One of our favorite ways to celebrate summer is by dining outdoors – whether on one of our outdoor patios or at one of the many parks that dot the DC area.

Here are our five favorite picnic spots to take your #CavaToGo:

1. Bethesda: Elm Street Urban Park

Whether you like to dine stretched out on the grass or at a table, this local park is just the place. A short walk from our Bethesda location, this outdoor area supplements sprawling green space with a playground, basketball court, and gazebo.

2. Tenleytown: Fort Reno Park

Once a Civil War battleground, this historic site is now an ideal picnicking spot nestled just across the street from Woodrow Wilson High School.

3. Columbia Heights: Meridian Hill Park

As a part of the National Parks Service, this green space showcases some of DC’s unique statues – including ones of Joan of Arc, the Statue of Diplomacy, and Dante Alighieri – making this perfect picnic spot a cultural draw, too.

4. Tysons Corner: Scott’s Run Nature Preserve

Though Tysons Corner Center itself offers plenty of outdoor seating options (make sure to check out the newly renovated outdoor plaza), Scott’s Run Nature Preserve is a 10-minute drive away and is one of the most scenic picnicking spots around. Be sure to check out the rare plants and rushing waterfalls on a post-meal hike.

5. Mosaic District: Strawberry Park

Located in the heart of the Mosaic District, this sunny spot is a great place to enjoy your lunch. Make evening of it by bringing your Cava meal to one of the free Friday evening outdoor movies!

Every great picnic needs some tunes. Check out our August Spotify Playlist to bring the Cava Grill indoor experience outdoors!