If you’re looking to make memories in a truly unique way, why not consider a destination picnic? There are plenty of local and national spots where tourists are welcome to spread a blanket, kick back, and relax. Parks are a lovely go-to, but if you think outside the box you can find a spot that’s truly special. Historic sites and national landmarks are a perfect alternative. Even private sites like The Biltmore Estate are usually okay with you bringing a bag and relaxing on the lawn as long as you pay for a ticket. Sometimes, the picnic can even be impromptu. Larger venues have food and beverage available for sale on site and gladly offer you the opportunity to explore their grounds. Rather than staying home this weekend, why not venture out into the world with your picnic basket and healthy food in tow?
Of course, it’s easy to get caught up in eating unhealthy food during your picnic, such as pizza, so stock up on healthy foods like fruits, veggies, and fresh sandwiches. Your kids will stay healthier this way and the food will taste delicious. Plus, you’ll feel refreshed after a hearty meal. Don’t forget to take your multivitamins later that evening after your marvelous picnic to pump your body full of even more nutrition and vital nutrients! It’s time to hit the road and enjoy delicious and healthy food while enjoying the sites.
It’s Not Just About the Destination:
When trying to create a memorable experience, it’s good to remember that the journey is just as important as the destination. Driving directly to a designated spot and parking feet away from where you plan to eat is about as much fun as walking from your kitchen to the dining room; imagine how much better it would be to relive the stress from your week by walking or touring a magnificent property before arriving at the perfect spot. For a good starting point, start scouting out places locally.
You Don’t Have to Travel Far to Go on a Journey:
A spontaneous afternoon picnic can be fun, but if you have young children, pets, or the thought of going on a picnic with no preparation makes you more nervous than relaxed, find an area you are familiar with. Community parks seem like the obvious choice, but there are more places right off the beaten trail. A great resource when treasure hunting for the perfect picnic spot is your city or town’s website. Even if the prime location is close to home, picking a spot and planning your meal and activities will be a part of the adventure. You’ll be surprised to find out what’s in your back yard… or just beyond.
When adventure strikes, a road trip may be in order; it’s always good to have a list of activities in your back pocket in case the impulsive urge for a getaway or vacation hits. Find new places to explore in your hometown or city and keep your picnic basket on hand. When you need an afternoon out, pack your basket and car and prepare to explore a new destination so your picnic is more than just a walk in the park. Don’t forget to pack some healthy food because you may need a banana or granola bar when you’re hitting the road, or the trail!
Paige One loves picnic adventures, but understands it is important to bring healthy snacks and multivitamins along the way!