This is a classic — a must for any picnic enthusiast. Easy to get to via subway or bus, Central Park offers city-dwellers a chance to escape the concrete jungle and relax in its 843 acres of grass, lakes, trails, and attractions. Boasting approximately 38 million visitors each year, the park makes for excellent people-watching. In the summer, picnickers can enjoy free Shakespeare in the Park performances while they snack. Vendors stationed within the park sell hot dogs, ice cream and even cotton candy. What’s not to love?