From the rugged mountains of the Midwest to the peaceful parks of the East Coast, there are so many beautiful places to spend time outdoors in the United States. Many parks offer a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of life in the big cities without having to go too far. What better way to connect with nature as well as with your family and friends than packing a picnic and heading out to one of these amazingly beautiful picnic spots around the country. So gather your basket and find that checkered table cloth while we take you through the list.
1. Central Park, New York City
It’s no surprise that one of America’s (and possibly even the worlds) most famous parks is on this list. Central Park in New York City is truly an urban escape. When you live your life in a 23 square mile cement jungle it’s important to find a quiet piece of nature to get away from time to time and Central Park provides the place to do just that. Visit a local deli, greenmarket, or bakery and pack a picnic basket with your goods before taking a stroll through the park to find the perfect place for your relaxing afternoon. More than likely you won’t be the only ones with this idea but with a size of 843 acres, this park has plenty of room.