One of the best parts about living in California is the weather. While the rest of the country shivered during this most recent polar vortex event, it was windows open here in Norco. But why not do more than just look outside the window and enjoy an open-air picnic with your family or closes friends? Picnics are a fun way to get outside, enjoy the sights, and lounge as long as you like with only the sunset being your time constraint. Best of all, there’s a ton of great spots in and near Norco that are perfect for throwing out a blanket and unpacking the picnic basket. Just take a look at these ideal spots:
3 Places to Throw Out the Picnic Blanket Near Norco
- Beachside Santa Ana River at the Hidden Valley Wildlife Area. Up for a bit of hike with your picnic? Then jump on the Santa Ana River Trail within the Hidden Valley Wildlife Area on the eastern end of Norco. This trail will take you along some gorgeous areas and ultimately open up to the river.
- Martha McLean-Anza Narrows Park. Want to do some serious BBQ-ing for your picnic? Then pack up the car and bring the whole crew over to Martha McLean-Anza Narrows Park. This Norco park boasts rolling hills, varied flora, and plenty of gazebos and grilling stations for the public to take advantage of. As a bonus, they park recently installed an 18-hole disc golf course and so you can enjoy games with your grillings.
- Prado Regional Park. Camping, fishing, kayaking, barbecue grills, and horseshoe pits are just a few of the activities offered at this large recreational area just a few miles east of Norco. Prado Regional Park is the ideal place to go when you want to do a picnic but have people with many different interests who want a touch more activity options. You can even stay overnight to keep the fun going!
And When You’re Not in the Mood to Cook, There’s Us!
Once you’ve had your fun in the sun or otherwise are done with the cooking, then don’t hesitate to stop by our friendly place of Field House Restaurant. Our team is always here to serve when you’re too pooped to cook or prep that fancy picnic basket!