In 2019, the Mercer Study voted Vienna the world's most livable city for the tenth year in a row, with the British weekly "The Economist" voting it into the number one slot for the first time in 2018. 280 imperial parks and gardens enrich the cityscape. In spring, 400 species of rose bloom in the Volksgarten alone. The nearby recreation areas of Prater, Vienna Woods and Lobau invite visitors to go on walks, day trips, hikes and bicycle tours. Vienna has a total of 2,000 parks.