Serenity embodied! This 36-acre green space was founded in 1898 to protect endemic Bermuda species like cedar and palmetto trees. Today the sprawling park has those, and a plethora of other attractions, including a sensory garden for the blind; a Japanese Zen garden; and maze gardens with seven-foot-tall Tudor-style hedges arranged in winding crisscross patterns. For children, a nautically-inspired playground that was once part of the America’s Cup Village is the draw. The Botanical Gardens is also home to Camden House—the official residence of Bermuda’s Premier, which is not open to visitors—and the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art (see below for details; the museum also features an excellent café for breakfast and lunch).