Top 10 Best Picnic Spots in NoVA

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What better way to make the most of summer than enjoying a delicious picnic? Whether you bring your everyday lunchbox or pack the perfect basket, a picnic is all about being in nature and enjoying a portable summer meal. Here are our favorite picnic spots in NoVA:

  1. Bon Air Memorial Rose Garden: Between the smell of blooming roses and the bright azalea bushes, Bon Air provides a serene and beautiful backdrop for a sunny picnic. Plenty of room for social distancing is also available.
  2. Fort Hunt Park: This local park is a community favorite for a reason. From being part of George Washington’s original Mount Vernon estate, to its rich history, it is a coveted park for family gatherings and outdoor activities.
  3. Gravelly Point Park: As one of the most popular picnic spots in NoVA, Gravelly Point is one of the best spots in our area to relax outdoors while watching planes take off from the nation’s capital.
  4. Great Falls Park: Sometimes, in the midst of traffic and busy highways, we forget about the incredible natural wonders right down the street. Great Falls is no exception: from fun hikes to breathtaking picnic spots, the park has been a staple of Northern Virginia for generations.
  5. Hidden Oaks Nature Center: Immerse yourself in the true magic of the forest at Hidden Oaks. Pack your lunch and find a shady spot to enjoy the quiet and calm of nature. Explore wooded areas for bridges, trails and lots of wildlife!
  6. Huntley Meadows Park: Have you been missing your summer tradition of walking along the boardwalk and having lunch with your toes in the sand? Look no further than Huntley Meadows to set up a picnic surrounded by over 200 species of birds and 1,554 acres of nature and wildlife.
  7. Lake Accotink Park: What better way to spend a beautiful summer day than by a lake? Pack up your lunch and get ready for an entire day of on-and-off the water activities!
  8. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens: Chances are, you’ve spent a lot of time looking at your own garden (or the ones in your neighborhood) during lockdown. If that’s the case, head over to one of the region’s best botanical gardens, right in the heart of  Vienna.
  9. Potomac Point Winery: Fit with social distancing and contactless pickup, enjoy your picnic at one of our area’s most beautiful wineries. You can get your own charcuterie board and wine bottle to accompany your picnic lunch.
  10. Silver Lake Regional Park: If you love fishing, you’ll want to make sure to check out the picnic spots at Silver Lake. With over 230 acres of roaming fields, and water open for fishing, it is the perfect combination between a daytrip to go fishing and a family trip for a picnic!
So pack up your picnic basket and hit the road! Make sure to share your picnic pictures with us on Social Media!