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.
Not being able to bring a pet along for a trip can be a dealbreaker from some dog lovers when making plans. Luckily, the folks at Pup Flask created an easy-to-use portable dog bowl that will travel anywhere you and your pup go so hydration is never a problem.
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Lantern festivals are sweeping the nation. Lanterns originated in China, but made their way across the world. Lantern lights are mesmerizing when they light up the night sky. I always think of the scene in the Disney movie Tangled, where the whole town sends lanterns up to the sky in honor of the missing princess and the entire sky is covered with lanterns. Travel around the world to see the best lantern festivals.
Spend the holidays at National Harbor, a growing destination conveniently located just south of Washington, D.C. National Harbor offers something for everyone this season, whether you’re traveling with the family in tow, seeking a romantic pre-holiday getaway or want to host a friends’ weekend for the season.