How to Pack the Perfect Picnic, and Where to Go

There is an art to packing the perfect picnic. The auto repair team of expert auto mechanics at Autotrend Auto Repair in Campbell know that must include a fully functioning vehicle that won’t break down along the way and will provide you with a fantastic air-conditioned cooling down option at the picnic’s conclusion!


Let’s start with what to bring:


  1. A real knife to help you cut that sandwich;

  2. A blanket with a waterproof side to avoid having to deal with soggy bottoms;

  3. Bug repellent so you avoid becoming a picnic lunch for the bugs (lemon/eucalyptus oil works great if you also like to keep the chemicals away!);

  4. Freeze some water bottles that will help keep everything cool as well as yourself as they melt throughout the day;

  5. A corkscrew if you’re planning on sharing a lovely wine or bubbly;

  6. And food that is already well-prepared and easy to eat so you’re not fumbling around all over and making a mess on your comfy-cozy blanket;

  7. Instead of napkins that will just end up blowing away with the wind, a roll of paper towels is far more likely to stay close.


Now that we have that sorted out, where to go? There are well over a hundred parks in and around Campbell and San Jose, but here a few we recommend:


  1. Los Gatos Creek is great for walkers, joggers, and cyclists. Plenty of trails for everyone and it has a fantastic dog park. It has plenty of places to throw down a blanket and enjoy your perfect picnic.

  2. John D. Morgan State Park has over 32 acres perfect for picnics or throwing a frisbee around. They also have a fun water feature and playground if you plan to picnic with the littles.

  3. Don’t forget Campbell Park. Plenty of places to throw down your picnic blanket or you can find one of a few picnic tables. This is also a good spot if you’re planning to walk some of the Los Gatos trails.

If you want to make sure your A/C won’t fail you to or from your picnic, turn to the talented auto mechanics at Autotrend Auto Repair in Campbell. Our auto repair team will make sure that you stay cool this summer and are always happy to help keep the rest of your vehicle well functioning too! Schedule an appointment for service or contact us online for an appointment with the auto mechanics at Autotrend Auto Repair for top-notch service and repair.


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