The splendor of the Mobile area also extends to Bellingrath Gardens in nearby Theodore. The city’s history includes Spanish, British, and French occupations, all of which have left an eclectic mix of architectural wonders. Delight in the beauty of Mobile with a pleasant stroll amid the tranquil paths of Washington Square, one of a dozen parks spread throughout downtown’s eight historic districts. Eight miles west, you’ll find Mobile Botanical Gardens. Tucked along a meandering road behind Langan Park, the gardens are just a short walk from the Mobile Museum of Art.