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Where to Find Serene Green Within 5 Miles of The Harrison

May 18, 2018
Cupid's Span

Finding a quiet space to sit back and relax in San Francisco is rather simple. In fact, the city is ranked amongst the best locales in the country for its array of parks. So, whether you’re looking for a stretch of grass to host a picnic or a shady spot beneath a cherry tree to catch up on your favorite read, you can rest assured that you’ll find it within five miles of your doorstep at The Harrison.

Yerba Buena Gardens

Just moments from your Harrison abode lies one of the city’s most peaceful botanical destinations: the Yerba Buena Gardens. Located between Third & Fourth and Mission & Folsom Streets, Yerba Buena Gardens is the ultimate spot to find green relief and celebrate cultural diversity amid a pristine landscape. Make your way through the butterfly garden and into the five-acre Esplanade, where the sounds of falling water and scents of foliage will immediately put your mind at ease.

Yerba Buena Gardens*Photo Courtesy of Yerba Buena Gardens

Rincon Park

Often the most tranquil spaces are those lesser-known. So, if you’re searching for a quiet place to unwind without distraction, head to Rincon Park. Just moments from The Harrison, this green retreat in South Beach boasts a prime waterfront location and an iconic bow-and-arrow sculpture known as Cupid’s Span. Bring your pup, a book and take it easy in the San Francisco sun.

Cupid's Span

Golden Gate Park

Complete with an impressive 1,017 acres, Golden Gate Park is amongst the most popular parks in the United States. Here, the opportunities to explore or relax amid a lush sanctuary are endless. Stroll through the tranquil San Francisco Botanical Garden, find zen in the Japanese Tea Garden or admire a colorful variety of tropical flowers and plants from around the world in the Conversatory of Flowers. Golden Gate Park is, without a doubt, the city’s most coveted spot to retreat from urban living.

Japanese Tea Garden*Photo Courtesy of Golden Gate Park

Washington Square

One of the city’s first parks, established in 1847, Washington Square in North Beach has the sure capacity to transport you. The lively oasis is a the community’s unofficial gathering spot where residents revel in festivals, free movies nights and other celebrations throughout the year. Bring a blanket, relax on the lawn, play with your pup and toss a frisbee for a true San Francisco escape.

Washington Square*Photo Courtesy of Culture Trip

Dolores Park

Set amidst a vibrant and culturally rich neighborhood, Dolores Park is the go-to spot for San Franciscans on the weekend. Offering 16 acres, the park is teeming with open green space, two off-leash dog areas, a soccer field, six tennis courts and more. So, whether you want to break a sweat or host a picnic with friends—all whilst set to stunning San Francisco views—Dolores Park is amongst the most sought-after places to do so.

Dolores Park*Photo Courtesy of Trover

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