When was the last time you went on a picnic? Given how nice the weather is in the springtime, why not call a few friends and plan one for this weekend? You wont even have to go very far from your home in Cinnamon Apartments in Hayward to get there. The ideal spot is less than two miles away.
Where to Go
Your destination is close enough that you could bike or drive over without any problem. Centennial Park in Hayward is located on Amador Street. In less than ten minutes, you can be at the park and ready to find the ideal spot for the picnic.
At the park, you’ll find plenty of open spaces. That works well if you like the idea of getting some sun while you eat. The facilities include basketball courts that you and your friends can use to work up an appetite. Do you like soccer? There’s a field that’s perfect for a quick game. If any of your friends have children, there is a playground in the park and places for the adults to be close by and see what their kids are up to.
When the time comes to eat, those who would prefer some shade will find a number of spots to settle in and enjoy the picnic. Afterwards, take your time and chat or walk around and see what else the park has to offer. You won’t be disappointed.
Getting Ready for the Picnic
There’s not a lot that has to be done to prepare for a picnic. You’ll need a basket for the food, a blanket to spread out on the grass, and a cooler with plenty to drink. Remember to take along plates, cups, and cutlery. Some napkins would be a smart move too.
If you are the domestic type, whipping up some traditional picnic food will be easy. Sandwiches, potato salad, Cole slaw, and chips can serve as the basis for the meal. More adventurous types can bake or fry chicken. The only limits on what the basket can contain will be your preferences and imagination.
For those who are not all that interested in spending time in the kitchen, don’t fret. There are a number of restaurants and fast food places along the way to pick up whatever you want. Grab sub sandwiches along with cold drinks or call ahead and order Chinese takeout. If you and your friends are in the mood for pizza, there are several restaurants nearby that can provide you with any kind you like.
Don’t Forget to Clean Up
You like going to a park that’s kept in top condition. One of the ways you can help is to pick up after yourself once the picnic draws to a close. Dispose of paper products in one of the trash receptacles found at the park, along with any water bottles of other items that you don’t plan on recycling. That leaves your picnic space clean and ready for the next group who wants to enjoy a day at the park.
Along with enjoying all the perks that come with living in Hayward’s Cinnamon Apartments, get to know more about everything the surrounding community has to offer. Enjoy the park, local shopping, and some of those wonderful places to eat that are tucked away in some of the most unexpected places. The more you know about the area, the more you will feel truly at home.