One of our biggest pet peeves about city life is the lack of public vegetation. Because of this, we're constantly on the hunt for the "undiscovered" parks that are hidden in our city. Recently we were walking around the Tenderloin and we came across the Tenderloin National Forest project in an alley off Ellis Street.
The forest was started by the Luggage Gallery on Market Street. Quirky and weird are the first two words that come to mind, and we mean that in the best way possible. We could frolic here for hours! The wall murals were created by local artists. The forest isn't open all the time, but if one of the gardeners is on site then the gates will be open and you're free to roam around about. A destination, sure. But well worth it.