Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio

This seasonal Off the Grid event is one of my favorite activities in the Bay Area. The new season just kicked off, so let's get together to enjoy the (hopefully) nice weather!

Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio is a weekly gathering of food trucks, food stands, and vendors from 11am - 4pm. The incredibly yummy food options align the sides of a wide, grassy area on which everyone picnics while taking in the gorgeous Bay and Golden Gate bridge views. Schedule
11am: Meet at the Main Post Lawn and set up; start picnicking
11:30am: Last chance for guaranteed seating with our group
1:30pm: Pack up</pr>

Based on my experience opening weekend, this event is getting even more popular (read: crowded), so you must arrive by 11:30am to be guaranteed a spot with our group.

Items to bring: Cash, layered clothing, brimmed hat, comfortable shoes (sneakers are recommended), water, drinks to share, sunblock, picnic blanket(s)/low chair(s), small picnic table (if desired), sun shade (if desired)

To me, a picnic isn't complete without fun drinks, so please bring something to share with the group: I usually bring sangria, hibiscus tea, or both.


Be responsible and know your limits: Don't drive under the influence.

Note: Sometimes, GPS doesn't find this location, so a safe bet is to input The Walt Disney Family Museum -- it is alongside the event location. There is a huge parking lot, but know that it costs $1.20/hour even on Sundays.

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----- Please be considerate of your fellow members and the host managing the event and/or reservation: If you RSVP "Yes" but are unable to attend, change your RSVP to "No" before the stated RSVP closing date. If you don't, you will be marked as a no show. Members are allowed two no shows: after that, you will be wait listed for future events or dropped from the group.

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  • Wesley

    What a beautiful day for a picnic next to the bay. Perhaps I should cut down on the desserts next time, though...nahhhh! Seeing the trimaran was extra cool, too. Can't wait for the next Off The Grid installment, Renée!

    May 20, 2014

  • Yvonne

    What a fun and relaxing day...well once I got there. =) thanks again Renee for planning this meet up.

    1 · May 18, 2014

  • Renee

    I'm in the middle of the lawn in front of the Walt Disney Family Museum. Closest food stand is Nopalito.

    May 18, 2014

  • Renee

    Here. About to set up. Look for two blue umbrellas in 5 minutes (at 11:15).

    May 18, 2014

  • Renee

    I've been stuck in traffic on 19th for 30 minutes. I recommend taking the Brotherhood Way alternative route. I will very likely be late.

    May 18, 2014

  • Renee

    I'm bringing three bottles of sangria. What drinks are you guys bringing to share?

    May 17, 2014

  • Cydney D

    Someone please enjoy in my place, I cannot make the event this weekend.

    May 16, 2014

    • Renee

      The Meetup system automatically pulled up someone from the wait list so, yes, Cydney's spot was taken. People are still updating their RSVPs (have until 5pm today), so there's still a great chance that you'll get in.

      May 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks!

      May 16, 2014

  • Sue

    hello :-)

    will anyone be carpooling from east bay (fremont)for this event ?

    May 11, 2014

  • Renee

    Please remember to update your RSVP to "No" by 5pm today if you can't make it.

    May 16, 2014

  • Renee

    If you can't make it, please update your RSVP to "No" by 5pm on Friday. There is a waiting list, so help ensure as many people as possible can join us.

    May 14, 2014

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