The World's Most Romantic Places to Propose
Overlooking Big Sur, California
The Romance: There are more-famous roads in America—Route 66 springs to mind—but few could claim such poetry-inspiring scenery as California’s Big Sur, the 90-mile stretch of Highway One that runs from Carmel to San Simeon. The rugged coastline, with rocky cliffs on one side and the imposing Santa Lucia mountains on the other, feels custom-made for riding in a vintage convertible with the guy or gal of your dreams. Stop at one of the many dramatic lookout points for your big moment, or save the question for when you’re cozied up in a cliff-side yurt at Treebones Resort or an ocean-view suite at the much-lauded Post Ranch Inn.
The Price Tag: Ocean-view suites at Post Ranch Inn start at $1,060; ocean-view yurts at Treebones Resort start at $190.