Best Picnic Spots Near Philadelphia PA

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Grab a picnic basket full of your favorite food, and your favorite book and head on in the great outdoors for a picnic in the beaming sunshine in one of the best picnic spots near Philadelphia, PA. Below you can find a detailed list of some of our top recommendations so you know exactly where to go the next time you want to head out for a picnic.


Located along the Delaware River on the western bank, the Penn Treaty Park is there to provide all your perfect picnic day out needs. This park is small but quiet, and the gorgeous views along the riverfront make this little gem of a park easily make it into our top five. For the kids, there is a play area, and for picnic time there are benches. Despite it being smaller than most parks, there are also live music events scheduled here throughout the year which can make a fabulous ending to your day out. It is worth a visit here just for a picnic along the river alone, but the surrounding flora and quiet atmosphere are what make it even better.


Azalea Garden is the very definition of a beauty spot; all throughout the gardens there are stunning views in every direction. When you stop for a picnic you can use the park’s benches, or sprawl out in the shade under the cover of the trees. The ambiance here is extremely peaceful, and this garden is the perfect way to spend a few tranquil hours for your picnic.


Belmont Plateau is a huge hit with the locals, with many saying this is their favorite spot in the city for picnics. As well as picnics, there are also spaces for barbecues and lots of open lawn areas where you can really relax in peace. Belmont Plateau is in an easily accessible location just outside the city, but in some parts of the park, you can catch a little glimpse of the city.


At FDR Park – Picnic Area 2, you can picnic, play tennis, grill, use the playgrounds, or use the open lawns to play whatever games or sports you want. This picnic area has it all covered, and it is impossible to not have a good time when spending the day here. It is kid-friendly, and dog friendly, meaning that everyone in the family is welcome to come, and kick back with a basket full of great food.


At more than two thousand acres, Fairmount Park is the biggest park in Philadelphia. The park itself is separated into two sections, the east side and the west side, with the Schuylkill River running through both sides. The river, the blossoming trees, the walking paths, and other natural attractions make this park one of the most beautiful picnic spots in the city.

There is an untold amount of stunning scenery all over this city, most of it provides a wonderful backdrop to your idyllic picnic, so get outside and discover which picnic spot near the city is your favorite.

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