This is the time of year we want to be outside. To soak up the warm sun and feel the cool breeze graze our skin, we just can’t get enough of summer in New England.

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What’s a better way to enjoy your time this summer than to enjoy a picnic in one of these beautiful areas? Grab your friends and family and enjoy a lunch by the water. Or surprise your significant other with a bottle of wine, a picnic basket, and the sunset at one of these gorgeous places.

Here is a list of wonderful areas to enjoy the outdoors and have some fun this summer! 

The Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Picnic in the Greater Danbury Area

A list of beautiful local places to picnic and what to pack in your picnic basket.

50 Most Popular Chain Restaurants in America

YouGov investigated the most popular dining brands in the country, and Stacker compiled the list to give readers context on the findings. Read on to look through America's vast and divergent variety of restaurants—maybe you'll even find a favorite or two.

LOOK: Here are the 50 best beach towns in America

Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.