7 of Our Favorite Picnic Spots
As we reported earlier, picnics have become big business around the country and, with an abundance of parks, scenic views, and other idyllic settings, particularly so here in Houston.
We've gathered 7 of our favorite spots to sit outside and enjoy an afternoon nosh with good friends, that special someone, or even solo.
Eleanor Tinsley Park
This gently sloping park offers some of Houston's best skyline views. Feeling extra romantic or sentimental? Leave a lock at the pedestrian bridge spanning Allen Parkway.
Buffalo Bayou Park
With 160 acres spanning more than two miles along meandering Buffalo Bayou, Buffalo Bayou Park is a no-brainer for picnicking among greenery with up-close city views. A short walk on most of the park's trails will lead you to an open grassy area that's picnic perfect.
Clay Family Eastern Glades
One of the latest additions to Memorial Park, the Clay Family Eastern Glades offers a variety of picnic experiences, from lakeside views and pavilion-style barbecues, to lively affairs on the central lawn and pocket picnics tucked among the glades. Afterward, enjoy a walk along the Hines Lake Boardwalk.
River Oaks Park
Planning a quiet, romantic picnic? Look no further than River Oaks Park. This cozy greenspace features stunning trees that practically cover the entire park in shade and greenery, perfect for those summer afternoons or evenings.
Hermann Park has a little something for every type of picnic goer. Miller Hill is perfect for picnicking, hammocking, and yard games of all types. Fancy the arts? Plan your picnic around a show at the Miller Outdoor Theatre.
With its wide open greenspaces and canopy of live oak trees, Menil Park is Montrose's go-to place when you want to throw a picnic blanket on the grass and people watch, practice yoga, play a boardgame, or whatever your heart desires. And with Bistro Menil, Lúa Viet Kitchen, and Waffle Bus within walking distance, the picnic practically plans itself.
Located in the Heights just north of I-10, Stude Park is the ideal spot to watch the sunset (or sunrise) with downtown views in the distance. Whether planning a private meal off the beaten path, a family barbecue, or an extravagant upscale picnic, there's plenty of space and shade at Stude Park.