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Champagne + Yachting: How Miami Celebrates National Picnic Month

July 23, 2015
Written by: Yasha Wallin
Image via Daisy Rast

July is National Picnic Month—aka the perfect excuse to drink something bubbly outside with some delicious bites to eat. In Miami—where it stays warm nearly year-round—there are plenty of ways to picnic like a pro. Below, our five favorite ideas:

  1. Champagne constitutes as picnic food, right? Grab a bottle of bubbly and camp out in the exclusive beach lounge chairs in front of SLS South Beach. slshotelsouthbeach
  2. What better way to picnic than aboard a boat checking out Miami’s endless stretch of coastline dotted with celebrity homes, pristine beaches and beautiful people? Pick up a fresh fruit smoothie and a to-go sandwich at The Raleigh Miami Beach’s Coffee Bar, charter a boat (or a yacht?!) from Miami Boat Rent, and picnic in style.     yacht
  3. Pack a lunch or get some excellent Mediterranean bites from Cleo South Beach and walk over to the Ocean Drive Promenade. There’s plenty of public space to enjoy a picnic. When you’re done eating, do as the natives do and get some exercise: rent a bike at Miami Beach Bicycle Center, go for an ocean swim, or rub elbows with the body builders on the beach. cleo deliv
  4. For a cultural version of a picnic, head over to Wynwood Walls. World-famous graffiti artists have created a street art mecca in this former industrial area of Miami, so you’ll have plenty to look at over lunch. Grab a spot on the lawn and take it all in. wynwoodwalls
  5. Picnic food-truck style every fourth Wednesday of the month at the Food Truck Music Fest. From 5 – 10 pm at 73rd and Collins, local live music acts perform while you feast on a selection of numerous food and drink trucks. The next one kicks off tomorrow – July 22nd! foodtruck