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Posted January 30, 2019 | 2:02 PM

Popping the Question in Hillsborough County

Six romantic ideas to help make your proposal perfect

Asking someone to marry you is a life-changing moment and one you and your partner will always remember. So how do make that special moment exceptional? Here some of the best and most unique places in Hillsborough County that will help make your proposal that much more special.

Eureka Springs Park
Stroll along walking trails and boardwalks at Eureka Springs Park. Wind through a lush floodplain forest of maples, cypresses, and tupelo before making your way to the covered bridge where you can get down on one knee. The photos will not only capture you and your partner's joy but also the beauty of the Florida nature around you.

Henry B. Plant Museum
After an afternoon of exploring the Riverwalk, head over the bridge to the University of Tampa and the Henry B. Plant Museum. You can't get a more Tampa proposal after dropping to one knee in front of the 128-year-old building that was once the opulent Tampa Bay Hotel and now where residents go to learn about Tampa's early years.

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LOVE mural
Looking for a unique background for your proposal pics? Check out the "For the Love of This City" mural that is located off Florida Ave in downtown Tampa next to the Portico. With the mixture of all things Tampa, your photos will surely make your proposal one to envy. How many people can say they were proposed to with a rooster and a two-headed alligator in the background?

Upper Tampa Bay Park
If you and your partner are more outdoorsy, head to Upper Tampa Bay Park where you can put in your kayak and set out for a sunset paddle on the Bay. Then right when the sun goes down pop the question. Make it the perfect ending to the perfect day. Pro tip: make sure your ring has a flotation device.

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Apollo Beach Park
Enjoy the white-sand shore at Apollo Beach Park with a scenic picnic for two. Grab some foodie favorites from a local eatery and take to the beach. Then, while you both are looking out over the Bay towards the Tampa skyline, take out that ring and ask your best friend that very important question. For an even more magical moment, wait until sunset to ask - you won't be disappointed and neither will your new fiance!

PRC Pet
Pop the question at home, but add a little something more to the moment. Adopt a cute four-legged friend from Pet Resource Center and have them help you ask those four special words. Not only will you have a unique proposal story, but you also get to change your duo status into a trio with a new addition.

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Looking for more inspiration? Turn any of these date ideas into your forever story.

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