Nothing says summer more than a classic picnic in the sun. And you’ve still got plenty of time to indulge before the weather turns. To help you out, we’ve rounded up the best picnic spots in Hong Kong, from the obvious destinations to the day-trip secrets. Dust off your wicker baskets and do a grocery run – it’s time for a picnic!
For the view: This park is on everybody’s picnic list for a reason. At most a 10-minute walk from the Sai Ying Pun MTR Station, it’s close enough to get to quickly, but large enough to forget that you’re still in town. Did we mention the amazing harbor views and the promenade that’s made for a summer stroll? No wonder it’s one of the best picnic spots in Hong Kong.
16 Eastern Street North, Sai Ying Pun
Something close: Need a quick break from the hustle and bustle of the city? Tamar Park is the perfect spot for a cheeky mid-week picnic. Whether you’re bringing a packed lunch or pick up some eats from Pacific Place, this is one city oasis you can’t miss.
Harcourt Road, Admiralty
Take a hike: Here’s one to work up an appetite before your picnic. Take the Peak Tram to the top, then embark on a scenic half-hour hike. You’ll end up at the Victoria Peak Garden, where you can enjoy your alfresco feast with a unique view over the whole city. It’s also great for dates and families, so it’s always the right choice.
31 Lugard Road, The Peak
For the families: Yes, this is a former landfill site, but bear with us. This space has been transformed into a family-friendly recreational spot with a huge grassy lawn. And you won’t just be eating here. There are also radio-controlled model car circuits, several gardens – including one with a maze! – and a jogging track. This is easily one of the best picnic spots in Hong Kong, and you’ll easily spend an entire Sunday here.
71 New Clear Water Bay Road, Kwun Tong
Bring the paws: Very dogs and kids-friendly, Cyberport is a great weekend destination for people with children – fur or otherwise. The arcade is also home to a good-sized supermarket and several eateries, so you can do your shopping for the picnic there and then.
100 Cyberport Road, Telegraph Bay
For beach days: Who says picnics have to be on grass? Grab a takeaway from the restaurants at The Pulse and lay out your picnic on the beach. You can also shop for finger food and chilled beers at the local supermarket. Just remember your sunglasses – and to wait an hour before getting in the water!
28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay
Looking for more in-depth stories about Hong Kong? Check out our city living section.