There are millions of acres of parkland in cities and counties throughout the U.S. and beyond. While the U.S. may not have its own national picnic week like the U.K., June is still a perfect time of year to get out and enjoy a picnic with your friends and family. Christy Spensberger invites you to come along with us as we take a look at Three of America’s Best Places to Picnic in the US.
Not only one of the most iconic parks in the world, Central Park also happens to be an amazing park when it comes to picnics. A great way to relax, enjoy nature and some quality time with your friends and family, there are plenty of great places to lay out your blanket in Central Park. Top areas in the park for picnickers include the Great Law, Strawberry Fields, the Conservatory Garden and Sheep Meadow. Where is your favorite area?
Golden Gate Park
Golden Gate Park is one of the most popular areas for visitors and residents looking to get outdoors and enjoy the lovely California sunshine in San Francisco and for good reason. From the amazing views to the great events, much like Central Park, there seems to always be something going on here. In June, the park is in full bloom and flowers and events are all easy to find. When it comes to picnics, there are plenty of places to choose from including the Dalia Dell Picnic Area, the Elk Glen Picnic Area and the Pioneer Log Cabin Picnic Area, just to name a few. Even on a busy weekend, you are sure to find the ideal picnic area for you.
The oldest park in the country, Boston Common is the starting point for the Freedom Trail and the perfect place to enjoy a picnic before taking a walk to explore the sites. Roughly 50 acres in size, the park is generally filled with people enjoying the summer sun and having some quality time with friends. Free to visit, find a nice shady spot and enjoy a picnic anywhere you want.
Even if you won’t be in the area of one of these spectacular park areas, there are plenty of other parks near you to get out and enjoy the beauty of nature and the fun that goes along with a picnic. Grab your kite, some sandwiches and a camera and get out and enjoy the summer sun this summer.