6 amazing and unusual Atlanta sites to propose to your honey

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6 amazing and unusual Atlanta sites to propose to your honey

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Contributed by Meghna Nagarajan, Nawal Taoussi
Anuj Patel proposes to Sumita Dalmia with a Twitter-themed proposal.

If you're proposing to your significant other in Atlanta, why not take the experience up a notch?

Sharks in the backdrop or even an uber-exclusive rooftop above the city would turn the 'I do' into a 'heck yes, I do.'

Whichever option you choose to pop the question, these six locations are sure to make your proposal memorable for both you and your prospective spouse:

Freeman's Mill Park

1401 Alcovy Road, Lawrenceville. 770-822-8840.

Freeman's Mill Park has several picturesque spots that would make the ideal location to pop the question as well as spend some time together before and after. A historic gristmill provides the perfect backdrop, or drop to one knee on the old stone bridge. The Alcovy River also provides some excellent scenery, and at one point, a small waterfall creates a serene, cozy setting.

The helipad at The W Atlanta – Downtown

45 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd., Atlanta. 404-582-5800. 

The W Atlanta – Downtown hotel has a helicopter tour and package that will make your proposal impressive on a James Bond-style level. Propose on the helipad atop the hotel and then enjoy a tour of the city's skyline as you toast your engagement with champagne. You can then enjoy dinner together at the hotel and spend the night in a studio suite.

The Georgia Aquarium

225 Baker St. NW, Atlanta. 404-581-4000.

The Georgia Aquarium offers some uniquely fun places to propose. Schedule an animal encounter with dolphins, sea otters or penguins, and pop the question as they play a supporting role. The staff has even helped out in some unusual ways for some proposals, including calling a "random" volunteer up during a presentation and having the diver hold up a fish-shaped sign with a marriage proposal on it. For help planning a proposal, contact publicprograms@georgiaaquarium.org.

The Georgia Aquarium has been the site of some fun proposals that the staff has helped make a success. File

The top of Arabia Mountain

3787 Klondike Road, Lithonia. 770-492-5220.

Arabia Mountain is an isolated, exposed granite hill that has a diverse and beautiful landscape. The summit is accessible after a relatively short one-way hike of about two thirds of a mile, according to atlantatrails.com, and you can propose to your significant other as you take in the sweeping views from the top. The area also includes two small reflective lakes, so take some time and explore the area with your spouse-to-be.

Piedmont Park

Runs along 10th Street and Piedmont Avenue in Midtown Atlanta. 404-875-7275. 

Propose at Piedmont Park as you enjoy the city's skyline as well as the park's natural beauty. A covered gazebo is recommended by atlantatrails.com as a perfect proposal setting, and the site also suggests following it up with a romantic picnic for two on the lawns. If you like the setting enough, you can return and have your wedding in Piedmont Park.

Piedmont Park's lake and views of Atlanta's skyline help make it a beautiful setting for a proposal. John Spink/jspink@ajc.com

On a movie or TV tour

Atlanta's popularity as a setting for television shows and movies has also made tours of featured and related locations popular. From "Gone with the Wind" to "The Walking Dead," you can take a tour and propose to your significant other at a site associated with one of their favorite films or shows. To geek out even further, dress up as zombies, as Scarlett and Rhett, or other appropriate characters.

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