Most Amazing Spots in Miami for a Picnic

April 5, 2017

Springtime is here and it’s beautiful outside. The weather is at that perfect temperature before the hot of the summer rolls in. This is the time to get outside in Miami and enjoy a picnic.

Whether you’re looking to spark romance with your spouse or you just want to get outside with the kids and enjoy the weather, the right picnic spots makes a difference. Miami is full of great spots for a picnic. Here are some of the most amazing choices with incredible views and plenty of nature to enjoy.

Lummus Park

lummus-parkFor those looking to enjoy the beach, Lummus Park will fit your picnic needs. In addition to enjoying whatever you decide to pack in your picnic basket, you can also enjoy playing volleyball, riding your bike or time with your pup at Lummus Park.

The park is also within walking distance of Ocean Drive in South Beach. If you decide you don’t want to pack your picnic, you can pick up something from one of the many places providing meals-on-the-go. The Sugar Factory is a great choice for sandwiches and you can even find gelato for after your meal.

Alice C. Wainwright Park

Are you trying to plan a unique date for you and your special someone? Alice C. Wainwright Park is the perfect choice for a picnic date. It will spark romance with beautiful sunsets, amazing palm trees and the serenity you’ll find in this quiet park. Of course, if you want to be a bit more active, you can enjoy the basketball courts or walking trails.

The park is equipped with picnic shelters and barbecues, so you can go all out with your plans. In addition, Wainwright Park offers free parking and some of the most amazing views you will find of the water.

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

bill-baggs-cape-florida-state-parYou could choose just about any Florida State Park found on the coast and enjoy a great picnic spot. However, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, located in Key Biscayne, provides something truly amazing. With plenty of covered areas for picnic and even picnic pavilions for larger groups, it’s an ideal spot for families, couples and even work groups.

The park not only provides the right type of facilities for a great picnic, but it also provides plenty of activities. Enjoy the beautiful beaches and views of the Atlantic Ocean or hike the nature trails throughout the park. You can even take a guided tour of the lighthouse or enjoy good fishing in the park.

Hollywood North Beach Park

Found in Hollywood, Florida, this beautiful park has more than a mile of public beach and incredible views of the Intracoastal Waterway. Bring your picnic and enjoy a meal under the beautiful sky or inside one of the picnic shelters. You can walk out on the piers, enjoy some fishing or just bask in the beauty of the park.

The park also offers the Turtle Cafe, open from 11am to 5pm, seven days a week. If you love sea turtles, you can even enjoy one of the beachside releases held on Wednesdays and Fridays at night from early July through mid-August.

A.D. “Doug” Barnes Park

There are three major reasons why this specific park is one of the most amazing spots for a picnic in Miami: the beautiful landscape, gorgeous pine trees and incredible bird watching. A.D. “Doug” Barnes Park is known as one of the few places with pine rocklands in all of Miami-Dade County and it’s a top spot for migrating birds.

Set up your picnic spot under the shade of a pine tree and enjoy the wildlife around you. The park also offers picnic shelters, designated picnic areas, a nature center and a heated pool.

Museum Park

museum-parkMaybe you prefer somewhere a bit closer to the city. Museum Park is one of the best spots with great views of the Biscayne Bay. It’s found near the Perez art Museum Miami and provides one of the top urban destinations for a picnic.

The park covers 21 acres of land with amazing views of the water. It’s also close to some of the top spots in Miami for a cocktail or lunch. Of course, if you want to make a day of it, you could also visit the Perez Art Museum Miami before heading home.

Other great places for a picnic in Miami include:

  • South Pointe Park
  • Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
  • Tropical Park
  • Amelia Earhart Park
  • Everglades Holiday Park

Related: Top 13 Places to Visit with Kids in Miami

No matter your reason for picnicking, there are plenty of amazing spots throughout Miami for a picnic. Choose any of the above and you’re sure to enjoy the beautiful outdoors found all throughout South Florida.

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