Parks and Picnics
If you are looking for relaxing or perhaps educational places to spend your weekends, parks are a great option to consider in Las Vegas. While many people never notice, Las Vegas is home to numerous parks and recreation areas in every part of the valley. Many showcase beautiful trails and amenities, while others highlight the history of Nevada. Parks allow you to interact with nature, breathe in some fresh air, get away from crowded malls and get some exercise. They are also the perfect place for an outdoor meal with friends or family.
Springs Preserve has a wonderful combination of both indoor and outdoor activities to keep you entertained for the entire day. It is owned and operated by the Las Vegas Valley Water District. Springs Preserve houses interactive museums and an award-winning botanical garden. If you’re in search of great education opportunities for children, Springs Preserve should definitely be at the very top of your list. Take a leisurely stroll with family or friends on the nearly 3.5 miles of picturesque trails. You will have the opportunity to see desert wetlands and cottonwood groves along the way, all while doing some bird watching. Springs Preserve does not allow outside food or beverages; however, there is an onsite cafe, so you can leave all of your baskets and coolers at home!
Simply Charcuterie LV
Grab a charcuterie picnic box before you head to your favorite park for a simple yet fabulous picnic meal. Boxes from Simply Charcuterie LV come with an array of accompaniments, your choice of meats and various cheeses like Brie, Fresh Mozzarella Balls, Manchego and Merlot Bellavitano. Prices for charcuterie boxes range from $25 for a selfie box to $350 for a grazing table to be shared with a group. Orders can be placed via email or through its Instagram or Facebook page.
Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs
Floyd Lamb Park is located in the northwest part of the Las Vegas Valley. This grand park has four beautiful ponds, picnic areas, scenic trails and even volleyball courts and horseshoe pits. With a Nevada fishing license, you are welcome to fish in the ponds with a limit of three catches per person. For some history, wander through the park over to the historic Tule Springs Ranch, which offers displays of both early ranch life in Nevada along with fossil remains of extinct animals found on site.
Elevate your outdoor picnic experience with some Japanese-inspired, modern-infused dishes for takeout from K.ando Sando. Pre-order your boxed meal from Sunday through Wednesday online for pick-up on Friday or Saturday afternoon. Everything is packaged as a portable experience, and they offer package sets for groups of two or four. With various Katsu Sandos and Donburi options, its dishes are perfect for bringing along on your next picnic. Some of its featured items for June and July include the Classic Berkshire Pork Katsu Sando, Forager's Tempura Don with Soft Shell Crab and the Soft Shell Crab Sando.
Sunset Park is located southeast of McCarran International Airport. The park is 324 acres and has just about everything to keep the whole family entertained. The park offers a dog park, walking and jogging trails, picnic areas and many recreational fields. You and your family can play with remote-controlled boats in the lake or fish in the pond. There are softball fields, tennis courts or basketball courts for the more active bunch, and you can even challenge the family to a round of disc golf on the 27-hole course. The park is also host to many special events like the Renaissance Festival, Pet-a-Palooza and various outdoor concerts.
Boards & Bordeaux
Are you feeling fancy? Boards & Bordeaux is a custom charcuterie board and grazing table service in Las Vegas and offers a luxurious selection of cheeses and meats. Boards & Bordeaux can curate the fanciest picnic board just for you with boards containing artisan cheeses, meats and fresh fruits! Most boards come with a combination of soft cheeses and hard cheeses, and all of the fruits are cut and added fresh to ensure top-quality charcuterie. Most of the items on the board can be eaten together and make for the perfect picnic presentation! Place your order at Boards & Bordeaux or send a message via Instagram or Facebook.