Seattle has many pocket parks and green spaces.

When wandering around old town, Tested Travel stumbled on Occidental Square.  Shady and quaint, Occidental Square is surrounded by cafes, restaurants, and shops.  Of particular note is the Globe Bookstore--a lovely old bookstore with hidden treasures on every shelf.

Tested Travel rested and replenished (yes, we had a beer) while watching people walk by, friends meet for lunch at shady tables, old men play chess, and groups of youth shoot basketball hoops.

We feel relaxed just thinking about it!

Read more about Occidental Square here.