As we said beforepicnicking has become big business across the country and, with so many parks, scenic spots, and other scenic spots, especially here in Houston.
We’ve rounded up 7 of our favorite places to sit outside and enjoy an evening nosh with your best friends, that special someone, or on your own.
This gently sloping park offers some of Houston’s best views. Do you feel romantic or emotional? Leave the lock on the pedestrian bridge over Allen Parkway.
With 160 acres that run for more than two miles along Buffalo Bayou, Buffalo Bayou Park is the perfect spot to take in the green space close to the city. A short walk along the park’s many trails will bring you to an open grassy area that is perfect for a picnic.
One of the newest additions to Memorial Park, Clay Family Eastern Glades offers a variety of experiences, from waterfront views and pavilion-style barbecues, to fun activities on the grassy center and pocket picnics nestled among the glasshouses. Afterwards, enjoy a stroll along the Hines Lake Boardwalk.
Planning a quiet, romantic picnic? Look no further than River Oaks Park. This green area has amazing trees that cover the whole park in shade and greenery, perfect for afternoon or evening.
Hermann Park has a little something for every type of picnicker. Miller Hill is great for picnics, hammocking, and all kinds of outdoor games. Do you like art? Plan your picnic around a show at the Miller Outdoor Theater.
With lush greenery and oak trees, Menil Park is the place to go in Montrose when you want to throw a blanket on the grass and people watch, do yoga, play sports, or whatever your heart desires. And with Bistro Menil, Lúa Viet Kitchen, and the Waffle Bus within walking distance, the picnic takes care of itself.
Located in the Heights just north of I-10, Stude Park is the perfect place to watch the sunset (or sunrise) and see the city in the distance. Whether you’re planning a private meal off the beaten path, a family barbecue, or a more sophisticated picnic, there’s plenty of space and shade at Stude Park.