San Francisco February 26, 2017
Escape To These 11 Hidden Oases Around San Francisco To Find Peace And Quiet
Life in San Francisco can get hectic especially with the ever increasing cost of living here. Setting aside time to relax and rejuvenate yourself in a peaceful spot is needed. You’ll find plenty of hidden oases in San Francisco. Where? Discover these 11 spots to find peace and quiet in San Francisco. Please note that all of these spots are in the city too, so you won’t have to go far!
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Sutro Heights Park: 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.
2. China Beach: 490 Sea Cliff Ave, 94121
A truly hidden spot. China Beach offers a beautiful view of Golden Gate Bridge and is generally a more private and quiet place to find calm in the city.
3. Seal Rocks: North End of Ocean Beach
Seal Rocks is a group of small rock formation islands in the Lands End area of the Outer Richmond District. This is a dreamy and surreal spot within walking distance of the Cliff House and Sutro Baths. Check out more about
Seal Rocks here
4. Tank Hill: 2 Belgrave Avenue, 94117
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 is a true hidden oasis that locals are very protective about as well.
5. Shakespeare Garden: Golden Gate Park
Shakespeare Garden has parking, benches, and peace. Go to Golden Gate Park for seeking refuge from the busy city.
6. Lafayette Park: Gough and Sacramento Street, 94109
While most people like to flock to Dolores on the weekend, check out the much more tranquil and peaceful Lafayette Park in Pacific Heights. Come here and avoid crowds even on weekends. In particular, go up the hill in the middle of the park, and proceed past the tennis courts to an area of benches and great views. Simply breathtaking!
7. Japanese Tea Garden: Golden Gate Park
A taste of Japan in San Francisco and a peaceful hidden oasis. Also, admire the beautiful architecture like the Red Pagoda in the Japanese Tea Garden while avoiding crowds. Stunning and peaceful!
8. Marshall Beach: The Presidio, Langdon Court, 94129
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, however please be advised this beach is clothing-optional beach.
9. Glen Canyon Park: Bosworth Street, 94131
Glen Canyon park is massive and includes lots of hiking trails, and nature, right in the heart of the city. Walk the main trail and enjoy a grand view in this true hidden oasis.
10. Precita Park: 348 Precut Avenue, 94110
Come on a weekday for more peace and quiet than Dolores Park. Precita Park has plenty of parking and is a perfect spot for relaxing and reading.
11. Japantown Peace Plaza: Post Street & Buchanan Street, 94115
Head to Japantown early, and destress at this beautiful city plaza. This is a serene, relaxing area to collect your thoughts.
Have you been to any of these spots in San Francisco? Let us know your opinion, and please share this too! If you’re curious about off the beaten path spots then check out
11 Fascinating Places In San Francisco You Can Barely Find On A Map. Address: 348 Precut Avenue, 94110 Address: 490 Sea Cliff Ave, 94121 Address: 2 Belgrave Avenue, 94117