Best Places in Arizona to Picnic

Spring is almost upon us and we have a great trip planned for you. One of the best things to do in Arizona in the spring is enjoy the weather. During spring, Arizona has a wonderful temperature around 70 to 80 degrees, making outdoor activities that much more enjoyable. To help you choose where you want to enjoy this amazing time of year, take a look at these top places to enjoy a spring time picnic!

Spring Training Grounds

Arizona is fortunate enough to host the Cactus League, one of two of the Major League Baseball spring training leagues. There are eight different spring training facilities in the Phoenix Metro area and they all have a large lawn area to enjoy the game. To enjoy these amazing facilities, all you need to do is grab a blanket and a hotdog and enjoy America’s favorite pastime.

Papago Park

Papago Park is a large park area that lies north of Tempe Town Lake and at the base of Piestewa Peak. This amazing little park is beautiful in the Spring time. There are desert flowers all over the park that give a distinct spring time feel and there is a nice walking path that goes through the entire park to help you digest after your picnic.

Canyon Lake

Another unique place to eat your spring picnic is Canyon Lake. This little lake lies northeast of the valley and is nestled in the Superstition Mountains. The lake is surrounded by high cliffs and canyons that will give an interesting background to your picnic. The lake also allows fishing and boating if you want to make a day of it.

Tempe Beach Park

On the south side of Tempe Town Lake lies downtown Tempe and Tempe Beach Park. This park is a popular event hub of the city and has plenty of seating areas for picnics. The weather is always beautiful in the area, especially with a slow breeze. After you enjoy your food, try renting a paddle boat and cruise around the lake.

The Grand Canyon

One of the most iconic parks in Arizona is Grand Canyon State Park. Located in the north east portion of the state, the park is a little bit of a drive but it is definitely worth it. This park is perfect for a day trip to enjoy one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Grab a sack lunch and enjoy this breathtaking view.