We’re a month into spring. It’s time to get outside! Luckily, National Picnic Day has arrived on April 23.
Baskets and blankets seem to make everything taste better. Whether it’s a nighttime concert at Los Angeles’ famed Hollywood Bowl, or simply brunch at your local park, eating outdoors has a certain charm. Picnics work for a romantic dinner, or an all-out family (and friends) reunion.
They’re also fit for any budget. Go extravagant, or stop at simple sandwiches. Sometimes the food’s secondary to your surroundings. Find the perfect combination — and have fun!
(Pictured above: A picnic at New York City’s Brooklyn Bridge Park — looking across the East River into Lower Manhattan.)