Southern California is the home to beautiful beaches, bright cities, and colorful hills – and the amazing thing is that they’re all the perfect places to have a picnic. Pack lunch and grab a blanket because we have a shortlist of ideas for the next time you want to have a picnic with a view in Orange County.

Echo Park

Echo Park is in the heart of Los Angeles with so much to do in the area. Sit and have a nice picnic by the lake, or stretch your legs with their rentable swan pedal boats for the LA experience. It gives a great view of Downtown Los Angeles and the hills that will make for a great day outside.

Vista Hermosa Natural Park

This Los Angeles park will give you a great place to sit and eat with a perfect picture. Once you enter the park, you might find a line to take photos at the famous Vista Hermosa park bench. This photo op stop gives you a clear view of the Los Angeles skyline and highrise buildings that will look amazing on your social media.

Griffith Park

Griffith Park is one of the most famous tourist locations in the city, with trails to hike, places to sit and eat, and views of the skyline from one side of the town to the ocean. You can see and visit the Griffith Observatory, the Hollywood Sign, and the Los Angeles Zoo from certain parts of the park. Bring your walking shoes and a bottle of water because this park will give you a full day of exploring adventure.

Lake Hollywood Park

When you want a picture in front of the famous Holywood sign but don’t want to hike up the mountain – Lake Hollywood Park is where to go. From the moment you walk into the park, the view of the Hollywood Sign is the first thing you see. It has a children’s play area and ample open space to walk, sit, and enjoy the view.

Inspiration Point

If you’re on your way to shop or dine in Carona Del Mar, you might want to stop Inspiration Point. This cliff-side park gives you a view of the Pacific Ocean that you don’t want to miss around sunset. Bring a blanket, and hike down to the beach to listen to waves, walk along the water, and experience one of Orange County’s local landmarks.