Thinking about hosting a large scale picnic party? San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area offer scores of outdoor locations that are just right for dining al fresco with 100 or more of your favorite friends, coworkers or family members. Putting together a large picnic takes a lot of preparation, however. That's why San Franciscans rely on Bay Area Picnic Planners to manage the details.
Three Bay Area picnic locations to know about
- Crissy Field West Bluff Picnic Area
If you want to host your event at an outdoor location with world-class views, West Bluff at Crissy Field could be precisely the place for your corporate picnic or multi-generational family reunion. Situated near the Golden Gate Bridge, West Bluff provides picnic tables, barbecue grills and restrooms along with memorable views of Angel Island, Alcatraz and the Marin Headlands.
From the Crissy Field picnic area, it's a short stroll to East Beach, Fort Point National Historic Site and the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center. Paid parking is available nearby. The best West Bluff picnic tables tend to be taken early in the day, especially on weekends, so be sure work with a party planner who has decades of local experience hosting a picnic party San Francisco.
- Dolores Park
At nearly 16 acres, Mission Dolores Park provides ample space to spread out and enjoy a big picnic party in San Francisco. The dog-friendly public park was established in 1905 and is bounded by Dolores, Church, 18th and 20th Streets. Along the west side of the park runs the Muni Metro J-Church line. Dolores Park is a natural get-together place where BAPP can provide a catered barbecue, entertaining games, beverage service and other fabulous features of our all-inclusive Great American Picnic & BBQ package.
- Golden Gate Park
At more than 1,000 acres, Golden Gate Park provides a wealth of outdoor entertainment possibilities. Here one finds horticulturally diverse mini-parks as well as playgrounds, groves, hiking and biking trails, museums and generous picnic space. Reservations are required for a super-large picnic event, so be sure to consult with a Bay Area Picnic Planners representative about your corporate picnic, family reunion or team-building event in Golden Gate Park.
Customize your menu
When it comes to making a menu to feed hundreds of hungry guests, nothing beats barbecue. BAPP is pleased to present some of the tastiest hot-off-the-grill picnic platters in the Bay Area. Grilled sausages served on seeded buns with onions and peppers are always a hit as are our shish kebabs, BBQ smoked chicken pieces, BBQ pork ribs, and perfectly grilled Santa Maria tri-tip steaks.
Side dishes for your picnic party San Francisco include:
- Hot buttered corn on the cob
- House-made vegetarian ranch beans
- Tossed green salad with ranch dressing
- Old fashioned potato salad
- Mac 'n' cheese
- Basmati rice
- Garlic bread
New York steaks and 'shrimp on the barbie' may be added to your picnic package upon request. And of course, BAPP offers yummy vegetarian options, so none of your guests goes hungry.
When you're ready to start planning your next company picnic, family reunion or another sizable outdoor event, contact BAPP at (408) 565-8617 and tell us what you need