Best Places In Sacramento To Propose

August 31, 2013 5:00 AM

When you are ready to tie the knot, finding the perfect place to pop the question is very important. Where will you go to ask your special someone to head down the aisle with you? It depends on what your interests are. What do you both enjoy? What’s important to you? The greater Sacramento area is flush with many special places to ask that special question. Here are some to consider.



World Peace Rose Garden
1350 10th St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 324-0333

If 650 rose bushes with 153 varieties of roses sounds romantic to you, this is the place to go. This garden has been enthralling visitors to the Capitol for a very long time, even before it was dedicated as the World Peace Rose Garden in 2003. Catch it at the right time and you will be enveloped in the fragrances of too many roses to count. Pick a color and head to that spot. Roses are the official flower of the United States and are known as a symbol of unity. It is perfect for asking your heart’s delight to spend the rest of their days with you.



Top Hand Ranch
P.O. Box 183
Elverta, CA 95626
(530) 677-2871

A beautiful carriage pulled by magnificent horses in Old Sacramento, you and yours can take a romantic tour. With a nice leisurely pace and a great setting, this could be it. What a way to remember your day of asking that big question. Make arrangements ahead of time, and your carriage will stop at the right spot. Drop to your knee and ask away. This is charming, thoughtful and a sure winner in the memory category. Arrive at your wedding in one of these carriages too. What a follow up!

Delta King offers wonderful dining options and a truly unique hotel. (Credit:

Delta King offers wonderful dining options and a truly unique hotel. (Credit:

Delta King
Old Sacramento
1000 Front St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 444-5464

The Delta King is real paddle wheel riverboat. In her youth, she travelled between Sacramento and San Francisco. Moored in the Sacramento River in Old Town, take your partner for a romantic dinner aboard this absolutely fantastic spot. Choose from two on-board restaurants. Enjoy the memorable ambiance of this stately King. After a wonderful meal, perhaps take a stroll on deck to pop the question. Set the date, and return for the wedding.

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Sailing at Sac State Aquatic Center

Sac State Aquatic Center

CSUS Aquatic Center
1901 Hazel Ave.
Gold River, CA 95670
(916) 278-2842

Perhaps the two of you are fans of outdoor recreation. Head to the CSUS Aquatic Center at Lake Natoma. Either bring your own kayaks or rent them when you get there. Picture this. You are paddling on this urban gem of a lake, enjoying the soft sounds of the kayaks gliding through the water. The shore line is a flora- and fauna-rich environment, and you stop along the shore. This is it, the time to pull out that ring and the big question. Every kayak trip after this will bring back this great memory.



California State Railroad Museum
125 I St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 445-7387

The trains inside this museum are part of the fabric of California. From very small specialty trains to behemoths that are hard to get your mind around, there will be somewhere in here for you to conduct your proposal. Inside an old sleeper coach, next to an astoundingly large locomotive or by a brightly painted narrow gauge train, who knows where your heart will lead you? These trains are a direct link to California history and could be where your history together starts. All aboard!

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Charles Ferris is a freelance writer who has lived in the Sierra, halfway between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe, for the last 37 years. In 2010 he retired from teaching after 36 years . He and his wife hike, kayak, cross country ski, snow shoe, ride mountain bikes and road bikes, year round. His work can be found at

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