Oh, to be in Orlando, for the National Money Show! I traveled to many coin shows and conventions over the years. Every show was good and had lots to offer. A trip around the exhibit area is a great way to start. You could learn something new about a familiar series, be introduced to a new set, or see something in a different way. Exhibits featuring coin albums, the color of early coppers, and other items can show how collecting is not just filling holes in a book. Many collectors are creative.
Booklovers and researchers can find plenty to look at on the bourse floor. Old and new coin reference books, auction catalogs, maybe magazines, can be found. Don't forget to pick up whatever literature you can find at tables. Price lists, brochures, catalogs, can fill a good-sized tote bag.
Yes, you can buy coins! Bring a want list and look. Look at the beautiful coins that are out of reach. Who know if you will ever see certain coins again? If there are special exhibits, such as those sponsored by the US Mint, be sure to check that out.
Talk to your coin friends, the folks you e-mail or tweet. It's fun to talk in person.
And I haven't mentioned the tourist things you can do in time away from the show.
Attending a major coin show is a wonderful time.