5 Hidden Picnic Spots in Alexandria

Updated: May 26



We got together with our friends at Cafe 44 to help you salvage the beautiful weather with a little bit of picnicking fun for you and your quarnatined family.


Place an order with Cafe 44 for pick-up ($100 or more) and they will provide you with a complimentary, waterproof picnic blanket PLUS the latest copy of VIP Alexandria Magazine. (Don’t forget to bring your sunscreen, bluetooth speaker and toys for the kids!) There are so many great places to enjoy your picnic. Here are just a few of our favorite spots!


Tide Lock Park (for a little romance)

1 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 401, Alexandria, VA 22314



This great picnic spot is located only feet away from Cafe 44's Curbside Pick-Up. Enjoy the art and lush green grass as you watch the boats and planes go by. We highly recommend this picnic location for evening date nights. The sunsets are beautiful! (Don't forget the bubbly! Cheers!)


Jones Point Park (for the little explorers)

Jones Point Dr, Alexandria, VA 23242



Who would have guessed there would be such a gorgeous picnic spot located under a bridge? The path gravel paths will lead you to the perfect picnic spot to enjoy a flatbread (or two)! Choose to setup at one of two fishing piers, under the trees on the banks of the Potomac River or even at the base of Jones Point Lighthouse.

Click here for a map of Jones Point Park

Huntley Meadows Park (for getting back to nature)

3701 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria, VA 22306



This hidden gem is about a 10-15 minute drive from Old Town, Alexandria but it is well worth the short distance. Huntley Meadows Park is home to a historical home, beautiful forests, wildflower filled meadows and protected wetlands. Park the car. Take a stroll down the trail and find the perfect picnic spot!

Click here for a map of Huntley Meadows Park


Gravelly Point (for cycling enthusiasts)

George Washington Memorial Parkway, Arlington, VA 22202



Gravelly Point is technically located in Arlington, but it’s just a bike ride away from Old Town, Alexandria via the Mount Vernon Trail! If you are a family who loves to ride, pack up your picnic in a backpack, hop on your bikes on the trail in Alexandria and enjoy the scenery for 5 miles until your reach Gravelly Point. With plenty of picnic space to choose from, you’ll enjoy your afternoon eating, drinking and watching the low planes overhead as they take off from and land at Reagan International Airport.

For more information on Gravelly Point Park, click here.

For a map of Mount Vernon Trail, click here

Ben Brenman Park (for quality time with pets)

4800 Brenman Park Dr, Alexandria, VA 22304


This west end park is located at the east end of the former U.S. Army base at Cameron Station. It includes picnic areas, an amphitheater, athletic fields, a beautiful pond, walking/biking trails and (the best part) it is dog friendly!

To place your order with Cafe 44, CLICK HERE

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