There are very few pleasures in life that are as simple as cooking/eating outside. It’s hard to explain what’s so exciting about it; it just is. It must be some residual primal instinct; after all, in the grand scheme of things, cooking and eating in houses is a very recent trend. Well, whatever the reason, we can all agree that eating outside is a lot of fun.
New York City may be home to some of the world’s most renowned restaurants, but every once in a while you just need to abandon the fine dining for an outdoor experience – what about a picnic?
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Here are four delightful picnic spots in NYC:
Due to public demand, Governor’s Island began allowing public barbeques in 2016. This 172-acre island located on the southern tip of Manhattan is the perfect place to spend a day out. Note, however, that there are only six grills available, so it would be wise to make a reservation ahead of time for only $26 to ensure that your day out goes as smoothly as possible. Governor’s Island features picturesque views of the city, numerous walking and biking paths, and even hammocks you can relax in after a hearty meal.
Alley Pond Park
Head over to this park in Queens for 600 acres worth of natural space and indulge in the outdoors. As you can imagine, there are plenty of activities to choose from in such an expansive space. You can challenge your companions to a friendly game of your choosing in any one of the fields and playgrounds in the park, you can go rock-climbing, you can take a stroll on one of the numerous nature trails and meadows available, you can try out the adventure course and push your limits, or you can stick around and simply watch as you picnic.
Fort Tryon Park
Fort Tryon Park is located in Washington Heights. Despite being an uptown park, there is plenty of open space for you to set up a picnic. Fort Tryon also boasts of eight miles of footpaths, perfect for a daytime adventure. Other facilities include ping pong tables, volleyball courts, and an ample-sized dog run that your pup would absolutely enjoy.
This park has a unique Victorian feel and, true to that feeling, Fort Tyron is home to the beautiful Cloisters Museum where you can enjoy about 5,000 different works of European medieval architecture and decorative arts.
Pelham Bay Park
Enjoy your picnic in the 1.1-mile long Orchard Beach, a man-made water feature and probably the most remarkable quality of Pelham Bay Park. Pelham Bay Park is three times the size of the Central Park and is riddled with numerous unique footpaths and trails, the most prominent being the hexagonal-block promenade with a perfect view of the shoreline.
If you’re a history lover, at Pelham Bay you can also learn more the native Siwanoy Indians who once ruled this area, the orchards that once graced the surrounding areas, and the gradual developments that made Pelham Bay what it is today.
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