Spring – (March, April, May)
The spring is the next time of year (in my opinion) to head out on a lovely picnic! When the weather is warming up, the grass is nice and green and the birds and butterflies are all out. In most states, spring is between 50-60 degrees F and sometimes spring can bring pretty chilly evenings., especially once the sun goes down.
Wherever you are during the spring, typically the weather is mild, not too hot and not too cold. If it’s on the chiller side, you may want to wear jeans and a sweater. No matter what, always pack a jacket for those chilly spring winds and a rain jacket in case of a spring shower.
Summer – (June, July, August)
Summer is another beautiful time of year to go on a picnic. Of course, with the weather being warmer in most places, you can dress accordingly. In some states, summers are extremely hot with little to no rain, so consider going on a picnic near a body of water to cool down. In other states, summers are mild and you can really go anywhere. In general though, summer picnics are great because the evenings will still be warm and you can have your picnic date go long into the evening hours.
In warmer climates, you will definitely want to wear light clothing, a summer dress, and breathable shirts. Sandals are great and easy to take off so you can walk around barefoot in the grass. Sun protection is a must during the summer when those sun rays can get pretty intense and don’t forget bug spray! Those mosquitos and flies love coming out in the warmer weather.
Fall – (September, October, November)
Before the winter comes, there is still some time to get a few more picnics in. In warm climate places, September is still pretty warm in most places, so there is still plenty of time to enjoy the outdoors and in dry climates, rain doesn’t usually come until November.
To be prepared for any rain, pack a rain jacket. As the fall tends to be a little more chilly, wear long pants and have a fall jacket readily available. You may even want to bring a hat and a scarf in case it’s pretty cold or if there is a breeze.