People move to the city to have “better” life. We have long held on to the belief that there are more opportunities in the urban area. With all the tall buildings and other huge structures, who wouldn’t believe it’s more advanced? It’s true, but what comes with this “better” life is the fact that there’s more pollution, more crimes, and the absence of the green fields.
It can all get exhausting and energy-draining. So why not take a break before you lose your sanity because of stress? To help you, we searched for the best places to take that long-awaited break of yours. They’re actually just on the side.
Parc de Montjuic, Barcelona, Spain
Home of national museums and holds a record for holding historic events, this space in the sides of Barcelona is just perfect for a few hours’ rest from the crowd of people and issues in the city.
Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo, Brazil
Inaugurated in 1954, the Ibirapuera Park has grown to be the most visited park in São Paulo, Brazil, with visitors numbering to ten million per year. It is visited by thousands of visitors on weekdays, and more people are going on weekends. It is often compared to Ueno Park in Tokyo and Vancouver’s Stanley Park because of its dimension and attractions.
Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Named so because it was originally intended to celebrate the millenium, the Millenium Park in the Loop community area of Chicago, Illinois, has gone far beyond being just a venue for a significant event. It is now considered as the city’s most important project since the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893.
Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Perth, Australia
The Kings Park is one of the largest inner city parks in the world. As it is reputed for scientific research, leading horticulture, public education, and conservation, a constantly growing number of people visit the park. It is also known for the Western Autralian Botanic Garden that displays 3,000 species of the state’s unique flora.
High Line, New York City, New York, USA
This park takes you way up high as it is located on an elevated section of the West Side Line, a disused New York Central Railroad spur. It has been designed and planted to make an aerial greenway and rails-to-trails park.
Guell Park, Barcelona, Spain
What’s more relaxing than a garden in the middle of the city! A visit in the Park Güell gives you that feeling. This public park system in Carmel Hill, Barcelona, is composed of gardens and architectonic elements. The park is said to be the reflection of renowned architect Antoni Gaudi.
Central Park, New York, NY, USA
Visitors describe it as a quiet place and just the perfect one to take a break in. The Central park in New York City is located in the central part of the borough of Manhattan, New York City. It is considered as the most visited urban park in the United States.
Retiro Park, Madrid, Spain
Owned by the Spanish monarchy till the nineteenth century, this park is the true queen when it comes to providing a serene sight to the tired crowd of visitors. It is also one of the largest parks in the whole of Madrid, Spain.
Luxembourg Gardens, Paris, France
Created in 1612 by the widow of King Henry IV of France, this place will make you feel like a queen yourself. The park is popular because of its eye-catching lawns, tree-lined promenades, and flowerbeds. The famed Medici Fountain can be found there too.
Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
Who would not want to see a glimpse of the heavens on earth, right? Well, the Garden of the Gods would not want you to miss it. It is named as a landmark in 1971 and whose red rock formations were actually created during a geological upheaval along natural fault line. Curious about why it’s called the Garden of the Gods? Here’s the story: two surveyors who were then in the place to help set up the Colorado City got into an interesting conversation. One said the place was perfect for a beer garden. The other responded, “Beer Garden! Why it is a fit place for the gods to assemble. We will call it the Garden of the Gods.” So there you go.
Vigeland Park, Oslo, Norway
Named as the world’s largest sculpture park, the Vigeland Park was made by only one artist who turned it into a masterpiece that has become a tourist attraction in Norway. Gustav Vigeland‘s work is seen in the face of the 200 sculptures made of bronze, granite, and wrought iron.
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, USA
This 1,017-acre of playground, lakes, trails, picnic groves, and monuments is a true beauty. This attracts over 13 million tourists every year. After a very long day, it is just right to take a rest in the Golden Gate Park.
Boston Public Garden, Boston, MA, USA
What’s a better way to rest your eyes after hours of staring at your computer than letting it see this spectacular beauty? The public garden is located just right at the heart of Boston, adjacent to the Boston Common. It is where you can find the famous Make Way for Ducklings.
Balboa Park, San Diego, California, USA
The Balboa Park is the largest park in North America and has a wondrous cultural complex that houses seventeen museums, eight gardens, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo. It is 1,200 acres wide and is open for the whole day.
Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore
The only botanical garden in the world that is open from 5:00 a.m. to midnight every day of every year, the Singapore Botanic Gardens sure is a big name. Housed in a country that is known as one of the most powerful, this garden, however, does not charge its visitors for anything.
Vondelpark, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The largest in Amsterdam adn the most famous in the Netherlands, the Vondelpark is visited by ten million people every year. It is best for dog-walking, morning jogs, roller skating, and a great place to laze around. it is a good place to go to take a rest from a tedious day at work or school.
English Garden, Munich, Germany
One of the largest in the world, the English Garden will make you forget where you are once you step at its green-grass landscape. Since it was opened, ti has undergone many changes to make it more relaxing and pleasant to the eyes. Cyclists and joggers frequent this park. It is also popular with surfers because of the rivers that flow through it.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, Australia
A true royal when it comes to real and rare beauty, the Royal Botanic Garden in Melbourne, Australia, is asking you to see its breathtaking landscape for yourself. Founded in 1846, it expands to 36 hectares and is filled with Australian species and non-native gardens.
Castle Hill, Nice, France
It is where the ruins of the former Chateau de Nice can be found. Only by the name of its location, you will know it is nice, more than extremely nice, to take a break in this park. But sightseeing is not the only thing you can do here. Playgrounds are set up so your kids can have a good time too. The hill can be reached using mini trains in case you’re too tired to do some hiking.
South Bank Parklands, Brisbane, Australia
Want a park that combines the beauty of rainforest, grassed areas, water, and plazas? The South Banks is the place for you. Take a fresh deep breath of when you visit this spectacular park in Queensland, Australia.
Mont Royal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
This small mountain in Montreal City lets you feel how it’s like to be at the top of a great beauty.
St. James’s Park, London, England
There’s no better place to feast your eyes with the sight of cute ducks and the beauty of a bunch of flowers than the St. James’s Park. Located next to te Buckingham Palace, you will be satisfied with the attraction and would not care even if you haven’t gone inside the palace itself. The beauty of London is caged in this area.
St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin, Ireland
Home of the statues of the country’s most famous poets and authors, you cannot help but write about the beauty of the St. Stephen’s Green. It was designed by William Sheppard and was opened on July 27, 1880.
Bryant Park, New York, NY, USA
Another scenic park is brought to you by Manhattan, New York. The Bryant Park spans 9.603 acres and stands as a model for the success of public-private partnerships.
We all deserve a break, and there are more ways to do that than just having a KitKat. These parks may just be a few steps away from your office, so pay them a visit and rest your body and soul from the insanely tiresome day the city life brings.