There’s nothing like spending time outdoors especially over food and loved ones. Especially during this time where it’s much preferable to be outside rather than inside establishments, having a picnic is something you should consider. But of course, still maintaining and following proper health and safety protocols.

Forget about going to the mall and try these picnic spots around the country (if you’re able to).

1. Rizal Park (Manila, Metro Manila) – Rizal Park in Roxas Boulevard offers plenty of places and activities you can do aside from having a picnic. Not only does this place showcase our country’s history, but it’s also a great place to hang out and enjoy the outdoors.

Photo source: Good News Pilipinas

2. Ayala Triangle Gardens (Makati City, Metro Manila) – Right smack in the middle of the concrete jungle of the business district is a little natural paradise. This little pocket of garden beside the Philippine Stock Exchange is a great reprieve from all the hustle and bustle. There are plenty of picnic spots one can choose from. Plus, it hosts a magnificent light exhibition during the holidays. 

Photo source: Click the City

3. Legaspi Park (Makati City, Metro Manila) – Legaspi Park in Makati is popular for its Sunday Market which has since been reopened after a few months following Covid-19 measures. Implementing proper health and safety measures, you can once again visit and explore Legaspi’s Sunday Market, and have a food trip, or choose to go on a quitter day for a more private picnic affair with family or friends.

Photo source: Rio Hondo

4. Tagaytay Picnic Grove (Tagaytay City, Cavite) – Tagaytay is one of the famous getaways for city folks because of its proximity and cool weather. Tagaytay Picnic Grove is among the popular destinations especially for families or group friends. It boasts a scenic hilltop setting, perfect for a picnic. It also offers other activities such as horseback riding and a zipline.

Photo source: Tupang Gala

5. Burnham Park (Baguio City, Benguet) – This historic urban park in downtown Baguio City is one of the most popular destinations if you find yourself visiting the City of Pines. Offering plenty of activities for any age, it’s one of the go-to places for people to hang-out or spend time with nature in.

Photo source: Herald Express

6. Camp John Hay (Baguio City, Benguet) – What used to be a recreational spot for Americans, Camp John Hay is now one of Baguio’s most popular destinations. From a golf course to outlet stores, you’ll find that Camp John Hay can be quite an outdoor place to visit. The park is also quite large so you can find plenty of places to have that picnic.

Photo source: Real Breeze

7. Eden Nature Park (Davao City, Davao) – If you find yourself in one of the largest cities in the world – yes, you read that right,  visiting Eden Nature Park is a must. This natural paradise is home to breathtaking gardens and exotic animals. They even offer a tour around if you feel like doing more than just a picnic.

Photo source: Real Breeze

Because we’ve all been cooped up indoors during this year, we think that visiting these parks is a great way to spend your time. Of course, following proper health and safety measures, you’ll find that it can even be better than spending it in a mall. It could also be a lot cheaper too. So, be one with nature and appreciate the great outdoors.

Stay healthy and safe!

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