Lebanon was known as the perfect summer and holiday destination – and even earned a spot on National Geographic’s “Best Summer Trips of 2018”! So grab your knapsacks, your sun hats, and your homemade jam, because we’re taking you on a trip around the best picnic spots of Lebanon!
Located in Kfardebian, Abou Maroun makes for a more easily holistic approach to your picnic endeavors. At the camp, you will find – next to your own tent that you can rent, of course – open fires, charcoal BBQs, a brick wood-fired oven, and a hot & cold food smoker. The facility even goes the extra mile, providing all pots and pans needed, and even recommends recipes that work well on open fires.
Tucked away in Abdfelli, a village in the Batroun District of North Lebanon is Meghrak, a small town filled with woods. In Meghrak, you will find a small house that is practically in the middle nowhere (which, if you haven’t been following is code for perfect getaway) where you can set up for the most amazing day with Mother Nature. Interestingly, you can’t get there during wintertime, as the whole place gets submerged with water.
A classic. You can never go wrong with Nahr Ibrahim. It is perhaps the favorite destination for picnics amongst Lebanese across the country. Located in the Jbeil (Byblos) District, this river is about 23 km long, which means there is always a new spot on the riverside to discover.
RENE MOUAWAD GARDEN
Also known as Sanayeh Garden, the 22,000 sqm public garden was renovated by Azadea Foundation and is a remarkable place to picnic in Lebanon. The garden includes a beautiful water fountain and is equipped with jogging lanes, bicycle tracks, stretching bars and three fun children’s playgrounds.
Just a few kilometers from Zahle you’ll enjoy your picnic in Taanayel. With its bountiful farms, breathtaking scenery and vineyards, Taanayel is a true haven that you can also visit.
TANNOURINE PICNIC PARK
A nice spot where you can either bring your own food or order from the restaurant, you can even rent chairs and a grill.
No picnic is complete without some good food. Check below a list of recipes that are perfect to take on a picnic, or make while on your day out!