It’s Spring Break!
You can only sit and stare at the iPad for so many hours before that becomes a bore. It sounds like a perfect opportunity to head down to the DFW Auto Show at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center (formerly the Dallas Convention Center) from March 16-20.
Hours of operation are evenings Wednesday and Thursday, and all day Friday-Sunday:
- Wednesday: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Thursday: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Friday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Sunday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- $12 for adults
- $5 for senior citizens 65 and older
- $5 for children 6 to 12 years old; children 5 and under admitted free
But before you head out to the auto show, take note of these five tips:
1. Wear Comfy Shoes.
There’s a half-million square feet of cars, from 39 car manufacturers including Toyota – that’s a lot of car. Be sure to wear comfy shoes, and remember your smart watch or FitBit!
2. Reserve Your Parking.
The DFW Auto Show is partnering with Parking Panda to reserve off-site parking as low as $5. Take a look at the availability here
. Parking is available in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center parking garage or in lots surrounding the Convention Center for $15. Shuttles to the Convention Center are available from remote parking lots Friday through Sunday.
3. Get a Ticket Discount.
$1 discount coupons off the full-price ticket admission are available at participating new car dealerships. Please keep in mind that if you’re planning to head to the show on Sunday, to grab your coupon early, as many dealerships are closed that day.
4. Ride and Drive.
One of my favorite parts of the DFW Auto Show is the Ride and Drive. Thirteen manufacturers will be available to test drive vehicles on site. No where else can you drive cars from different manufacturers side by side. Plus, Toyota will be on site all five days for Ride and Drive, so take full advantage!
5. Win Tickets!
This post is sponsored by SheBuysCars on behalf of the DFW Auto Show and Toyota. All opinions are my own.