The Best Places To Have A Picnic In Los Angeles

Picnics evoke images of summer. Spending time with friends by the river or families having fun in a park. If you are living in Los Angeles and looking for a place to have a get together or quiet picnic then here are some places you can use.

The Getty Center

This happens to be one of the best places for picnics in Los Angeles this park offers a variety of picnic areas and plenty of outdoor seating. The Getty Center has some amazing grounds to visit. When you combine this with free admission, it makes it a great place to consider for a picnic. There is plenty to see and do here too plus The Central Garden is a perfect place to see the sunset and a popular spot for dates.

Malibu Farm Pier Cafe

Instead of packing a picnic be lazy and visit this restaurant for takeaway. Get an order to go and head to the beach and eat al fresco. Remember to bring a rug and you can look at a selection of large picnic blankets online if you plan ahead.

Balboa Peninsula

If you feel like taking a ride and get away from Long Beach then you could head to Balboa Peninsula. The park here is an ideal place for picnicking. If you have children, this is ideal as there is a playground and fresh breezes on a warm day. If you’re looking for things to do with your kids in LA that include nature and plenty of space to run around, this park is the best family-friendly option.

The Old Zoo at Griffith Park

There are picnic benches laid out here with grills. For the children there are old animal cages that can be sought out and explored. It is a good place to start out from for a hike or maybe a place to end up at to have your food afterwards.

Griffith Park is one of the most beautiful parks in Los Angeles with a variety of hiking and picnic spots. If you have more than a few hours to go to Los Angeles, you can turn a picnic into a full day at Griffith Park. Griffith Park is also truly one of the most beautiful places to watch a sunset in Los Angeles.

Echo Park

This is a place that many people overlook but it is a diverse environment to visit. Full of local art and musicians it can be a fun place to picnic and explore. There are barbecue pits, picnic tables, a pool and a lot of sports areas to enjoy. You can head to the lake and rent a pedal boat if you wish after or before having a picnic in the area. If you have the time and the inclination you can visit the Dodgers Stadium while you are here.

Palisades Park

Walk with the locals and their dogs through Palisades Park. You can make a blanket picnic on the lawn or use one of the picnic tables and make a spread.

Palisades Park goes all the way from Colorado Avenue down to San Vicente Boulevard and is next to Ocean Avenue. Apart from picnics, visitors can enjoy incredible views of the Los Angeles River, the Pacific Ocean and the San Gabriel Mountains.

Grand Park

Grand Park covers 12 acres of downtown Los Angeles and is a true oasis against the urban background. Visitors can take a break in the park and have a picnic in one of the man spaces. The Music Center here has many events encompassing local community and cultural experiences. You could bring your own picnic with you or if you prefer, search out one of the many vendors and food trucks at the park and make your own picnic this way.

Burton Chace Park

The park is situated right next to the marina. Burton W. Chace Park is perfect for having a picnic. Afterwards visitors can rent paddle boards or a boat. Find a spot to picnic under the shade of palm trees in this popular Santa Monica spot, which is also ideal for people watching. There are plenty of picnic tables and lawns, perfect places to spread a blanket and snooze while you picnic or feast.

Will Rogers State Park

Will Rogers State Park with its large picnic table is not only a great place for family and friends to spend an afternoon, but also a great place for a family picnic on the beach or enjoy a football game.

Pan Pacific Park

This park is the ideal place for a real summer picnic. It has barbecue pits and large areas of grass for activities after the food has settled.

Los Angeles has numerous parks and areas on the coastline where couples, friends and families can enjoy picnics and BBQs with cold drinks. This is just a brief glimpse at the possibilities so try exploring and find your favourite spot.


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