Jay Pritzker Pavilion is one of The 15 Best Places for Picnics in Chicago.

1. Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Millennium Park (btwn Columbus Dr & Michigan Ave), Chicago, IL
Amphitheater · Grant Park · 103 tips and reviews

Louis S.Louis S: Bring your own food and beverages for an amazing live music picnic experience.

venessa t.venessa tarbell: Lots of free music in the summer. Bring your picnic basket and a bottle of wine!

Chicago Dancing FestivalChicago Dancing Festival: Bring your picnic blanket for "Dancing Under the Stars" as part of the 2012 Chicago Dancing Festival! Use #CDF12 on Twitter! Read more.

Humboldt Park is one of The 15 Best Places for Picnics in Chicago.

2. Humboldt Park

1400 N Humboldt Dr (off of Luis Munoz Marin Drive), Chicago, IL
Park · Humboldt Park · 34 tips and reviews

s.s.: Bulletproof Vests & Gats are OUT! Bike Rides & Picnics are IN.. The 80's & 90's are over.. Bring your kids, leave your homeboys..

Vitalina S.Vitalina S.: Super huge park with lakes, where you can find peace or have a picnic. Enough of garbage cans,which is amazing. Not recommend to visit it super late .

Elijah O.Elijah Olson: This park is huge and has so much to offer. Go for a bike ride, have a picnic, sit by the water, and grab food a drink from the cafe. It's always nice here and you're so close to great food.

Promontory Point Park is one of The 15 Best Places for Picnics in Chicago.

3. Promontory Point Park

5491 S Shore Dr, Chicago, IL
Park · East Hyde Park · 27 tips and reviews

The Dekadent D.The Dekadent Diva: Good spot to run/walk/bike. lots of dogs & frisbee playing on the great lawn. Perfect for a summer/autumn picnic. Several fire pits available. The field house is cozy for an intimate wedding too.

Zach D.Zach Daniel: It is absolutely beautiful out here! Take a picnic and enjoy a perfect view of the Chicago skyline!

Michelin Travel & LifestyleMichelin Travel & Lifestyle: Don’t miss the view of the Loop! -- Green Guide Editor

Wicker Park is one of The 15 Best Places for Picnics in Chicago.

4. Wicker Park

1425 N Damen Ave (btwn Wicker Park Ave & Schiller St), Chicago, IL
Park · Wicker Park · 38 tips and reviews

NormaElise S.NormaElise Salazar: What a nice park. A gated area around the playground, big fields for outdoor games, a fountain w/flowers around&benches for relaxing/reading, chess/checkers tables, picnic tables. Good job.

Josh S.Josh Scianna: Beautiful for picnics and walks. Right next to an assortment of shops, restaurants, and bars.

EvahEvah: Rats > bunnies

Grant Park is one of The 15 Best Places for Picnics in Chicago.

5. Grant Park

337 E Randolph Dr (at Michigan Ave), Chicago, IL
Park · Grant Park · 120 tips and reviews

Kirstjen L.Kirstjen Lorenz: Bring a picnic & listen to the live music during Summerdance evenings.

John B.John Broccardo: Garden's and picnic spots. ;)

Kirstjen L.Kirstjen Lorenz: Get a picnic from one of the casual spots across the street, sit with your sweetie & read a book. Great people watching, too.

Dan Ryan Woods is one of The 15 Best Places for Picnics in Chicago.

6. Dan Ryan Woods

S. Western Ave. (at 87th St.), Chicago, IL
Other Great Outdoors · Beverly · 9 tips and reviews

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: This 60 acres of closed-canopy oak woodland offers nature paths, two miles of paved bike paths, picnic areas and more. Read more.

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: Part of it sits above Chicago's prehistoric glacial lake water levels, and refered to by geologists as "Blue Island," is one of the highest natural points in the city. Read more.

Sidney B.Sidney Bryson: Find a big tree and enjoy!

Ping Tom Memorial Park is one of The 15 Best Places for Picnics in Chicago.

7. Ping Tom Memorial Park

300 W 19th St (btwn Lumber St & Wentworth Ave), Chicago, IL
Park · Armour Square · 22 tips and reviews

Maia F.Maia Feruzi: Beautiful place for a picnic or bird feeding. Small playground for children and also a stop on the water taxi tour

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: Among the Park’s cool features are a pagoda-shaped pavilion, where you can catch a water taxi to downtown Chicago, and a unique railroad drawbridge. Read more.

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: This 12-acre park was named after civic leader Ping Tom, who wanted to bring an outdoor gathering space to the Chinatown community. Read more.

Millennium Park is one of The 15 Best Places for Picnics in Chicago.

