Tips for attending the LA Auto Show with kids

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Take Metro

Take Metro if possible. Parking around the Los Angeles Convention Center is roughly around $25. The Metro stop (Pico) is only three blocks away. One way on the metro is $1.75. Can’t beat that price!

Arrive Early

Avoid the crowds by getting there early. There’s early entry on some days and they are open Thanksgiving Day! I went on Tuesday, which was not a crowded day. We brought our lightweight umbrella stroller and were able to stroll through with no problem. Luckily, my kid can walk, so she got out of the stroller if we wanted to take the escalator instead of waiting for the elevator.

Bring Snacks and Water

I made the mistake of not bringing enough snacks. Thankfully, they gave away almonds at Ford. I wish I brought more than the Pepperidge Farm Milanos stashed away in my bag, because my kid had a meltdown.

Plan Accordingly

My kid’s meltdown happened about 2.5 hours in. She rarely naps anymore, but she still gets irritable around a certain time. We finished the West Hall and still had a lot more to look at, but couldn’t because of of the meltdown.

Visit The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Play Zone

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The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Play Zone is located in the West Hall. It was a very smart first stop for us because there was a ball pit, climbing area, and tablets with games to keep kids entertained. In addition, there is a comfy seating area with outlets to charge your phone (make sure you bring your own charger). My husband and I took turns watching our kid in the Play Zone while the other checked out the cars sans child.

Cool Things We Saw at the L.A. Auto Show

Nissan Rogue Star Wars: Rogue One Edition

One in the Nissan Section in West Hall

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Some cool movie stuff in the Nissan Section behind the spinning car display

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And in the South Hall:

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Minivans so cool, even the most anti-minivan person would want one

Honda Odyssey

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Chrysler Pacifica

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The Lincoln Navigator Concept Car

It’s ridiculously awesome

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This Pink Panthermobile

Located in Galpin’s Hall of Customs

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This 3-d Printed Car

Blade, by Divergent – Blade Supercar

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Los Angeles Auto Show

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website: laautoshow.com

SHOW LOCATION
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

2016 PUBLIC DAYS: November 18-27, 2016
OPEN THANKSGIVING DAY FROM 9AM-6PM