When you present your beloved with a vintage engagement ring in Hartford, Connecticut, you are declaring your love in one of the oldest cities in America. With so much character and history in the 381-year-old city, you may find it difficult to determine exactly which spot might serve as the perfect proposal venue. But much like the experts at Knox Jewelers can help you choose appropriate jewelry, they can also help you in your search for the best romantic spots in the city where you can “pop the big question.”
As a slow, gentle river bespeaks “romance,” we would first suggest looking at spots along Hartford’s Connecticut River. Fortunately, Hartford boasts four riverfront parks interconnected with the downtown by a series of scenic walkways and bridges. Little doubt that you can find a secluded nook along one of the more natural areas of the walkways’ routes at which to bestow your love with a vintage engagement ring and vows of perpetual love. Of the four parks, Charter Oaks Landing and Great River Park provide the most scenic natural views of the river, along with the most tranquility.
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Should you want to take a bigger step with River Romance, consider a cruise on the Hartford Belle, an antique style riverboat. You and your loved one can snuggle up on the stern or bow of the ship, and contemplate the expanding ripples of the boat’s wake as the boat glides smoothly downriver. And after you’ve presented your beloved with a vintage engagement ring you've had custom created at Knox Jewelers, you can celebrate with champagne from the ship’s full-service bar.
While not on the river, another Hartford Park that should be on your list for potential engagement spots is the Rose Garden in Elizabeth Park. After all, what better complement to enhance your presentation of a heirloom quality, vintage engagement ring than thousands of roses, all within what is the third largest rose garden in the country?
If you and your beloved are patrons of the fine arts, then perhaps you should consider Wadsworth Atheneum, with its incredible collection of European Baroque art, French and American Impressionist paintings, Hudson River School landscapes, modernist masterpieces, and collection of early American furniture and decorative arts. With all that fine art, and as America’s oldest art museum, the Atheneum might serve as the perfect backdrop for presenting your beloved with heirloom quality antique jewelry; especially since each Knox Jewelers design is a small, hand crafted work of art!
With so much history Hartford is home to numerous charming old-style neighborhoods and architectural buildings of note that might serve your betrothal purposes and the perfect spot for the presentation of antique jewelry. Consider first Frog Hollow, home of both Trinity College, the state’s second oldest college, and of the urban hideaway of Pope Park. Historic Pratt Street in downtown Hartford is filled with old-world charm, and home to many of the city’s best restaurants, thus providing a venue for a romantic “ask the big question” walk followed by a celebratory dinner. Finally, the nearby Connecticut State Capitol building is especially intriguing from an artistic architectural standpoint, and would serve as a fine backdrop to the presentation of a vintage engagement ring and its accompaniment of promised everlasting love.
Finally, for a possible spot off the beaten path that may appeal to those whose dreams look skyward, Park your car on Route 20 in Windsor Locks at the end of the runway at Bradley International Airport. You can watch the planes take off right over you as they streak into the sky, while promising love that will soar higher as well.
No matter where in Hartford you choose to make your marital proposal, know that Knox Jewelers stands ready to hand-craft you and your love the finest heirloom antique jewelry for the special occasion and for your lifetime together.