Hear from travel experts at the Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show

Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show is coming to the Santa Clara Convention Center on February 18 from 10 AM – 5 PM and February 19 from 11 AM – 4 PM. The show focuses on helping travelers plan for their ideal getaway and offers travel resources, hands-on activities, and informational seminars.

What’s happening

Over 150 destination experts and tour operators will present traveling options while offering giveaways and show-exclusive discounts. Celebrity guest speakers, including bestselling author, Patricia Schultz and TV personality and author, Rick Steves, will lead seminars on the Travel & Adventure Stage, sharing travel tips and signing copies of their books.

On the Fiery Foods Stage, local chefs will cook traditional “hot” dishes and compete in the Fiery Foods Challenge where each chef will prepare a dish that the audience will then vote on. Following, travel expert and author Mark DeCarlo, will hold an interactive cooking class and competition. Audience members will be chosen from a drawing to recreate DeCarlo’s desired dish. The audience will once again determine the winner, who will receive an all-inclusive Yucatan vacation.

Show attendees can also take part in adventure activities (rock-climbing, zip-lining and bubble rollers), special culinary demonstrations, or enjoy the Global Beats dance stage. Tickets are $15 at the door (children 16 and under are free) or $9 online with promo code SCPR.