As Midwest winter winds blow and temperatures drop, we dream about warm weather and sunshine. Turn those dreams into reality by starting your planning at the Chicago Travel and Adventure Show. The popular travel show returns to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, on February 8 and 9, 2020.
Editor’s note: This article was previously published. It has been updated for the 2020 event.
Speakers and Entertainment
Listen to well-known travel personalities, including Rick Steves, Josh Gates, Pauline Frommer, and Peter Greenberg, share travel tips in seminar sessions. Watch international cultural performers entertain with dances from around the world. For hands-on fun, try out a Segway or ride on a live camel.
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Sneak peek at some exhibitors
Be sure to leave plenty of time in your schedule to visit exhibitors. Representatives from dozens of organizations, from local Midwest resort towns to African safari destinations, will be on hand to provide you with information.
Tips on attending the 2020 Chicago Travel and Adventure Show
- Purchase tickets early for discounted admission. On-site ticket sales are cash only.
- Plan your strategy ahead of time. Check the seminar and entertainment schedules, and make a note of those you want to see. For the best seats in speaker seminars, get there early. Seats for popular speaks fill up quickly.
- Strategize your visits to exhibitors, especially if you attend the show only one day. You’ll find the floor plan online, and you’ll get one when you enter the show, as well.
- It gets rather warm on the show floor, so dress accordingly. Leave your coat in your car if weather permits, or check it in the coat check area.
Chicago Travel and Adventure Show location and time
The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center is located at 5555 North River Road in Rosemont, Illinois. Parking fee at the convention center is $15. The Chicago Travel and Adventure Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 8, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 9.
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