• Megan Hersom

WHERE TO PROPOSE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

Considering popping the question in Southwest Florida? Here are some of the spots we think would be the perfect backdrop for your proposal.

Once you have the ring the next thing you need is the best location for your proposal. Below you'll find a list of some great places throughout Naples and Fort Myers. Before your proposal contact the location to review any policies concerning photography, videography, and decorations. Be mindful of outdoor spaces and make sure you leave them better than how you found them.


01 A Beautiful Garden

If you love to learn about different plants and animals pay a visit to one of these sites, the Naples Botanical Garden, the Bonita Springs Everglades Wonder Gardens, and The Butterfly Estates in Fort Myers. The Naples Botanical Gardens has segmented gardens with art, architecture, cultural representations, and exquisite landscape design. The Everglades Wonder Gardens has many animated aspects, including roaming flamingos that can add a lively effect to your proposal photos! The Butterfly Estates is a smaller grand venue making the destination a dreamy garden escape for two.

  • Naples Botanical Garden

  • Garden of Hope & Courage

  • Bonita Springs Everglades Wonder Gardens

  • The Butterfly Estates


02 A Local Park

Being an active couple is fun and keeps the relationship upbeat. Maybe try to pop the question, when exploring a new park by walking, rollerskating, skateboarding, or biking through a new area. Baker's Park, is fairly new, has many different secluded areas that overlook beautiful waterways making it the ideal backdrop. The park also features a spiral hill called the "Knoll" Overlook giving a stunning bird's eye view. To see maps and learn more about Naples Parks and Recreations click here.

  • Cambier Park in Naples

  • Bakers Park in Naples

  • Riverside Park in Bonita Springs

  • Lakes Park in Fort Myers

Waterside Shops in Naples on Pine Ridge & Tamiami Trail


03 Romantic Dinner

Southwest Florida is home to many high-end dining and shopping plazas. These areas are ideal to take a stroll, shop, gaze at art, and explore the city. Scout out 5th Ave, 3rd St., or Waterside Shops for the perfect spot to pop the question! Make sure not to miss the small parks, Meriihue Mini Park, Menefee Mini Park on 5th Ave, and Rodgers Park near 3rd St. South. Celebrate with a surprise reservation at a nearby restaurant where your loved ones are waiting to congratulate the both of you.

  • 5th Ave in Naples

  • 3rd St. South in Naples

  • Meriihue Mini Park in Naples

  • Menefee Mini Park in Naples

  • Rodgers Park in Naples

  • Waterside Shops

04 Surrounded by Nature

Take a step on the wild side to discover the more natural and untouched side of Southwest Florida at Freedom Park, Gordon River Greenway, Corkscrew Sanctuary, or 5 Mile Cypress Slough Preserve. These nature parks have boardwalks or cement pathways that lead to look-offs. The viewing docks are ideal for an intimate and secluded moment.

  • Freedom Park

  • Gordon River Greenway

  • Corkscrew Sanctuary

  • 5 Mile Cypress Slough Preserve


05 On The Shore

Of course, a beach is always a popular option. Make it special by sprucing it up and adding some flair! Start with a walk in the sand and end at a designated spot that is all set for you to ask her hand in marriage. This could be a picnic on the beach, a floral display, or a romantic evening dinner in the sand. The details will make for a lasting impression.

  • Vanderbilt Beach

  • Clam Pass

  • Lowdermilk Park

  • Barefoot Beach

  • Naples Pier

For more ideas and help in planning the perfect proposal in Southwest Florida, make sure to contact Valor Events.




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