There’s nothing quite like a picnic when the weather gets nice. If you’re looking to do something fun outside, there are loads of great picnic spots in the area. Philadelphia isn’t just a massive expanse of asphalt and concrete. We have plenty of woodsy, grassy areas to throw down a blanket and hang.
In fact, Philly is one of the best cities for picnicking, according to a study from ShaneCo.com. Our large variety of amazing food spots and green spaces give us an edge in the art of having a picnic. Because even though you can picnic literally anywhere, from a public park to your own backyard, some cities are better designed for picnics than others. To give Philly a top spot, a variety of factors relating to the outdoors, food options, costs, and more were examined.
Whether you’re planning to feast on a fancy charcuterie board with friends, or kick back with a hoagie or cheesesteak, this region has the place for you. You don’t need a checkered blanket or a bougie wicker basket to have a picnic. Picnics can be as simple or as complicated as you’d like them to be. It’s proven that getting some fresh air and sunlight is good for you. Picnicking is a cost-effective way to get outside and enjoy beautiful weather.
On this list, we have a wide variety of spots to check out that range from wide open green spaces, to easy-to-plan-for parks with plenty of tables to sit at. And don’t worry if you’re from Jersey or the burbs, we included some places close to you as well!
When the weather is good, picnicking is a fun, family-friendly activity to do. So grab a towel or blanket, and some grub, and head outside!