Find a beautiful place for a picnic in every single state. Here are the 50 best picnic spots in America!
It’s hard to argue with the perfection of white sand beaches for a picnic spot.
If you’re looking for the best picnic spots near you, bring a blanket and spend the entire day exploring the park.
Beat the heat with a sunrise breakfast picnic.
Get a takeout picnic from a restaurant and hike Pinnacle Mountain for valley views.
In California, head to the “most photographed spot in San Diego,” for the picnic of a lifetime.
If you’re looking for the most beautiful picnic areas in America, Garden of the Gods is a beautiful destination in Colorado and is less crowded than Rocky Mountain National Park.
Bring your picnic onto a 19th-century schooner for an authentic Connecticut experience.
If you fish, we recommend visiting this stocked pond for a picnic at this state park.
The pirate ship playground is perfect for families with kids.
Explore over 30 acres in historic Savannah before sitting down for a picnic next to the iconic Forsyth Fountain.
This man-made lagoon is the perfect place for families to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the beach.
You can birdwatch and hike in the Silent City of Rocks before enjoying a picnic with a view.
If you’re searching for entertaining picnic areas in Chicago, grab a Chicago dog and head to the urban oasis in the Lurie Garden in Millennium Park.
There are 100 acres to explore in Indianapolis’s heart–plenty of places for a picnic.
A 500-foot bluff overlooks the convergence of the Mississippi and Wisconsin Rivers.
Enjoy a picnic and a day of hiking or horseback riding in the first state park in Kansas.
A once-in-a-lifetime experience – picnicking while surrounded by life-size dinosaurs.
Grab take out from a neighborhood restaurant and sit among cypress trees at this makeshift park.
The Crown Jewel of the North Atlantic Coast is a must-visit for anyone in Maine.
Pack a springtime picnic and head to this secret gem in Baltimore to take in the 80,000 tulips planted throughout the park.
If you’re searching for the best picnic spots with a view, set your picnic blanket on the rocks overlooking the Atlantic – on a cloudless day, you can see Maine.
Pack a dinner picnic and catch the Northern Lights at this Upper Peninsula park.
Camp and picnic right on the charming shores of Lake Superior.
Take a short 20-minute walk on the boardwalk over the swamp before unpacking your picnic basket near the parking area.
Wander around this 2-acre park in Kansas City before finding a spot in the Memorial Garden for an outdoor meal.
If there’s one thing western Montana has plenty of, it’s big skies and impressive views.
Make a picnic part of a weekend stay at this Missouri River bluffs state park.
Explore rock formations, go swimming, and try kayaking before enjoying a sunset picnic on the beach.
Explore the early history of the United States with a day trip to Star Island.
Enjoy a picnic at one of America’s coolest national parks, or spend a few days camping.
Picnic on the shore of Cape May before heading into the resort town to explore the boardwalk.
Pack a lunch and spend the day exploring one of the most famous parks in the world.
Explore the wilderness surrounding a 600-foot granite dome before unpacking your picnic.
There’s no better spot to experience the North Dakota countryside than one of the picnic pavilions in this national park.
Spend an afternoon wandering around this park’s 200-acres with picnic spots overlooking the Little Miami River Valley.
Picnic after you spend a day boating, fishing, and swimming at Lake Arbuckle in this lovely recreation area.
Wander around tidepools and birdwatch while you enjoy a picnic on the sand.
Visit this mountain range after stopping by one of the state’s Amish markets for snacks and handmade crafts.
Set up a picnic with classic New England shoreline views.
Take your picnic to the top of this geological feature near Sturgis and with spectacular views and rich history as a sacred site.
Rent a canoe in Columbia before taking your picnic onto Cedar Creek and explore this national park by water.
You’ll find many activities at this park–horseback riding, a dog beach, kayaking, and even a wandering herd of bison.
Locals love this South Austin greenbelt, spend the day swimming and picnicking on the river’s shore.
Take advantage of the grills next to the picnic tables before trekking up the short hike to see this natural waterfall in Provo Canyon.
See where the Von Trapp family found Austria in the United States and enjoy an outdoor lunch at the Slayton Pasture Cabin.
If you’re researching the best picnic areas, we recommend visiting the longest covered bridge in Virginia. Enjoy a picnic on the shores of the Shenandoah River.
Bring a meal with you as you enjoy the Pacific coastline splendor at this picnic spot.
Eat on the grassy slopes before wandering through almost 500 acres of cultivated plant beds.
Any of the falls and overlooks in this state park will make memorable picnic spots.
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Rent a boat in this idyllic lake town and experience Lake Superior from the safety of Siskiwit Bay.
Rock climbers can stop at the picnic site after exploring the granite outcropping nearby.