Sometimes we need to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and just find a place where all you can hear is the sound of water flowing and the birds chirping.
While some are more attuned to a lifestyle surrounded by nature, which leads to things like light, sound, and air pollution being minimal, there are others who generally feel at home in urban life, regardless of these factors. But getting away from these things from time to time is good for us.
It’s good for our health to get those positive vibes from the sounds of nature, and good for our ears to get away from city noise pollution for a while.
Thankfully there are some places like that in San Diego, though some are only quiet on certain days, a good example would be certain beaches on the weekdays.
So sit back, relax, and let us tell you about our favorite places to chill quietly.
- Breakers Beach
Here’s a great example of a place where the only thing you’ll hear is the sound of the waves flowing along the coast, the cries of the seagulls in the sky, and the wind rushing through this big, open, sandy field.
If the wind isn’t too crazy, I’d say this would be a great place to set up for a quite picnic for one. Pop open your cooler, grab a cold one, listen to some Hammock, Bon Iver, or anything that you like to listen to on a chill day and enjoy the serenity of nature.
- Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá
Regardless of religious outlook, no one can deny that there is a sense of peace to be found at the Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá.
You could be an overworked chef at a catering service in San Diego, and after spending some time here, whether it be taking the tour, or simply sitting at one of the outdoor benches and enjoying the view, you’ll find the stress easing away from the tranquility of the environment.
- Torrey Pines State Reserve Extension
Hiking isn’t for everyone, this is a fact that personally makes me sad, as I think everyone should spend a little time in nature every once in a while. But if you tried it and you didn’t like it, I can’t really say anything; you had the experience and it wasn’t for you.
But for anyone that hasn’t, all I have to say is don’t knock it until you try it.
This is one of my favorite recommendations to get away from city life; a one hour hike through the Torrey Pines state reserve extension.
Since this isn’t the main hiking trail, you’ll find less people, which is perfect if you’re looking for a quiet spot to reflect or just be by yourself.
We all need some me time to collect our thoughts and sift through our brain.
- Botanical Building & Lily Pond
The first thing I need to tell you about going here is that if you want to enjoy it without any overbearing crowds, go during the week and never on weekends.
Something that is really recommended is to go there early Friday morning right before opening, and listen to the bells chime as the entrance opens, picturesque serenity.
What other quiet, relaxing places do you know of in San Diego? Let us know down below in the comments.