Best Places To Have A Picnic In Orlando

Posted on May 07, 2021, 4:12 pm

Looking For The Best Places To Picnic In Orlando?

The city of Orlando wasn’t nicknamed ‘the city beautiful’ without good reason. Whether it’s for a romantic afternoon with your sweetheart or an excuse to get together with friends, it’s always a great idea! So, pick out some tasty snacks and a few specially curated drinks and head out the door with a blanket. You’re sure to enjoy the fresh air and great company in some of the best places to picnic in Orlando for free.

MEAD BOTANICAL GARDEN

1300 S. Denning Dr.

Winter Park, FL 32789

Mead Botanical Garden is a peaceful and magical scene that is sure to please all ages. It’s free for all from dawn to dusk and occasionally runs fun events that come up in a semi-regular occurrence. It boasts 47 acres of open green space equipped with a legacy garden and greenhouse, butterfly gardens, community gardens and wonderful amphitheater. Be sure to brush up on your butterflies, as they’re sure to float by you during your picnic.

KRAFT AZALEA GARDEN

1365 Alabama Dr.

Winter Park, FL 32789

Kraft Azalea Garden is a gorgeous park open year-round and inviting for all. Located just off the shores of Lake Maitland, the garden offers plenty of open space, shady giant cypress trees, comfy benches and plenty of room for a cozy little picnic on 5.22-acres of land. You’ll enjoy an amazing view of the lake and azalea gardens with the most cooling breeze to enjoy. It is truly a tucked away treasure and some know it as Winter Park’s “secret garden.”

Best Places To Picnic In Orlando

CENTRAL PARK

251 S. Park Ave.

Winter Park, FL 32789

Central Park is one you may already know and love. It’s right off our famous Park Avenue, and touts 11 open acres of well-kept grounds, foliage and fountains. Here, the oak trees provide lots of shade and rest alongside with the Rose Garden for a delicious smelling breeze. A daytime visit is sure to delight you with tons of people watching and, in the evening, you may catch one of the free monthly outdoor movies made possible by The Enzian Theater.

ROLLINS COLLEGE CAMPUS

1000 Holt Ave.

Winter Park, FL 32789

Rollins College is the local and very beautiful college campus located in the heart of Winter Park. Equipped with tons of shade and seclusion, you’re sure to find plenty of romantic spots to lay out your picnic blanket. You may want to stay near the southern border of the campus, so as to catch a view of the sunny Lake Virginia. Maybe you can time travel back to some college days with a sweetheart just for fun!

LOCH HAVEN PARK

777 E Princeton St.

Orlando, FL 32803

Loch Haven Park has got to be the Orlando areas most cultural park by both design and location. Nearby, you’ll find the Orlando Art of Museum, the Orlando Science Center, and the Mennello Museum to feed your starving artist and tickle your inner scientist’s fancy. There are also 3 surrounding lakes from which you can take your pick to overlook as you sip your summer drinks and nibble on picnic bites with your honey or closest friends!

OVIEDO ON THE PARK

299 Center Lake Ln.

Oviedo, FL 32765

Oviedo on The Park is a beautifully laid out community area in the North East side of Orlando. This is an up-and-coming city that has been experiencing lots of growth and attention and Oviedo on The Park is a great tribute to this. It features a beautiful elevated grassy area that overlooks the entire park that is perfect for laying out your picnic basket without true need for a blanket since the areas are always so well maintained.

Best Places To Picnic In Orlando

BLUE JACKET PARK

2501 General Rees Ave.

Orlando, FL 32814

Blue Jacket Park gets its name from the fact that for 30+ years, this park served as the Orlando Naval Training Center with service personnel on-site known as “Blue Jackets.” However, the City of Orlando designated it to be a public park in for people to enjoy in the early 2000’s and kept the name Blue Jacket Park. It’s inviting 75 acres provide ample tables, benches and open green space to fully relax and unwind with light bites. Be sure to soak up the gorgeous shimmering fountains and shady oak trees to fully enjoy the experience

LAKE EOLA PARK

512 E Washington St.

Orlando, FL 32801

Last but certainly not least, Lake Eola Park is a true postcard landmark for downtown Orlando. You’re sure to find a comfy spot to relax in one of the open grassy areas of the park. Just be sure you’re not too close to the geese and swans – they’re very comfortable with people and regular feeding! The weekdays are typically feature a steady flow of visitors, but the weekends are full of activities thanks to the Orlando Farmers Market on Sundays.

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