Who doesn’t love tossing a cover down on a radiant fix of grass, airing out a crate of sandwiches and getting down to the genuine business of high-grade loafing?
People around the Lonely Planet Oakland office contributed to the absolute most perfect outing spots in these United States:
Kilohana neglect, Kaua’i, Hawaii
A great many people would most likely decide in favor of Kauai’s notorious Kalalau post, or in case you’re more audacious the Pihea post which is a short climb and a scramble up to a perspective on the furthest side of the valley. Kilohana is around 7-8 miles roundtrip on the Alakai marsh trail – the draw of this spot is that IF you arrive while it’s reasonable, you get an incredibly lovely see over Hanalei that not many ever get the opportunity to see from a stage on the edge of a 3800 ft. precipice. You’re worn out and starving, you just strolled for miles on a promenade through a tropical bog, and a cookout never felt so flawless. Catching this view resembles finding a four-leafed clover, since it socks in with mist almost every evening and even an encouraging start won’t ensure a reasonable view, however by one way or another this adds to the appeal of the spot.
- Andy Murdock
Kate Sessions Memorial Park, San Diego
Picnics on this immense, green slope offers a 180-degree perspective on the Pacific toward the west; the cove, downtown horizon and Coronado Bridge toward the east. There’s an immense verdant slope to sit on and fly kites, eat, lay on a cover and unwind.
- James Phirman
Blessed messenger Island, San Francisco Bay Area
Ascending from the center of the narrows, this island investigates Golden Gate, Alcatraz, downtown San Francisco, the Berkeley slopes – impeccable to spread out an outing to ignore the close however removed urban environment, at that point check out the island by bicycle or climbing. Ships go from Tiburon for $13.50 return.
- Heather Dickson
Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, California
WINNER: MOST BZARRE CHOICE
I want to excursion at the Crocker Monument at Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland, CA. I know sounds strange yet it is a nearby top choice! To begin with, the burial ground is lovely (planned by Fredrick Law Olmsted who structured Central Park). What’s more, it’s strolling separation to incredible lunch remove spots, for example, the Piedmont Ave area of the Gourmet Ghetto fave Gregoire. Additionally Bay Area legends like Julia Morgan and Bernard Maybeck are covered here – just as the Black Dahila (in an undisclosed area). Incredible perspectives, extraordinary history! I cherish it! I can go on and on…. (Check here for occasions including guided visits.)
- Nica Powell
Award Park, Chicago
Go for Taste of Chicago (a foodie fest through July 4) or any radiant summer Saturday, snatch a spot close to the wellspring and revel in the city and lake sees, with people-viewing tossed in to zest things up and watch movies free at 123Movies.
- Lou LaGrange
Cumberland Islands, Georgia
Several hours south of Savannah, this national seashore is a cookout heaven. It’s a for all intents and purposes immaculate spot, with shorelines, 50 miles of climbing trails through profound, creepy Spanish greenery, in addition to campgrounds in case you’re thinking star-lit outing.
- Rana Freedman
DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York City
I adore an outing at the ‘Realm Fulton Ferry State Park’ in DUMBO, Brooklyn. There’s a fix of grass between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, with one of the best vantage purposes of Manhattan – and simple to reach after a stroll crosswise over either connect. Furthermore Phil Collins shot that stupid ‘Take Me Home’ video here. Be that as it may, don’t stress – somebody took him home, so he won’t request a chip.
- Robert Reid
Sandy Hook, New Jersey
While living in New York City, I used to take my bicycle on the ship from Lower Manhattan to Sandy Hook. Extraordinary to have a cookout there; simply bicycle around to locate a decent spot, or remain on the shoreline. Espresso on the ship in the first part of the day, drinks in transit back. You get a nearby of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge (associating Staten Island and Brooklyn), and downtown Manhattan looks astounding in the early night sun.