Breath of Fresh Air
Once a prune orchard, the beloved San Jose Municipal Rose Garden consists of 3,500 shrubs and 189 rose varieties. The 5-and-a-half-acre oasis, named “America’s Best Rose Garden,” is lined with a two-tiered fountain and a massive range of roses from the Voo Doo to the San Jose Sunshine. Don’t forget to bring the camera and prepare to spend extra time lingering among the bright and romantic blooms. The best part? Admission is complimentary.