Thinking outside of the regular routine? Valentine's Day is on the way, and if you want to make an epic marriage proposal, where could you go (within reason) in the great state of Texas to pop the big question?

There's a bigger list, but I'm pulling ones that are closer to Lubbock or seem worth the trip. A memorable engagement and happy life together is almost sure to follow! If intention is half of it, it's sure to show how much you care if you design an epic proposal.

There are some surprises on this list, waterways with gondolas is one. A horse drawn carriage would be another great idea. Somewhere beautiful is key.

There's a little bit of everything here for you -- from mountain views, to mystical treasures, canyons and beaches.

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    Gondola Adventures

    357 Wesstfork Irving TX 972-506-8037

    Truly unique. This would be a real surprise.

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    Enchanted Rock

    16710 Ranch Rd. 965 Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 685-3636

    Enchanting, mystical and magical seems like an ideal idea.

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    Big Bend National Park

    1900 Sauceda Ranch Road Presidio, TX 79845 (432) 358-4444

    A must-see Texas adventure, with wonderful secluded spots for an unforgettable proposal.

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    Palo Duro Canyon

    11450 Park Road 5 Canyon, TX 79015 (806) 488-2227

    Off the beaten path for the rest of Texas, but an epic idea in Lubbock's backyard.

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    Corpus Christi Beaches

    222 S. Shoreline Blvd., CC, TX 78401 361-826-3469

    At sunset with horses would be an incredible dream proposal spot.