5 Ideas for Bay Area Summer Proposals

Thinking about making it official? Summertime is one of the most popular times of the year for popping the question -- and there’s good reason with all the outdoor options for a picturesque proposal.

At Padis Jewelry, we’re considered experts at engagements with thousands of the finest selection of diamond engagement rings and wedding bands. Every day, we help couples find that dream ring -- whether timeless styles or the latest trends -- and then they come back to share their engagement stories, with many of the best including a scenic backdrop.

If you’ve been thinking the time is right, we’ve put together five of our favorite proposal ideas for summer to help you plan the perfect way to wow your future fiancé or fiancée.

1. Under the stars.

Coit Tower Proposal Views

Nothing says romance like a night-time proposal with a stunning view. And San Francisco's Coit Tower delivers. The slender, white concrete column perched on the top of Telegraph Hill has been an emblem of the city’s skyline since its completion in 1933, bringing you and your one and only 360-degree views of the city and the bay, including the Golden Gate and Bay bridges. The observation deck closes at 4 pm, but the tower is surrounded by fields for beautiful views any time day or night.

2. Picnic in the park

Couple at Sutro Baths in SF

A charcuterie board and a bottle of sparkling wine or cider set just the right tone for a proposal at Sutro Heights Park. This sprawling garden on a hilltop overlooks the Pacific Ocean and the Cliff House, featuring views of Ocean Beach and the Sunset District. If you’re looking for a secluded location with natural beauty, you’ve found the spot.

3. Hiking with a view

Lands End Proposal Views

If you’re the couple that loves a good trail with native habitat, Lands End in the northwestern corner of San Francisco is calling your name. At every turn, you’ll see a jaw-dropping view -- from hillsides of cypress and wildflowers to old shipwrecks. And you have your choice of places to drop to one knee with access to the epic ruins of Sutro Baths, pocket beaches or a new Lookout Visitor Center.

4. Magic of the redwoods

Muir Woods Proposal Views

There’s a reason Muir Woods is one of our favorite places in the Bay Area. The small national monument brings breathtaking coastal and forest views, and there’s nothing more awe inspiring (besides the person standing in front of you) than wandering through the majestic redwood forest. Bike or drive depending on the vibe you want to create.

5. A boat made for two

Lake Merritt Proposal Views

One of the most memorable moments in your life deserves something extra special, and Oakland’s Lake Merritt brings it. The wildlife refuge has several boating options for a romantic proposal on the water. If you’re adventurous, rent a pedalboat, canoe, rowboat or kayak; or if you prefer to be pampered, why not opt for a private gondola cruise.

Top Tacori Engagement Rings from Padis Jewelry

Once you’ve got a plan in place, you’re going to need a ring! Here are a few stunners to consider from our most exclusive designer brand Tacori:

Timeless with a twist.


This 18K yellow gold diamond engagement ring is from the Founder's Collection, characterized by the clean lines and elegant simplicity she loves.

Classic solitaire.


An 18K yellow and white gold diamond solitaire from the Simply Tacori Collection is as elegant and sophisticated as she is.

Platinum and pave’


If she’s a modern woman with classic style, the combination of platinum and pave’ can’t be beat in this engagement ring from the Simply Tacori Collection.

If you’re ready to put your summer proposal plans in motion with a Padis Jewelry engagement ring, we’re here to help.

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