Best Picnic Areas in San Francisco

San Francisco brings together open spaces, iconic views, and incredible food and products like no other city in the US. What better way to enjoy everything San Francisco does so well than on a picnic?

We’ve rounded up the best picnic areas in San Francisco so you can enjoy the cities greatest assets on an alfresco dining adventure.

Crissy Field

Part of the Presidio, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, it has everything you need for a great day outdoors including many beautiful spots for a picnic.

East Beach is an excellent place for a picnic. Either throw a blanket on the grass or snag one of the nearby benches.

East Beach Picnic Area

Alamo Square

Alamo Square has tennis courts and a playground if you need to keep the family entertained or feel like a pre-picnic match. Take a leisurely stroll around the park and take in Postcard Row.

Poplar Beach, as the name suggests, is the most popular. Other than picnic and sun-bathing at Poplar Beach, you can also go for a hike on the Coastal Trail.

Poplar Beach – Half Moon Bay

Throw a rug down for one of the most iconic views of the Golden Gate with the San Francisco skyline in the background.

Battery Spencer

Battery East

The Presidio is full of history and nature, but its amazing views make it so unique for picnics. There are several spots with grill and picnic tables.

Mission Dolores Park

Dolores Park is loved equally by couples and families. There is a playground for kids, tennis courts, and basketball courts. It also draws a pretty colourful crowd.

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