Loading...
 

  • >> Places
  • >> Outdoors
  • >> Park
  • >>
  • >> Best Picnic Spot

    Best Picnic Spot

    Cover Image
    Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

    Best Picnic Spot BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2019
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Piedmont Park (Featured)

    Best Picnic Spot BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2019
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Critics
    Oakland Cemetery

    Best picnic spot BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2016
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Piedmont Park (Featured)

    Best picnic spot BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2015
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Piedmont Park (Featured)

    Best picnic spot BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2014
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Piedmont Park (Featured)

    Best Picnic spot BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2013
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Piedmont Park (Featured)

    Best picnic spot BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2012
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Piedmont Park (Featured)

    Picnic spot BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2011
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Piedmont Park (Featured)

    Best picnic spot BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2010
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Piedmont Park (Featured)

    Runner-up: Stone Mountain Park


    1000 Robert E. Lee Drive, 770-498-5690, www.stonemountainpark.com

    Best Park for a Romantic Picnic BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2005
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Critics
    Springvale Park
    SPRINGVALE PARK is small, and therein lies its charm. The peaceful atmosphere is unlikely to be disturbed by a pickup game of any sort, because there aren’t any sports-sized fields at the 116-year-old park, located just two blocks off busy DeKalb Avenue. Instead of the usual shrieks and whoops,more...

    SPRINGVALE PARK is small, and therein lies its charm. The peaceful atmosphere is unlikely to be disturbed by a pickup game of any sort, because there aren’t any sports-sized fields at the 116-year-old park, located just two blocks off busy DeKalb Avenue. Instead of the usual shrieks and whoops, the park’s fountains gurgle soothingly. Landscaped by Frederick Law Olmsted in 1903, the park also boasts an original, 1889 stone wall and a Victorian-era vibe — all of which forms the perfect backdrop for a quiet lunch for two.
    Bounded by Euclid Avenue, Waverly Way and Elizabeth Street. www.inmanpark.org.

    less...

    Best Picnic Spot BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2000
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Picked By » Critics
    Chattahoochee Nature Center (Featured)
    Just a short jaunt up Northside Drive from downtown will bring you to the Chattahoochee National Park, which is an oasis amidst the urban sprawl of the ATL. You can have a seat by the river and grill up dogs and burgers as water gurgles past you — along with the occasional drunken rafter.

    Best Picnic Spot BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2000
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Picked By » Readers
    Piedmont Park (Featured)
    As a (sometimes) leafy, (mostly) green oasis in the center of Atlanta's bustling urbania, Piedmont Park continues growing in popularity as a city escape. Two ponds and a pool provide the illusion of respite, though you're also likely to encounter bulldozers, bums and out-of-control Rollerbladers. Still,more...
    As a (sometimes) leafy, (mostly) green oasis in the center of Atlanta's bustling urbania, Piedmont Park continues growing in popularity as a city escape. Two ponds and a pool provide the illusion of respite, though you're also likely to encounter bulldozers, bums and out-of-control Rollerbladers. Still, more than 3 million people visit the park each year, so it can't be all bad, can it? less...

    Browse Winners by Category

    After Dark
    After Dark
    Cityscape
    Cityscape
    Consumer Culture
    Consumer Culture
    Index
    Index
    Oral Pleasures
    Oral Pleasures
    Poets, Artists & Madmen
    Poets, Artists & Madmen