to enjoy a romantic waterside dinner.
A Proposal in Nature
A hike through Lake Roland is a great pre-proposal activity for the nature-loving or environmentalist partner. The Red Trail is a two-mile, leisurely foot trail that takes you through woodland bordering the lake. Get down on one knee over the dam bridge with a scenic view of forest, a man-made waterfall, and Greek revival pump house. Plus, along the trail, you can take in engaging sculpture installations from local artists. If your partner prefers a day out on the water, you can launch canoes or kayaks to paddle around the lake and take in the wildlife before you propose.
- Lake Roland
A True Baltimore Proposal
For a quintessential Baltimore proposal, take a trip to historic Fells Point and walk through the cobblestone streets before proposing at the end of Broadway Pier at sunset. Celebrate post-“yes” with dinner and drinks at one of Baltimore’s most popular restaurants like Duck Duck Goose, Thames Street Oyster House, or Rec Pier Chop House in the five-star Pendry Hotel. Any Charm-City-centric partner will swoon over this proposal.
- The Broadway Pier, Fells Point