Best Of 2016

Best Shade: Dickson Azalea Park

Best Shade

Dickson Azalea Park

100 Rosearden Drive

We're not talking about the side-eye kind of shade here; we're talking about the most amazing little pocket of serenity hidden in plain sight, right on busy Robinson Street. Long-leaf pines, palms, oaks and lush azaleas surround a trickling brook, crossed over by a charming timber bridge; picturesque (if sometimes slippery) steps lead down even further into the cool green tranquility. And when you're done drinking deeply of the natural splendor, it's walking distance from Whiskey Lou's and Gringos Locos in the Milk District.