San Francisco is one of the most densely populated metropolitan centers in the United States outside of New York City. Although the current boom in development is only adding to the bustle, you can still find plenty of quiet corners. We suggest pausing for a moment of introspection at one of the city's diverse labyrinths.
Spread throughout San Francisco are at least six beautiful labyrinths worth seeking out, including a mysterious hilltop maze overlooking the city in a residential neighborhood to the south, a labyrinth of inlaid stones inside a cavernous cathedral that now attracts yogis and meditators and a mystical pattern of stones on a perch looking out over the vast Pacific Ocean just off Lands End Coastal Trail.
Each of these monuments is free and open to the public, and most of them were quietly constructed by enterprising private citizens. Join the locals and visitors who frequently stop by to snap photos and soak up the beautiful setting.