Even though San Francisco is not one of the more populated and bigger cities in the USA, sometimes it can feel like anywhere you go in the city, you’re surrounded by awe struck tourists or even people you know or recognize. Head to these 8 perfect places in San Francisco if you hate crowds.
1. Japanese Tea Garden: Golden Gate Park
A taste of Japan in San Francisco and a peaceful hideaway. Also, admire the beautiful architecture like the Red Pagoda in the Japanese Tea Garden while avoiding crowds.
2. Buena Vista Park: Buena Vista Ave E & Duboce St
Buena Vista Park has amazing views of the Fog City. Secondly, this park is tranquil and crawling with huge trees, bushes, and lots of nature that it's hard to not love it. Just beware of the park hippies.
3. Lafayette Park: Pacific Heights
While most people like to flock to Dolores on a sunny weekend, check out the much more tranquil and peaceful Lafayette Park in Pacific Heights. Come here and avoid crowds even on weekends.
4. Sutro Heights: 48th Ave & Point Lobos Ave
One of the few remote and quiet gems in the city free of crowds and nary a soul. Most people are rushing to go to Lands End or Sutro Baths, but many forget about Sutro Heights Park.
5. Grace Cathedral: 1100 California Street
If you're in Nob Hill or walking uphill from Union Square then head to this magnificent place. Grace Cathedral is quiet on the inside even if it's right in the middle of loud, fast-paced San Francisco.
6. Tank Hill: Near Twin Peaks
Tank Hill, located near Twin Peaks and the Castro, is a great place if you want to get away from crowds most days, and enjoy a breathtaking view. This hidden spot is windy, but remote.
7. Marshall Beach: The Presidio
Even on weekends you won't find many people on Marshall Beach. This beach is a long narrow beach that stretches from the Golden Gate Bridge south to North Baker Beach. Because of the remote and difficult location, this beach is one of the best-known clothing-optional beaches in San Francisco.
8. Ina Coolbrith Park: Russian Hill
Near North Beach, the small yet scenic Ina Coolbrith Park in the heart of Russian Hill is usually crowd-free spot. You will be forced to climb at least one steep hill to get to this 0.8-acre park, but it’s worth it if you want some peace and quiet.
Do you have a spot in town that is quiet and free of big crowds? Let us know. Also, if you want to find out more about one of these peaceful spots then check more out about
Ina Coolbrith Park in Russian Hill.