You have the perfect engagement ring, but now what? You have to pop the question to your beloved, and here are some ideas of where to get engaged in San Jose!
You have done your research, sweated out choosing the perfect diamond, and maybe even had the engagement ring custom made. Now comes the hard part, you need to present that perfect engagement ring to the love of your life. This part is critical! You will both remember this moment for the rest of your lives, to be relived during romantic getaways, and retold around the dinner table at family gatherings for years to come.
San Jose is a beautiful city, and here in Silicon Valley the weather is very accommodating and there are some great locations whether you are looking for private and personal, public and exhilarating or romantic and secluded. Having been born and raised in San Jose, I know the town and I have compiled a list of my top recommendations of places to get engaged in San Jose. Have one you want to add, or do you want to share your story? Let me know in the comments below or on our Facebook page.
7. Santana Row
Whether you are looking for a peaceful park bench, a chique restaurant, or a surprise flash mob, Santana Row in San Jose has it all. Renown in the area for nightlife and great food, Santana Row also has beautiful landscaping making it a great choice for a proposal!
6. San Jose Municipal Rose Garden
A San Jose historical landmark, the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden is a beautiful setting year round. The garden features over 3500 roses and has a gorgeous fountain center piece. There is always a quiet spot for a romantic engagement ring presentation.
5. Grandview Mount Hamilton
With panoramic views of the entire valley, there is a reason this is called the Grand View on Mount Hamilton. If you are planning a sunset proposal here, make sure you leave plenty of time to get there, as the road is long and twisty. The destination is well worth it however as it is one of the best places in San Jose for a view. Mount Hamilton also has the Lick Observatory, so you can always make a day of it!
4. Winchester Mystery House
A beautiful example of Victorian architecture, the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, CA is a perfect place for a surprise engagement! From the beautiful landscaping to the unique interior you are sure to find a place for your perfect proposal. If you are proposing with a vintage or antique engagement ring this setting may also be ideal!
3. Plaza de Cesar Chavez
The Plaza de Cesar Chavez square is in the center of downtown San Jose. It has the honor of being the oldest public open space in California. Beautiful fountains, and easy access to hotels makes is a great place to plan an engagement.
2. San Jose Japanese Gardens
The Japanese Friendship garden in Kelley Park has many tranquil locations including a red bridge just perfect for a diamond engagement ring proposal.
This beautiful and tranquil garden is an expanse of peace in the middle of the city. The Japanese Friendship Garden (JFG) is a living symbol of the “Sister City” relationship between Okayama, Japan and San José. It serves as a popular setting for the perfect place for weddings, celebrations, and engagements!
1. Communications Hill
Named after the communications tower that dominates the top of the hill, Communications Hill in San Jose is a favorite destination for sunset viewing, and romantic walks. A very short drive from almost anywhere in San Jose, Communications Hill provides panoramic views of the valley and beautiful vistages of city lights in the evening. The presentation of a diamond engagement ring against this backdrop is ideal!
Have one you want to add, or do you want to share your story? Let me know in the comments below or on our Facebook page.