Romance is alive and well in the Tampa Bay area. Whether you are looking to propose under a starry sky, on the beach or in a hot-air balloon, you can find it in Tampa. Show her you love her by creating that special memory that will last a lifetime.
Walk Of Fame Engraved Pavers
Ybor City Development Corporation
2015 E. 7th Ave.
Tampa, FL 33605
(813) 274-7936

What could be more romantic than a lasting tribute to your eternal love? Purchase an engraved paver, pick a spot for your paver to rest, bring your loved one to the area and propose at the very spot where your engraved paver is placed. Pavers cost $80 each and can be placed on any number of places in Ybor City’s Walk Of Fame. Pavers do require a permit to be filled out and approved before placement of the paver is permitted. So plan ahead and create a memory to last a lifetime.

The Big Red Balloon Sightseeing Adventures
8710 W. Hillsborough Ave., Suite 189
Tampa, FL 33615
(813) 969-1518

Cruise to a height of 1,000 feet and propose to your sweetheart among the clouds. Balloon rides leave daily at sunrise, although the departure location varies by weather conditions. Each flight is approximately 45 minutes to one hour long. But the entire time involvement is about three hours from meeting at Mimi’s Cafe to being returned to Mimi’s after the flight. The ‘Sweetheart Flight’ will take you on a private, couples-only flight complete with champagne and a romantic, sit-down breakfast. The cost for a couples-only flight is $500.

Indian Rocks Beach
City of Indian Rocks Beach
1507 Bay Palm Blvd.
Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785
(727) 595-2517

For a beautiful, romantic evening proposal, head out to Indian Rocks Beach. Choose a spot anywhere along the sandy shores of Indian Beach or at the nature preserve and propose under the stars or under the setting sun. Indian Rocks Beach is also home to some fabulous restaurants so top off your romantic proposal with dinner at any one of the dozens of restaurants in Indian Rocks Beach.

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Avalon West Carriage Service
P.O. Box 10051
Brooksville, FL 34603
(352) 797-0757

Give your princess the Cinderella treatment by booking a carriage ride with Avalon West Carriage Service. Although Avalon West Carriage Service is located in Brooksville, the owners will travel to any of the surrounding counties in the Tampa Bay area. Each carriage comes with a footman and a driver. Packages start at $425. Be her Prince Charming for the evening and treat her to a proposal that she will never forget.

Saunders Planetarium
4801 E. Fowler Ave.
Tampa, FL 33617
(813) 987-6000

For that unconventional marriage proposal, take a trip to MOSI. The Museum of Science and Industry has a new exhibit that is perfect for a romantic proposal. Saunders Planetarium is home to the GOTO Space Simulator Chronos, which is a projection system that can recreate the night sky exactly as it was at any given point in history or will be in the future. What better time to propose than under the same starry sky as it was when you first met. Or perhaps you could propose under the sky as it was on the night of her birth.

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