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

We believe everyone on the planet understands the concept of a picnic. Just about everyone has gathered friends and/or family members, filled a basket or cooler with food and drinks, and headed out to some kind of outdoor area. Perhaps it was a picnic at a local park, on a beach, or in the mountains.

International Picnic Day is observed on June 18th. This holiday encourages everyone to take advantage of the warm summer season and have a picnic. That sounds like a great idea.

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 believe are the best 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 for a picnic. Construction on this park 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. The park’s beautiful scenery, variety of picnic areas, and activities such as hiking and biking make it a great picnic spot.

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

Another great American park for a picnic is Tower Grove Park in St. Louis. This Victorian park was established in 1866 and is full of historical monuments, busts, and buildings. Having a picnic here is like going back in time.

The 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 so picturesque that many people have their wedding photographs taken there.

Villa Borghese Gardens, Metropolitan City of Rome Capital, Italy

The landscape garden is the third largest public park in Rome and covers 197.7 acres. The 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 houses a bookstore and a recreation center for children.

Hampstead Heath, London, United Kingdom

Hampstead Heath is another great place for a picnic. It offers great views over London, and all your picnic supplies can be obtained around the park. It’s close to bakeries, delis, and cake shops that will provide you with all the picnic food you need. Having a picnic here is one of the iconic activities for tourists in London.

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, 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 fjord 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 seals, 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.