The bank of the Seine River in Paris
The riverbanks of the Seine offer countless spots to sit back and enjoy a picnic. Some of the best views from the area include Notre-Dame (like in the spot pictured above), the Eiffel Tower and the Musée D’Orsay.
Park Güell in Barcelona
Full of colorfully tiled statues and structures, renowned architecture and grassy paths, Antoni Gaudí’s revered Park Güell is more of a hidden village than your typical city park. Take a seat along the famous serpentine bench and enjoy views of the sprawling park during your picnic.
The Grand Canyon in the U.S.
Spread out a blanket on the South Rim for a late afternoon meal and enjoy striking views of the sun setting over the canyon.
Singapore Botanical Gardens
The Singapore Botanical Gardens is huge—183 acres—and home to an extremely diverse range of flora. Unlike most public gardens, this expansive park opens at 5am, offering a quiet retreat for a morning picnic.
Sydney Harbor, Australia
For unbeatable views of Sydney Harbor, post up on Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, a sandstone bench in Mrs Macquarie Point that offers arguably the best views of the Opera House and Sydney Harbor Bridge. The eponymous bench and point were named for the wife of the 19th-century governor of New South Wales, Lachlan Macquarie.
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