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Tired of the old tourist standbys? Visit Seattle like a local

So, your in-laws are coming back to Seattle for another holiday visit. They've already done the Duck Tour and the Space Needle. What to do?

We suggest you get them out of the downtown core and into a local neighborhood bed and breakfast. You couldn't do better than the Shafer Baillie Mansion in Northern Capitol Hill. It was recently voted the most underrated hotel in America by Not only is it beautiful, but its just a few blocks away from the great neighborhood bars and restaurants of 15th Avenue East. Plus, with Volunteer Park practically in their back yard, the folks will never run out of things to do.