As the leaves begin to fall, you realize it is the season of change, and you are ready to begin the next step with your other half; it is time to consider the proposal. Those who have gone before have used planes with banners or skywriters; they have proposed in the car, in the house and in the yard. However, this is the era of the selfie, where everything is recorded and shared on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram or Pinterest, to name a few. So how can you make a fall proposal that will stand out, be remembered and get the answer you want, all in one? You can have all that and more by choosing a place that is memorable, or has meaning to you both. Here are some past ideas, and you will find an updated list of places to consider below.
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Old Sacramento
2nd Street, between 1st and Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814
www.oldsacramento.com

There are many times of year that Old Sac has events such as Mardi Gras, Sacramento Music Festival, Theatre of Lights, Labor Day Weekend, etc. You might consider working your proposal around one of those events. However, one of the most romantic rides in Old Sac runs year round, and that is the Carriage Ride. The rides are offered by private coach operators, and you should call ahead to make special arrangements. Three companies offer the carriage rides, and their contact information can be found on the website.

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Credit: Anjali Hemphill/CBS13


The Tower Bridge
342 L St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
www.dreamsacramento.com

A unique setting is The Tower Bridge, overlooking Sacramento at sunset. If your intended enjoys a sunset, this might be the best place to pop the question. On the list of National Register of Historic Places, the bridge reminds us of our rich heritage in the gold rush days, and is painted gold. A Sacramento icon, the bridge stands over the Sacramento River.

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Credit: Jillallyn/Flickr


The American River Bike Trail
www.americanriverbiketrail.com

If your intended loves the outdoors and cycling, this might be the ticket for you. The American River Bike Trail runs for 32 miles from downtown Sacramento to the city of Folsom. You could stop in a number of the shady places along the trail and pop the question, some overlooking the beautiful river. In addition, if she is cycling in the annual Princess Promenade Bicycle Ride, you could consider meeting her at the finish line with ring in hand.

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The Hornblower
Old Sacramento
1206 Front St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 446-1185
www.hornblower.com

The Hornblower offers a one-hour cruise throughout the year. The ship travels past many historical Sacramento sites such as the I Street Bridge, the Tower Bridge and the Delta King. The tour includes historic stories of Sacramento beginnings such as the first days of the Gold Rush and the Pony Express. Annually, the Hornblower has a cruise on New Year’s Eve to watch the fireworks. A proposal with the fireworks as the background would definitely be memorable.

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The World Peace Rose Garden
California State Capitol Museum
10th and L Streets
State Capitol
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 324-0333
www.capitolmuseum.ca.gov

The California State Capitol Museum houses the World Peace Rose Garden, which will give you numerous sites to choose from. The garden has sections dedicated to specific types of roses, as well as to celebrities we all know and love. Imagine proposing to your loved one while smelling the aromas of the Bing Crosby Rose, the Barbara Streisand Rose, the John F. Kennedy Rose or the Betty Boop Rose. More information can be found at the website.

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Deb Ling is a freelance writer covering all things Sacramento. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.