Pop Up Picnic is for parties of 2-20. 


  • Birthdays (1-121!)

  • Date Night

  • Brunch

  • Bridal

  • Baby

  • Whatever You're Celebrating


Occasions big and small deserve festive attention. We offer the ideal backdrop for your celebration: no work, no cleanup and a great view. We even offer special decor & dessert options if you really want to pull out all the stops. No matter what you're celebrating we want to be part of the action.

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Food & Drink






Every great picnic deserves great food!

  • Charcuterie Board (a partnership with Venissimo Cheese)

  • Pop Up Picnic Seasonal Menu

    • Spring/Summer Menu Announced April 2019

Drinks are included with each Pop Up Picnic, we proudly serve Phwatr (alkaline antioxidant water) and Spindrift Sparkling Water!

We think a little ambiance goes a long way so we bring our signature style to each Pop Up Picnic.  

  • Original Pop Up Picnic (traditional table and chairs)

  • Boho Pop Up Picnic (casual lounge seating with low tables, pillows & blankets)

Both include a fully styled tablescape with sustainably sourced wood settings, linen napkins, greenery centerpieces and more.

We want your experience to be perfect, from start to finish.

  • Complete your booking online or email us and we'll help you through the process.

  • Pop Up Picnic Co. handles all setup & cleanup and we have our team on location to make your picnic perfect.

Our guests just show up, have fun and then walk off into the sunset.  



Del Mar

Powerhouse Park

Del Mar, CA 92014

La Jolla

Cuvier Park
541 Coast Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92037

Ellen Browning Scripps Park
1100 Coast Blvd.
San Diego, CA, 92037

Calumet Park
5435 Calumet Ave.
San Diego, CA, 92037


Kate Sessions Park
5115 Soledad Rd.
San Diego, CA, 92109

Sunset Cliffs
1089 Sunset Cliffs Blvd.
San Diego, CA, 92107



Balboa Park Rose Garden

2125 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA, 92104

Embarcadero South
200 Marina Park Way
San Diego, CA, 92101

We also take location requests, just ask!

Planning & Logistics

We want you to feel like you have a handle on what’s going on. We send out a confirmation and 24-hour advance reminder email that include picnic location, time and date details complete with google map, menu confirmation, including any special requests, weather details and other logistics info so you’ll feel 100% confident that you can get to your Pop Up Picnic without issue.

  • Park Rules: we make sure to follow all park and city rules (no glass, alcohol, etc.) We also handle any permitting, as necessary.


We try to pick a variety of scenic venues throughout San Diego that are easy to access (walking paths, minimal stairs/hills, etc.) and find parking. We also take suggestions! If there’s a spot you love, just let us know and we’ll try to make it happen for your picnic.

  • Locations are public. Some sites are more private than others. We can help you decide on a location if privacy is an issue.

  • There are rules we must follow: no alcohol and absolutely no glass. 

  • Not sure where to book? Go for Cuvier Park! It's our favorite location and most popular. It's close to La Jolla Village so you can check out museums, bars, shopping, galleries, the beach, tidepools, yoga and so much more all within walking distance. 

  • Special Requests: not all locations are available to book through the website. Simply select 'other' and make a note referencing your preferred location in the custom comments section and we'll contact you to confirm your location request. 


We’re happy (and lucky!) to say weather is a minor consideration. There are certain times of year where rain is an issue and we usually have a heads up in advance. That said, the marine layer is usually one of our main worries: it can make for a damp and cold picnic experience. That’s why we include a weather heads-up in each confirmation email and offer suggestions on how to dress appropriately for your picnic. In case of unavoidable weather, we’ll relocate your picnic to a covered location or reschedule for a different day.


We offer menu options that do well as ‘picnic food’- that means it’s safe to eat at room temperature and doesn’t need to be served especially hot or cold. Food safety is a major focus for us, and so is taste- we want you to enjoy your meal and we’ve created our menu accordingly.


Q: What Is included in a POp Up Picnic?

A: We have two packages: the Original & Boho Pop Up Picnic Package, both include seating, decor, food & drink for you and your guests plus all setup & cleanup.

  • Food: Order a charcuterie board for the table or individual bowls from our seasonal menu.

  • Drink: Alkaline antioxidant water, Phwatr, is included with every reservation as are Spindrift seltzers.

  • Looking for a little more? Order from our rotating Mocktails Menu! (non-alcoholic)

Q: How do I select a location?

A: Choose from one of our Pop Up Picnic Co. preferred locations or email us to collaborate on a special place. If you have an address, landmark or GPS coordinates, send those with your request. We can't accommodate all requests but we will do our best. When dealing with rough terrain: sand, trails, steep slopes, etc. we may not be able to navigate with all our equipment so we aim to keep all our setup locations within 30yds of delivery vehicle access. 

Our favorite locations can be viewed here, Pop Up Picnic Co. preferred locations include:

  • La Jolla, Cuvier Park

  • Sunset Cliffs

  • Downtown: Embarcadero South

Q: Does Pop Up PIcnic Co. Stay during our picnic?

A: No, we leave after you're settled and return once your picnic reservation ends. If you need us during your picnic, you can call or text your Pop Up Picnic Tech (whose number is provided in your confirmation email) and they can be on site within minutes.

Q: Should I include my young kids in the guest count when booking?

A: It depends on how you think the kids will be comfortable: if you’d like us to include seating and food for them, then include the kids in the guest count. If you think the kids will be running around while the adults will be at the table, and you’re willing to share your food with them, then it’s probably not necessary to include them in the guest count. If you have questions, you can always email us and we’re happy to talk it out.

Q: Do I need a permit?

A: That depends on the location, number of people and a couple of other factors.  Pop Up Picnic Co. packages do not require a permit at any of our preferred locations. If you request a special spot, we'll let you know if you need a permit and can help with that process.

Q: What are the food options?

A: We offer a brunch menu for reservations between 10am-1pm that includes a seasonal fruit based item, pastries and coffee. For reservations after 12pm we offer 2 choices: our charcuterie board with assorted cheeses, meats and accoutrements or our seasonal Pop Up Picnic bowls. Summer/Fall 2018 options include a Banh Mi Bowl and a Goddess Bowl. You can check out all of our food options here: www.popuppicnic.co/food-and-drink

Q: Do You Offer Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Low Sugar options?

A: Yes! We can accommodate most dietary needs, just make a note when completing your booking and we'll be in contact to confirm your request.

Q: What's Your cancellation policy?

A: We don't offer any refunds but we can change your reservation time without penalty up to 72 hours before your Pop Up Picnic. After that, there is a cancellation charge of $25pp but you still have your remaining balance to use toward a future picnic.

Q: What about bad weather?

A: While rare, we sometimes have to move locations or change dates due to weather. If that looks like it may affect your reservation, we will contact you in advance of your picnic to discuss your options. There is no cancellation charge for rescheduling your picnic due to weather. 

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