Enjoying the World’s Best Picnic Spots To Bring Friends And Family For International Picnic Day

We think that we can safely say that we feel everyone on the planet understands the concept of a picnic. Just about everyone has gathered together friends and/or family members, filled a basket or cooler full of food and drinks, and headed out to some kind of outdoor area.

Perhaps it was a picnic at a local park, at a beach, or in the mountains. It doesn’t matter. All that matters is that we’re all familiar with the concept of a picnic and many of us enjoy them at least once a year. The picnic is such a familiar concept that there’s even a whole holiday dedicated to it.

A holiday that’s called International Picnic Day and is observed in June 18th. This holiday encourages everyone to take advantage of the warm summer season and to have a picnic. That sounds like a great idea. All that’s left to decide, other than what type of food to pack, is where to go. Of course, the hardest part of planning any picnic is choosing the right place to go.

Not because there are so few places to picnic but because there are so many. The world is full of Grade-A picnic spots. There are literally thousands upon thousands of spots for people to choose from on this beautiful planet of ours. So, let’s take a few moments and find out which spots we feel are the best ones for enjoying a great picnic with loved ones.

Central Park, New York City, New York, U.S.A.

Central Park is one of the premier locations to have a picnic. Construction on this park first began in 1858 when workers moved several cubic yards of stone and topsoil and built 36 bridges. They then planted half a million trees, shrubs, and other plants. This park’s beautiful scenery, variety of picnic areas, and activities such as hiking and biking make it a great picnic spot. As does its 843 acres of space.

Tower Grove Park, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.

Another great American park for a picnic is Tower Grove Park in St.Louis. Sure, Forest Park, another great park in this city, gets all the attention, but this one is a real gem. This Victorian park was built in 1866 and is full of many historical entrances, busts, and buildings. Having a picnic here is like going back in time. This park covers 289 acres, and it’s a great place to feed ducks and geese, have a BBQ or simply enjoy the natural beauty. It also has beautiful themed pavilions to enjoy and its Fountain Pond is a place so beautiful, many people get their wedding photographs taken there.

Villa Borghese Gardens, Metropolitan City of Rome Capital, Italy

This landscape garden is the third largest public park in Rome and covers an area of 197.7 acres. This park is full of stunning scenery that includes sculptures, fountains, and gardens. It’s also home to cultural institutions such as the Borghese Gallery and Museum, Museo, Pietro Canonica, and the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art (it’s not in the park, but close). There’s also La Casina di Raffaello — a historic building that has a bookstore and a recreation center for children.

Hampstead Heath, London, United Kingdom

Hamstead Heath is another great place for a picnic. It has great views over London, and all of your picnic supplies can be obtained around the park. It’s close to bakeries, delis, and cake shops that will provide people with all the picnic food they need. Having a picnic here is one of the iconic things for tourists to do in London. Some tourist guides even rank it as the number one picnic spot in the world.

Parc des Buttes Chaumont, Paris, France

This 19th-century park was created on April 1st, 1867. Even though this park has somewhat of a sinister history, with it being the site where criminals were hanged from the 13th to the 18th centuries, it is now the fifth largest park in Paris. It covers approximately 61 acres, provides stunning views of Paris, and has a natural beauty of its own. It also has many different picnic areas, and all around the park are some of the best food options in Paris for picking up local produce and artisanal products.

Milford Sound, South Island, New Zealand

This fiord located in the southwest of New Zealand’s South Island is a great location for picnics. It’s known for its waterfalls, Mitre Peak, fur seal, dolphins, and penguins. There are even nature cruises offered with a picnic lunch available for the adventurous.

And those are the locations that we recommend for anyone looking to have a picnic. Any one of these locations is perfect for packing up the family and enjoying a relaxing picnic lunch. Do you have any suggestions for a great picnic area? If you do, then let us know.