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Four Summer Picnic Locations in Southern California

With summer weather in full swing, it’s time to get out and enjoy the sunshine. That leads many people near Lake Forest, CA, to wonder where to picnic in Southern California. We’ve researched for you and found four Southern California picnic spots that offer the perfect setting for your blanket and basket. Enjoy a drive to one of these locations from Long Beach, CA.

Palisades Park (Santa Monica)

There are plenty of quiet, secluded areas to enjoy your picnic lunch at this spot. Sit below a palm tree for some shade. As you eat, watch others walking, running and playing games at this 26.4-acre park.

Scripps Park (La Jolla)

The first thing you notice about this park is the lush, green grass. Spread out your blanket, eat a good meal and then take a nap. You might also consider flying a kite and acting like a child again.

Echo Park Lake (Los Angeles)

This family-friendly location offers enough hustle and bustle, but also provides some quiet spots. You feel like you’ve left the city, but know you are still close enough to get back to work on time.

Jackson Lake (Wrightwood)

It takes a little time to get to this spot from Fountain Valley, CA, but it’s well worth the trip. The scenic view is breathtaking and the location provides plenty of area for camping or fishing. You could easily plan an entire weekend away.

Get a New Car for the Drive

Before you head out on any road trip, you must have a reliable vehicle to get you there. If the time has come to check out new cars for sale in Southern California, we would love to help. Stop by Irvine Auto Center for a full selection of the vehicles you want. Take a test drive and then we will work a deal you can’t refuse.

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