8. Millennium Park

201 E Randolph St (btwn Columbus Dr & Michigan Ave), Chicago, IL
Park · Grant Park · 573 tips and reviews

sarahsarah: go to the free concerts there-fantastic! bring a picnic and enjoy the amazing accoustics.

Kevin M.Kevin Mac: Like NY's Central Park, but exceptional in a Chicago way. Lots to do and see year-round including picnics, concerts, skating and scenery.

Lou Malnati's PizzeriaLou Malnati's Pizzeria: The perfect place for a picnic and a night of music and dining al fresco! Free Wi-Fi is also available!

Foster Beach is one of The 15 Best Places for Picnics in Chicago.

9. Foster Beach

5200 N. Lake Shore Drive (at W Foster Ave), Chicago, IL
Beach · Edgewater Beach · 23 tips and reviews

Raed M.Raed Mansour: Great family beach, a lot of parking, and great open spaces for picnics.

RachelRachel: very chill beach with a diverse crowd. family friendly and great for spending an afternoon with a good book.

Dave S.Dave Szabo: Free WIFI!!

Logan Boulevard is one of The 15 Best Places for Picnics in Chicago.

10. Logan Boulevard

W Logan Blvd (btwn N Campbell Ave & N Kedzie Ave), Chicago, IL
Park · Logan Square · 7 tips and reviews

Chirag P.Chirag Patel: the boulevard is a good place to have a little BBQ or picnic. street lamps will keep it lit a little bit

Laurie R.Laurie Ramirez: Just p laying in the park and the scenery

Yanyo ⚜️Yanyo ⚜️: Be mindful of the dog crap everywhere.

Bunker Hill Forest Preserve is one of The 15 Best Places for Picnics in Chicago.

11. Bunker Hill Forest Preserve

W Harts Rd (at Touhy Ave), Niles, IL
Nature Preserve · Wildwood · 8 tips and reviews

Ian  kane H.Ian kane Henson: Costco #383 Memorial Day 2014 picnic?

Ian  kane H.Ian kane Henson: A great place for a BBQ and ride the trails with your bike?

D C.D Cook: Definitely watch out for the deers!

Palmer Square Park is one of The 15 Best Places for Picnics in Chicago.

12. Palmer Square Park

Chicago, IL
Park · 11 tips and reviews

Tara H.Tara Hanson: Plenty of shade and grass for a nice picnic.

MichaelMichael: Great unofficial dog park. Lots of room to play and usually plenty of other dogs to play with.

mig r.mig rod: walking/joggin path is 1/2 mile long

Gene’s Sausage Shop is one of The 15 Best Places for Picnics in Chicago.

13. Gene’s Sausage Shop

4750 N Lincoln Ave (btwn Lawrence Ave & Leland Ave), Chicago, IL
Butcher · Ravenswood · 66 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: The original Gene's opened in 1972. Last year, the Luszcz family opened this second location across town. The new Lincoln Square satellite is a two-story specialty grocery, ideal for grabbing picnic p Read more.

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: In summer, pick enjoy brats from “Gene's Bier Garden” on the third-floor roof, where long picnic tables and four taps add to the German beer-garden setting. http://tmout.us/maA24 Read more.

ChicagoistChicagoist: This low-key rooftop is filled with picnic tables, giant umbrellas and the smell of sausages on the grill. They've got a half German, half American draft program, and a great food menu. Read more.

Welles Park is one of The 15 Best Places for Picnics in Chicago.

14. Welles Park

2333 W Sunnyside Ave (at Claremont Ave), Chicago, IL
Park · Ravenswood · 21 tips and reviews

KateKate: Great path for jogging laps or lots of space for picnicing. Best park in the area!

Joseph B.Joseph Blewitt: The gazebo is very ornate, but if you can't get a seat there, you'll be eating your picnic in the mud.

PR Nutrition IncPR Nutrition Inc: Great for all different athletes, over 15 acres! Park has a fitness center, indoor swimming pool for the public along with various types of sports fields which can be enjoyed all year round.

La Bagh Woods (Cook County Forest Preserve) is one of The 15 Best Places for Picnics in Chicago.

15. La Bagh Woods (Cook County Forest Preserve)

4600-4628 W Foster Ave (at N Cicero Ave), Chicago, IL
Park · North Park · 10 tips and reviews

Jake S.Jake Smith: Great spot for a lunch break or a midday picnic.

Tracy H.Tracy Hixon: Perfect for a hike, some birdwatching, saw mink tracks in the snow. Ongoing habitat restoration is improving wildlife counts.

@jayelarex@jayelarex: The graffiti bridge is in the middle of the park.