Best picnic spots in California

Screen Shot 2015-06-17 at 9.00.50 PM
Bureau of Land Management/Creative Commons

Hello fellow Californians! Have a free Thursday afternoon? What about this Thursday, June 18? You do? Fantastic! Coincidentally, this day is International Picnic Day. We at the Clog would love to help you find the perfect picnic location that will satisfy all your picnicking needs no matter where you are in the Golden State. Here is a comprehensive list of potential picnicking locations, by region of California. You’re sure to find something that will satisfy your desire to relax on a sweet patch of grass, pop open some apple cider and soak in the loveliness that is summer.

Northern California

Screen Shot 2015-06-17 at 9.00.50 PM

  • California National Historic Trail
  • Redwood National and State Parks
  • Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

 

Santa Rosa

Screen Shot 2015-06-17 at 9.01.46 PM

 

  • Howarth Park
  • Spring Lake Park
  • Finley Community Park
  • Galvin Community Park

 

Santa Cruz

Screen Shot 2015-06-17 at 9.02.37 PM

  • Natural Bridges State Beach
  • The Picnic Basket
  • Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks

 

San Francisco

Screen Shot 2015-06-17 at 9.04.00 PM

 

Berkeley and Oakland

Screen Shot 2015-06-17 at 9.04.47 PM

 

  • Tilden Regional Park
  • Codornices Park
  • Berkeley Rose Garden
  • Redwood Regional Park

 

East Bay

Screen Shot 2015-06-17 at 9.05.48 PM

 

  • Briones Regional Park
  • Del Valle Regional Park
  • Lake Chabot Regional Park

 

Napa and Sonoma Valley

Screen Shot 2015-06-17 at 9.06.39 PM

  • Anaba Wines
  • Depot Park
  • Jack London State Historic Park

 

Central Valley

Screen Shot 2015-06-17 at 9.07.20 PM

 

  • Caswell State Memorial Park
  • Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park
  • Columbia State Historic Park
  • Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park
  • McConnell State Recreation Area
  • Millerton Lake State Recreation Area

 

Greater Los Angeles Area

Screen Shot 2015-06-17 at 9.08.16 PM

 

  • Echo Park Lake
  • Barnsdall Art Park
  • The Getty Center
  • Griffith Park Observatory

 

Newport Beach

Screen Shot 2015-06-17 at 9.09.14 PM

 

  • Inspiration Point
  • Balboa Peninsula Park
  • Crescent Bay Point Park
  • Heisler Park
  • West Jetty View park

 

Long Beach

Screen Shot 2015-06-17 at 9.10.33 PM

 

  • El Dorado East Regional Park
  • Drake Park
  • Marina Vista Park
  • Seabreeze RV Resort
  • Colorado Lagoon Park
  • Los Cerritos Park

 

Manhattan Beach

Screen Shot 2015-06-17 at 9.11.23 PM

  • Polliwog Park
  • Seaside Lagoon

 

San Diego Area

Screen Shot 2015-06-17 at 9.12.12 PM

 

  • La Jolla Cove
  • Carlsbad State Beach
  • Balboa Park

 

So grab your cold cuts, mayonnaise, mustard and bread, and picnic on you Bears!

Image sources: Bureau of Land Management, Harminder Dhesi, Melfo
ody, Steve Corey, Daniel Parks, Miguel Vieira, Malcolm Carlaw, mlhradio, Susan Catherine, Ken Lund, Kim Seng, Yngvar Johnsen, Nathan Rupert under Creative Commons

Contact Daniella Wenger at [email protected].