Sometimes in life, you just need to escape from the chaos for a while and enjoy some time in a peaceful, quiet place. Fortunately, there are some ideal places that you can try going to during times when there aren’t a lot of people present in order to recharge your mind, body and spirit. Here are four great places to go when looking for peace and quiet at odd hours.

Mountain Overlook

If you live in or are visiting a mountainous region, you can visit one of the local mountain overlooks to enjoy spectacular views. Mountain overlooks often offer great views of cities below or open wilderness fields that seem to stretch on forever. The best times to visit a mountain overlook for some peace and quiet may be early in the morning when the sun is rising and many people are still asleep or during sunset when most people are finishing their days.

24-Hour Diner

Some diners stay open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Going to one of these diners in the middle of the night may be the perfect way to enjoy some time alone while savoring a delicious meal. The 24-hour diner that you visit might serve late-night favorites like double cheeseburgers, chicken strips and hot turkey sandwiches. The diner may even have French toast, hot cinnamon rolls and steak and eggs on its late-night menu.

Public Park

Even a public park in your area can be a great place to escape to at odd hours. Many parks have walking paths and empty benches at off-peak hours where you can go for some self-reflection time. However, it’s important to note that some parks are closed at certain hours, and you’ll want to look for any signs that indicate the park’s hours so that you don’t get into trouble with the law.

Old Buildings

Old buildings that are located within a town’s or city’s historic district can be especially beautiful and peaceful to look at when viewed at odd hours. Sunrise, sunset and night hours are often the best times to see old buildings without a lot of other people around to bother you. Seeing the outsides of these buildings at off-peak hours will also give you a better chance to appreciate the histories of these structures and the story that each one tells.
Going to any of these places at odd hours can help you adopt a healthier perspective that will benefit you in other areas of your life. You’ll be able to process your thoughts better and lower your stress levels by spending some time at these locations.

Author's Bio: 

Meghan Belnap is a freelance writer who enjoys spending time with her family. She loves being in the outdoors and exploring new opportunities whenever they arise. Meghan finds happiness in researching new topics that help to expand her horizons. You can often find her buried in a good book or out looking for an adventure.