Spice Things Up With 5 Unique Picnic Ideas

Eidolonai November 12, 2017

A picnic is one of the best ways to add excitement to any meal. Of course, if you’re looking for a truly different picnic experience, there are a number of unique ways to take your picnic to the next level. Interested? Then check out the suggestions below.

Night Picnics

As simple as it sounds. Just load up the picnic basket and set out after the sun goes down. A night picnic adds romance and excitement that can often be absent from day picnics. It’s also a great way to beat the heat during the summer. Of course, make sure to bring tiki torches or candles to illuminate your meal. Citronella candles are also helpful in fending off mosquitoes.

Water Picnics

Few things are as enjoyable as a picnic consumed while floating down a river or while in the middle of a lake. Grab a waterproof picnic backpack and fill it up with delicious food for your next boating adventure. Whether you’re yachting on the Atlantic or canoeing through a local bayou, a picnic on the water always hits the spot.

Urban Picnics

A picnic set amidst the concrete and bustle of a city is truly something special. Urban picnics can take place in a variety settings. Rooftops, balconies, and waterfronts are favorite destinations. Empty parking lots and the tops of parking garages are also cool spots to grab a bite and relax. It takes a truly creative person to create “nature” out of an urban landscape, so let loose your imagination and see where it takes you.

Winter Picnics

Just because the trees have shed their leaves doesn’t mean you have to keep the picnic basket in storage. As long as you have the proper gear and a willing companion, a winter picnic can be an unforgettable experience. A thermos full of hot cocoa or coffee will make it all the more enjoyable.

Beach Picnics

Perfect for the summer or any day of the year, beach picnics are always a great time. Nothing beats watching the waves while scarfing down a delicious meal, especially if you’ve worked up an appetite after swimming in the surf. A good picnic blanket is crucial for beach picnics, as sand can be a terrible nuisance.

And if it is summer, you’ll be able to cool off with a swim after the meal as well.. Just be sure to wait half an hour before jumping in!

A picnic is one of the best ways to add excitement to any meal. If you’re looking for a truly different picnic experience, try one of these unique ways to take your picnic to the next level.

John Moxly has spent more than 30 years working as a writer in various facets of the outdoors and camping industries. He is an avid camper and buys all of his picnic baskets from Picnic World.

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