We all need a break once in awhile from the noise and rush of the city. Best place to go? Ellis Bird Farm. This quiet gem of a spot features walking trails, fountains, picnic areas, a cafe and a fishing pond. You can also feed goats and tour the small museum on site. Of course, it’s an incredible spot for bird watching. We saw a great horned owl and I didn’t get a picture (sad face). It’s all completely free to explore; although donations are accepted- and you’ll want to.