While the weather might not always be on our side, summer serves as the ideal time to dine al-fresco. If you don’t fancy delving into soggy sandwiches in your local park, you might just want to take a look at our top 6 breath-taking spots to take a picnic. Don’t forget to pack your camera!
Park Güell, Barcelona
If the thought of Spanish sunshine and tasty tapas gets you in the mood for lunch, take a trip to Barcelona. While there are numerous parks to choose from, Park Güell is particularly picturesque due to its Gaudi-inspired architecture and colourful scenes.
Champ de Mars, Paris
Looking for an Instagram-worthy picnic to make your friends jealous? Settle yourself in the scenic Champ de Mars located underneath the iconic Eiffel Tower. There’s an endless amount of food shops nearby – so you can spend your afternoon gorging on brie, petit pain and pastel-coloured macarons.
Botanical Gardens, Singapore
Those seeking a spot of sophistication should head to Singapore’s stunning Botanical Gardens. While you could lay down your blanket just about anywhere, you’ll find an ideal spot beside Symphony Lake. You might even be lucky enough to visit when the city stages one of their regular free music concerts.
Rievaulx Abbey, North Yorkshire
Proof that you don’t have to travel to a far-flung destination to experience somewhere beautiful, this striking abbey is a great setting for a summer picnic. Situated in the North York Moors National Park, there’s plenty of romance to be found in these medieval ruins.
Yosemite National Park, USA
With a wealth of wildlife and stunning surroundings, there’s more than enough to explore in Yosemite National Park. The Cathedral Picnic Area is a serene setting with breath-taking views across the Sierra Nevada Mountains – perfect for enjoying your fried chicken and root beer!
The Green Canal, Bruges
Winding its way through the centre of Bruges, the Green Canal is a great place for some frites, a waffle or a bottle of Belgian beer. Lined with stunning 17th-century townhouses and quaint bridges, you’ll feel a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of Belgium’s favoured town.
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