Any place that is green and clean can become a picnic spot. But there are some very sought after places which can go into the bucket list of picnic lovers. Here are 10 such picnic spots which qualify as the bestin the world.
1. Huayna Picchu, Peru
Located high above at 9000 feet, this is probably the highest picnic spot in the world. It towers over the Machu Picchu and gives you a spectacular view of these world famous ruins. The strenuous hike to the top is well rewarded by setting up a picnic lunch consisting of the Peruvian version of sandwiches and drink.
2. Milford Sound, New Zealand
Located close to Queenstown, past alpine forests, this is a terrific adventure cum picnic spot ever. Enjoy kayaking and then settle down for a traditional Kiwi meal comprising of Anzac biscuits, lamb roast and a bottle of Marlborough.
3. Villa Borghese Gardens, Rom
The scenic gardens are located in this Italian city, with a little park to its credit. The gardens are a place to savor the traditional Italian fare if pizzas, olives and salami to name a few. So the next time you are in Rome do not miss out on an opportunity to picnic at this tranquil garden.
4. Singapore Botanical Gardens
The Singapore Botanical Garden is a natural orchid garden located in the center of Singapore. This is a place for many outdoor concerts and thus forms a perfect pitch for your picnic with lilting music to accompany.
5. Point Reyes National Seashore, California
A perfect spot for nature and animal lovers, this natural preserve called Point Reyes is located very close to San Francisco. Hike, enjoy whale watching and the coastal beauty of this spectacular place. You could hike right up to the Lighthouse and make it your picnic spot.
6. Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, South Africa
This spot is located on the slopes of the Table Mountain and quick getaway from Cape Town. Start early in the day and reach the slopes, take a hike and settle down on the greenery of this natural forest and enjoy a picnic lunch with your fellow travelers. It is a must do for anyone on a visit to Cape Town.
7. Jardin des Tuileries, Paris
With fountains, sculptures and a couple of museums in the vicinity, this is a perfect urban picnic spot. Situated across the Museums, this garden can become a quick picnic place when in Paris. Pick up some French pastry and park yourself under any one of the magnificent trees for a wonderful picnic.
8. Haleakala National Park, Hawaii
At Haleakala, you could picnic all day. The variety of picnic spots that this volcanic island has on offer is priceless. You could start with a breakfast picnic at dawn and head for a hike towards the volcanoes. Pack a heavy picnic food for lunch, because the hike is going to require some energy. Dinner can be another picnic under the vigil of the stars and the clear sky.
9. Aran Islands, Ireland
The rough green terrain and the limestone landscapes are the highlights of this moorland make it a perfect spot for picnic lovers from around the world. The bay is located on the Atlantic Ocean and has many archeological remains to its credit. Savor a historical picnic at Aran Islands.
10. National Sculpture Garden, Washington DC
This garden is located in the heart of the capital city and has 17 art works from legendary sculptors, on display. The giant fountain located in the center of the garden, and the trees and flowering plants planted all over make it the ideal spot for a picnic. There is also an onsite café which stocks provisions for the picnic.