Florida isn’t called the Sunshine State for no reason, and with most cities in Florida having more than two hundred and fifty days of sunshine a year, what better place to head outside as often as you can for a relaxing picnic in a beautiful setting. In the article below, we have compiled a list of the best picnic spots near the Port of Jacksonville, FL, so you can be ready to go the next time you fancy a picnic in the sun.
- JACKSONVILLE DREW PARK
With picnic benches, grill stations, playgrounds, and a softball section, Jacksonville Drew Park is one of the best in the area. The picnic areas are beneath a canopy of trees that offer much-needed shade all year round, and despite this location being quite popular among locals, there is more than enough space for everyone to feel like they have a little privacy. This park is clean, and well maintained, and combines both the relaxing element and entertainment for the younger ones.
- JACKSONVILLE ARBORETUM AND GARDENS
Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens is a botanical garden and one of the top-rated picnic sports in the Port of Jacksonville area. Not only does it have breathtaking beauty wherever you go, but there are also walking paths and hiking trails so you can explore before you head home. There are few places in the area that offer as much tranquility for a picnic than in these gardens, they are definitely worth a visit even if you go alone.
- TREATY OAK PARK
The name comes from the fact that this park is full of treaty oak trees making a wonderful setting for your picnic. These trees are beautiful to look at, so much so, that this is a popular photo shoot location. This park is quite unique and is the ideal place to come and unwind with your favorite people and spend some time away from the realities of life. It is a gem that should not be missed if you are nearby.
- FORT FAMILY PARK
It will come as no surprise that Fort Family Park is one of the best picnic spots to go to if you have kids with you. In the park, there are not only plenty of picnic benches with great views but also activities for the kids including playgrounds and sports areas complete with bleachers so you can ey an eye on them. With lots of room and even clean toilets, this is the perfect place to spend the day as a family.
- RIVERSIDE PARK
Riverside Park gives you everything you could ask for; stunning views, a much-needed breeze coming off the water, plenty of shade to keep you cool, areas for dogs to run, and for children to play. Overall, Riverside Park ticks all the boxes of a solid picnic spot.
The Port of Jacksonville provides a beautiful backdrop for a picnic wherever you go, so even if you don’t end up at one of the recommendations above, we know you will not be disappointed.
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