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Because the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Taj Campton Place is located in the center of San Francisco, you’ll find that the nearby parks have a distinctly urban feel. Across the street at Union Square, for instance, you'll find plenty of places to sit and people-watch, but very little in the way of grassy spots. You can escape the hustle and bustle a bit more at St. Mary's Square, a quiet park with benches and shade. Since it's tucked away on Pine Street (between Grant Avenue and Kearny Street) it's largely undiscovered by tourists. For a lot more space, visit Yerba Buena Gardens at Fourth and Mission streets. Along with a cinema, tea restaurant, and carousel, there's ample room to stretch out on the grass or on a bench.