While you're here for the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits, take some time to step outside the conference center and explore. Head over to the iconic Space Needle, check out the Seattle underground tour, visit the Seattle Aquarium, wander the Pike Place Market, enjoy the local restaurants. Seattle is a beautiful city so don't forget to integrate a little bit of it into your conference experience. Here's a link to the officlal visitors page for Seattle. Another resource is Visit Seattle.