Spring is in the air and that means warmer weather is here to stay; it’s time to plan those outdoor activities with friends and family. One great venue directly connected to the warmer weather and our incredible local food scene is the very popular Picnic at the Presidio. Hosted by Off The Grid, this family-friendly/dog-friendly event offers the perfect setting for an afternoon picnic with all the beautiful scenery San Francisco has to offer.
Picnic 201. More than a picnic, this afternoon weekly event offers up breathtaking scenery. Attendees will also find dishes from iconic Bay Area restaurants and fresh, organic produce from amazing Bay Area farms. Enjoy al fresco artisanal prepared food from local retailers, plus cocktails, wine, and beer. Weekly entertainment includes free lawn games, music, and more.
Never been? Here are a few yelp reviews to let you know what to expect:
During the non-winter days, if my friends from out of town are in San Francisco, I would always bring them to this if they are here on a Sunday. It's a great way to start off the day, and then head to Golden Gate Bridge or Crissy Fields.
My favorites? Cholita Linda, El Porteño, and the Whole Beast.
Really, you can't go wrong with some good food, a picnic outside on a gorgeous day, and some good music. (And puppies!) – Joanne W.
One of the reasons why I love the Bay Area -- it's so easy to head out on a whim to the marina on a sunny day in October and just hang out with a few friends over good food and wine. Events like this OTG are the perfect complement! No need to stress about marinating your veggies, filling the ice chest or packing the picnic basket -- just bring your blanket and let the food trucks do the work. Done!
My fave food trucks: Rosamunde Sausage Grill, Namu Gaji, Cholita Linda and the Creme Brulee Cart. Add to that, there's a good DJ to provide the music, and there's a cabana serving up cocktails and wine. If you need to sneak in some shopping, there is also a small farmer's market. If you've got kids, the Walt Disney museum is a few steps away. But really, the best part is just hanging out and meeting new people who feel just as lucky to live in such a gorgeous city where something like this OTG thrives.
Tip: It only runs on Sundays from April to October, so enjoy it while it lasts! – Dawne L.
Picnic at the Presidio runs every Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, beginning April 21
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