Best of Boston

2001 Best Picnic Spot

Castle Island

What more could you want in a picnic spot? There’s grass for the kids and animals, picnic tables, water surrounding you on all sides and a 2.1-mile exercise loop to work off your lunch. Want to picnic without packing? Swing by Sullivan’s, a takeout eatery serving burgers, fries, seafood, and ice cream at the entrance to Castle Island. The kicker? Free entertainment in the form of planes roaring over the area seconds before they land at Logan.

William J. Day Boulevard, South Boston,