Best Picnic Spot - 2012
Whether it's during the hectic, weekday lunch hour or a leisurely Saturday afternoon, Citygarden offers the perfect spot for spreading out a blanket and dining alfresco. Adults will enjoy watching the tourists, office workers and families that populate this 2.9-acre urban oasis in the center of downtown. Kids (and kids at heart) will scream in joy while playing in Citygarden's fountains and climbing about its two-dozen sculptures. And if you're wanting an impromptu sort of picnic (you forgot to pack the brie and crackers?!), Citygarden has its own restaurant — Joe's Chili Bowl at the Terrace View — that offers great sandwiches, salads and — you guessed it — chili. Save room for a treat at the Fire & Ice Cream Truck that pretty much parks it permanently at the center of Citygarden. One thing your basket should not contain, however, is alcohol. It's prohibited at Citygarden. But not to worry, there's enough fun to be had without drinking.