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Chances are you (and your partner) have spent countless hours brainstorming the perfect place and way to propose. For our New Jersey couples, the good ol’ Garden State has a bunch of stunning, scenic places where you can ask, “Will you marry me?” amongst a storybook backdrop. We’ve compiled a list of our five favorite scenic spots in NJ that are sure to take your breath away.
Waterfront Parks in Hoboken & Jersey City
Just across the river from Manhattan on the Jersey side is an abundance of parks and piers that provide the most beautiful scenery for popping the question. In Hoboken and Jersey City specifically, we recommends Pier C (conveniently located near the Hoboken PATH station) for the most amazing skyline views or Liberty State Park, which is nestled opposite of Liberty and Ellis Island for even more incredible sights to set your about-to-be-engaged eyes on.
The Great Falls
Just 12 miles west of New York City is this 77-foot waterfall located in Paterson. As one of the United States‘ largest waterfalls, this beautiful spot also boasts a rich history being a driving force behind the Industrial Revolution. This breathtaking scene provides its visitors an opportunity to experience a natural wonder nestled within within an industrial, urban setting. It’s uniqueness and “hidden gem” qualities make it an ideal spot to make your love official.
Spirit of NJ Dinner Cruise
Dine, dance, drink and get engaged aboard the Spirit of New Jersey Dinner Cruise. Departing from Weehawken’s Lincoln Harbor, this cruise is a special date night where you can board the ship as a couple and leave as fiancés! The sparkling New York City skyline will take your breath away as it floats by your dinner table — while you and your love share a meal, tear up the dance floor to music provided by the onboard DJ, and begin a new chapter in your lives together. Read real brides’ reviews here!
New Jersey Beaches
Even though it’s commonly known as the Garden State, New Jersey boasts a plethora of beaches to boot. With 130 miles of sandy shores from central to southern New Jersey, you won’t have to look too far to find a remote spot to pop the question. Our recommendations? Take a sunset walk on the beach somewhere with a favorite restaurant or bar nearby. That way, you can take a moment to celebrate together before you start spreading the happy news.
The State Line Lookout
This overlook is located at the highest point of the Palisades Cliffs, which you can find approximately a half mile south of the state line separating New Jersey and New York. This location offers free parking, and is open every day throughout the daylight hours. Complete with a refreshment stand and gift shop, this scenic spot offers views of the Hudson River, perfect for hiking, bird watching, and of course — proposing!