Thursday, February 28, 2008

A Leap Year Again – The Top 10 Places To Propose In The Usa

A Leap Year Again – The Top 10 Places To Propose In The Usa

Every four years, February 29 appears on the calendar and is traditionally the day when women can propose marriage. This custom dates from fifth-century Ireland, when the rules of courtship were stricter. Since many women were waiting too long for proposals, St. Patrick is said to have granted this dispensation to them to speed up the process. And this quaint custom comes into effect again in 2008, as it is a leap year

If you are planning on "tying the knot" in Leap year here are ten top places in the USA where you can pop the question.

Arizona’s star natural attraction, The Grand Canyon, offers plenty of proposal options, from a magnificent lookout, to a hot-air balloon or helicopter ride

What about the Big Apple? For a proposal with an incredible view, either take the elevator or climb the 1,860 steps to the 102nd floor of the Empire State Building in New York City. Try to make it on a clear day, when you can see for almost 80 miles, or on a clear night, when the city lights will provide a romantic backdrop for your proposal

New York City is arguably at its most romantic, when viewed from a horse-drawn carriage in Central Park. Featured in countless movies, the carriages start at Central Park South, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, at 59th Street

The magnificent Bridal Veil Falls at Niagara Falls, in New York State, is a dramatic location to tell him how much you love him. Then pop the question as you marvel at the sheer power and beauty of the water as it rushes downward.

Treat him to a trip in a hot air balloon over Lake Tahoe, California, and propose as you float gently above the beautiful lake and take in the incredible views.

For a year round warm weather proposal destination head for the Florida Keys. Key West, Florida, is the perfect place to be at the end of the day. A proposal here, as the sun sets over the sea, will be a memorable start to the rest of your lives together.

The picturesque 80-foot-tall Wailua Falls, on Kauai, in the Hawaii Islands, are a dream come true, when it comes to marriage proposals. You can propose at the scenic overlook or take the path down to pool below, to swim in the cool mountain water together.

Inspiration Point, at the Grand Teton National Park, in Wyoming, with its awesome view, would be a breathtaking spot for your proposal. The Point is reached crossing Jenny Lake boat and then hiking up the Cascade Canyon Trail.

At St. John, on the US Virgin Islands, Honeymoon Beach hosts proposals galore. The question can be written in the sand on the beach or on a diver's board during an underwater adventure.

And finally, don’t wait to get lucky on the Las Vegas Strip, Nevada, just claim your prize with a marriage proposal on a gondola ride at The Venetian, or during dinner at the Eiffel Tower at Paris, Las Vegas.