Where to Pop the Question in Duluth

a couple kisses on the beach

Duluth has been a beloved couples’ destination for years. Whether it is the first spot they traveled together, somewhere they go year after year or a new-to-them location, Duluth is a perfect place for someone to propose to the one they love. But where are the best spots to pop the question? Here are some suggestions for those who want to say “YES!” to setting their engagement story in Duluth.

  • Aerial Lift Bridge, Canal Lighthouse or Canal Park area – for iconic landmarks that also make a great photo backdrop after hearing “yes”
  • Brighton Beach Park (Kitchi Gammi) (currently only accessible by the Lakewalk due to construction) – the perfect spot to take to “agate hunting” only for an unexpecting partner to find a surprise gem they’ll get to keep forever
  • Enger Park/Enger Tower (opened seasonally from May 1 until the snow starts in the fall)– with sweeping views of Duluth and Lake Superior, a great option for couples who share many memories across the city
  • Glensheen – the grounds at Glensheen are full of picturesque nooks for an intimate moment
  • Lake Superior Helicopters – for a bird’s-eye view – and with options to add romantic touches to the ride – a helicopter tour will surely create a memorable proposal
  • Lakewalk – stretching more than seven miles throughout Duluth and with benches and amazing photos ops along the way, the Lakewalk offers an abundance of options to find the perfect spot to pop the Q
  • Leif Erikson Park – surrounded by beautiful roses, flowers and trees during the growing season plus gazebos and fountains with a Lake Superior backdrop, this location is pure romance
  • North Shore Scenic Railroad – take a step back in time with a train ride before looking ahead to a forever future
  • Park Point Beach – for those who like to feel the sand in their toes or want to take a dip in or go paddling on Lake Superior, this beach provides miles of shoreline to get down on one knee
  • Superior Hiking Trail – with lush forests and city views, the Superior Hiking Trail provides a rewarding experience for those who want to incorporate the big ask with a bit of adventure
  • Vista Fleet – a romantic sunset cruise on Lake Superior can set the stage for a proposal straight out of a movie
  • Zenith Adventure – a perfect option for those who want to do something active but prefer to leave the planning to the pros (bonus: a built-in guide to snap a photo of the special moment)
  • If a holiday season proposal is in the works, Bentleyville offers a magical vibe with plenty of dazzling photo backdrops to commemorate the occasion
A couple takes a photo in front of the lift bridge at sunset
a couple smiles at each other while hiking
A couple stands at Enger Tower at sunset
Posted on February 10, 2023