Find the best picnic spots in the Bay Area for your next outdoor event!
Looking for that ideal park setting for your next outdoor event?
Event Solutions knows the ins and outs to planning and capturing the vision you have for your next company gathering.
Below you will find a list of the best picnic spots in the Bay Area as ranked by our San Francisco venue scouts.
We have the best, most unique, and most accommodating locations to host your next company picnic or team building event.
Before You Choose
It is important to know what you want from your location. Note down the must-haves and the wish list items it would take to create the luxury picnic of your dreams before booking a location. This will help you determine what spot is best for you! Our event management and planning company can bring in a lot of amenities – from entertainment to food and even restrooms – so your location can be transformed. Keep this in mind as you scroll through the list below.
Mitchell Park, Palo Alto
Mitchell Park in Palo Alto is an excellent location for a company picnic. In fact, it ranks as one of our best picnic spots in the Bay Area. We love planning employee appreciation and team building events at this park. Thanks to the wealth of activities offered, your employees can invite their families and everyone can enjoy the ammendies here. From the waterpark to the magical bridge – there is fun for all ages. Large grassy areas also allow us to bring in inflatables and other activities to entertain your guests.
Crissy Field West Bluffs/East Beach, San Francisco
Crissy Fields West Bluffs and East Beach in San Francisco offers fantastic views of Alcatraz and the Bay. With large open grassy areas and sandy beaches, there are ample areas for entertainment and catering to be brought in. Seating is limited and we recommend umbrella tables to help provide shade. This park is pet friendly so your furry family members can join in the fun. But what makes this one of the best picnic spots in San Francisco is the views of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.
Dolores Park, San Francisco
Mission Dolores Park is one of the most scenic and popular parks in the Bay Area. It has a great view of the city and the lush lawns are surrounded by palm trees, providing shade. There are multiple open areas for fun entertainment, catering, and more fun for your event, along with two off-leash dog areas, so your furry family members can enjoy too. Mission Dolores Park has a long history in providing for the community. Over 1,500 people took refuge here in 1906 after an earthquake destroyed their homes in San Francisco. You, too, can take refuge in it’s open lawns and drink in the beautiful views of the city!
Vasona Lake & Los Gatos Creek County Parks
Vasona Lake County Park is one of the most beautiful scenes in the Bay Area, and is one of the most popular parks in Santa Clara. The 152 acre parks allow for fun entertainment and activities with a large open space shaded by large trees. It has 8 separate reservable spaces that can be tailored for picnics of all sizes. But what makes this park one of the best picnic spots in the Bay Area are the ponds. After all, water is a great complement to any event.
Golden Gate Park
Looking for an iconic picnic spot that reflects all the glory of San Francisco? Look no further than the Golden Gate Park! Large events, such as company picnics, are hosted at the panhandle portion of the park with permits. With over 1000 acres, you are sure to find the right spot for your event. From the large fields to the manicured gardens, you can trust your event will be the talk of the year. Be sure to discuss your dates with your event planner, however, given this location books for annual events such as the music festival, blues event, and summer jam.
Main Parade Ground
Do you want your guests to feel the Bay breeze while strolling along your tented carnival games? Then the Main Parade Ground is your location! This spot sits right on the coast with the Golden Gate visible just down the way. Huge open spaces, perfectly maintained along a large rectangular area make this spot perfect for picnics and other events. Like the name suggests, this structured space is excellent for parade, carnival and other summertime fun events. It is also extremely popular for booking, so be sure to lock it in as soon as you have a date decided on.
Other Picnic Spots in the Bay Area
Looking for the best picnic spot in the Bay Area that is as unique as your company? We can provide you with a proposal that includes all orginal locations, entertainment, food, and more for your next event. Fill out the form below or call our event planners at 1.800.366.0603 and create your own luxury picnic today!