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Old 04-01-2008, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Lakeway TX
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Default Best place for proposal?

Can you recommend the best place in/near Austin for a proposal?

My future son in law is flying in early next month and would like to surprise our daughter. He's thinking outside, pretty and maybe a landmark of sorts.
Thanks!
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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The Zilker Gardens, or maybe Mt. Bonnell. Or a boat on Lake Travis...no way for her to get away . The Wildflower Center, too, is a real pretty location if you go during 'down' hours. If they are the more active type, down at Twin Falls or Campbells hole (go early and none of the stoners are out of bed yet).

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Old 04-02-2008, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Austin
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The bluff at the northwest side of the Loop 360 bridge across Lake Austin, at sunset. There's a view of the city and the lake. It's much less crowded than Mount Bonnell and the view is better. The climb up there isn't too bad but it's not as easy as Mount Bonnell.
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Old 04-02-2008, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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If you don't mind a bit of a drive, you should consider the historic district of Gruene. The area is beautiful and has a romantic vibe. There are a few notable bed & breakfasts (Gruene Mansion Inn) there too that he might want to consider involving somehow.
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Old 04-02-2008, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Lakeway TX
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Thanks for the suggestions...
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:09 AM
 
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I proposed to my wife at Auditorium Shores with a picnic.
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:35 PM
 
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barton springs pool......she can jump into that ice water to clear her head......

serious there isn't anywhere more austin than the pool in the spring
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Old 04-02-2008, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Austin TX
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Mt Bonell or out by lake travis!

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Old 04-03-2008, 02:32 PM
 
Location: South Austin
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Many moons ago I asked my wife to marry me out on 360 where it over looks downtown.
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Old 04-03-2008, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Maybe the new Town Lake Park (right next to the Palmer Events Center)? It's only been open since Aug '07, he'd probably be one of the first to propose there. Then as they get older, they can say he proposed there when it first opened.

It's got a great view of the downtown skyline on a little hill, plus fountains and some little piers that go out into a pond. It's pretty cool.

Lake and Fountain on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevehopson/1273682036/in/set-72157601731593344/ - broken link)
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