Where to Picnic in Manayunk

Despite the warm weather, the hustle and bustle of city living hasn’t slowed. However, the end of the summer will be here before we know it, which means we should pump the brakes on our busy lives and get out and about to enjoy the sunshine! Luckily, there are lots of ways to do that near your The Isle apartment: rooftop bars, summer festivals and plenty of opportunities for outdoor exercise. If you’re trying to keep it simple (and free), break out the picnic basket and grab some grub, a blanket and your favorite people and head to your nearest green space for a day of soaking up rays with some good food and company.

If you don’t want to break a sweat walking to the park, hit up Pretzel Park, just two blocks from your The Isle apartment. The park is situated at the top of a hill overlooking the neighborhood, so you can enjoy impressive views of the area all while getting in some quality R&R. The park features a large open grassy area, perfect for plopping down with some grub on a summer afternoon. However, it’s also ringed with plenty of towering trees that can provide a shady respite if the sun gets too strong.

Pretzel Park is also a popular gathering spot for the local community, so chances are, you may run into a special event on your visit. Every Saturday, you can catch the popular Pretzel Park Farmers Market—grab some fresh produce and other goodies for a picnic outing that couldn’t be any fresher! If you have little ones in your life, the park recently opened a new playground, so you can kick back and relax while they romp and roll on the new equipment. This summer, the park is also hosting live-music events, Parks on Tap traveling beer garden, live performances of “ShakesBEER” (the famed playwright’s works with a sudsy angle) and even a dog race to raise funds for a local animal-welfare society.

So lather on the sunscreen, grab your shades and head to Pretzel Park to chill out before summer heads out of Manayunk!

Pretzel Park

4300 Silverwood St.

Philadelphia, PA 19127