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Picnicking During Travel

by Erich Martin

Jul 12, 2019

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Tips / Travel

One of the best things about picnics is you can have one basically anywhere. As long as the place you have in mind is not private, you can bring along a picnic basket and a blanket for some quality time.


A quick Google search will surely bring up tons of local recommendations for great spots to picnic. From local parks to spots off the beaten path, checking out local media and organizations is the best way to find some hidden gems.


The National Park Service has a series of recommendations, from California to New Jersey, with parks in many states in between. The convenient thing about camping in a national park is there are often places to sit down and have a picnic without too much setup. Park benches and tables often make for great spots, even if they aren’t in the most scenic locations. In the worst-case scenario, sit down near a hiking trail with a blanket and turn any spot into a venue for a picnic.


Outside the regular national parks, make sure to explore your area for local parks. Just because these spots do not have the designation as a national park does not make them any less beautiful.


The most important things to remember to bring are picnic-appropriate food items, like sandwiches, and a convenient way to make and carry them. Make sure you bring all you will need with you when you leave home on your trip.


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