We've laid out simple, satisfying spreads for every taste imaginable. Night or day, on land or by sea, there's an unbeatable al fresco experience meant just for you.

spring mix with chicken

We swear by these picnic tips:

Pack resealable plastic bags

That'll let you eat now--and later.

Light is easy

Why haul a huge, hard cooler halfway around the park? A soft fabric version is just as roomy--and easier on the arm.

Serving sandwiches?

Pumpernickel bread is sturdier than white and won't get soggy.

Avoid leftovers

They don't stand a chance under the relentless sun. For easy portion control, pack your picnic in pre-slotted containers.