• Celebrate National Picnic Day Across the U.S.

    POSTED April 23, 2019

    April 23 is officially #NationalPicnicDay and we've gathered up the best spots in each of our regions to celebrate. 


"In Two Harbors, the Harbor Sands at Two Harbor upped the group experience with new stylishly rustic furnished palapas for up to eight people, beachfront lounge chairs, and an enhanced group picnic area that can accommodate hundreds." Read more here.

"Two tour options are available: one that visits a pair of boutique Russian River wineries (Viszlay Vineyards and Foppiano Winery) and another on which participants glide from the wine country town of Guerneville to nearby Armstrong Redwoods State Park for a foray and picnic among towering trees." Read more here.


"Located halfway between Basalt and Carbondale, ACES at Rock Bottom Ranch is set among wetlands and braided river channels on 113 acres and has an indoor Field Study Center. Standard rental includes staff assistance, a farm tour catered to age and demographic of the group, and use of the Field Study Center, a pole barn, lawns and picnic areas." Read more here.

"During fair-weather months and breaks in the meeting agenda, head to Chimney Rock National Monument, tube a 2-mile stretch of the San Juan River through downtown, hike to one of many waterfalls and visit Williams Creek Reservoir for a picnic..." Read more here. 


"One of the most unique sports attractions in Rockford area is the world-class Ski Broncs Water Ski Show Team. On Wednesdays and Fridays from Memorial Day to Labor Day, locals and visitors line up along the shore of the Rock River, or watch from boats, as the ski team builds a human pyramid. For groups, when combined with an outdoor picnic or reception, the Ski Broncs make for an exciting and entertaining backdrop." Read more here.


"Situated on 10 wooded acres near Ellis Lake in a pine forest, [BlueBridge Event Center] is landscaped with gardens, walking paths, small ponds with fountains and small bridges, a park area with a gazebo, a vineyard and picnic areas, and several fire pits." Read more here.

"Take in the great outdoors at the Kalamazoo Nature Center, where extensive hiking trails weave through a variety of native habitats, including forest, prairie, wetlands and more. Or wander the Monica A. Evans Arboretum, which includes a butterfly garden, a picnic area and play space for little ones." Read more here.


"One of Minneapolis’ oldest and most popular parks is the Minnehaha Regional Park. Have a picnic or bring your pup to the Minnehaha dog park. Take in the beautiful site of the 53-foot waterfall and go hiking around the banks of the mighty Mississippi. It is the perfect active adventure to get you moving after a long cold winter." Read more here.


"Camp facilities serve as ideal locations for retreats, strategy sessions, corporate picnics and team-building activities that can’t be found in the city." Read more here.

"Napa Valley Bike Tours offers corporate team-building tours of varying lengths that include a picnic lunch at a winery or a casual dinner in the vineyards with fresh pizza and salads served up by Presto Azzurro, a mobile wood-fired oven." Read more here. 

Groups can experience the grandeur of Chaco Culture National Historical Park with an expanded schedule of guided day trips offered through Albuquerque’s Hotel Chaco... Day trip participants enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch prepared by Hotel Chaco’s chefs. " Read more here. 


"In Pennsylvania, we need to take advantage of ideal weather conditions as much as possible. Instead of booking your next event inside a restaurant or hotel this summer, think about having a good old-fashioned picnic. With four local catering companies, you’ll be in good hands." Read more here.


"More than 1,900 acres of parkland are spread across a system of 145 parks, which boast amenities such as picnic areas, playgrounds, pools, and facilities for tennis, track and lacrosse (for attendees needing to burn off a little excess energy)." Read more here.

"For an invigorating experience, the Mount Baker area offers year-round mountain recreation. Whether for whale watching on the Salish Sea or picnic tours to Sucia Island, cruises of every length and theme sail from Bellingham’s Squalicum Harbor." Read more here.


"You don't have to spend a fortune on a corporate outing to make a big impact... In Texas, there are hundreds of ways (and places) to throw a memorable corporate picnic. Here are a few ideas." Read more here.

"Magnolia Market is built over two city blocks near two old cotton seed silos downtown. An enclosed space, the market offers items in Joanna’s “shabby-chic style” and visitors can check out Silos Baking Co. or the food truck court, shop in the Magnolia Seed and Supply Shop, and play games or picnic on the lawn." Read more here.

Who says you can’t have a meeting without some pampering mixed in? Several hot springs resorts in the U.S. Mountain West can accommodate smaller meetings complete with lodging, function space, din- ing and soaking. Some even have on-site spas and other standout features like an ice museum or microbrewery to include on an itinerary.


Erase any vision you might have of a dude ranch, especially the “City Slicker” version. For the purposes of this story, let’s use the name ranch resort and picture a big dose of vision and thousands of acres for both herds and people to roam. It’s a fairly different option, but one with similar friendliness and the Western spirit of a dude ranch.


To say Wisconsin is having a moment would be an understatement. A statewide renaissance resulting in plenty of new developments, impressive renovations and entrepreneurial ventures has been years in the making and shows no sign of slowing anytime soon.