As charming as it is to enjoy some munchies together in your local park, it’s even more fun to picnic in exotic foreign places. If you’re heading out this summer, here are some fabulous places to spread a rug and partake of some local delicacies al fresco.
One of the most stunning and outlandish places for a picnic this summer has to be the peak of Huayna Picchu. With stunning views of the Urubamba River Valley and the infamous city of the Incas, it is the perfect spot to try out some local lunchtime delicacies such as roasted guinea pig or a butifarra, a sandwich made of ham, onions, lime and chili peppers!
Wine, olives, marinated artichokes and delicious pizza bianca, that’s what waits in store for anybody wanting to picnic in Rome’s beautiful Villa Borghese Gardens. Filled with Renaissance architecture and even some ancient ruins, the park is a wonderful and romantic escape in the middle of an urban city. You can’t go wrong with sculptures by Bernini and paintings by Raphael!
Located on New Zealand’s South Island, Milford Sound is a rainforested fjord filled with stunning waterfalls and dramatic cliffs that is regarded as a firm tourist favorite throughout the country. Visitors can grab a lunch basket and take a two hour boat journey along the rivers of the magical forest, and everybody should try traditional foods such as Anzac biscuits and a good glass of sauvignon blanc.
Close to other hotspots like Napa and Berkeley, the Point Reyes National Seashore is a spectacular nature preserve situated on a massive 70,000 acre peninsula. Hikers, beachcombers and backpackers alike have known the beauty of picnicking at this spot, and from January through March you can even have a go at whale watching on the coast.
What could be more magical than a beautiful tropical rainforest situated right in the middle of one of the busiest cities in the world? Singapore’s botanic gardens house thousands of plants including over 2000 hybrids, and are the absolute perfect place to have a relaxing picnic with three lakes and ginger garden to choose from. Pick up some local, traditional delicacies on the way and lose yourself in the culture of this magical place.
Rich with sculptures, museums and glorious fountains, this area of France’s capital is the perfect place to stop for an afternoon picnic during a hectic day of sightseeing in Paris. Located on the perimeter of the Louvre, plenty of comfortable garden chairs await all visitors, ready to provide them with a comfortable rest as they have the choice of various pastry delicacies from the nearby patisseries.
Located on the Western Cape of South Africa, the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden provides a luscious green escape for hungry travelers wishing to picnic in serene peace and beauty. Local food favorites include biltong (South African beef jerky) and a refreshing glass of Stellenbosch wine, and with over 7000 varieties of plants to take in, it will most certainly be your tastiest and most beautiful picnic ever.
What’s your dream place to picnic with your partner?