Rose Garden & Alameda
Tucked among the residential haven of the Rose Garden, is in fact a horticultural heaven. Just northwest of downtown you'll find "America's Best Rose Garden" - The San Jose Municipal Rose Garden, blooming with more than 4,000 eye-popping rose shrubs and 189 varieties. Nearby, The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum & Planetarium (with an impressive garden of its own) houses the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on exhibit in the western United States -- including objects from pre-dynastic times through Egypt's early Islamic era. Architecturally inspired by the Temple of Amun at Karnak the museum houses a replica tomb.