Tucked away in the heart of the city is one of Raleigh's most beautiful spots, the rose garden at the Raleigh Little Theater. If ever you're looking to escape traffic and perpetual construction on Hillsborough Street, the garden is an idyllic retreat. It boasts sixty beds with fifty-six varieties of roses and hybrids that are in bloom from late May until the first frost of fall, as well as an amphitheater, old trees, and open spaces. The dog-friendly 6.5-acre garden is a perfect place to while away hours, reading, picnicking, doing yoga, or simply wandering around. It's also ideal for events and gatherings, and there are plenty of summer concerts and shows for those who crave a little outdoor entertainment.