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Summer Picnic Places - The Best Picnic Places

Remember when you were young, and the family would go to the beach for the day…. or when your family went on road trips: The stop on the side of the road, and the picnic tables with the best food ever?  Hmmmm…yes, it’s always a good time for a picnic.

These days picnic pictures are all about expensive cheese and wine, etc.  But remember when we were kids, the best picnic of all was the basket that had your mom or granny’s meatballs, plain sandwiches, cooked eggs, chicken pieces, and sweet coffee.  I bet you can almost smell and taste it now as you are reading, and I bet it brings back good memories. 

Best picnic spots Best picnic ideas and places

It’s all about creating memories and sharing those special moments.

If you are living in a part of our beautiful world that currently has summer.

Go out and enjoy the fresh air.  Have a family picnic in your own backyard garden or a park.

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Always clean up after yourself.  Leave the area beautiful so you can enjoy it again and again.

Ideal picnic spots – Summer:

  • The local town or city park
  • On the beach
  • If you have kids, in a playpark
  • Nature reserves (if allowed)
  • Along a hiking trail
  • And obviously your own backyard

Idea:  In many countries pizza shops nearby, deliver to the beach… (saving you time to make food).

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If you are living in a part of our beautiful world that currently has winter:

Surprise your family with a picnic on the Livingroom carpet.

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Ideal picnic spots – Winter:

  • The local town or city park – on a sunny day (for example in Cape Town South Africa you have stunning winter days – perfect for family outings and picnics.
  • In areas with mild winters – you often find hiking trails with beautiful viewpoints.  Warm up with a nature walk and picnic with a view.
  • And obviously on your very own living room carpet.  (It can be very romantic or a great family night.)
  • If you have kids, build an indoor tent with chairs and blankets, and pretend to be camping while enjoying your picnic.

It doesn’t have to be expensive

When it’s time for a picnic, use what is in your cupboards.  Here are a few things – just to get your creativity going:

  • Cold meat
  • Leftovers from last night – meat or chicken, you can make sandwich fillings with it.
  • Cooked eggs
  • Cheese cut into cubes (any cheese)
  • Fruit
  • Yoghurt
  • Hotdogs
  • Hamburgers
  • Potato salad – or any salad
  • Pizza slices
  • Salty biscuits
  • Dips (homemade)
  • Quiche
  • A salad (Try our recipe for a Sweet and Sour green salad)
  • Pancakes
  • Something to drink
Romantic Picnic Ideas

A romantic picnic can be as easy as a basket filled with Champagne, chocolates, flowers and something like figs or strawberries…

Winter picnic ideas outdoor activities

Winter picnic idea: Anywhere with a beautiful view.  Coffee and ready-wrapped sandwiches (you can decide if you need a campfire as well…)

A Romantic Picnic for two

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Although doughnuts and coffee – sound nice to me, you might have something ‘more romantic’ in mind.

Best food to pack for a picnic

Easy things to pack for a romantic picnic are:

  • Croissants
  • Wine / Champagne
  • Fruit like grapes / figs / strawberries…
  • Cheese
  • …and something sweet (for dessert)


Great picnic ideas

Looking for that romantic picnic spot?  Check out our article on the Most Romantic Destinations in the World.

A picnic for two somewhere in a park is always a romantic gesture.  Combine that with flowers and tasty food and you have a winning combination.  These days there are many places that will deliver your picnic basket or even set up your picnic.  Then you can just bring the love of your life to the venue and enjoy.  Sounds romantic to me.

Or how about a sunrise or sunset picnic?

Best picnic ideas and places around the world

Tip:  Some of these companies do offer personalization of the picnic.  So you can ask them for those special touches or something you know your loved one will enjoy.  They often also know of picnic spots that you might not have thought about…so ask them.

Now is the perfect time for a picnic:

Viator offers fantastic picnic adventures around the world.  Check out the list of amazing picnic adventures by clicking on the link above.

  • Doggy Picnics
  • Hiking Picnics
  • Picnics in Marseille, France
  • Kyoto, Japan’s Cherry blossom picnics
  • Tuscany, Italy (Florence, Rome)
  • Cape Town, South Africa’s beach picnics and more
  • Bateman’s Bay, Australia
  • San Francisco, California (and New York)
  • Zanzibar, Tanzania
  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Santiago, Chile
  • Barcelona
  • Portugal
  • and many many more..
No matter what your plans are, remember it is always a good time for a picnic and enjoy the time you spend with your family.