San Francisco offers many spots for picnicking and to highlight its spectacular views. Here are 7 of the top places. There is something to meet every taste.

  1. Off the Grid: Picnic in The Presidio

This historic park offers special food truck events in the warm months but we can help with your special food catering as well. So, all you’ll need to pack is a blanket. Attendees love the great atmosphere which includes music, people watching, and stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Don’t forget to bring sunscreen and a hat because there is not a lot of shade. Outside of the summer months, bring a jacket and dress in layers because it can get windy.


  1. Dolores Park

Dolores Park is popular with residents for its eclectic crowd and vibe. Enjoy people watching and views of the city from the top of the park. This park is dog-friendly and includes a play area for the kids. There’s not a lot of shade, so bring your sunblock and wear a hat. Please note, there are no tables here and it is not suitable for corporate picnics. However, if you’d like a picnic event, call us, we will give you better ideas: 866-431-8708

  1. Palace of Fine Arts

This romantic venue was built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition. A popular spot for wedding photos, it is also perfect for a picnic for two. Spread a blanket overlooking the lake and relax with your co-workers. There is free parking and great people watching. Please note, there are no picnic tables, it is not suitable for a corporate picnic event. Please call us to find a suitable park for you: 866-431-8708.

  1. Alamo Square

This park boasts unique views of the San Francisco skyline and The Painted Ladies. You’ll also find tennis courts, dog park, playground, and many paved paths. There is a spacious lawn for picnicking. Keep in mind that this park is very popular with tourists, so it can get quite crowded, especially on the weekend. It can also be very windy, so bring a jacket. Please note, the park doesn’t allow corporate events but we can tell you some other venues that does.


  1. Golden Gate Park

This iconic park has it all: museums, parks, live concerts, and great views. There’s even a grove of redwoods. It’s car free on Saturdays and Sundays, so you can relax away from the bustle of the city.

  1. Sigmund Stern Grove

This park is a popular spot for free summer concerts. Come early to get the best seat because it gets very crowded. There are plenty of trees to provide shade, and tables for picnicking. Parking is difficult, so consider public transportation or Uber.

  1. Lafayette Park

This is a great park for families. There is a large kids play area that includes a water feature. Dog owners will love the dog play area. There are also tennis courts and picnic tables. Spread a blanket and enjoy views of the bay and the city.