“Location, location, location.” It is not just the mantra behind successful real estate: It is also the key to the perfect proposal. An engagement ring shouldn’t just be given without a well-thought-out plan. It needs to have the perfect setting and timing to make it a once in a lifetime experience!

At Hamra Jewelers, we know a few special places that are perfect for an engagement proposal

Here are some of our favorite romantic places in Scottsdale:

A picture of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art


This is a very underrated spot when it comes to romance. It’s air-conditioned, it offers a backdrop of stunning artwork to dazzle your senses and offers just enough privacy that you can give her the piece of art she really wants: The kind she can wear! The museum is also located in Old Town Scottsdale, which means there are plenty of quality dining establishments nearby you can go to afterwards to celebrate.
a picture of Taliesin West in Scottsdale

Taliesin West

Does your soon to be fiancé' enjoy architecture and local history? If so, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West would be a great place to take your history buff. This is his winter home and studio for over 20 years. Take a tour of this marvel of architecture. Give her that special gift when you have a moment alone in the house or propose outside while taking in the full grandeur of Wright’s creation.
picture of the pool at the Hyatt Regency in Scottsdale

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch

There are many fine luxury hotels that would make for ideal settings for giving her your heart. The Hyatt Regency at Gainey Ranch has one thing that most hotels don’t have: Gondola rides! While nothing can compare to the romance of floating through a Venice canal with your sweetheart, these gondola rides come close.

Cafe Monarch

There are so many restaurants in Scottsdale that offer outstanding food and a priceless ambiance. One of our favorites, though, is Cafe Monarch. When it comes to setting a romantic mood, few places can beat their outdoor candlelight dinners. Even though there will be other people dining as well, the setting can feel so intimate you’ll feel like the only two people there. It has the perfect ambiance to have a sumptuous meal and spring your surprise.
picture of the dining room in Cafe Monarch in Scottsdale

Butterfly Wonderland

What better way to give someone something beautiful than to be surrounded by beauty? At Butterfly Wonderland, you’ll be exposed to some of Nature’s most beautiful and delicate wonders. It’s the largest indoor butterfly pavilion in the United States. The Butterfly Wonderland is a glass atrium that creates a year-round tropical rainforest habitat where thousands of these winged wonders can fly freely. Make her heart soar by proposing to her as nature flutters by around you.
picture of the outside of Butterfly Wonderland in Scottsdale

Desert Botanical Gardens

Speaking of the splendor of Mother Nature: If butterflies won’t make her heart flutter, perhaps a trip to this botanical paradise will. You can walk arm in arm in the shady paths flanked by spectacular desert flowers and cacti. Listen to the music of birds singing in the hollows of plants and in the trees. Get down on one knee and offer her the ring and a memory she will treasure forever.
picture of the Desert Botanical Gardens
evening picture of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve

McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Scottsdale has numerous hiking trails with incredible views of the desert cacti and nature but at the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, sunrise is particularly amazing. Grab a comfortable spot and watch as the sun rises above the distance illuminating all the flowers and desert plants. What a perfect time to ask for her hand. If she is not an early bird - head over to Dobbins Lookout on South Mountain to catch the sunset. Just as breathtaking - wither one should win her heart.
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Pinnacle Peak Park

One of the most popular hiking destinations in the valley, Pinnacle Peak Park, has some of the most spectacular views you can see in Scottsdale. If your intended loves nature, then this is a perfect spot. Being a wildlife sanctuary, you are right in touch with an array of wildlife. From quail and jackrabbits to coyotes, javalinas and bobcats, nature is at its finest. Great time to propose while taking in astounding views.
picture of horse statues and flowers in Old Town Scottsdale

Old Town Scottsdale

Feeling you have been transported in time, Old Town Scottsdale has an old west vibe. You can take your intended on a stroll through the streets, visit the quaint shops and art galleries along The Marshall Way Arts District and have a nice dinner in one of the many restaurants. Popping the question can happen anytime throughout the day.