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Have the Best Picnic Ever

rebecca - Monday, July 10, 2017

It’s summer time. You’ve been waiting for this all year, and it’s finally here. Summer is the best time of the year to have a picnic with your loved ones. Many things can go wrong, but if you plan accordingly you can avoid picnic disasters that may ruin your time. Get ready to enjoy your time because we have the perfect tips for you!

What to bring:

  • Basket or Bag: to carry all your picnic essentials.
  • Blanket: to sit on while you enjoy your nice meal.
  • Silverware: to eat your food. Don’t forget spoons for dessert!
  • Napkins: just in case you spill something or get grease on your hands.
  • Umbrella: to make sure you are ready for any type of weather
  • Cups: to serve your favorite drink.
  • Music: to set the mood
  • Bug spray: the last thing you want is to have mosquitos bother you.
  • Food & Drinks: make sure to not forget the essentials!

Locations for your picnic in Pittsburgh:

  • Point State Park: If you’re not really into the nature scene, this is a great location to avoid grass. You can sit on the steps as you enjoy the fountains mist over you. Perfect for a hot day!
  • Mount Washington: Make a whole trip out of your picnic date. Take the Duquesne Incline and end up in Mount Washington where you can find a spot looking over Pittsburgh’s skyline. Then head over to grab ice cream in a nearby shop.
  • Randy Land: This is the perfect spot if you’re in for a wild ride. Visit Randy Land in the North Side and eat your food in Randy’s beautiful backyard that is open to the public free of charge. What makes this place special is the experience that comes with it. Sit down and listen to Randy’s tales as you enjoy a quick bite.
  • Frick Park: For the adventurer that wants to walk around after the picnic and explore new grounds. This 650-acre park is an excellent choice. Even your dog can tag along!
  • Schenley Plaza: Enjoy a beautiful day out by visiting this plaza that serves as an entrance to Schenley Park. After, head over and explore The Cathedral of Learning on the University of Pittsburgh’s campus.

Picnic Hacks:

  • Tic-Tack boxes: Use these recycled containers to pack your different spices.
  • To-go wine cups: Buy pre-packaged wine to make your day go smother and maximize the space in your basket.
  • To-go speaker: Bring a glass cup and stick your phone in there to turn up the music for a picnic full of dancing.
  • Disposable utensils: Once you’re done, throw away what you’ve used. This makes cleaning up easier.
  • Mason Jars: Use these, to pack certain foods like salads. You can eat out of the container making your picnic prep easier.
  • Shower Curtain: Lay a shower curtain under your blanket to avoid it from getting damp.
  • Pack cold foods: This way you don’t have to worry if your food getting cold. Remember, cheese platters go perfectly with wine.