Far from the Madding Crowd
City dwellers sometimes need an escape from urban stresses. An obvious solution would be to get out of town to spend time in a nature-filled setting, but traveling miles for peace and quiet is not always an option. Finding calm, uplifting places within our urban setting becomes a necessity.
San Francisco benefits from being the site of large cultural events, like music festivals that draw tens of thousands of fans per day to Golden Gate Park. It’s nice to be popular, but for those of us who live in the surrounding neighborhoods, three-day concert festivals bring traffic jams, crowded sidewalks, and blocked roads.
Luckily, San Francisco has countless stunning nature sites right within the city. Within walking or short driving distance, we can escape to peaceful places to tap into the calming forces of nature.
Wherever you live, may you find tranquil spots that mentally transport you away from the cacophony of urban life. A neighborhood park, a nearby flower garden, or even a quiet bus stop under a tree can take us to a more serene place.
This week’s HikingAutism Hike Notes from the archives is Corona Heights-Randall Museum, a rocky hill walk that takes visitors high above a beloved children’s museum to offer 360-degree views of the busy city below.
This week’s Hike Notes from the Archives:
(Original Hike Notes 74): Corona Heights-Randall Museum
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