Can you hear it? It's the collective sigh of relief from parents all over the country as we put away the last of the holiday things and find our calendars free again. After the fast pace of parenting that takes us from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day, January is a perfect time to relax with our children, find the peace and quiet in our lives again. Sometimes, we can find it in a walk around our neighborhoods; sometimes, we can find it tucked away in a hidden corner of the city. You know the spots: the ones where it's hard to believe that you're actually still in the city. And that's just what our city editors have done—they've found the places that are made for reflecting on the year that's passed and for dreaming about the year ahead.
Click in below to find a spot that's just perfect for quiet parent-child time in a city near you.
Originally published in 2012.
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